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Summer Discovery Camps 

Week long camps June 1 - August 21 

Get up close and personal with hands-on science with summer Discovery Camps! Sign up for camp favorites including Mini Medical School, GrossologyTM, Lil' Chefs Academy and more! And don't miss out on our brand new camp, DeBakey Cell Lab, an exciting new camp for budding biologists! Find out more about the DeBakey Cell Lab here.

See the 2015 summer schedule, camp FAQs and register online here.

Camp Hours

All camps meet from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
An Extended Camp Days option (7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) is available during all camp sessions for $50 per child.


Lunch meals are provided for every summer discovery camper! Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available on a weekly basis. Menus available the morning of the first camp day. 

Early Bird Registration 

Register between now and April 30 and save! Purchase one camp and receive $25 off any additional camp after that. Camps must be purchased in in a single transaction to take advantage of this offer. Member receive an additional $25 off all camps. Not a member? Join today.

Camp Registration

Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to high demand for camp spaces, all sales are considered final. During the camp season, camps that are full will be posted as such on our website. If a camp is full, your registration and payment will not be processed, and you will be contacted promptly so that you can make other arrangements. You will have the option of placing your camper on a wait list.


Financial aid will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to families who demonstrate need. Financial aid is limited, and each student with need may only receive financial aid once during the calendar year. 

Scholarship applications will be accepted April 1 - May 15, 2015 only. 

To apply for financial aid, submit:

  • a completed scholarship application with your student's top three choices for camp selections
  • a copy of your family’s most recent Federal Tax Return (1040) 
  • a letter from the student applicant stating why the student wants to attend our camp program 
  • a letter of recommendation from your counselor or teacher
  • a copy of your camper's 2013-2014 report card

Applicants that are awarded a scholarship will be notified of receipt of a financial aid award. Scholarships are awarded for the cost of the camp only and does not include Extended Camp Days. Incomplete applications are not accepted. Please email your scholarship and/or financial aid questions to No phone calls please.

Member Discounts

Membership must be current to take advantage of early registration and discounted camp fees. Family Level members and above are eligible for discounted camp fees. For more information about memberships, visit the membership section of our website or contact the membership department at

Cancellations, Drop/Adds, and Refunds

The Museum reserves the right to cancel camps that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements. If a camp is cancelled by the museum, registrants will receive a full refund. There is a $50 fee for all cancellations or camp transfers. In order for a registrant to receive a refund (minus cancellation fee) for a camp cancellation, registrants must contact the Summer Camp Office in writing no later than 14 calendar days prior to the first day of camp. There are no refunds for camp registrations cancelled or dropped by registrants less than two weeks before camp begins.  There is a $25 fee for returned checks.

Questions? Contact or 713-337-8449.

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