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 27, 2019. Please see camp guides for pricing and details.

Click the following link for the 2019 Summer Camp Guide : Camp Guide 2019

 NEW! Online registration is now live and operational. It is a new system so please pay close attention when registering. 

  1. Click here for registration link.
  2. Select camp that you are interested in and fill out the required fields.
  3. If registering for more than one camp, select the “Add to Cart” option, enter your information, then select the “Continue Shopping” option.
  4. Repeat for each camp that you want to register for then, once finished, click “Check Out” and complete payment information.
  5. If you have any issues with online registration please contact Haley Freeman at hfreeman@exploreum.com or call 1-251-208-6818.

PK4-K

May 27th-May 31st

Storybook Science: Discover how many classic story books are inspired by science and help to explain the world around us. Campers will see pages come to life through engaging hands on experiments and crafts. Projects will include: Harold’s Purple Science, Turtle Time, and Dr. Seuss Science.

June 3- June 7

Animaltastic Adventure: Discover how much fun adventures are if they include the animal kingdom. Campers will learn how animals survive in the wild and how diverse the different animal families are. Projects will include: animal masks, live animal meet and greets, and safari binoculars.

June 10- June 14

Little Symphony: Discover how science helps us make wonderful music. Campers will learn about how different instruments create sound waves while exploring simple songs. Projects will include: making instruments, recorder songs, and wiggly air.

June 17- June 21

Spaced Out: Discover more about our space neighbors as we explore the solar system and beyond. Campers will go on an out of this world adventure to visit planets and moons while learning more about astronomy. Projects will include, homemade telescopes, planet plates, and orbiting comets.

July 8- July 12

Colorful Chemistry: Discover how fun chemistry can be if it is colorful! Campers will learn about simple kid friendly chemical reactions while exploring primary and secondary colors. Projects will include: states of matter, color changing milk, and red cabbage indicator.

July 15- July 19

Cardboard Builders: Discover how what we can create out of cardboard while learning about engineering. Campers will use hands on activities to create fantastic feats of construction. Projects will include: cardboard boats, moving toys, and Godzilla meets Mobile.

July 22- July 26

Plants and Bugs: Discover how bugs help our gardens grow and give us tasty things to eat. Campers will learn about botany through the lens of Junior Gardeners. Projects will include: Planting seeds, exploring the garden, and plant and bug based art projects.

July 29- August 2

Art-ology: Discover how much science is involved in creating fantastic works of art. Campers will explore simple design principles to learn more about physical science. Projects will include: color wheels, puffy paintings, and life sized self-portraits.

August 5- August 9

Chemis-try: Discover how chemistry can change the way we understand everyday objects. Campers will learn about experimentation and why it is important. Projects will include: fizzy dough, chromatography, and homemade play dough.

1st-2nd Grade

May 27- May 31

Around the Country:Explore 50 states in five days. Stamp your passport as we “visit” each state and learn five Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) facts about each one! It’s a science-history duo phenomenon.

June 3- June 7

Take a Walk: Explore Urban Ecology! Some of your neighbors are animals you have never met. Learn about the different mammals, reptiles, birds and insects that you share your neighborhood with.

June 10- June 14

Robotics R Us: What is a robot? Can anyone make one? Campers will learn all about robots. They we even learn how to program robots and complete basic tasks. To test new knowledge, campers will create mazes for our robots to navigate.

June 17- June 21

Space Future: What will your world look like in the future? Will you live on another planet? Are there robots? Hover cars? Teleporters? Do you want to live underground, in the sky…or will everything stay the same? We will dream up our future homes and then create dioramas to share our vision.

July 8- July 12

Learn From Nature: Let’s do biomimicry and learn all about the plants, animals and processes that inspired chemistry-based inventions that we use every day. What was one of the inspirations for glass making? Plastic made from milk? Investigate these mysteries and more as we hunt for inspiration for our own inventions. It’s Biology and Chemistry all wrapped in one!

July 15- July 19

Innovations and Engineering: How did people in the past build massive buildings without engines or robots? Create basic machines like levers, pulleys, and hydraulic systems. Simple machines are easy!

July 22- July 26

Beneath Our Feet: On a Magic School Bus Adventure, Campers will experience the world of detritivores (aka decomposers). Learn about how small organisms like pill bugs, worms and fungi create the soil we need to grow the food we eat. It’s a jungle down there!

July 29- August 2

Prehistoric Dreams: What was Alabama like 50 to 33.9 million years ago? The Exploreum would have been underwater and the state fossil, Basilosaurus would be swimming above the IMAX dome. Travel to the past and explore Alabama during a time after dinosaurs.

August 5- August 9

Chopped Jr-Exploreum Edition: What could be better than learning how to serve your parents a snack for a change? Learn how to make simple, healthy snacks that you can make (mostly) all by yourself!

3rd – 5th Grade

May 27- May 31

Myth Maker: Long ago, our ancestors depending on myths to explain the ever-changing world around them. We will look at some of history’s most famous myths and their origins – Dragons from Dinosaur bones, the Cyclops from an elephant skull, and even the elegant mermaid coming from a dugong! Campers will even create their own myths, all while studying the natural phenomena that inspired it all!

June 3- June 7

Into the Oceans: Dive deep beneath the waves and investigate the amazing world that thrives under our oceans and seas! Campers will study ocean layers, ecosystems, and even discover how we can keep our ocean world beautiful and healthy in this engaging camp!

June 10- June 14

Jr. Flight Academy: Let’s go up, up, and away! Campers will put their skills to the test as they create parachutes, helicopters, and planes! With the help of our principles of flight and Bernoulli, campers will love all of their high flying creations!

June 17- June 21

Go Galactic: How does a trip through our universe sound? Each day we will study the features of the different planets and other wondrous attractions right in our own galactic backyard. From the mountainous peaks of Mars to the water geysers of Enceladus– Come and be the best kind of outer space tourist!

July 8- July 12

Chemistry Mystery: Mad Scientists are welcome to this crazy chemistry camp! Campers will engage in some wild chemistry experiments as they study acid and bases, polymers, and even endothermic and exothermic reactions. It’s going to be explosive!

July 15- July 19

Engineering Explorers: Did you know that we use engineering is almost every part of our life? In this camp, we will explore how engineering has changed the world around us and how it allows us to accomplish incredible things! From buildings, to catapults, campers will test their skills to build it bigger and better than ever before!

July 22- July 26

Get Green: Reuse, reduce, and Recycle at our Get Green Camp! Our campers will focus on how we can work together to keep our world happy and healthy– from the forests to the oceans to even the humble bumblebee! From recyclable birdfeeders to looking at air-pollution, students will learn how going green can save the world!

July 29- August 2

Art of Monster Science Camp: Are you missing the thrills and chills of Halloween? Well come and get your fix at the Art of Monster Science Camp! We will combine art with the science behind some of Hollywood’s famous movie monsters – Ghosts, vampires, and even aliens will be examined during this spooky, hair-raising camp!

August 5- August 9

Wizardry Camp: Have you dreamed of being whisked away to a school for witches and wizards? Then this camp is the place for you! Design and create your own wand and journal during the Intro to Wizardry Class! From Potions to Care of Magical Creatures, campers will study many different areas of science every day.

6th-8th Grade

June 3- June 7

CSI Mobile: Was it Bruce with the wrench in Scratch Factory, or was it Johnnie 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. Taking fingerprints, analyzing hair samples, and even researching ballistics, are just a few of some of the exciting challenges!

June 10- June 14

Airbus Flight Academy: Ladies and gentlemen please remain seated because you are coming in for a landing right into the Exploreum Aeronautical Summer Camp! The 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 campers get to copilot with a professional pilot! Come take flight with us, as we explore the ups and downs of aviation.

July 8- July 12

Robotics: It starts with a problem. This leads to an idea. This idea might be anything from a switch that moves when you clap to a full on artificial intelligence android. The point is, you have a desire to use robots to solve your problems. Join us for an exciting camp where students will learn how to design, build, and program their own robots!

July 22- July 26

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 at your own home. Campers will learn the many ins-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!

July 29- August 2

Space Academy: Buckle up, engage the engines and join us as we blast off to space! Camper will build their very own Space Program through Kerbal (an interactive computer program)! From the ground up campers will oversee construction, strategy, funding, upgrades, build space crafts, rocket, planes, and even space stations.

Campers will also learn realistic aerodynamic and orbital physics while preparing to launch into space and explore the Solar System. Be astonished with Astronaut duties from Space Engineering to Space Living and even Space Science!