PreK – Kindergarten

Summer Campers get excited by camp experiments.

Summer Camps Designed For Young Scientists in PreK or Entering Kindgergarten

Calling all preschoolers and kindergarteners! 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. However, if your preschooler benefits from repetition, you are welcome to register for multiple sessions of Young Scientists “Cadets” Camp.

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!

Young Scientists Summer Camps: Cadets

Ages: 3 to 4-Year-Olds
Preschool-aged children learn about the skills of scientific exploration through participation in this fun, engaging summer camp designed to spark scientific curiosity.  Activities during the week-long sessions integrate circle time, hands-on investigations, free exploration, snack, art and literacy connections while introducing young children to learning in a museum. Snack is provided.

For more information download our 2018 Young Scientist Summer Program FAQ.

Is my child ready for camp? Reference this document to find out.

Ages
3 to 4-year-olds

2018 Dates
June 18 – 22
August 6 – 10
August 13 – 17

Camp Length
½ day, full week sessions

Monday–Friday,  9:00–11:30 am
Sign in and out occurs within 15 minutes of the start and end times.

2018 Pricing
General Public: $175
Members (Family Plus or Above): $150

*This camp is not for children entering kindergarten

Young summer camper engaging in a hands-on activity.

Young Scientists Summer Camps: Captains (SOLD OUT)

Ages: 4 to 5-Year-Olds
Older preschool age children use critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and acquire new skills and knowledge through participation in this project-based learning summer camp. Children investigate and respond to a challenge or problem by using resources in the museum such as exhibits, artifacts, and floor programs. Additionally, designed activities during the week-long session will help children explore a topic in-depth so they may communicate their learning by creating meaningful artifacts or representations. Snack is provided.

For more information download our 2018 Young Scientist Summer Program FAQ.

Is my child ready for camp? Reference this document to find out.

Ages
4 and 5-year-olds

2018 Dates
June 25 – 29SOLD OUT

Camp Length
½ day, full week sessions

Monday–Friday,  9:00–11:30 am
Sign in and out occurs within 15 minutes of the start and end times.

2018 Pricing
General Public: $175
Members (Family Plus or Above): $150

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!

Mini-Camp: Astro Juniors

Grades: Entering Kindergarten Fall 2018

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.

Ages
Entering Kindergarten Fall 2018 (campers must turn 5 by September 1, 2018)

2018 Dates
June 18 – 19
July 2 – 3

Camp Length
Two-day sessions

Monday/Tuesday, 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!

Adler Camp 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 Camps 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–5th in Fall 2018

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

Camp Length
Full week sessions 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