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Discovery Place Summer Camps offer learning and fun for all ages.

School may be out, but education and adventure are always in at Discovery Place! With Camps for preschool – rising grade 8, there’s a new theme each week to get kids fired up about science, technology, engineering and art.

Information and Policies

Registration Dates

• Registration for Members begins Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
• Registration for non-Members begins Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

Registration Process

• Register online at, call 800.935.0553 or 704.372.6261 x300 weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• Full payment must be made at the time of registration, plus any applicable sales and use tax.
Emergency Medical and Release Form must be completed and returned at least 2 weeks prior to the start of camp.

Membership Discounts

Members, don't forget to sign in or register for our new online portal to receive your discounted rate for Summer Camps.

If you have not already registered for the new system, you will need to create a new username and password to take advantage of exclusive discounts and benefits. If you have registered, please be sure to Sign In before completing your purchase.

Click here to access the new online portal.

If you are newly registered, you may need to Sign Out and Sign In again to receive your Membership discounts. If you are unable to access your Membership account, please contact the Membership Office at or 704.372.6261 x354.

I've registered. What's next?

Send in the Emergency Medical and Release Form at least two weeks prior to the start of camp. This form is REQUIRED. Your Camper will not be allowed to attend Camp until we have a completed form.


Where do I go? What do I do?

Discovery Place Summer Camp takes place at the Museum located at 301 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202. We use a carpool drop-off/pick-up system.
• Approach the Museum going south on North Tryon Street. Make sure you're in the right turn lane. Follow the Museum Summer Camp signs and turn right onto 6th Street. Stay in the right lane. Summer Camp staff will safely assist your Camper out of the car.
The pick-up location is the same as the drop-off location. Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to start of Camp.
• All adults must present a photo ID when picking up Campers. Only adults listed on the Emergency Medical and Release Form will be authorized to pick up a Camper.

What do I pack?

• A nut-free snack and an easy-to-open and close drink bottle.
• Lunch if you're staying for a full-day Camp. You may also pre-order lunches from the Museum's Community Café. The pre-order form is available at right under RESOURCES & DOWNLOADS or call us at 704.372.6261 x300 to have a form mailed to you. Pre-order lunch forms must be submitted the Wednesday before your Camp begins.
• Wear comfy clothes that say, "Hey, I've found the formula for fun this summer!


Lunch Time Supervision and Snacks

• Lunch Time Supervision is offered free of charge from noon - 1:00 p.m. when booking a full-day Camp or one morning and one afternoon Camp during the same week.
• For half-day camps, lunch time supervision is available for $25 per week.
• For full and half-day Camps, kids may bring a bag lunch or order a week of box lunches from Discovery Place's Community Café. Lunches must be pre-ordered through Community Cafe'. Please make sure bag lunches are nut-free.
• Snacks will not be provided; however, a short snack time will be allotted in every Camp. You may send a nut-free snack with your child each day.

Cancellation Policy

• Cancellation notice of 3 weeks is required for a full refund. A $35 processing fee per child, per Camp, will be charged for all refunds.
• Programs with low enrollment 3 weeks prior to the start date are subject to cancellation. If cancellation occurs, the family will be notified and given the opportunity to select another Camp or receive a refund.

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