Pre-K & Kindergarten Camps Durham Camps (At the Museum) Learn More Summer Blast Off! Join us as we celebrate and explore the many wonders our Museum has to offer. We’ll roar through the Dinosaur Trail, gain new perspectives in Hideaway Woods and get up close and personal with amazing insects in the Butterfly House. We’ll give your campers a taste of everything we have to offer and make some new friends along the way! Learn More Animal Adventures Join us for a week of animal fun! Your curious camper will spend the week exploring animal diets and habitats, designing animal enrichment toys, and using stuffed animals to practice splinting and bandaging. We’ll get up close with the animals around the Museum and learn how our Animal Care Specialists provide for them. This week will inspire and delight your future vet! Learn More Art Rocks Come take an artistic journey with us as we use natural materials and tools to make art from the Earth. During special camp-only time in Studio Earth – the new maker space in Earth Moves – we’ll create paintings, sculptures, and more using things we find outside like mud, clay and rocks. It will be a fun-filled week of art, science, and getting messy! +$10 materials fee Learn More Kitchen Creations Stir up some culinary concoctions! Use your senses to create new recipes and investigate the physics of popcorn and pretzels. Discover where food comes from as we tend to vegetables in the garden and visit hens in the farmyard. Explore interesting cuisine from around the world and wrap up the week with a classroom food truck rodeo! Learn More Nature Explorers Join us for a week of nature play! We’ll spend time each day enjoying camper-led nature walks and investigations in the woods surrounding Ellerbe Creek. Create shelters with natural materials, explore light with shadow play and sun prints, and become immersed in the world of woodland creatures as we design and build miniature outdoor worlds! Learn More Superhero Academy t’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s your Superhero Kid! Get ready for a week of super-powered fun as campers explore the science behind their favorite heroes! Experiment with gravity and other forces, test your strength and senses against superheroes of the animal kingdom, and discover how humans and animals alike have found ways to fly through the sky. Imaginations will run wild as we design our own superhero identities and suits! Learn More Theme Park Science Step right up! Take a ride on the Museum’s Ellerbe Creek Railway and discover how we use wheels, gears, and pulleys to make things move. Explore the forces that drive your favorite rides, from trains to carousels to Ferris wheels. Throughout the week we’ll use our imaginations to turn our classroom into an amusement park! Learn More Last Blast! It’s so hard to say goodbye to summer! Come celebrate the end of the season with us as we make the most of our amazing Museum. Take a sneak-peek behind the scenes of some of your favorite spaces and explore old favorites. We’ll also make time to work together on some of our favorite group projects and crafts from the summer! Join us as we send the summer off with one Last Blast! Chapel Hill Camps Learn More Alakazam! Abracadabra, alakazam! Learn how to amaze friends and family with the spectacular magic of science! Magic tricks, mysterious animals, and optical illusions will all be in a day’s fun. Campers will explore the miraculous world of science as they mix oozing potions, build magic wands and make things disappear. Learn More Mini-Makers You’ll be amazed at the things your mini-maker can do as we put our creative problem solving skills to the test. We’ll engineer a chain reaction marble maze, experiment with gears and magnetic blocks, and take apart toys to get a close up look at how they work. Budding inventors will shine as we make whimsical creations out of everyday materials. If your camper can imagine it, they can build it! Learn More Science Sleuths Calling all recruits! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is a weeklong exploration of camouflage, cracking codes, and tracking down clues! Campers will meet some of nature’s sneakiest animals, solve tricky puzzles, and climb to new heights while chasing down a camp-wide mystery! Learn More Wild Child Join us for a week of nature play! We’ll spend time each day enjoying camper-led nature walks and investigations in the adjacent forest. Create art with clay and other natural materials we find outside, explore light with shadow play and sun prints, and become immersed in the world of woodland creatures as we design and build miniature outdoor worlds!