fall camps at science museum oklahoma

Fall Break Camps

2020 Fall Break Camps

October 15-16

This year there are TWO ways to participate in SMO camps: in person or virtually!

In-person camps are being held in our new classrooms and are jam-packed with the fun hands-on activities you’ve come to expect from SMO. With live shows, museum exhibits and our amazing educators these camps take your child’s Fall Break to the next level! Classes are being limited in size to allow for proper social distancing and all campers and staff will be required to wear face coverings.

Virtual camps offer all the same fun and learning from the comfort of your own home! You’ll meet with the SMO educator in the morning to kick off your session and go over the day’s activities. Then the class will meet up again at the end of the day to show off their projects and share experiences. A SMO educator will be logged in all day to answer questions and facilitate the online chat session. It’s almost as good as being here!

CAMP FAQ

Hours and Tuition

In-person camps for Early Explorers (Pre-K and Kindergarten) are from 9 a.m. to noon and are $45 per camper for members and $50 for non-members.

In-person camps for Explorers (Grades 1-3) and Innovators (Grades 4-6) are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are $90 for members and $100 for non-members.

Virtual camps for Explorers (Grades 1-3) and Innovators (Grades 4-6) are $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Activity kits for virtual camps are free and available for pick up at SMO, or you may request a list of items that will be needed to make your very own DIY kit for the activities.

Health, Safety and Masks

Masks: We ask that your camper wear a cloth or paper mask, and bring an additional mask each day. Your camper’s teacher will be wearing a cloth mask and/or face shield during the camp day depending upon the activity and proximity to campers. 

Temperatures: When you arrive at drop-off each morning, our safety and security team will check the temperature of each camper using a noninvasive forehead thermometer. If a camper registers a temperature above 100.4 degrees they will not be allowed into the museum. All SMO staff will also go through this process each morning.

Snacks and Lunch

Early Explorers should bring a snack for each day of camp.

Explorers and Innovators should bring to bring a lunch and a snack for each day of camp.

In light of COVID-19, we ask that food items be in packaging your child can easily open without assistance so that camp staff don't need to touch your child's food.

Available Space and Registration

Camps are limited to 10 children for Early Explorers (pre-K and kindergarten) and 15 children for Explorers and Innovators (grades 1-6).

Camps are marked "Limited Space Available" when less than five spaces remain and as "Sold Out" when full. If your preferred camp is sold out, please contact Guest Relations at (405) 602-3760 to be placed on our waiting list.

Registration closes the Monday before each camp or when full. Camp registration is updated frequently, however if you are concerned your preferred camp may sell out, please contact Guest Relations at (405) 602-3760 for the most up to date availability.

Camper Information Packets

A completed Camper Information Packet is required for each camper. Forms are available for download at the bottom of this page.

In-person Camps

Early Explorers (Pre-K and Kindergarten)

Bing, Bang, Boom – It’s time to make a ruckus! We’re welcoming in the autumnal season in our pre-k camp program in a big way with an orchestra of noise. What makes that sound? Can you make music with water? Which drum is the loudest? Let’s find out together! Register

Early Explorers (Pre-K and Kindergarten) are from 9 a.m. to noon and are $45 per camper for members and $50 for non-members. Class size is limited to 10 children.

Explorers (Grades 1-3)

Treasure Hunters – Explorers, archeologists, and treasure hunters all know that searching for items from the past can require a lot of digging. Explore geological wonders and build an excavation site. The real treasure is in the hunt. We’ll see how the science of geology pans out. Register

Explorers (Grades 1-3) are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are $90 per camper for members and $100 for non-members. Class size is limited to 15 children.

Innovators (Grades 4-6)

Epically Awesome Action – The music swells as the hero jumps their car off the canyon, landing it effortlessly in the hanger of a plane. Once again the day is saved – fade to black, roll the credits. Have you ever wondered how blockbuster movies look so real? Let’s explore the science behind their feats. Examine movie magic explosions and check out the art of stunts. This camp is sure to be a smash-hit! Register

Innovators (Grades 4-6) are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are $90 per camper for members and $100 for non-members. Class size is limited to 15 children.

Virtual Camps

Science of Magic – A SMO Virtual Camp Experience

Science sometimes can seem pretty magical. In this brand new camp experience, we will virtually explore some of the sneakier sides of science from wherever you may be. With a little sleight of hand and a whole lot of knowledge, we’ll experiment with illusions and misdirection. Our Explorers will seek out the charms of chemistry and investigate wondrous potions while the Innovators will discover the magic of pressure and polymers in Prestidigitation Education. Is it magic, or is science magical?

Explorers (Grades 1-3)

Wondrous Potions – Class times: 9:15 a.m.- 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Virtual camps are $30 per camper for members and $35 for non-members. Class size is limited to 15 children. Activity kits are free and available for pick up at SMO, or you may request a list of items that will be needed to make your very own DIY kit for the activities.  Register

Innovators (Grades 4-6)

Prestidigitation Education – Class times: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Virtual camps are $30 per camper for members and $35 for non-members. Class size is limited to 15 children. Activity kits are free and available for pick up at SMO, or you may request a list of items that will be needed to make your very own DIY kit for the activities.  Register

For more information, please email reservations@ScienceMuseumOK.org or call Guest Relations at (405) 602-3760.

Parents/Guardians: Download a SMO Camper Information Packet to complete before your child's first day of camp.

Early Explorers Parent Packet

Explorers and Innovators Parent Packet