For Families

Rising 6th - 8th 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:

Video Games

Learn how to use Microsoft’s Kodu Game Lab to create a three-dimensional game world with skills that translate from the PC to Microsoft’s Xbox 360® Console.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 6th through 8th Graders
  • Program Date: June 16–20 (9am to 4pm) - SOLD OUT

LEGO® Robotics

Dig deeper into the design and programming of robots. Design and program LEGO® MINDSTORMS Robots to accomplish a variety of challenges.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 6th through 8th Graders
  • Program Date: July 7–11 (9am to 4pm) - This camp will have a Wednesday overnight

Crime Scene Science

Get a more advanced look at the chemistry, physics, and biology that go into crime scene investigations as you use observation 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 6th through 8th Graders
  • Program Date: July 21–25 (9am to 4pm)

Premium Experience: Advanced Amusement Park Science

Explore the science of motion and the physics behind thrill rides, and then put your knowledge (and courage) to the test with a field trip to Cedar Point. Campers will also have the chance to meet engineers at the park and get the inside scoop on how they maintain thrill rides. Requires a 7:30am Thursday arrival for the trip.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 6th through 8th Graders
  • Program Date: August 4–8 (9am to 4pm) - SOLD OUT
  • Program Date: - This camp will have a Wednesday overnight. Requires a 7:30am Wednesday arrival for the trip.