Summer Camps 2016

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!

Detailed information on 2016 Summer Camps will be posted late winter.

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


Space Adventure Camp (entering grades 2-4)

Space 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 13-17, 9 AM - 4 PM

June 20-24, 9 AM - 4 PM

June 27-July 1, 9 AM - 4 PM

"Loved the egg drop! All the kids were so excited to do theirs! The journals were great! You got my 4th grade son to enjoy the creative writing process even when he thought he didn't want to!" Tricia G.



Space Engineering Camp (entering grades 5-6)

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!

July 11-14, 9 AM - 4 PM

July 25-29, 9 AM - 4 PM

"My son had a great time! Loved all the projects and it inspired him to want to learn more once home." Amy F.



Space Engineering Camp (entering grades 7-9)

Curiosity 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.

July 18-22, 9 AM - 4 PM






"Counselors were very knowledgeable about the things my son had questions about. My son gave you the ultimate compliment. He went into it with a lot of questions in his mind he wanted to get answers to, but the thing he really liked was that by the end of each day he had a whole new slew of questions. It really made him think." Dave L.


$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.

2016 registration will open to family members first and then to the general public. Please check back for more information.