Campology – Day Camps at Discovery Center

When school is out, camp is in! CAMPOLOGY at the Discovery Center incorporates fun, hands-on, inquiry-based learning into all of our camps. Campers are divided into different age groups – each with their own Camp Counselor and age-appropriate lessons packed with hands-on games and activities designed to help campers learn, socialize, and have fun! Each camp offers an opportunity for exploration of museum exhibits and free play outdoors, weather permitting.


Grades: Kindergarten through 4th
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Extended Care: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $25/week
Cost: Non-members: $200, Members: $175



Oct. 7-11, 2019 – Full of Energy

Monday, Oct. 7: Solar Energy
The sun is shining, the grass is green, and this fall break we are kicking off camp learning about solar energy. Join the Discovery Center staff as we build solar-powered cars, make a snack in your own solar oven, use the sun to make art, and much more.

Tuesday, Oct. 8: Wind Energy
Feel the wind blow through your hair as campers learn about the power of wind and wind energy. Campers will use the wind around them and their own wind as we race inchworms, build a windmill, and participate in the LEAP into Science Wind lesson.

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Hydroelectric Energy
Water you waiting for? Join us for our HydroElectric Energy day. Experiment with us as we build turbines, discover the power of water, and stomp in Murfree Spring to feel how the water flows.

Thursday, Oct. 10: Fossil Fuels and Natural Gas
Don’t be a Fossil Fool! Come learn about resource conservation, dig an oil mine, and experiment with gas and fire while exploring non-renewable energy sources.

Friday, Oct. 11: Nuclear
As Fall Break comes to a close, the activities are still heating up! Join us for Nuclear Energy lessons where campers will learn how nuclear atoms are shaped, make something glow, do fun chemical reactions, and more.


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