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Let us put your camper at the center of science this summer!

Join us for another year of Spark! Camps at the Michigan Science Center. Campers will explore Mi-Sci’s 220+ interactive exhibits, engage in immersive theater experiences, and investigate science phenomena through hands-on activities and experiments.

Whether it’s preparing for human exploration on Mars or experimenting with different states of matter, kids will be inspired to discover new concepts in a safe and engaging environment. 

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Registration Details

Registration opens February 2024.

Sponsors of Science Program

Mi-Sci’s Sponsors of Science Program supports students for our Summer Science Camps each year in order to fulfill our mission of engaging and empowering all children and all communities with STEM! Contact Camps@mi-sci.org with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

Dates Theme Description 1st-2nd Grade 3rd-5th Grade 6th-8th Grade
June 27 - July 1
Science by Design
Do you have an eye for design? This week, we’re mixing science and art and seeing how they blend together to create a beautiful masterpiece! Campers will experiment with color, form, and different mediums in order to learn about the many ways science makes art possible during this colorful week of camp.

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July 5 - July 9
Science Underground
We’re unearthing history this week and going underground to learn about fossils, rocks, and how the Earth we know was formed millions of years ago. Campers will dig deep into how archaeologists, paleontologists, and geologists learn more about our planet and its former inhabitants during this rocking week of camp. *There will be no camp on Monday, July 4 - registration price will be prorated automatically when added to cart*​

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July 11 - July 15
Slam Dunk Science
Get ready to move and flex your brain- this week is all about games! We’re exploring the science and strategy behind all of our favorite sports and games-set up the perfect jump shot, learn how to beat anyone at tic-tac-toe, and how a team can work together to conquer a common goal. Campers will discover how math, physics and the body work together to create a game plan for success!

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July 18 - July 22
Mission to Mars
All systems go for launch! This week, we’ll be seeing if we have what it takes to go to space, as well as what it’s like to live among the stars! Campers will put their astronaut skills to the test to launch rockets, see gravity in action, and solve problems in space!

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July 25 - July 29
Wild, Wonderful, Earth
We’re going green this week as we explore the flora and fauna of our beautiful planet! Campers will discover how mountains are formed, why volcanoes explode, where weather comes from, and how we can work together to take care of our Mother Earth. See our newest Toyota Engineering Theater 4D Show during this explosive week of camp!

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August 1 - August 5
Fizz, Bang, Science!
Get ready to get messy during Chemistry Week at Spark Camp! Campers will learn how fun science can be through interactive experiments and demonstrations about states of matter, chemical reactions, and making things go boom (safely, of course!).

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August 8 - August 12
Out of This World
To all those who have ever looked to the skies and wondered, this week is for you! Join us in the planetarium as we adventure beyond the solar system and learn about the stars, planets, and galaxies that make up our universe.

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August 15 - August 19
Master Builders
It’s time to tinker! This week is all about engineering and exploring what’s possible while creating something new. Campers will visit the Spark! Lab to design, build and test new ideas and inventions, working independently and in groups to bring their wildest ideas to life!

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