Summer Camp Spotlight: Science Museum of Western Virginia

Let your camper unleash their inner scientist this summer!

March 8, 2019

Looking for a Summer Camp Program that will let your camper unleash their inner scientist? The Science Museum of Western Virginia has you covered! With a huge variety of hands-on day camps to choose from, and trained educators and volunteers offering individual support, you’re sure to find a program that will engage your camper and help them discover what inspires them. 

From June 10th through August 2nd, each week of the summer boasts a different theme with camps that will excite everyone from future scientists and engineers to actors and superheroes in disguise. Several of our camps feature fantastic guests and trips, including visiting Virginia Tech! Below are some of our featured camps, just be sure to head over to to see the full list of 2019 programs and sign up before spaces run out! 

Kicking it off with some magic! 

Our camp season starts out with a collaborative program featuring Science and Theater with a Harry Potter Theme. From June 10th-14th you can join Mill Mountain Theatre and the Science Museum of Western Virginia for Science and Theatre Camp: Adventures with Harry Potter. In this camp your camper will get to prove that they have what it takes to be the brightest witch or wizard of their age. This full-day camp culminates in a performance for friends and family on the Trinkle MainStage. 

 Something for our smaller scientists

For our youngest learners we offer one week of pre-school camp with Early Explorers. In this camp, 4 and 5 year olds take on the role of world explorers. We will investigate the animals, plants, and habitats found all around the world and also examine the crazy feats of engineering required to travel to some of the most exotic places in our world. 

A Customer Favorite

Returning for a fifth year, the SMWV is excited to host its all girls STEM camp, Science Girls. In this gIrls only program, campers will meet a variety of female STEM professionals as they conduct exciting hands-on activities and tell their stories of pursuing careers in STEM fields. We will also spend a day at the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg to work with some of the STEM professionals in their labs. 

Let’s end with a BANG! 

The museum’s camp season is ending with a literal bang as we reinvent the science fair with our Extraordinary Experiments camp. Throughout this week campers will execute stunning chemistry, master astounding physics, and design their own wacky experiments. 

Spaces book up quickly so make sure you head to to secure your spot today!