UA Fusion

Marine biology is one topic covered as part of the UA Fusion summer camps.

From experimenting with chemistry to building robots and learning about sharks, there are tons of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) based summer camps for the mad scientist in your family.

UA Fusion Camps

What: Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium offers six weeks of themed STEM-based camps for kids entering kindergarten through seventh grade in fall 2017. Each camp includes scientific exploration, literacy, creative arts and fitness. Check out some of the themes: Star Light, Star Bright, Slimy Science and Insect Patrol for kindergarteners, Desert Dwellers and Insect Inquiry for first and second graders and Our Place in Space and Shark Week for fifth through seventh graders to name a few.

Camp hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Cost: $250 per week

Registration and more info: Click here

Gadgets That Go!

What: Children ages 6-8 will create and learn about different types of transportation. Students will bring out their inner engineer and create their own machines with a variety of materials. 

Camp hours: 9 a.m. to noon June 5-9

Cost: $140; $110 for Children's Museum members

Registration and info: The museum is hosting several camps this summer. Click here to learn more 

Gaige Rose, 4, hangs on to a weighted wheel, part of a new exhibit at the museum.

STEM Daycamps of Southern Arizona

What: Students entering first through sixth grade will explore the world of science. Activities include programming robots, working with chemicals and using chemistry to cook edible goodies.

Camp hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 12-16

Cost: $185

Registration and info: Click here


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