For Families

Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders

These camps include:

  • Interactions with local scientists and experts
  • Science, technology, engineering, and math content to keep young minds active
  • Hands-on science activities in COSI’s workshop rooms and exhibitions
  • Walking field trips downtown
  • Two healthy snacks and outdoor physical activities each day
  • Camp COSI t-shirt
  • Overnight experience at COSI on either Wednesday or Thursday

Pre-Visit Full Day Week Long (PDF) Pick-up/Drop-off Info (PDF) Amusement Park Science Pre-Visit

Available camps:

Astronaut Adventures

Do you have the stuff it takes to be an astronaut? Spend a week with us learning about the planets of our Solar System, rockets, and the wonders of space.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders
  • Program Date: June 2–6 (9am to 4pm) - This camp will have a Wednesday overnight

LEGO® Robotics

Build robots using LEGO® WeDo technology. How do robots make our lives better? What makes a robot a robot? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we jump into the world of robotics.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders
  • Program Date: June 9–13 (9am-4pm) & July 28–August 1 SOLD OUT (9am to 4pm)

Ancient Adventures

Using archeology and paleontology, we’ll learn how scientists unearth and preserve our planet’s past. Campers will put their skills to the test by completing levels 1 & 2 in COSI’s Adventure exhibition.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders
  • Program Date: June 23–27 (9am to 4pm)

Science Sleuth

Someone stole the camp snacks, help us find them! Dust for fingerprints, analyze handwriting, test ink samples, learn about DNA, and piece together clues to solve the mystery of the Great Snack Theft! Includes admission to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders
  • Program Date: July 7–11 (9am to 4pm) - This camp will have a Wednesday overnight

Junior Engineers

Explore the world of engineering and learn about the tools of the trade while looking at the structure of bridges and buildings, design an airplane, and create a skyscraper.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders
  • Program Date: July 14–18 (9am to 4pm)

Invent It!

Get those creative juices flowing as you investigate what makes the world around us tick. See your own ideas come to life as you design your own invention to solve a real-world challenge.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders
  • Program Date: August 4–8 (9am to 4pm) - This camp will have a Wednesday overnight