Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center of Mobile,AL

Summer Camps

Summer camps at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center are a great way to keep budding young minds engaged all summer long. Our camps are extensive in subject matter and cater to ages 4-14 years of age. Camps kick off on May 28, 2018. Please see camp guides for pricing and details.

UPDATE: It’s official, our 6-8 year old camps are completely full for the entire Summer! Thanks to all for supporting our growing Summer Camp Program! A waitlist option is still available.

Make sure to check out our brand new Culture Camps and the special Junior Medical Camp!

Click the following link for the 2018 Summer Camp Guide : Camp Guide 2018

Download General Registration Form 

Summer Camp Meal Plan

Don’t forget! We have also partnered with the Mobile Medical Museum to present the Junior MedCamp, exploring 300 years of health care heroism in a single day!

Download Junior MedCamp Form

 

 

 

AGES 4-5

 

May 28th-June 1st

Creepy Crawlies: Learn about the critters that inhabit the world around us. Projects will explore the life cycle of caterpillars, if an ant can really move that rubber tree plant, and bugs and beetles that help keep the earth in working order. During the week campers will make many crafts that will help them understand even the creepy crawliest animals.

 

June 4th-June 8th

Astro-tots: Learn about the Solar System and the fascinating things that make it special. Projects will explore the planets, sun, moon, and other celestial bodies that surround us in space. During the week campers will make a solar system and even a comet that flies around them in orbit.

 

June 11th– June 15th

Storybook Chemistry: Learn about chemical reactions in this storybook themed experience. Chemistry is twice as much fun if it is colorful and inspired by beloved characters. Milk can become a dazzling kaleidoscope of rainbow hues. Red cabbage can change colors like a chameleon. Oil and water don’t mix, but they can do amazing things when you add a little food coloring to the equation.

 

June 18th-June 22nd

Natural Wonders: Learn all about the natural world and how to keep it safe. Campers will learn about animals and what the need to survive in the wild, why conservation is so important, and how recycling can save the planet. Projects will include crafts that make the most of recycled materials.

 

July 9th– July 13th

Music Makers: Explore the amazing world of music and sound in this exciting music themed experience. Campers will learn about how different musical instruments create sound through hands on lessons with real instruments as well as create their own to take home. This camp will also explore how science and math help to create a beautiful melody.

 

July 16th-July 20th

Construct it: Hands on activities will give campers the opportunity to build exciting creations in this engineering themed camp. Projects will explore the world of building and construction in simple and engaging ways. This camp will also teach children about imagination and innovation.

 

July 23rd-July 27th  

Jurassic Jr: Learn all about the giant creatures that roamed the Earth a long time ago Projects will teach about paleontology, excavation, and dinosaur identification. Campers will create dinosaurs crafts that will bring the Jurassic period to life.

 

July 30th-August 3rd

Artistic Science: Learn about how creativity plays a big part in scientific discovery in this art themed experience. Projects will use science to create beautiful art works that will brighten any room.  This camp will explore everything from primary and secondary colors to papier mache and cyanotypes.

 

 

AGES 6-8

 

May 28th-June 1st

Creepy Critters: They creep, crawl and fly! They dig, slide and climb! Let’s be Bug catchers! Discover clever camouflage, differences between insects and arachnids, and participate in a grasshopper dissection! Learn all about microscopes and how we use them to find tiny things. Uncover the tiniest of bugs all around us. Discover nanotechnology and how it affects animals. Activities include bug catchers, oobleek and sing-a-longs.

 

June 4th-June 8th

Space Cadets: 3, 2, 1 blast off into space! Let’s be junior astronauts and learn about the wonders outside planet Earth. Discover all of the objects floating around our planet! Our Solar System is made up of more than just planets, stars, and moons! Explore a whole new world of comets, meteoroids, and asteroids! Uncover mysterious black holes and shooting stars! Activities include exploding moon rocks, Mars sand and taste a yummy space snack.

 

June 11th– June 15th

Kitchen Chemistry: Magic is in the Kitchen! Let’s be cooking chemist and experiment with food. Learn about the matter that makes up everything with atoms and molecules. Differentiate between mixtures and compounds with playdough. Explore acids and bases with red cabbage. Uncover the mysteries of chemical changes as we bake, freeze, mix, and eat. Activities include creating edible atoms, puffy paint and magic cookies.

 

June 18th-June 22nd

Expedition Earth: Let’s protect our planet! Become planet Earth Heros and explore weather, plants and geology! Learn about how to recycle and green energy! Discover what is right outside your window and what’s deep inside the earth’s surface! Uncover the power of making a change! Activities include, planting seeds, solar cars, and playdough earths!

 

July 9th– July 13th

Junior Med Camp: What are the parts of the human skeleton? How do germs cause illness? What healing powers do blueberries, ginger and peppermint have? Campers will divide their time between the Exploreum and the Mobile Medical Museum investigating these and other health care topics through fun-filled experiments, games and storytelling. Includes a tour of the Ronald McDonald House.

 

July 16th-July 20th

Launch It: U Up and Away! Become an engineer and fly with physics. Explore force, motion acceleration and gravity while experimenting with rockets, catapults, and paper airplanes. Discover potential and kinetic energy! Learn about the engineering design process and engineering the Da Vinci way! Activities include constructing catapults, parachute challenge, and building things that fly.

 

July 23rd-July 27th  

Dino Dig: Dig it up! Let’s go on an adventure and see the earth the way Paleontologist do. Uncover secretes and decades under Earth’s surface to find fossils and bones! Dig through excavation pits and participate in scavenger hunts. Learn about dinosaurs and their remains. Discover the types of rocks and minerals and how they are formed. Activities include creating geodes, edible rocks, fossils and a dinosaur terainium.

 

July 30th-August 3rd

Hocus Pocus Art: Get ready for a colorful explosion! Become artistic junior scientist! Uncover the secrets behind lights and colors. Explore the uniqueness of prisms and get excited over colorful optical illusions. Learn about world changing artist and styles. Create individual art styles through classic techniques and modern art! Discover rainbow flames and colorful optical illusions! Activities include fizzy paint, melted crayon art, and colorful slime!

 

 

 

AGES 9-11

 

May 28th-June 1st

Undersea Discovery Camp: Dive deep beneath the waves for the Exploreum’s Undersea Discovery camp! In this camp, campers will explore what lies beneath the surface of our oceans– from the monsters of the deep to stinging jellyfish, we’ll discover them all!

 

June 4th-June 8th

Star Explorer Camp: Navigate the stars at the Exploreum’s Star Explorer Camp! Each day, campers will explore different planets until we blast through the solar system and jump outside the Milky Way to study the stars, galaxies, nebulas, and planetary bodies that make up our universe.

 

June 11th– June 15th

Mad Scientist Chemistry: Have dreams of being a mad scientist? Then the Exploreum’s Chemistry Camp is the one for you! Learn the difference between endothermic and exothermic, acids and bases, and even experience the chilling effects of liquid nitrogen during this action-packed camp!

 

June 18th-June 22nd

Engineering Exploration Camp: Can you built the strongest tower? How about an earthquake proof building? In this camp, go from a novice to a master engineer as you learn everything from simple machines up to responsive architecture! Campers will design, build, and test out a different structure each day and learn about how we have built the world around us!

 

July 9th– July 13th

Wizardry Camp: Return to the Magic of the Gulf Coast Exploreum’s Wizardry Camp! Students will learn about the magic in the world around them while learning about a variety of subjects such as botany, chemistry, and biology! Together we’ll create some potions and care for some magical creatures in this magical summer camp!

 

July 16th-July 20th

Junior Flight Academy: Do you have what it takes to rule the skies? Learn about the three principles of flight and design the perfect aircraft for the Junior Flight Academy! Campers will study, create, and test their very own parachutes, rockets, and aircrafts in this high-flying camp! This camp also serves as a lead in to our Airbus Flight Academy.

 

July 23rd-July 27th

Mighty Mesozoic Camp: Make some Pals and enter the world of Paleontology! Campers will go back in time and learn about the different types of dinosaurs, their habitats, and what happened to them all in this exciting dino camp! From the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex to the spikey stegosaurus, campers will learn them all!

 

July 30st-August 3th

Art of Monster Science Camp: Get in touch with your artistic side at the Exploreum’s Art of Monster Science Camp! Vampires, Aliens, Ghosts, you name it! This camp blends art and science to create a spooky and fun experience! Each day will focus on a different famous monster and we will learn all about the real science that these stories came from! So come learn about monstrous adaptation, spooky habitat, and the bumps in the night in this creepy cool camp!

 

 

 

 

AGES 12-14

 

May 28th-June 1st

Printing Off the Page: The year is 2030, and there is a 3-D printer in every house. Instead of going to the store to get what you need, you can just print it o at your own home! In this exciting camp, students will learn the many ends-and-outs of 3-D printing. Starting out with the basics, students will be familiarized with the 3-D printing software, while working up to a comfortable level of slicing and printing their very own designs. Come and take part in this exclusive opportunity into the world of 3-D printing and the future of ingenuity!

 

June 4th-June 8th

CSI Mobile: Was it Bruce with the wrench in Scratch Factory, or was it Kelly with the flashlight in IMAX? There was a homicide, and we need YOUR help to solve it. Join us, as we discover clues, determine the suspects, and solve the case. Students will use Forensic Science to solve realistic problems set in front of them. Taking fingerprints, analyzing hair samples, and even researching ballistics, are just a few of some of the exciting challenges that students will get to take part in, while uncovering the mystery of CSI Mobile!

 

June 11th– June 15th

Resolution: This exciting new camp is a part of our new lm and photography focus at the Exploreum. Students will have an amazing opportunity to look through the lens of a photographer at the world around them. The week will consists of learning the different aspects around a camera (ISO, Shutter, and Resolution), as well as learning the ends-and- outs of different photography programs (Light room, After Effects, Photoshop, and how to build a Portfolio).

 

June 18th-June 22nd

Innovations: It starts with a problem. That problem leads to an idea. That idea is then tested. A solution is found. This exciting new camp at the Exploreum is built around the process of developing new ideas. Campers will be challenged to develop solutions to problems using new solutions with limited resources. With guidance, campers will master the problem solving process using a healthy balance of critical thinking and creativity, all while working with other campers. After all, it only takes an idea.

 

July 9th– July 13th

Get with the Program: This exciting camp focuses on the innovation of computer science and programming through hands-on interactive activities. Campers will learn the basics of several different types of coding including: HTML, CSS, Python, Scratch, Mobile apps, web site development and design, animation, and even video games – taking this new knowledge from concept to reality!

 

July 16th-July 20th

Airbus Flight Academy: Ladies and gentlemen please remain seated, and turn o all electronics, because you are coming in for a landing right into the Mobile Exploreum Aeronautical Summer Camp! In this exciting flight camp, the Mobile Exploreum partners with Airbus to build an aeronautical experience for students from the ground up! Campers will gain knowledge into the amazing world of flight. Students will tour and meet with individuals at the Mobile Airbus Facility. The “highpoint” of this escalating camp is when the campers will have an opportunity to copilot with a professional pilot! Come take flight with us, as we explore the ups and downs of aviation!

 

July 23rd-July 27th 

Take 2: This is another new and exciting camp at the Exploreum that adventures into the realm of Filmography and Cinematography! This camp focuses on the science of lm, and all of the blueprints that are required to make a good movie great! Students will have an amazing opportunity to work with Cinematography and lm programs! By the end of the week, students will be making movies of their own!

 

July 31st-August 4th

Magnifique!: Campers will harness their creativity in new ways in this interactive art camp! Students will participate in digital art design, animation, and other foundational tools to make their own masterpieces!