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Camp Discovery 2019

Discovery Cube Junior Heroes

Location:Entering Grades:Dates:
Discovery Cube
Orange County
K-16/17 – 6/21;
7/8 – 7/12;
7/22 – 7/26
Full DayHalf Day
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00pm

Monday – Friday
9:00am – 1:00pm
Member Price: $255 Full day / $170 Half Day*

General Price: $295 Full day / $195 Half Day

*Valid Discovery Cube Membership required for member pricing. Membership must be valid on the 1st day of summer camp since they will be checked during in-processing.

Extended Drop Off and Pick Up Times: 8:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-5:00 pm (No Additional Cost)

Unlock the world of superheroes in our Discovery Cube Superhero camp. Learn more about your favorite hero stars and what makes them so powerful while exploring our summer exhibit “DC Superheroes: Discovering Your Superpowers”. Use your superpowers as you learn about electricity, animal characteristics adopted by superheroes, and understand what it takes to maintain a superhero lifestyle. Campers will design and create their own comic universe, complete with heroes, sidekicks, and villains. Once your young heroes learn about special abilities, they will stop crimes by using science and the power of teamwork. Full day camps include additional projects and activities. This camp includes a Friday afternoon showcase for the campers’ families.

Discovery Cube Heroes: With Great Powers…

Location:Entering Grades:
Dates:
Discovery Cube
Orange County
2-36/24- 6/28;
7/15 – 7/19;
7/29 – 8/2
Full DayHalf Day
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00pm
N/A
Member Price: $255 Full day *

General Price: $295 Full day

*Valid Discovery Cube Membership required for member pricing. Membership must be valid on the 1st day of summer camp since they will be checked during in-processing.

Extended Drop Off and Pick Up Times: 8:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-5:00 pm (No Additional Cost)

Unlock the world of superheroes in our Discovery Cube Superhero camp.  Learn more about your favorite hero stars and what makes them so powerful while exploring our summer exhibit “DC Superheroes: Discovering Your Superpowers”.  Use your superpowers as you learn about electricity, animal characteristics adopted by superheroes, and understand what it takes to maintain a superhero lifestyle. Campers will design and create their own comic universe, complete with heroes, sidekicks, and villains. Once your young heroes learn about special abilities, they will protect their neighborhood by using science and the power of teamwork. This camp includes a Friday afternoon showcase for the campers’ families.

Content and activities are slightly more advanced than “Discovery Cube Junior Heroes” to reflect age group and capabilities.

Space Camp: Mission to Mars

Location:Entering Grades:Dates:
Discovery Cube
Orange County
3-57/15 – 7/19;
7/22-7/26;

7/29- 8/2

Full DayHalf Day
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00pm
N/A
Member Price: $255 Full day*

General Price: $295 Full day

*Valid Discovery Cube Membership required for member pricing. Membership must be valid on the 1st day of summer camp since they will be checked during in-processing.

Extended Drop Off and Pick Up Times: 8:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-5:00 pm (No Additional Cost)

Prepare for an adventure: Getting to and living on Mars! Campers will explore the engineering process by designing a rocket ship to start their journey. Campers will then create a Martian Lander to get them safely on the ground. Test ways to survive the harsh Martian environment, gather resources needed to survive, and create a rover that can speed through alien terrain! In collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Discovery Cube has designed a week of excitement and learning for campers that is sure to be out of this world!

Code Constructors: An Exploration of the Raspberry Pi

Location:Entering Grades:Dates:
Discovery Cube
Orange County
5-86/17 – 6/21;
6/24 – 6/28
Full DayHalf Day
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00pm
N/A
Member Price: $295 Full day*

General Price: $335 Full day

*Valid Discovery Cube Membership required for member pricing. Membership must be valid on the 1st day of summer camp since they will be checked during in-processing.

Extended Drop Off and Pick Up Times: 8:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-5:00 pm (No Additional Cost)

Calling all budding computer scientists: Code Constructing camp needs you! Campers will learn all about computers, from circuitry to programming, as they experiment with programming software and alter the real world through physical computing. By constructing text based programs, campers will create their own games and digital art. With just a few clicks, the world of Minecraft will unfold as campers learn how to create code for a special version of this popular sandbox video game. To pull all their new skills together, campers will build a sensor-based prototype and operate it with their own unique codes. By the end of camp, coding will become as easy as Pi. This camp includes a Friday afternoon showcase for the campers’ families.

Code Constructors 2: The Next Dimension

Location:Entering Grades: Dates:
Discovery Cube Orange County5-87/8 -7/12
Full DayHalf Day
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00pm
N/A
Member Price: $295 Full day*

General Price: $335 Full day

*Valid Discovery Cube Membership required for member pricing. Membership must be valid on the 1st day of summer camp since they will be checked during in-processing.

Extended Drop Off and Pick Up Times: 8:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-5:00 pm (No Additional Cost)

Did Code Constructors camp leave your young programmer wanting more? In Code Constructors 2: The Next Dimension campers will get introduced to more advanced computing software while building on the skills developed in the introductory Code Constructors camp. A split between physical computing and coding, campers will become familiar with programs used by professionals in the technology industry. Design and render a 3-D simulation using animation software, generate a product to be created in a 3-D printer, program your own app to be used on a phone instantly, and more! Available only to those who have completed the week of Code Constructor: An Exploration to the Raspberry Pi camp, space is limited. This camp includes a Friday afternoon showcase for the campers’ families.

Junior Wildlife Adventure

Location:Entering Grades:Dates:
Santa Ana Zoo K-206/24-06/28;
07/15-07/19
Full DayHalf Day
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00pm
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 1:00pm
Member Price: $255 Full day / $170 Half Day*

General Price: $295 Full day / $195 Half Day

*Valid Discovery Cube Membership required for member pricing. Membership must be valid on the 1st day of summer camp since they will be checked during in-processing.

Imagine the excitement of your animal-loving child getting an up-close and personal view of some of the animals to which they are introduced in their beloved storybooks. Each day of this fun and creative camp, campers entering Kindergarten through 2nd grades will learn about the interesting and diverse creatures that inhabit our planet. Within our private classroom at the Santa Ana Zoo, campers will enjoy an animal-themed story time and experience a variety of behind-the-scenes adventures including up close and personal animal interactions, zoologically-based art projects, and scientific experiments specifically designed to impact young learners. This week-long experience will satisfy the wild and tame alike!

Back by popular demand, this camp contains the same curriculum as summer 2018. Content and activities are minimally altered from “Monkey Business” camp to reflect the ages and capabilities of younger campers.

Monkey Business

Location:Entering Grades: Dates:
Santa Ana Zoo 3-506/17-06/21;
07/08-07/12
Full DayHalf Day
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00pm
N/A
Member Price: $255 Full day*

General Price: $295 Full day

*Valid Discovery Cube Membership required for member pricing. Membership must be valid on the 1st day of summer camp since they will be checked during in-processing.

Do you have a future zoologist or veterinarian in your home? Does your child love everything about the animals that share our planet? Join us for a one-of-a-kind, behind the scenes wildlife adventure! Campers entering 3rd through 5th grade will enjoy spending a week in the Santa Ana Zoo to experience the animal kingdom first hand, in a safe, educational, and fun environment. They will come in contact with a variety of wild and domesticated animals (all under expert supervision), learn about adaptations that help these incredible creatures survive in the harshest environments, and get a close-up look at the art and science of running and maintaining a wild animal sanctuary. Take a walk on the wild side and have a blast monkeying around with this exciting hands-on adventure! This camp includes a Friday afternoon showcase for the campers’ families.

Back by popular demand, this camp contains the same curriculum as taught during summer 2018. Content and activities are slightly more advanced than “Junior Wildlife Adventure” to reflect age group and capabilities.

Marsh Madness

Location:Entering Grades:Dates:
San Joaquin Marsh3-57/22-7/26;
7/29-8/2
Full DayHalf Day
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00pm
N/A
Member Price: $275 Full day* ($255 Camp + $20 Bus Fee)

General Price: $315 Full day ($295 Camp + $20 Bus Fee)

*Valid Discovery Cube Membership required for member pricing. Membership must be valid on the 1st day of summer camp since they will be checked during in-processing.

Explore the wonderful world of water through an exploration of the San Joaquin Marsh and Newport Bay. Become a citizen scientist through observation and tracking of various animals found throughout these environments. Identify various plants and learn their potential uses and create a water filter using everyday items! Create natural plant and food based fabric dyes and discover how to recognize edible plants at this serene camp location. This camp includes a special one day field trip to Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest in Newport Beach with busing provided. Camp cost includes a field trip transportation fee.

**Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be confirmed three weeks in advance of the purchased camp date. Refund includes a $40 service fee.

HOURS AND CALENDAR

Today’s Hours
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Discovery Cube is open daily except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

TICKET INFORMATION

Save time by purchasing your tickets online!

Tickets can also be purchased upon arrival at the Discovery Cube entrance.

DIRECTIONS

2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Alternate transportation options are available via OCTA and Metrolink.