Destination Science: Kids Summer Camps

Destination Science camps logoDestination Science 2015 Summer Day Camps at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Destination Science programs are fun-packed, one-week day camps led by top notch, enthusiastic educators and leaders where kids get to have “Aha!” moments of creativity and discovery while building and playing with unique take-home toys, astonishing gadgets, and fantastic gizmos.

Expect much more than just fun memories. Camps are bursting with innovative, imaginative and unexpected science adventures for boys and girls ages 5-11 (those entering Kindergarten through entering 6th grade this fall).

Camp Days: Monday through Friday
Full Day: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. / Half Day: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
AM Extended Care: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. / PM Extended Care: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

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As an added bonus to registration, immediate family members of registered campers receive free admission to the Garden on scheduled camp days.

Roaring Rockets & Astronaut Detectives: July 20 To July 24

“Journey to the edge of Science, Technology, Engineering & beyond!”
3…2…1…Liftoff! Build your own Roaring Rocket and launch it over 1,000 feet skyward! Continue your space adventure by taking home your launch system and setting up mission control in your own back yard! In the afternoon, become an astronaut detective and solve a mystery spanning the solar system! We will explore the mysteries of space from an astronaut’s point of view!

Dino-Robot Creators and Raging Chemistry: July 27 To July 31

“Be a master robot builder by morning & mix-up cool chemistry reactions by afternoon!”
Design your very own electric powered Dino-Robot, ready to battle and race in our Jurassic Arena! Adapt your Dino-Robot to have all your favorite dinosaur features without limits – just use creativity, imagination, and fun! 
After lunch, enter the raging chemistry reaction lab where things fizz, pop, and glow. Get your lab gloves dirty with some slimy ooze and unlock the mystery of magic kinetic sand. Experiment with pouring instant light, growing edible polymers, exploding carbon dioxide, and much, much, more!

Amazing Superhero Science: August 03 To August 07

“Build & race your own Superhero Racer & unmask the science of super gadgets!”
Become a caped crusader as you build your own electronic Super Hero Racer and get ready for race day. Defy the laws of Physics as you innovate and create gadgets and gears to face five engineering challenges and trap villains. Put your super senses to the test as you discover the truth behind spy ears and flash lightning speed. Grow your own sidekick and investigate invisible powers. Animals all around us have their very own super powers that we can learn from! Meet a live tarantula, beetles and other super insects. Get your own cape, electron light arm band and mask and find the hero in YOU!

Rocking Gizmos & Rolling Gadgets: August 10 To August 14

“Discover the fun when rock & roll collides with science and inventology!”
Ever wonder how your favorite music is made? Amp it up! Find out how sound waves and electricity become music to your ears as you build your very own portable digital music system that goes anywhere you go. After lunch, let’s get rolling! Accelerate your knowledge of gravity, momentum, and velocity while you experiment with gears, levers, and other wacky contraptions. And if that wasn’t cool enough, discover amazing animation as you make your own 3-Dimensional cartoon, take the techno croc challenge, and much more!

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