Adventures in Science

Explorers: Science Selection (Grades 4 and 5) - School Break Camps

February 20, 2018 - February 23, 2018

February 20 - 23
9 am–4 pm | Each Day: $125 ($115 Members)

Gut Game

Now, visitors can "feed" digital microbes at The Secret World Inside You.


In this survey of the sciences, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of research every day. Learn how to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist, for one or two days or all days!

Tuesday — BioExplorers: Magnifying Microbes
Under your very nose, there are microscopic ecosystems where microbes are eating, breathing, and defending themselves against microbial predators.Discover this unseen world and how life as we know it couldn’t exist without them.

Wednesday — PaleoExplorers: Flight in Ancient Skies
Millions of years ago, dinosaurs took to the skies—but they were not alone! Come look up into the Mesozoic sky and meet the variety of animals that achieved flight in the Age of Dinosaurs.

Thursday — BioExplorers: Ocean Invertebrates
Squids and octopuses are famous, but the ocean is full of other mysterious invertebrates—animals without backbones. Explore a magnificent array of these marine animals, discover how they have changed over time, and experience the wonders of ocean exploration.

Friday — AstroExplorers: Pulsars, Quasars, and Magnetars
Images of far-away galaxies and glowing nebulas are transfixing and beautiful - but what about the objects in space barely visible or completely hidden from our view? Investigate these mysterious objects that elude explanation and to this day pose more questions than they answer.