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Rising K-1st Graders

Week-long Summer Camps: For Rising Kindergartners & First Graders

Camp COSI mixes customized, interactive, hands-on activities with the exploration of COSI’s incredible exhibitions. Camp COSI supports a strong mind with challenging science content and a strong body with healthy snacks and outdoor activity. Send your budding scientist to a camp that will keep their mind and body active all summer long! Parents, please pack a lunch each day for your camper.

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Available camps:

Messy Science

Let’s get messy as we try out COSI's special formulas to create flubber, oobleck, slime and many other way cool concoctions. We’ll investigate physical changes, chemical changes and phase changes as we make things pop, ooze and slime.

  • Camp Type: Multi-Day
  • Age Level: Rising K & 1st Graders
  • Program Date: June 16–20 (9am to 12pm)

Dinosaurs

Explore the wonderful world of dinosaurs. Aspiring paleontologists will enjoy discovering dinosaurs, fossils, and digging! What’s going on inside and outside our amazing planet? Explore different parts of the Earth through hands-on topics in this around-the-world adventure.

  • Camp Type: Multi-Day
  • Age Level: Rising K & 1st Graders
  • Program Date: July 21–25, 2014 (9am - 12:00pm)

Space

Get hands-on with physics and life science as you learn about things that fly. Identify the forces of lift, thrust, drag and gravity. Blast off into outer space! Find out what it takes to be an astronaut as you explore planets, meteors, and more.

  • Camp Type: Multi-Day
  • Age Level: Rising K & 1st Graders
  • Program Date: August 4 - 8, 2014 (9am - 12:00pm)

Nature

Spend the week with us discovering the world of plants, animals and insects! We will explore the great outdoors including the grounds around COSI, the rain garden, and COSI’s native prairie.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising K & 1st Graders
  • Program Date: June 9-13 & August 11-15 (9am to 4pm)

Dinosaurs

Explore the wonderful world of dinosaurs. Aspiring paleontologists will enjoy discovering dinosaurs, fossils, and digging! Explore different parts of the Earth through hands-on topics in this around-the-world adventure.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising K & 1st Graders
  • Program Date: June 23–27, 2014 (9am to 4pm)

Space

Get hands-on with physics and life science as you learn about things that fly. Identify the forces of lift, thrust, drag and gravity. Find out what it takes to be an astronaut as you explore planets, meteors and more.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising K & 1st Graders
  • Program Date: July 7–11 (9am to 4pm)

Messy Science

Let’s get messy as we try out COSI’s special formulas to create flubber, oobleck, slime and many other way cool concoctions. We’ll investigate physical changes, chemical changes and phase changes as we make things pop, ooze and slime.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising K & 1st Graders
  • Program Date: July 14–18 (9am to 4pm)

Science of Art

Enhance your knowledge of design as you discover the science behind paper making, painting, photography, sculpting and more. Dress for the mess and prepare a place to showcase your amazing creations.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising K & 1st Graders
  • Program Date: July 28–August 1 (9am to 4pm)