Please note that Strasenburgh Planetarium is closed as of Tuesday, Sept. 4 for exciting technology upgrades.

April Break Curiosity Camps

April Break Curiosity Camps

Mad Science Mayhem


Monday, April 2–Friday, April 6

Step into the mad scientist’s laboratory and make some mayhem with crazy chemistry and fun-tastic physics. Each day is full of hands-on activities, science experiments, museum exploration, and one of RMSC’s specialty programs. So get ready to stir up trouble, defy the laws of physics, and add a big jolt of fun to your Spring Break. It will be utter mayhem!

Choose to spend the week or just a day or two with us! Camp programs are for ages 6 to 11 and include instructor led hands-on activities and experiments in classrooms and exploration time in the museum’s galleriesCampers will be grouped by age with activities tailored to fit their age level.


Important Information

  • Registration is required prior to the start of camp.
  • Check-In takes place in the Museum lobby.
  • Campers must bring their own lunch.
  • Please see our Break Week Policies & Procedures for all the details.
  • Extended care is available.


Mad Science Mayhem - Full Week (SOLD OUT)

Join us for all five days of April Break Week and save! Not a member? Become a member today and save on camps and other RMSC programs throughout the year.

Cost: $260           

Member Cost: $245


Monday, April 2: Potion Commotion (SOLD OUT)

Stir up some trouble as you explore the wonders of chemistry. Create crazy potions, learn about the states of matter, make messy mixtures that fizz, and enjoy a specially concocted snack. Meet RMSC’s resident mad scientists as you take in a Live Science Show with the RMSC Players. 

Cost: $55

Tuesday, April 3: It's Electric! (SOLD OUT)

You’d be shocked by how much fun you can have experimenting with electricity. Have a hair-raising good time as you learn about static electricity, build a simple robot, and discover the technology in our day-to-day lives. Watch as a pair of 6-foot Tesla Coils play music and illuminate the darkness in a special presentation of Electricity Theater.      

Cost: $55

Wednesday, April 4: Dr. Frankenstein's Laboratory (SOLD OUT)

Enter the laboratory of literature’s most famous mad scientist. Think creatively to discover the art of tinkering, collect silly specimens, and use circuitry to bring a monster to life. Don’t worry; our monsters are cute and cuddly, never scary. Speaking of cute and cuddly, enjoy a special animal show with the Wildlife Rockstars.

Cost: $55


Thursday, April 5: Kitchen Concoctions (SOLD OUT)

If you mix one part Candy Chemistry and one part Kitchen Chemistry, add lemons and top with Ice Cream, you’ll have the recipe for a great day of science fun. Kitchen Concoctions combines pieces from several of Curiosity Camps’ most popular programs to bring out your inner mad scientist. Top off it all off with our signature Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream!

Cost: $55


Friday, April 6: Slime Time! (SOLD OUT)

Get in the spirit of MESStival season at RMSC with a day dedicated to our favorite activity: making slime! From slime, gak, and oobleck to glow-in-the-dark goo and even fake snot, you’ll gain a whole new appreciation for these non-Newtonian substances. Need a break from the mayhem? Enjoy a show at the Strasenburgh Planetarium.

Cost: $55



Extended Care Options

Extended care options are available Monday through Friday. 

Before Care Session: 7:45 to 9 a.m

After Care Session: 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Cost per Session: $5/day or $20/week



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