Get ready to have the best summer ever at The Franklin Institute! Experience the most hands-on, educational, iconic science summer camp in the Philadelphia area.
Whether your child is a Mini Molecule (grades K-2) just discovering the wonders of science, an Awesome Atom (grades 3-6) ready to sink their hands into new and interesting discoveries, or an Excited Electron (grades 7-9) all set to be challenged to create their own science projects—Discovery Camp is sure to foster collaboration, curiosity, and creativity in EVERY child.
Summer camp activities include museum exploration, theater shows, science projects, games, workshops, presentations by local scientists—all wrapped around dynamic weekly themes!
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Did you know? Summer camp runs until 4:00pm, a full hour longer than many of the other summer camps in the Philadelphia region.
NEW! This summer, each of the six themes is offered twice, giving families an extra opportunity to book (or return for) these must-experience topics!
For our youngest campers, a lifelong love of science starts with a spark! Through hands-on explorations, campers grades K-2 will develop an inquisitive approach to the world—asking questions, making discoveries, and celebrating creative thinking.
Discovery is the name and science is the game when it comes to the Awesome Atoms—campers entering grades 3-6. With explosive activities developed to challenge campers’ perceptions, inspire an excitement for STEM learning, and foster collaborative problem-solving skills, these energetic camps are sure to blow your camper’s mind.
Excited Electrons—campers entering grades 7-9— will dive deep into tech-based maker and tinkering projects every morning using cutting-edge technology like 3D printing and visual programming to reach new heights with their innovative thinking, collaboration, and creativity! Afternoons will be spent sparking curiosity with theme-based activities and exhibit exploration.