Summer Camps

Summer Camps 2018

Do Science this Summer with Adler Summer Camps!

Your campers won’t ride any horses or capture any flags at the Adler, but they will have the whole Universe at their fingertips. With tools like telescopes, programmable robots, and high-altitude balloons—and new friends around every corner—Adler summer campers share adventures of cosmic proportions.

The Adler Planetarium offers a variety of unique summer day camp experiences for campers entering pre-school through 10th grade. Young space and technology enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to participate in real scientific exploration that will ignite their curiosity and creativity.

Please note that summer camp programming is repeated each session. Each type of camp will have the same curriculum each time it is offered. Registering for more than one session of the same camp program is not recommended. However, if your preschooler benefits from repetition, you are welcome to register for multiple sessions of Young Scientists Camp.

Browse Camp Sessions By Age

For children in PreK or entering Kindergarten Fall 2018.

For children entering 1st through 5th grades Fall 2018.

For children entering 6th through 8th grades Fall 2018.

For children entering 9th through 10th grades Fall 2018.


Registration for 2018 Adler summer camp and Summer Worlds Tour is now closed.


The scholarship application period for 2018 Adler Summer Camp and Summer Worlds Tour has ended.

Cancellation Fees and Refunds

Cancellations made until and including May 1 will incur a 10% cancellation fee. There will be no refund for cancellations made after May 1. In the case of low enrollment, we may cancel a camp up to 72 hours before it is scheduled to meet.

Summer Campers get excited by camp experiments.


Adler Camps Contact Information

For questions regarding Adler camps, please check our 2018 Summer Camp FAQ. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, email us at or call 312.322.0329.

Summer Worlds Tour Contact Information

For questions regarding Summer Worlds Tour, please check our 2018 Summer Worlds Tour FAQ. If you cannot find the information you’re looking for email us at

Special thanks to

Adler Summer Camps are Sponsored in Part by Motorola Solutions Foundation