Science Center of Iowa Camps

Science is fun until it gets messy, then it's AWESOME!

Experience the Curious-Minds-Make-Clever-Campers Effect! Science Center of Iowa Camps use project-based curriculum on a variety of subjects and provide hands-on experiences to spark your camper's interest in science.


2018 Summer Camps

June 11 - August 17

Find more to explore with SCI Summer Camps! From chemistry to astronomy and from invention to dissection, SCI Summer Camps provide week-long experiences for students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade.

Member registration opens January 3. Non-member registration opens January 17.

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2018 Winter Camps

Escape the cold and find more to explore with SCI Winter Camps during winter break! Day camps are available for young scientists in Pre-K through 8th grade. AM and PM camps available. Check back for details.


Become a member and save up to 20%

SCI members receive priority registration as well as discounts on all camps – 20% on average! Learn more about becoming an SCI member.

SCI Camp Accessibility

You can contribute to SCI's Accessibility Fund and help send a child in need to camp! Consider adding a small tax-deductible donation to your registration.

What are families saying about SCI Summer Camps?

I really liked hearing my daughter say she got to talk with someone who works at NASA, and I thought the Moon colony project was really cool! I also was pleased that she could tell me what a nebula is after the jar project.

~ 2015 Summer Camp Parent

Great job! Both of my boys had a fabulous week! Wonderful learning and fabulous staff!

~ 2015 Summer Camp Parent

Wonderful activities! They LOVED it!

~ 2015 Summer Camp Parent

It seems like a wonderful week of fun! Every day there were more stories of good activities and clever ideas. There was definitely a lot of creativity and play.

~ 2015 Summer Camp Parent

My daughter was so excited to share each night what she had learned that day!

~ 2015 Summer Camp Parent

My son loved the topics and activities. He spoke of STEM subjects during the evening and said he had fun and learned at the same time!

~ 2015 Summer Camp Parent