Summer Camps 2020

he planetarium offers rich, engaging, summer camps that spark a life-long love of science.

Activities are designed to help kids learn to work cooperatively as well as individually
while building inquiry and problem solving skills.

Family members get a $50 discount - become a member now!

Registration opens to family members only March 9-15. Non-member registration begins March 16.




Child working a puzzle wearing gloves to simulate astronaut having to wear gloves when working in space.Space Adventure Camp (entering grades 2-4)
9 AM - 4 PM Daily
June 15-19, 2020
June 22-26, 2020
July 20-24, 2020

Space Adventure Camp leads kids on a warp-speed exploration of our universe. Campers plunge into astronaut training experiences, build models, launch rockets, express their creativity in daily artistic activities, and much, much more in this engaging, hands-on camp.

"After going to 6 different camps last summer, my child declared this one as his favorite. He loved it so much that he wanted to do it again this summer." Judith D.



Team of 5-6th graders discussing important components to include in  Mars Outpost design.Space Exploration Camp (entering grades 5-6)
9 AM - 4 PM Daily
June 8-12, 2020

Campers explore the world around them with scientific equipment and experiences to explain astronomical phenomena.  Space Engineering Camp targets our place in space and what it takes to explore the ‘great unknown’.  Campers will design solutions to the problems that face future societies by exploring human interactions with space in this technology rich, and interactive camp. Kids end the week with testing their Mars Landers with an egg drop!

"Staff and activities were engaging. Lessons learned were age-appropriate. Overall, there seemed to be a good mix of educational and fun activities throughout the week." Will A.



Space Engineering Camp (entering grades 7-9)
9 AM - 4 PM Daily
July 6-10, 2020

Girl making a lunar lander within certain specifications...will be used in egg drop activity.

The hostile environment of space greatly complicates the job of space engineers.  During Space Engineering Camp, kids will engage in a variety of tasks designed to model the challenges that humans encounter in their exploration of space.  This camp allows students to solve ‘real world’ problems as humans reach for the stars.

 "I work for NASA so my son is around space activities all the time.  He raves about this camp!  It is a testament to the high quality programming the planetarium offers." Jennifer S.W.


$175 GSH&RP Family Member
$200 UofL Affiliates (must have valid UofL ID)
$225 Non-members


If payment is not received within one week of online registration, the registration will be automatically deleted from our system. You are welcome to complete a new registration form if you wish to proceed with registering your child for camp after the one-week payment time frame. Click here for refund information.

Be sure to check out our schedule for fun family events.