Camp in a Box

Unpack the Science!

May 26 - August 7
Monday - Friday
For ages 6 years and up

You’ve enjoyed our Stay at Home STEM Digital Programs – now we’re going to the next level with these dynamic hands-on virtual camps.

And not to worry, your child won’t be glued to a device screen all day! We’ve taken the best of both worlds – digital and IRL to develop these sessions!

In fact, you’ll get an exciting kit bursting with a multitude of hands-on activities that will keep your child immersed in all things STEM, all day long.

Choose from two themed sessions per week, which include the fun camp kit, virtual social time with other campers, and a special lunchtime guest who will share expertise about the camp topic.


per camp/child

Member: $75
Nonmember: $90

Camp FAQs

Camp Box Pick Up/Shipping

If you have signed up for one or multiple weeks, you will either pick up the camp box at Exploration Place each week of camp or the box will be shipped to you each week.

Pick up at Exploration Place is at no charge and can be done during open hours:

Monday -  Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A fee of $20 (per box) will be charged for shipping. Please allow 7 days for shipping.

If you have any questions about pick up or shipping, please call 316.660.0620.

Each week's camp includes:

  • 1 camp kit with supplies for about 25 activities
  • 10 camp Zoom meet-ups
  • 5 Lunch and Learns
  • 4 exhibit passes to Exploration Place


July 13 - 17

  • Adventures of a Tomb Raider
    Unearth what happened to the lost city of Quivira! Search for lost artifacts, translate lost languages, walk through the tomb of the pharaoh, and discover the truth behind his sudden demise.
  • Magic, Mystery, and Illusions
    Dare to pull back the curtain of magic, mystery, and misdirection! Develop magic skills, devise magic devices, master card tricks, and conjure your own magic performance.

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July 20 - 24

  • Games and Gadgets Electronics Camp
    Connect with electrical wiring. Design over 50 projects including sound, motion, light, and sensors.
  • Spells, Science, and Sorcery
    Your wand is your guide as you mix your own potions, master magic spells, and choose your animal sidekick.

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July 27 - 31

  • Adventures in Space
    Take to new heights with your very own rocket, train like an astronaut, grow a plant on Mars, and talk to an actual NASA expert!
  • MinecraftTM Mania
    Bring an original character to life, invent tools, and master your very own Minecraft world.

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August 3 - 7

  • Amazing Animation
    Develop a unique character and stop motion animation film. And look back at how animation companies first began.
  • Making Music
    Create your own instrument, experience the vibrations of sound, and learn how to read and write an original composition.

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Sample Schedule

Other Registration and Cancellation Details

  • Camp registration closes at noon on the Sunday before camp begins.
  • A full refund will be given if cancelled 30 days prior to first day of camp.
  • A $50 processing fee will be deducted for cancellations less than 30 days prior to first day of camp.

For questions about camps, please call 316.660.0620.


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