Palm Beach County parents and curious campers, rejoice! The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is currently hosting virtual summer camp sessions and will transition to in-person sessions on Monday, June 22. Designed for children ages seven to twelve, the virtual camps feature the innovative Camp-in-a-Box, which contain a majority of the supplies needed for at-home experiments and can be picked up at the center.
This week’s virtual Get Amped session will run through Friday, June 12, and will teach campers the science of music with lessons on sound waves and the basics of music theory. Next week’s In My Backyard session will explore Florida’s ecosystems through Friday, June 19. These one-hour long lessons are split into two age groups, ages seven to nine and 10 to 12. These camps are $75 for non-members and $70 for members and will be offered over Zoom.
“The safety of our campers and staff remains our number one priority,” said Kate Arrizza, President and CEO of the Science Center. “That’s why the new guidelines we have in place will make sure everyone has fun while staying protected. We are excited to offer a place for children to go while their parents, some of whom are essential workers, do not have to worry.”
In-person camps offer something for multiple scientific disciplines. From anatomy to space and chemical reactions to coding, the kids will find something they love. The dates run June 22 to August 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.