There's So Much to Discover Over the Summer!

If you're looking for an experience that will give your camper the chance to discover new things and have fun, all while keeping curious brains engaged, then your camper belongs at the Danville Science Center!

This summer, we’re offering four weeks of camp. Two weeks are designed for campers ages 4–7 and two weeks are for campers ages 8–12. Camps will be offered Tuesday–Friday each week and camp will either take place in the morning (9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.) or afternoon (1:30–4 p.m.).


Check out our weekly camp themes below, and be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for details on camp pricing, health and safety protocols and more.


Available Camps

Decorative image of music notes
Super Sounds

June 11–14, 1:30–4 p.m.
Ages 4–7

Visualize vibrant vibrations! Discover how different instruments produce their unique sounds and create instruments from common household materials. Campers will make music with math and discover the energy in motion.

decorative image of space against a record on a record player
Sound Science

June 18–21, 1:30–4 p.m.
Ages 8–12

Listen up! Discover the physics of sound, music technology and the recording arts. Campers will explore audio engineering while making a functional speaker to take home and share with others. Plus, they'll travel to the cosmos to learn about sounds of the solar system and beyond.

Decorative image of bird house in a patch of wildflowers. Various butterflies are flying around and stopping at the flowers
Wildlife Wonders (Sold Out)

June 25–28, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Ages 4–7

Discover the wonderful world of wildlife! Create a habitat to house or feed birds, bugs and other creatures. Use scientific instruments to study the magnificent monarch and other beautiful butterflies. Future ecologists will get wild playing animal games and spread their wings while building friendships.

cartoon image of a star smiley face floating above grass and a blue sky with clouds. Following the star is a rainbow
Gameplay

July 9–12, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Ages 8–12

Game on! Create the art, animations, backgrounds and storytelling necessary to design a custom video game. Campers will fabricate challenging obstacle courses then navigate them with aerial drones. Get ready for some fun and friendly competition.


Camp Details

Summer camp is $70 for members and $80 for non-members per week. Camp fees include a daily snack and all camp activities. To register for camp, please call 434.791.5160 or fill out the registration form and email it to us at [email protected].

For all the nuts and bolts about summer camp, click here for our 2024 Summer Camp Guide. Here you will find details about pick-up and drop-off procedures, what to bring, health and safety protocols and more!

After registering for camp, please send in the completed permission form and emergency medical form to [email protected].


Discover the Science Center

Learn more about what you can see and do!

Family builds wooden block stack in the Science Unplugged exhibition