This fall and winter curious campers, ages 6 to 12, can test their super senses, learn the science plants and animals, plus engineer and build their own inventions at the Museum of Discovery and Science’s Discovery Camp.
Camps are designed to give students entire days filled with exploration and hands-on learning. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (before and after care is available). Camp fee includes all workshop materials and chaperoned exhibit exploration. Students should bring two snacks, lunch and a drink. Subway Café is available as a lunch option. Call 954.713.0930 to register. One-day camps are $50 for museum members and $55 for non-members. Three-day camps are $120 for museum members and $140 for non-members. Five-day camps are $200 for museum members and $225 for non-members.
Fall & Winter School’s Out Day-Camps
Amazing Animals October 24, 2014
Take a close and personal look at the amazing animals that call the Museum home. Meet Poseidon, our Loggerhead sea turtle ambassador, take part in turtle races and visit the Keller Science Theater for a creepy crawly critter show. Meet our otter keepers and watch as
they conduct training sessions. Learn how our life science staff prepare animal diets and keep our animals well fed and happy. Camp includes an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure.
Science Magic November 4, 2014
Did you think making a square bubble is impossible? We’ll show you how to do it using science!
Amaze your friends by bending water on command and making paper clips float. We’ll also teach you how to get an egg in and out of a bottle and how to make colors appear and disappear using common household ingredients. Camp includes an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure.
Can You Believe Your Eyes? November 11, 2014
You may think you can believe everything you see but you can’t! Learn about optical illusions and how your eyes trick you into seeing still pictures move. Dissect a cow eyeball to discover how your own eyes work. Make a kaleidoscope and test out how sunscreen works to protect you from invisible UV rays. Camp includes an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure.
All About Air November 26, 2014
You may not be able to see it, but the air around us packs a powerful punch. Use it to launch rockets, crush cans and make bottles burp. We’ll take a look at convection currents and see how the movement of air in our atmosphere can create some of the most destructive forces on earth. Camp includes an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure.
Greenhouse Gurus November 28, 2014
Plants give us so much, from the oxygen we breathe to shade on hot days to delicious fruit and tasty herbs. Spruce up your plant IQ by making a growing plant pal, performing a seed dissection, creating a super seed ball and magically changing the colors of flowers. Camp includes an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure.
Science of Sleuthing December 19, 2014
Everyone loves a good mystery! Discover the science behind crime solving. Use the scientific method to discover what is going on in the mystery boxes. Learn how blood drop analysis can tell you exactly what happens in a crime scene, extract DNA from fruit and send secret messages using Frixion pens. Camp includes an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure.
Fact or Fiction December 26, 2014
Can a person really have the superhuman strength to move a car with their bare hands? Is our blood ever green? Can you walk on eggs without breaking them? How long can a person hold their breath? Is it possible to explode a watermelon using only rubber bands? Camp includes an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure.
Super Senses January 19, 2015
Think you have some super senses? They may not be as super “sense”ative as you think! We’ll
teach you how to trick your taste buds and you’ll discover what your nose knows in our taste and smell labs. See how good a painter you are when you can only use your feet and experience a movie like never before, using all of your senses in our brand new 7-D theater. Camp includes an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure.
Incredible Inventions December 22 – December 24, 2014
Bring your thinking cap for this camp because you’re going to need it! This engineering camp will have you building some simple machines and cool contraptions that will shoot, throw, balance and even knit! You’ll make a chain reaction using craft sticks, work with circuit boards and even make your own motion picture! Camp includes an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure.
Mad Scientists December 29 to January 2, 2015
Camp Discovery is going mad this week: mixing, measuring and making a mess!! We’ll be growing and shrinking eggs, making a soap soufflé, floating fireworks in a glass and creating electric cornstarch. You’ll discover how to make your soda invisible and how to make your milk explode with color. We’re mad… I tell you…. MAD!!! Camp includes an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure.
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: Broward Health, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun Sentinel, and Wells Fargo.
The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings. General Admission prices are $19 for adults; $18 seniors; $15 children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one classic-45 minute IMAX movie. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit their web site at mods.org