Summer Camps 2017

The 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!


2017 Summer Camp Registration is closed. Please check back in the spring of 2018 for next summer's offerings. In the meantime, stop by for one of our public shows!


Space Adventure Camp (entering grades 2-4)

Summer Camp KidsSpace Adventure camp leads kids on a warp-speed exploration of our universe. Campers plunge into astronaut training activities, create comets, launch rockets, build telescopes and much, much more in this engaging, hands-on camp.

June 26-30, 9 AM - 4 PM (Closed)

July 31 - August 4, 9 AM - 4 PM (Closed)

"Counselors were fantastic, activities were great. Our daughter learned so much and was so excited to go every day." Anonymous elementary school parent



Space Engineering Camp (entering grades 5-6)Building Solar Cars

Campers probe with probes, design solar ovens, craft human sun dials, and experience astronaut training while exploring human interactions with space in this technology rich, interactive camp. Kids end the week with testing their Mars Landers with an egg drop!

June 12-16, 9 AM - 4 PM (Closed)

July 17-21, 9 AM - 4 PM

"They loved the hands-on work and the engaging teachers.  They said there was no busy work and everything was interesting." Anonymous middle school parent



Space Engineering Camp (entering grades 7-9)

Making a solar ovenCuriosity and a love of space propel campers through this week-long exploration of our relationship with the universe. Kids use technology to probe and experiment while creating science projects that fuel their desire to learn.

June 19-23, 9 AM - 4 PM (Closed)






"The kids LOVED the experience and definitely want to return next year. They readily woke up, prepared for the day (packed their own lunch, etc.), and were ready to go to camp every morning...and always had cool-awesome-wonderment stories to tell at pickup and on the ride home." Lee B.


$150 GSH&RP Family Member
$180 UofL Affiliates (must have valid UofL ID)
$200 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.

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