When school is out, Discovery Lab is in! Enjoy learning and fun at Discovery Lab. Discovery Lab offers camps throughout the year to engage and educate children from pre-k to 6th grade. Fun, hands-on activities focus on health and wellness, and science content, such as chemistry, engineering, and technology.

For additional information, please contact Discovery Lab at 539-664-5557 or reservations@discoverylab.org.

DISCOVERY AFTER SCHOOL

Join the club! During these after-school clubs, your child will experience 2 1/2 hours of face-to-face instruction and dedicated play time in the museum.

Masks are required to be worn inside the classroom and museum at all times. An outdoor mask break will be given for snack and play.

Fast Facts:

Limited capacity
 Ages 8 – 12
 Monday – Friday
 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
10% Member discount
2 STEM activities daily
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Survivor Island

September 14 – 18

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Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? This one week after-school club will help you practice your survival skills by building your own calorimeter, filtering & testing water, and inspecting specimens under a microscope. Children will explore the powers of renewable energy, such as electric and solar power, and will compete in propeller car challenges. At the end of the week, children will take home a kit of all of their discoveries, complete with learning extensions for at-home exploration.

This after-school club is recommended for ages 8-12 and limited to 8 participants. Participants are required to wear masks while indoors and are temperature checked at entry.

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Chemical Reactions

September 21 – 25

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Chemistry after-school club is here! In this week of activities, children will dive into principles of chemistry as they create their own crystals, bath bombs, slime, and more. They will investigate the chemistry of why certain reactions glow and react to heat & light. At the end of the week, children will take home their chemical creations, complete with learning extensions for at-home exploration.

This after-school club is recommended for ages 8-12 and limited to 8 participants. Participants are required to wear masks while indoors and are temperature checked at entry.

SUMMER CAMPS

Educator led summer camps have passed, but you can still Discover at Your Own Pace with our Discovery in a Box camp kits.

FAQs

Registration

  • To register, click the button below your desired camp. Registration for members begins on May 23. Non-member registration begins on May 26.
  • If you are enrolling multiple children in the same camp, you will need to register each child separately, at the full price of the camp. Spaces are limited and each individual camper fills one camp space.

Supplies

Do I need to provide my own supplies for camps?

  • For the Discover at Home camps, all materials are readily available at home for the activities.
  • For the Self-paced and Zoom camps, a camp kit is provided with specialty items to be used along with a list of materials needed from home.
  • For the Ozobot camps, all materials are provided with the exception of the technology needed to interact with your Ozobot (internet and a device, such as a smartphone or tablet).

Kit pick up will be at Discovery Lab and times will be emailed with camp confirmation.  Home delivery in Tulsa County is available at an additional fee. Contact reservations@discoverylab.org for any questions regarding camp kit pickup.

Discover through Zoom

What type of technology do I need for virtual camp?

  • You will need an internet connection and any device that can host a Zoom call, including a smartphone, tablet, PC, Mac, or Chromebook. A camera and microphone should be built into these devices.
  • If you haven’t already created a Zoom account, you will need to do so for many of our camps. Zoom accounts are simple to set up and are no charge to you.

 

How long is a virtual camp session?

  • For the Zoom-In to Discovery and Tech Camp sessions, each camp day will include a morning session with a Discovery Lab educator for science content foundation and an opening activity. Each day will also close with a virtual session where campers can ask questions, show off their work and reflect on what they explored that day.
  • Zoom-In to Discovery Camp calls will typically last 30 minutes for each session.
  • Tech Camp: Bot Coding calls will last 1 hour for each session.

 

What precautions have been taken to make sure the video platform for virtual camp is secure?

We password protect our meetings. We authenticate users and utilize a Wait Room so users cannot join before the host. Once a session has begun, meetings can be locked.  We can disable the ability for meeting attendees to share their screens. Participants may be removed if they do not follow digital citizenship guidelines.

 

Will parents have to be present and actively involved during the virtual camp session?

Parents will just need to help campers log on and assemble requested materials to have available before the camp session begins.

Refunds

As camp spaces and kits are limited, camp registrations will be non-refundable and non-transferable.

Discover…at Home Camps

These do-it-yourself camps are available at no cost and utilize typical household materials.

Download the full PDF of educational materials that include step-by-step instructions, as well as helpful video links, by clicking the button below.

Cost: Free

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Wacky Weather

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With these wacky weather activities, children will explore what makes a thunderstorm, understand climate and build a rain gauge. To track the speed of wind, they will make an anemometer and also be able to describe the principles of light by crafting a homemade spectroscope. These Oklahoma kids will also be able to understand weather patterns and how tornados form in this truly informative camp!

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Engineer It

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Children will explore which materials and shapes are best suited for buildings to withstand high winds, like those from thunderstorms or tornados. Students will create catapults, paint pendulums, and egg-stronauts − all while learning the basics of mechanical engineering concepts such as potential and kinetic energy, stability, linear velocity, and controlling variables.

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Earth Science

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These activities will provide an opportunity for kids to learn about our earth. They will explore the relationship between the Earth and the sun by tracking shadows and create a raincloud simulator. They will be able to identify that the shape of the land and the pull of gravity both influence how water moves over Earth. Children will gain familiarity with the scientific process of collecting specimens from nature and studying the effects of sunlight on the specimens they collect.

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Chemistry Matters

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Students will perform chemistry experiments while learning about the different states of matter, physical and chemical reactions, and acids and bases. Some of the fun experiments include Oobleck, Dancing Popcorn, and mini Lava Lamps!

Discover…at Your Own Pace Camps

Our Self-Paced Discovery Camps include a specialized supply kit that, along with some readily available household supplies, provides five engaging activities with step-by-step instructions and some video content. Complete these camps in one week or one month – the choice is yours!

A limited number of kits are available for each camp. Once sold out, you may join a waiting list.

Costs Vary

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Chemical Reactions

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Survivor Island

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Engineering with Bricks

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Flying Machines

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