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Astonishing Animal Armor

Explore ways an animal's skin protects them!

Week of July 11–15

Your epidermis is showing! Explore the ways that an animal’s skin protects them, whether it’s from the harsh environment or from other critters. How does a chameleon change its color to blend in and how does a shark’s skin affect its swimming? Can grasshoppers get sunburned? How have animals inspired technology and influenced our lifestyle choices? Get curious with us as we investigate these topics and more!


Summer camp is $250 per child per week for members and $300 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.

Our campers are divided into two groups - rising 1–3 and 4–6 graders - so we can tailor activities for each age group. Camps include opportunities to explore the Science Museum, visit our Dome theater and participate in a variety of Live Science Programs. Campers will also get a chance to experience our summer touring exhibition Planet Shark: Predator or Prey.


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 2022 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!


This year, 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 the scholarships, please email info@smv.org. 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 to summercamps@smv.org.

2022 Summer Camp Guide
Includes procedures, required forms and more!