Summer Camp At Science Center

From outer space to the depths of the ocean, from dinosaur digs to wizard adventures, the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium’s summer science camp will entertain and educate young scientists this summer.

The science center is offering nine, one-week sessions now through Aug. 16 for children ages 4 to 12.

Summer science camp will feature a different theme of hands-on science exploration each week. During the camp, children can become astronauts, paleontologists or oceanographers, as well as make potions and crystals, whip up scientific culinary creations, use engineering skills to build a roller coaster and more. The days will be filled with fun learning, exciting labs, crafts and outside activities led by science center expert educators.

“We’ve done everything possible to ensure an educational, fun and safe experience for all our campers,” said Lew Crampton, CEO of the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium. “Not only will this year be filled with exciting new themes, but campers will benefit from the newly expanded and renovated space.”

Summer science camp is held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours of structured activities available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekly. Themes include: “Out of this World;” “Build It, Launch It, Thrill It;” “Potions 101;” “H2Ocean;” “Food Frenzy;” “T-Rex Trek;” “Superhero Science;” “Blast Off” and “Science Stew.” Children can pick their favorite week or sign up for the whole summer.

The camp is $210 for science center members and $235 for nonmembers per week, and there is a one-time registration fee of $25. Palm Beach County School District employees receive a 20 percent discount. Space is limited, so register online at or by calling (561) 832-1988. The South Florida Science Center & Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach.