For Families

Rising 4th & 5th 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:

LEGO® Robotics

We’re going to be ramping up the robotic challenges as we spend the week designing, building, and programming robots using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS system.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 4th & 5th Graders
  • Program Date: June 2–6, 2014 w/Wed Overnight (9am to 4pm)
  • Program Date: July 21–25, 2014 w/Thurs Overnight (9am to 4pm) - SOLD OUT

Video Games

Learn fundamental programming concepts and use the Scratch program to create a video game to share.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 4th & 5th Graders
  • Program Date: June 23–27, 2014 w/Thurs Overnight (9am to 4pm) - SOLD OUT
  • Program Date: August 4–8, 2014 w/Wed Overnight (9am to 4pm) - SOLD OUT
  • Overnight Day: Wednesday Overnight

Crime Scene Science

Explore the chemistry, physics, and biology that go into crime scene investigations as you use observation, inference, and problem-solving skills to see how crimes are solved. Includes admission to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 4th & 5th Graders
  • Program Date: July 28–August 1, 2014 (9am to 4pm)
  • Overnight Day: Thursday Overnight

Engineering

Engineers are responsible for designing some of the most amazing things on our planet. We’ll create rockets, robots, and electric circuits using the tools of the trade.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 4th & 5th Graders
  • Program Date: August 11–15, 2014 (9am to 4pm) - SOLD OUT
  • Overnight Day: Thursday Overnight