Design-Make-Play Innovation Camps

A unique experience exploring concepts in science 

Turn your child's days off from school into exciting educational adventures!


Design Make Play Innovation Camps are designed to explore concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math, build problem-solving and communication skills and inspire innovators. Each camp includes interactive activities, exhibit exploration, a certificate of completion and a free 6-month student membership. Families with more than one child can get $25 off the price of the second child at any camp.

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Spring Camps

Art-rageous Science (Weeklong Camp)

Ages 6 – 7

April 22 – 26, 2019; 9 am – 3 pm

Explore the science behind art by engaging in hands on science experiments while creating art masterpieces to take home. Discover how color pigment mixing, light reflection and diffraction, and even how our eyes work can affect or inspire art works. Investigate art in nature and how symmetry and camouflage can protect plants or animals from predators. Join us for “art-rageous” fun and let the scientist and artist in you shine!

A mid-morning snack will be provided. Exhibit exploration, a certificate of completion and a free 6-month student membership will be included for all camp participants. For more information, call 718-699-0005 ext. 320 or email aware@nysci.org.

Fee: $400 per participant, $375 per member
(With our family discount, register two or more children in spring camps and get $25 off each additional child. For the discount to apply, registrations must occur during the same transaction when purchasing camp admission.)

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Forensic Detective (Weeklong Camp)

Ages 8 – 9

April 22 – 26 2019; 9 am – 3 pm

Become a forensic detective as you investigate and solve a series of mysteries at NYSCI. Learn how to use various lab tools and techniques (microscopes, chemical reactions, cryptology, and more) to collect and examine evidence such as fingerprints, footprints, hair and other simulated biological samples. Sharpen your detective skills by investigating mock crime scenes, reviewing suspect profiles and analyzing the evidence to determine “whodunit.”

A mid-morning snack will be provided. Exhibit exploration, a certificate of completion and a free 6-month student membership will be included for all camp participants. For more information, call 718-699-0005 ext. 320 or email aware@nysci.org.

Fee: $400 per participant, $375 per member
(With our family discount, register two or more children in spring camps and get $25 off each additional child. For the discount to apply, registrations must occur during the same transaction when purchasing camp admission.)

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Summer Camps

Animal Discovery & Design (Weeklong Camp)

Ages 6 – 7

July 22 – 26, 2019; 9 am – 3 pm

Children will engage in hands-on activities that demonstrate amazing animal adaptations found in insects, reptiles, mammals and birds. Then they will apply that knowledge to solve a series of design challenges that will help an animal or inspire a new invention. Design prosthetics to help an injured bird, create a prototype for a new paragliding suit, or build a better spider web. Live creatures will be featured!

A mid-morning snack will be provided. Exhibit exploration, a certificate of completion and a free 6-month student membership will be included for all camp participants. For more information, call 718-699-0005 ext. 320 or email aware@nysci.org.

Fee: $400 per participant, $375 per member
(With our family discount, register two or more children in spring camps and get $25 off each additional child. For the discount to apply, registrations must occur during the same transaction when purchasing camp admission.)

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Astronomy Discovery Lab (Weeklong Camp)

Ages 8 – 9

July 22 – 26, 2019; 9 am – 3 pm

Reach for the stars inside NYSCI’s Stellarium, a uniquely shaped room designed to view the night sky. Learn about the constellations, moon phases and the planets in our solar system. Conduct experiments to discover what conditions are necessary for life to survive on other planets or how it might adapt to conditions that are hostile to mankind. Blast off with us as we explore the many wonders of the solar system and furthest reaches of the universe.

A mid-morning snack will be provided. Exhibit exploration, a certificate of completion and a free 6-month student membership will be included for all camp participants. For more information, call 718-699-0005 ext. 320 or email aware@nysci.org.

Fee: $400 per participant, $375 per member
(With our family discount, register two or more children in spring camps and get $25 off each additional child. For the discount to apply, registrations must occur during the same transaction when purchasing camp admission.)

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Make Academy: Toy Shop (Weeklong Camp)

Ages 10 – 13

July 22 – 26, 2019; 9 am – 3 pm

Have you ever wondered how toys are made or thought about a cool toy idea? Join us in our Maker Space, where we will explore the mechanics of toys by taking them apart to figure out how they work and tinker with everyday materials to design, modify and build toys of our own. Throughout the program we will use a variety of woodworking and digital tools to bring our designs to life.

A mid-morning snack will be provided. Exhibit exploration, a certificate of completion and a free 6-month student membership will be included for all camp participants. For more information, call 718-699-0005 ext. 320 or email aware@nysci.org.

Fee: $400 per participant, $375 per member
(With our family discount, register two or more children in spring camps and get $25 off each additional child. For the discount to apply, registrations must occur during the same transaction when purchasing camp admission.)

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