The St. Louis Science Center offers summer STEAM camps

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Science Center’s Summer STEAM Camps offer kids ages 5-11 hands-on fun with an emphasis in the fields of life science, agriculture, paleontology, chemistry, astronomy, computer science and more.

Each week around the science center campus this summer, campers will experience STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education through different programs, according to a news release.

Summer STEAM Camp connects the past with the future through sessions that run from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 5 through July 28 (excluding the week of July 3 through July 7). The camp fee is $175 for a one-week session, which includes a camp t-shirt. Science Center members receive 10% savings on all camp sessions.

During weekly programs that change throughout the summer, attendees will create experiments, discover the solar system, learn about dinosaurs, create art projects focused on nature, and enjoy exclusive access to exhibits around the facility. Individuals will be grouped by age and may attend one or all of the sessions depending on their interests.

For a complete description of available sessions and to register for one or more weeks, visit or call 636-286-4696 with questions.

Sessions include:

For age 5 (limited to 16 campers per week)

  • Scientific foundations — Have fun with science while developing skills to observe, hypothesize, and draw conclusions. Two sessions: June 5-9 and July 10-14.
  • Backyard Explorers Learn about the wonderful living creatures found in our own backyards. One session: June 12-16.
  • A raw dinosaur Learn surprising facts about the dinosaurs you love through stories, songs, art and play. Two sessions: June 19-23 and July 17-21.
  • There’s no place like space Enjoy an out-of-this-world week learning about the unique sights and characteristics of the planets in our solar system. Two sessions: June 26-30 and July 24-28.

For ages 6-7 years (limited to 20 campers per week)

  • Engineering Adventures Puzzle, design and create solutions to the problems of your favorite storybook characters. Two sessions: June 5-9 and July 17-21.
  • I can dig – Dig deeper to discover what can be found beneath the surface of the Earth. One session: June 12-16.
  • Jr. Astronaut Academy Strive to discover what it takes to become an astronaut living and working in space. Two sessions: June 19-23 and July 10-14.
  • Discovery of dinosaurs Unravel the mystery of paleontology by digging for fossils and learning how dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Two sessions: June 26-30 and July 24-28.

For ages 8-9 years (limited to 20 campers per week)

  • I am a scientist — Do you like to conduct experiments, research and find solutions? Learn the many roles scientists can play and use real tools to get answers. Two sessions: June 5-9 and July 10-14.
  • Paleo party Learn more about dinosaurs through mini-excavations, examining their bones and delving into the past. Two sessions: June 12-16 and July 24-28.
  • Let’s play Science is fun! Play with toys and tools to challenge the scientific method and complete challenges. One session: June 19-23.
  • Defenders of the planet Learn how the steps you take can protect the Earth now and in the future. Two sessions: June 26-30 and July 17-21.

For 10-11 years (limited to 20 campers per week)

  • Until dinner time — Trace the path of the food we eat, from the seeds in the dirt to the tasty treats on our tables. One session: June 5-9.
  • Lunar Landers Learn what it takes to transport an astronaut into space and plan your own mission to the moon! Two sessions: June 12-16 and July 10-14.
  • Fixation of fossils Learn how museums help us learn more about the past by designing and creating your own exhibit with real dinosaur bones and fossils. Two sessions: June 19-23 and July 17-21.
  • XPerience Gaming Dive deep into the world of gaming by using technology to design and play your own computer-based games. Two sessions: June 26-30 and July 24-28.

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