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Let us put you at the center of science this summer!

At the Michigan Science Center, we put your child at the center of science!
Whether it’s controlling the forces of nature or investigating how math impacts our world, kids will be inspired to discover new things in a safe and engaging environment.

Campers will explore MiSci’s 220+ interactive exhibits, engage in immersive theater experiences, and investigate science phenomena through hands-on activities and experiments.

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Registration Details

Join us for this summer for MiSci Spark! Summer Camp. Camps will run weekly from June 27th until August 19th. Each week will focus on a different STEM theme with activities tailored to each age group. Campers will get hands-on with experiments, design challenges, team building, and games; plus have exclusive access to MiSci’s stage shows, theater spaces, and exhibits for a truly immersive experience. Campers will connect with experts throughout the summer to learn about careers and have their questions about STEM topics. 

Pricing starts as low as $345 for members and $395 for non-members, making now the perfect time to register for a summer of discovery.

Camps run 9am-4pm daily. Before and After care is available for a nominal fee, and a snack will be provided at the end of each day. Campers are expected to come with a packed lunch and a water bottle, both labeled with their names. Sunscreen labeled with your child’s name is also highly recommended, as camps go outside for a daily recess time and outdoor activities.  

COVID-19 Precautions: Campers and staff will be required to wear face masks while indoors, aside from mealtimes where safe distance will be maintained. Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout MiSci and in camp spaces.   
The Michigan Science Center operates in accordance with State of Michigan Pandemic Preparedness & Response Plan requirements, and adheres to all Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Orders and recommendations for pandemic safety, including daily health screenings and temperature checks for employees and campers, nose-and-mouth-covering mask requirements, and capacity restrictions. While an inherent risk of contagious illness exists in any public space, the Michigan Science Center is committed to creating a safe and enriching summer experience for your young scientist! 

For more information contact us at education@mi-sci.org or 313-577-8400 ext. 428 

University of Michigan Data Science Camp (Grades 11 & 12)

Calling all Detroit high school rising juniors and seniors who want to learn more in STEM fields! Hosted in partnership with MIDAS U of M, this Introduction to Data Science and AI Summer Camp offers lectures and hands-on activities led by U of M professors and data science students where campers will learn all about data and analytics.

This camp will take place July 11th-15th at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit and at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor Campus (transportation will be provided). Camp hours are approximately 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about the U of M campus and its data science programs. Students in demographic groups who are under-represented in STEM fields are particularly welcome! Registration is $25, and students will receive a $25 gift card upon completion of the camp.

Sponsors of Science Program

MiSci’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 Education@mi-sci.org or call 313-577-8400 ext. 428 with any questions.

Registration Opening Soon!

Dates Theme Description
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.
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*​
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!
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!
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!
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!).
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.
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!

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.
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*​
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!
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!
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!
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!).
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.
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!

We are here for you.

As we progress forward, together as a community, MiSci reminds everyone to continue practicing everyday preventive actions to help avoid illness. Learn more about what MiSci is doing to guests and employees safe.

In an effort to bring something new and immersive to you every day during this time, we have switched to a virtual presence as we work to safely open up the building for you, our MiSci family. Check out our ECHO Live program weekdays at 2:30 p.m. on our Facebook Page.