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Plant Party

Campers will nurture their green thumbs and grow their knowledge about the science of horticulture.

Please note, the Grades 1–3 camp is sold out. Click here to add your name to the waitlist.

From deserts and caves to ice and snow, plants are determined to grow everywhere! Campers will nurture their green thumbs and grow their knowledge about the science of horticulture.

How can you tell one plant from another? Are plants that we just discovered different from those that we’ve known about for hundreds of years? How can you grow plants at home in gardens and greenhouses? And what about growing plants in space?!?

Maybe after gaining lots of plant knowledge, campers will eat more veggies. Maybe?!


Summer camp is $300 for members and $350 for non-members. Camp fees include a daily snack, camp t-shirt, water bottle and all camp activities. Campers will need to bring their own lunch to help energize them for our scientific adventures.


Camps will be held from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday through Friday. After-camp care is available until 5:30 p.m. for $50 per week, per child to help make these extraordinary experiences possible for all schedules. Families must register prior to using this service.


For all the nuts and bolts about summer camp, click here for our 2023 Summer Camp Guide. Here you will find details about pick-up and drop-off procedures, what to bring, a sample schedule, health and safety protocols, required forms and more

Waitlist Procedure

Summer camps are popular and will sell out. If the camp you would like to attend is sold out, please click here to be added to the waitlist. If a camp spot opens, we will first email all Science Museum members on the waitlist at the same time. If the spot remains open after 24 hours, we will email the rest of the waitlist. We will do this any time a spot opens in a camp.


The Science Museum is pleased to offer a limited number of weekly summer camp scholarships to its Museums for All member families. If you are a current Museums for All member and would like to learn more about summer camp scholarships, please click here. If you are interested in becoming a Museums for All member, click here.

After registering for camp, please send in the completed emergency medical form and media release located inside the 2023 Summer Camp Guide to summercamps@smv.org.

2023 Summer Camp Guide
Includes procedures, required forms and more!

Summer Camp Registration

Register for Plant Party Grades 4–6