Rochester Museum & Science Center Curiosity Camps

Stay curious with a hefty helping of hands-on, minds-on science and fun with camps at the RMSC this year! Camps at the RMSC offer exciting opportunities for young minds ages 2-15. Get ready to share in new adventures, discover science, and explore exciting experiments!  

Curiosity campers enjoy unique, rewarding, and fun-filled educational experiences, interactions with scientists and other professionals and further inquiry into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics.

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About Camps at RMSC

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Experienced Educators

Our camp Instructors are certified school teachers, museum professionals and/or experts in the field who share our passion for life-long learning. In addition to the lead Instructor, each classroom is supported by our teaching Assistants and youth volunteers. Our camper to staff ratio is 5:1.

Hands-On Exploration

Curiosity Camps let your camper discover science as a fun, creative way to explore the wonders of our world. With the RMSC as their playground, campers have access to our museum’s unique collections and team of specialists, hundreds of interactive exhibits, shows at the Strasenburgh Planetarium and scientists from our community.

Extended Care Options

Extended Care is available Monday—Friday both before and after the regular camp day. Options are: Before Care from 7:45-9am and/or After Care from 4:15-5:30pm. Registration for Extended Care is required.


Camp Opportunities

Summer Curiosity Camps at the Science Museum 

Weekly throughout the summer

Ages 2-15

Discover science as a fun & creative way to explore the wonders of our world—with Summer Curiosity Camps!  With experienced educators, a museum filled with hundreds of interactive exhibits to explore, and new camp topics at every age level, Curiosity Camps 2020, has more to offer than ever before. With exhibits to explore, experiments to discover, Live Science & Electricity Theater to experience and star shows at the Strasenburgh Planetarium to see, this summer is sure to be one you won’t forget!

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Summer Curiosity Camps at Cumming Nature Center

Weekly throughout the summer

Ages 6-15

Discover natural science as a fun & creative way to explore the wonders of our world with Summer Curiosity Camps at the Cumming Nature Center! Each camp, led by an experienced educator, offers a variety of themes for different ages. With 900+ acres and 15 miles of trail, campers learn basic wilderness skills, nature science, outdoor team-building activities, nature awareness, and more. Camps days in the beautiful, natural surroundings of Cumming Nature Center offer an ideal setting for each discovery-based camp, creating summer memories that won't be forgotten.

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February Break Curiosity Camp at RMSC

Frozen February  | Monday, February 17 – Friday, February 21 

It may be cold outside, but this week Curiosity Camps will be even colder!  Discover frozen worlds and extreme temperatures in this all new winter camp experience.  See how people and animals live above the arctic circle; travel back in time to the Ice Age; and witness the magic of melting ice and powerful snowstorms.  Come chill out with the coolest people you know in a week full of frigid fun!  

Ages 6-11. Campers will be grouped by age with activities tailored to fit their age level.

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February Break Curiosity Camp at Cumming Nature Center

Frozen February  | Monday, February 17 – Friday, February 21 

Are you ready for a winter adventure? From Stories-in-the-snow to scent tracking -- if your child enjoys outdoor play and would like to cross-country ski, snowshoe, build shelters, and discover what our area wildlife are doing out there in the winter months, this February Break Camp is for him or her!

Participants will spend much of the day outside hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, exploring winter ecology, and learning outdoor skills. There will also be time indoors to warm up with group activities, craft making, and storytelling by our cozy fireplace. Free ski and snowshoe rentals for participants. Live animal presentations on one day.

Ages 8-11. Campers will be grouped by age with activities tailored to fit their age level.

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April Break Curiosity Camp

Out of this World | Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 10

Blast off to adventure in a week dedicated to the wonders of outer space; both real and imagined.  Using our Sci-Fi Tech exhibit as your launch pad, you’ll discover the science of rocketry; venture into space to explore the cosmos; complete a mission to Mars; search for life on other planets; and see how science fiction has shaped our reality.  

Ages 6-11. Campers will be grouped by age with activities tailored to fit their age level.

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