Mini Molecules | NEW! Camps for Grades K-2

Discovery Camp Fun - A child playing with goo.

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.

  • June 11-15 SOLD OUT 
    July 16-20
    Spin, Swing, Slide

    Physics is more fun when it takes place on the playground! Using examples from the jungle gym to the skate park, campers will learn how the laws of motion are working when they are spinning, swinging, or sliding.

    June 18-22 SOLD OUT
    July 23-27
    Flash, Fizz, Foam

    Pop into a week of spellbinding science! Campers will get their hands dirty exploring the building blocks of chemistry as they mix up a week of potions, from oozy to explosive.

    June 25-29
    July 30-Aug 3
    Blast Off

    3...2...1...BLAST OFF! Strap in for a week of living and working like an astronaut in outer space. In this week of exploring new worlds and flying through space, campers will end each day with ideas that reach to the moon and back.

    July 2-6
    Aug 6-10
    Power Up! *Special pricing for this holiday week, see rates and registration page

    Spark a curiosity for robots in even the youngest minds. Experience an introduction to the mechanics, circuits, and coding that make them tick.

    July 9-13
    Aug 13-17
    Science Detectives

    Uncover the secrets of the world around us. Campers will use their senses and look closely, inspect carefully, and practice creativity to solve daily mysteries.

    Aug 20-24 SOLD OUT
    Aug 27-31 SOLD OUT
    Best of 2018!

    Can’t get enough of Discovery Camp? To celebrate the end of summer and all that our scientists have learned, we will revisit the most popular activities, shows, and demonstrations of the 2018 camp season!

  • Book by February 21, 2018*:
    $369 per week: Members
    $379 per week: Individuals

    Book after February 21, 2018:
    $369 per week: Members
    $399 per week: Non-members

    Early arrival 8:00 am: $45 per week
    Late departure 5:30 pm: $55 per week

    *Some exceptions apply. Early booking discounts do not apply to the following weeks: July 2-6, August 20-24, and August 27-31. Member discounts are applicable only for weeks selected within the active membership period. Special pricing for the week of July 2-6: $309 for Members, $339 for Individuals.

    Registration Form 
    Call 215.448.1200 to reserve your space.

  • Each year Discovery Camp offers scholarships for excellence in academics and leadership, as well as for those who are in need of financial assistance. Our goal is to provide children who express an interest in science an opportunity to attend a session of our summer day camp. Each scholarship awarded will cover one (1) week of Discovery Camp in 2018.

    Discovery Camp Scholarship Application

    Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Monday, March 26. No Exceptions.
    Make sure that all parts of the application packet are in one envelope and labeled Discovery Camp – Scholarships. You may submit the application packet in the following acceptable ways:
    You may mail applications packets to:
    The Franklin Institute
    Discovery Camp – Scholarships
    222 North 20th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    You may deliver your application packet to the Business Entrance on 20thStreet, where there will be a drop box for them at the guard’s desk between March 19 and March 26 until 5:00 pm ONLY.

  • 222 North 20th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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