Summer Camp Spotlight: McWane Science Center

A week of fun and learning awaits your child at McWane Science Center Summer Camp. Weekly camps June 5th through July 28th. There will be no camps the week of July 3th-7th.

All new this year: All camps for students entering 1st through 7th grade will be full day camps. Pre-K-Kindergarten will remain half day camps from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.

Campers should be registered in the camps of the grade they will be attending in the fall of 2017. Each of our classes is designed for the skill level of that particular camp: therefore, the grade levels must be observed. Enrollment is limited to ensure a quality experience. Registrants may attend only those camps for which they are registered. Registrations are not transferable. Registration closes the Monday prior to the first day of camp. Please note that Pre-K-Kindergarten campers must be four years old and potty-trained by June 1st.

Full payment is due at time of registration.
1st-7th grade full day camps $330 per week (McWane Science Center Members receive $50 discount)
Pre-K-Kindergarten Half-day camps $165 per week (McWane Science Center Members receive $25 discount)

Click here for Summer Camp Registration

Click here for instructions on how to register for camps

***If you are having difficulty accessing your member benefit for summer camps, please continue thru the online registration process to ensure your camper has a spot and email Ruth Terry, Manager of Visitor Services at We are more than happy to refund the amount of your membership discount.***

McWane Science Center reserves the right to cancel camps that do not meet minimum enrollment. If a camp is canceled by McWane Science Center, a full refund will be returned to the registrant. If a registrant cancels a camp, a 50% refund will be made if the registrant notifies the Camp program in writing, emailed, postmarked, or faxed no later than 10 working days prior to the day of camp. Otherwise, NO REFUNDS, will be made. There is a $30 service charge for any returned checks and enrollment will be automatically canceled.


  • 1st-7th grade camps begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm Campers may be dropped off no earlier than 7:45am and can be picked up as early as 4:00 pm and no later than 5:30 pm
  • Pre-K-Kindergarten camps start at 9:00 am and end at 1:00 pm Campers may be dropped off no earlier than 7:45am and must be picked up no later than 1:00 pm.

Both before and after care are included in camp registration. Before Care is available from 7:45am-9:00am and after care is available from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm.  Museum time, activities, and games will be provided during these times.

Pre-K-Kindergarten campers MUST be picked up by 1:00 pm. All other campers MUST be picked up by 5:30 pm for afternoon camps. There will be a $5 late pick up charge for every 10 minutes your camper stays after pick up time. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Hot lunch and snacks are included with your camp registration fee. Lunch time is 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm. Campers are supervised during lunch and activities are provided. A snack is offered around 10:30 am for morning camps and 10:30 am and 3:30 pm for all day camps. Our menu is an attempt to avoid most common food allergies like nuts and strawberries. If you have additional dietary concerns you may send a lunch with your camper. No refund or discount will be given for these days. PLEASE REMEMBER TO INDICATE ANY AND ALL ALLERGIES ON THE RELEASE FORM as we will adhere to those guidelines.

4k – Kindergarten Morning Camps: Astro Tots, Little Leonardos, Ocean Commotion, Prehistoric Pals, Storytime Science, Building Blocks, Animal Antics

1st and 2nd Grade Full Day Camps: Animals Far and Wide, Robots Rules, Creative Chemistry, Flight School, Rockin’ Dinosaurs, Mystery Science, Build it Better.

3rd and 4th Grade Full Day Camps: Science Fiction Science, Forces of Nature, Bits and Bytes, CSI McWane, Robot Engineers, Junior Veterinarians, Design Challenge.

5th – 7th Grade Full Day Camps: Tech and Tinker Lab, Biology Bound, Advanced Robotics, Storm Chasers, Engineering and Designs, Citizen Science, Land and Sea.

For More information or to Register for McWane Science Summer Camps visit their Website

Visit our Full Summer Camp List for 2017 to see all the camps happening around Birmingham.

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