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    Picture of children in Summer Courses

Summer Courses

Plan a summer of discovery! From the aspiring biologist to the future technology wizard, every science-minded child will have something to look forward to this summer at the Museum of Science. Students entering grades 1 – 8 can choose from a variety of hands-on, week-long courses with topics ranging from bugs to robots to food chemistry, and more.

Schedule

Courses begin on the Monday of each week, July 11 – August 19. Each course is five days in length.

Choose from morning, afternoon, or day-long programs, or mix and match to build a summer filled with inspirational learning. For busy families, we offer early-morning drop-off and late-stay options.

Fees (per week)

Either combine a morning session with an afternoon session, or choose a day-long course.

  • Half Day: $300
  • Full Day: $600
  • Early-Morning Drop-Off: $25 (8:00 – 8:45 am)
  • Late Stay: $40 (4:00 – 6:00 pm)
  • Mornings: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 8:45 am drop-off
  • Afternoons: 1:00 – 4:00 pm 12:45 pm drop-off

Scholarships

Scholarships covering 100% of tuition are available for families receiving public assistance (TANF, general assistance, WIC, Medicaid or medical assistance, SSI, food stamps, Section 8 housing, free or reduced lunch). Scholarships for 50 – 85% are available for other families needing assistance. These awards are based on need and availability of funds. Membership is not required.

Scholarship applications are no longer being accepted. Current applications are being reviewed.

Courses Currently Offered:

  • Animal Adventures

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 11, 2016 – July 15, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
    July 25, 2016 – July 29, 2016 9:00 pm – 12:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
    August 8, 2016 – August 12, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
  • Animal Engineers

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 25, 2016 – July 29, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
    July 11, 2016 – July 15, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
  • Blast Off With Rockets!

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 18, 2016 – July 22, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
  • Bugs and Butterflies

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 25, 2016 – July 29, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
  • Cooking Is Chemistry

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 25, 2016 – July 29, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
    August 8, 2016 – August 12, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
  • Crime Lab Boston

    Dates Times Grade Level
    August 15, 2016 – August 19, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 6 – 8
  • Design Lab

    Dates Times Grade Level
    August 8, 2016 – August 12, 2016 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Grades 6 – 8
  • Dino Detectives

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 18, 2016 – July 22, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
    July 25, 2016 – July 29, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
    August 15, 2016 – August 19, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
  • Grossology

    Dates Times Grade Level
    August 1, 2016 – August 5, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
  • Into the Ice Age

    Dates Times Grade Level
    August 15, 2016 – August 19, 2016 9:00 pm – 12:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
  • Inventor's Lab

    Dates Times Grade Level
    August 1, 2016 – August 5, 2016 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
  • Jr. Museum Guide

    Dates Times Grade Level
    August 8, 2016 – August 12, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
  • Launch It!

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 11, 2016 – July 15, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
    July 18, 2016 – July 22, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
    August 2, 2016 – August 5, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
  • Magical Science

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 18, 2016 – July 22, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
    July 25, 2016 – July 29, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
    August 15, 2016 – August 19, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
  • Mini Med School

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 11, 2016 – July 15, 2016 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Grades 6 – 8
  • Mini-Mini Med School

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 11, 2016 – July 15, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
    July 25, 2016 – July 29, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
    August 8, 2016 – August 12, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
  • MoS Construction Zone

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 11, 2016 – July 15, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
    July 18, 2016 – July 22, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
    August 1, 2016 – August 5, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 1 – 2
  • Paleontology: Dinosaurs and Beyond

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 11, 2016 – July 15, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
  • Science Chef

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 18, 2016 – July 22, 2016 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Grades 6 – 8
    August 1, 2016 – August 5, 2016 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Grades 6 – 8
  • Science Magic

    Dates Times Grade Level
    August 1, 2016 – August 5, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
    August 8, 2016 – August 12, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
  • Science on Screen

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 18, 2016 – July 22, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
    August 15, 2016 – August 19, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
  • Space Beyond Our Sphere

    Dates Times Grade Level
    August 15, 2016 – August 19, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 6 – 8
  • Space Explorers

    Dates Times Grade Level
    July 25, 2016 – July 29, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
    August 15, 2016 – August 19, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grades 3 – 5
  • Spy Camp

    Dates Times Grade Level
    August 8, 2016 – August 12, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 3 – 5