Elementary (Campers entering 1st-5th grades)

Adler Planetarium Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Kids Entering First through Fifth Grades

Calling all elementary-aged children! Spend your summer exploring space with us. Ignite your curiosity and creativity with authentic (and unique!) science activities and create memorable experiences during one (or more) of our Adler summer camps!

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.

MINI CAMPS: ASTRO EXPLORERS AND ASTRO INVESTIGATORS

General Information

Grades: Entering First–Fourth Grade

Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered what (or who!) might be up there? Come explore the Universe’s most extreme environments and even uncover some extreme life right here on Earth! During this two-day adventure, campers will discover what’s needed to sustain life and compare Earth environments to those on other planets. They’ll also see a show in one of our state-of-the art theaters, spend time playing and doing science outside on beautiful Museum Campus, and exploring the Adler’s exhibits.

Camp Length
Two-day sessions

Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Sign in starts at 8:30 am and sign out is at 3:00 pm.

2018 Pricing
General Public: $180
Members (Family Plus or Above): $155

Young scientists in the making discover new worlds, engage in eye-opening experiments and play next to Lake Michigan during an Adler Planetarium summer camp!

Astro Explorers

Grades
Entering First or Second Grade in Fall 2018

2018 Dates
June 18 – 19
June 20 – 21
June 25 – 26
June 27 – 28
July 2 – 3

Young scientists in the making discover new worlds, engage in eye-opening experiments and play next to Lake Michigan during an Adler Planetarium summer camp!

Astro Investigators

Grades
Entering Third or Fourth Grade in Fall 2018

2018 Dates
June 20 – 21
June 25 – 26
June 27 – 28

Summer Camps: Full Week Sessions

Summer Camp Technology Camp Robotics! Come do science at the Adler with a unique summer camp experience.

Technology Camp: Robotics - SOLD OUT!

Grades: Entering Fourth or Fifth Grade

Challenge yourself this summer!  Telescope viewing, lunch by Lake Michigan and cutting-edge sky shows—all unique to the Adler—are the perfect setting for Tech Camp: Robotics. Based on age and ability, campers will be exposed to the process of designing, building, testing and redesigning as they use multiple types of robotics to overcome escalating challenges. Campers will also participate in creative design, documentation and presentation skills through the use of video recording, and editing. Tech Camp is collaborative in nature; campers will work together in pairs or small groups to conquer each robotics challenge.

Grades
Entering 4th to 5th graders in Fall 2018

2018 Dates
June 18 – 22SOLD OUT!
July 16 – 20SOLD OUT!
July 30 – August 3SOLD OUT!

Camp Length
Full week sessions 

Monday–Friday,  9:00 am–3:00 pm
Sign in starts at 8:30 am and sign out is at 3:00 pm.

2018 Pricing
General Public: $325
Members (Family Plus or Above): $295

*Most activities for Tech Camp take place in a classroom setting; please let us know during the registration process if your camper uses any special adaptations in the classroom.

Tech Camp- Zooniverse

Adler Camps General Information

Questions?
For additional questions, check our 2018 Summer Camp FAQ Packet, email us at summercamp@adlerplanetarium.org, or call 312.322.0329.

Registration
Registration for 2018 will begin on February 6, 2018, at 10:00 am CT.

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.

Scholarships
The scholarship application period for 2018 Adler Summer Camp has ended.

Additional Info
Adler Waiver
Adler Allergy Policy
Adler Terms and Conditions

Summer Worlds Tour

Young scientists in the making discover new worlds, engage in eye-opening experiments and play next to Lake Michigan during an Adler Planetarium summer camp!

Summer Worlds Tour

Grades: Entering Kindergarten - Fifth Grade

Summer Worlds Tour offers a week of adventures in Chicago’s premier museums for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall of 2018. Campers will explore extreme environments and extreme life at the Adler Planetarium, discover the incredible world of dinosaurs at The Field Museum, and investigate underwater environments at the Shedd Aquarium. Activities include investigating exhibits, hands-on activities, creating original art projects, playing learning games, and having lunch along the shore of Lake Michigan.

For more information, please view 2017’s Tour Guide.

Grades
Entering grades K–5 in Fall 2018

2018 Dates
July 9 – 13 – SOLD OUT!
July 16 – 20SOLD OUT!
July 23 – 27SOLD OUT!
July 30 – August 3

Camp Length
Full week sessions with days at Adler/Field/Shedd

Monday–Friday,  9:00 am–3:00 pm
Sign in starts at 8:30 am and sign out is at 3:00 pm at the Field Museum.

2018 Pricing
General Public: $320
Adler Family Plus or above, Field, or Shedd member: $295

Please note, Summer Worlds Tour campers must be at least 5 years old by September 1, 2018.

REGISTER FOR SUMMER WORLDS TOUR!

Young scientists in the making discover new worlds, engage in eye-opening experiments and play next to Lake Michigan during an Adler Planetarium summer camp!

Summer Worlds Tour General Information

For additional questions, check our 2018 Summer Worlds Tour FAQ or email us at camp@summerworldstour.org.

Registration
Registration for 2018 will begin on February 6, 2018, at 10:00 am CT.

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.

Scholarships
The scholarship application period for 2018 Summer Worlds Tour has ended.

Additional Camp Info
Summer Worlds Tour Waiver
Summer Worlds Tour Allergy Policy
Summer Worlds Tour Terms and Conditions