Pre-K & Kindergarten Camps Durham Camps (At the Museum) 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 science behind magic as they mix oozing potions, build magic wands, and make things disappear. 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 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 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 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 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 Astro-Tots Calling all astronauts! We’ll explore the red soil of Mars and the rings of Saturn! Your space traveler will build their own rockets to help discover how the cosmos grows and learn the story of the hunter Orion and Taurus the bull during constellation explorations using Constellation projectors. Learn More Theme Park Science Step right up! Discover how we use wheels, gears, and pulleys to make things move and explore the forces that drive your favorite rides from trains to merry-go-rounds to Ferris wheels. We’ll build loop-the-loops and carousels using our imaginations to turn our classroom into an amusement park. It’s sure to be a wild ride! Learn More Superhero Academy It’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 other animals have found ways to fly through the sky. Imaginations will run wild as we design our own superhero identities and suits! 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!