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The Children’s Science Center Lab is excited to invite campers to a summer of one-of-a-kind STEM-focused fun! At their week-long, full-day summer camps (9 am-3 pm), kids will explore unique STEM themes through hands-on experiments, games, science challenges, and so much more!

The Lab’s engaging camps are designed for kids in rising grades 1-5, and campers will enjoy private use of the Lab (closed to the public during camp time). So give your child a summer camp to remember, full of fun and adventure, alongside other science lovers and fantastic STEM educators!

Choose from week-long and single-day camps:

Week-Long Camps

Mission Space
June 19-23, 2023 & July 24-28, 2023
Rising Grades 1-5

Kids are invited to join the Children’s Science Center Lab on a journey into the outer reaches of our solar system! Campers will prepare for this special mission by researching their destination, transportation, and the technology needed. From planets to stars to moons, campers will explore it all!


Motion Commotion
June 26-30, 2023 & July 31-Aug 4, 2023
Rising Grades 1-5

Get ready for liftoff! Join the Children’s Science Center Lab as they fly, roll, hover, and float into the physics of things that go. Automobiles, locomotives, aircraft, and spaceships — nothing is off limits in this action-packed camp!


Earth Explorer
July 10-14, 2023 & Aug 7-11, 2023
Rising Grades 1-5

Calling all animal lovers, tree huggers, nature explorers, and junior ecologists! Join the Children’s Science Center Lab for a week of exploring deserts, oceans, rainforests, and everything in between. Campers will dive deep into weather, ecosystems, plants, animals, and more!


Ready, Set, Game!
July 17-21, 2023 & Aug 14-18, 2023
Rising Grades 1-5

Does your child like playing games? Have they ever wondered how games are created? At this camp, they’ll think like a game designer and discover the STEM behind gaming.


Single-Day Camps

Slime Lab
July 3, 2023

Spend the entire day making everyone’s favorite non-Newtonian fluid: SLIME! This camp is all about using chemistry and the scientific method to make one final dazzling slime!


Gross Science Lab
July 5, 2023

Does your child like things that make other people say eww?! Then, join the Children’s Science Center Lab for a day in the Gross Science Lab, where they’ll explore the oozing, ugly, rotten side of science!


Hack the Lab
July 6, 2023

Coding meets Escape Room in this camp that uses technology to solve mysteries, escape tricky situations, and crack codes!


Art Lab
July 7, 2023

Art and science come together for a fun-filled day of creativity and technology!



• (703) 648-3130
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• 11948 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033 (Map)
• Fairfax County

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