Chabot Summer Science Camp

Calling all young engineers, astronauts, explorers, makers, and problem solvers!

In 2018, Chabot Space and Science Center will offer summer camps with four different science and engineering themes. Designed for students entering grades 1-6, each week-long camp will provide immersive, hands-on learning experiences combining science, engineering, and outdoor explorations to develop problem-solving skills as well as science understanding.

Campers will navigate a range of indoor and outdoor activities led by Chabot instructors, all taking place inside Chabot’s science labs, classrooms, and museum spaces as well as outdoors in Redwood Regional Park. Our camps are designed to be active and highly engaging. Alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards provides skills to support learning during the school year.

Why Attend?

  1. Designed and led by teachers and curriculum experts
  2. Combines fun and learning
  3. Filled with rich science content & authentic hands-on activities
  4. Integrated with our outdoor redwood environment
  5. Focused on creativity and problem solving
  6. Develops teamwork and collaboration skills

Experience the best Chabot has to offer, including behind the scenes access and experiences not available to the public.

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Feedback from Parents Last Summer


Grades 1-6 in fall 2018


$499/$449 per week
prorated week of July 2


June 25 - August 3


9-4 PM daily

Early Care

8-9 AM

After Care

4-6 PM

Group Size

Max 20 campers
by grade levels


2 per group
+ interns

Camp Programs

Mars Adventure

Live out a weeklong mission to Mars! Travel through space and survive on another planet to rescue a stranded scientist. Working in teams, you will tackle challenges, including surviving in space, landing on Mars, exploring the planet, setting up communication, and conducting search and rescue.

This original and immersive experience features daily in-depth science activities, engineering challenges, and outdoor explorations, all woven around an exciting storyline. Each day, a piece of the story will be revealed through multimedia presentations and video, as students discover vital scientific information and communicate with the lost scientist.

Mars Adventure was extremely popular last year. Sign up early to reserve your seat on this non-stop adventure!

Grades 1-6
June 25-29, July 16-20

Operation Moon Base

You and a group of NASA scientists have been selected to be the first engineers to live on the Moon! Design, build, and test solutions for traveling to and surviving on a permanent Moon base while learning mission critical background information. Throughout the mission, you will use the engineering design process to identify landing sites, discover useful resources on the Moon’s surface, and build rockets, robots, and Moon rovers. Like all engineers, we will work together, learn from our mistakes, and constantly improve our designs!

This engineering-focused camp provides opportunities to engage in hands-on engineering projects that bring the adventure of space exploration to life. The camp will culminate in a lunar engineering exhibition.

Grades 1-6
July 2-6*, July 23-27, July 30-August 3

Camp Create

Start innovating and unleash your creativity with Camp Create! Come use real tools to create high-tech and low-tech projects allowing your imagination to run wild. Inspired by Chabot’s new Project Create exhibit, makers of all skills and abilities will enjoy tinkering, problem solving, and collaborating. Camp Create will culminate in a project showcase.

Camp Create extends way beyond the activities in our brand new Project Create exhibit. Sample activities include sewable circuits, recycled materials derby, cardboard arcade, jewelry making, and more!

Grades 1-6
July 2-6*, July 9-13, July 23-27


Planet Earth needs your help! Show others how to take care of our home planet by creating stop-motion animations that educate and inspire creative solutions to global challenges. Explore climate science, green energy production, and redwood ecology.

Using iPads, campers of all abilities will learn to use video and audio tools and apply them to character development, storytelling, and science concepts. Small teams will work on collaborative projects from conception to post-production. The weeklong camp will culminate in a mini-film festival.

This course is being redesigned using tools and materials from previous animation workshops. The sample videos feature previous student work.

Grades 3-6
July 9-13, July 30-August 3


June 25-29 - Mars Adventure
July 2-6* - Operation Moon Base & Camp Create
July 9-13 - Eco-Animation & Camp Create
July 16-20 - Mars Adventure
July 23-27 - Operation Moon Base & Camp Create
July 30-August 3 - Eco-Animation & Operation Moon Base
*4 day week, no camp July 4, camp fee prorated


  1. Review the Summer Camp FAQ for more details and answers to common questions.
  2. Complete the on-line registration form once for each child. Repeat as necessary. Currently, sessions for all age groups are available.
  3. Complete one total payment (all participants and all weeks) with a credit card. Be sure to sign in to receive your membership discount which will be reflected in your final total at check out. Your registration is not complete until payment is submitted.
  4. If you need further assistance, contact us using the information below.


Phone: 510-336-7450

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