Curious minds make clever campers!

Science camps help children form friendships and develop a love for science early on. Curiosity and inquisitiveness happen naturally in informal camp settings.

At SCI Camps, hands-on experiences fuel exploration and experimentation. Campers delve into the "hows" and "whys" of the world, uncovering answers through inquiry.  SCI Campers investigate, explore, workshop, and adapt to learn together as a team. 

Summer camps serve children from Pre-K to 8th grade and topics and activities vary widely. Camp curriculum is written by experienced STEM teachers and facilitated by enthusiastic Camp Educators. 

Summer Camp registration is now open!

To view and purchase camps,  please click here to enter our new online portal. You will need to create a new account to use the portal. Remember to register your camper for the grade that best represents the grade they will be entering in the fall. 

Is the camp you are interested in sold out? Click here to add yourself to the waitlist. 

Questions? Email scicamps@sciowa.org

Already registered and wondering what to expect?

Our team is ready to make sure your camper has a fantastic time this summer. The best thing you can do to ensure your family has the best experience possible is to know what to expect. To learn about camp operations, please read over SCI camp logistics by clicking here. 

To add extended care or lunch to an already purchased week of camp, please click here to enter the online portal. 

Our team is looking forward to learning all about your camper this summer. If you have questions about camp, please reach out to us at scicamps@sciowa.org

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.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

After May 1 the Science Center of Iowa cannot accommodate refunds or cancellations without a doctor’s note. An administrative fee will be assessed for all cancellations.