Summer Camps 2023

Each camp includes activities that are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) oriented but hidden in fun educational instruction, arts and crafts, games, and indoor and outdoor activities, with professional and highly qualified counselors. Iron Hill Museum & Science Center in Newark, Delaware, has been connecting families to nature since 1968! Each summer, Iron Hill offers science adventure camps for youth ages 7-13 (depending on the week). Our counselors are trained to teach to various age ranges and excel at helping children learn in many ways.

*Disclaimer: The Iron Hill Museum & Science Center interprets contemporary scientific information. This may include, but is not limited to current scientific methods, researched geological stratigraphy, and historical nature.*

2023 Science Adventure Camps

Having fun making volcanoes!

Earth Explorers: June 26 – 30, 2023 (Recommended for ages 7-11)

What’s under your feet? Investigate the world of rocks and how they were formed.  Go rock hunting and start your own collection.

Ancient Detectives: July 10 – 14, 2023  (Recommended for ages 9-13)

Follow the clues that people long ago left behind. Mystery, intrigue and science wrapped into one fun-filled week of digging, hiking, and observing!

Insect Inspectors: July 17 – 21, 2023 (Recommended for ages 7-13)

Wings, legs, and body parts! Can you tell a katydid from a grasshopper? Learn to identify the insects in Delaware and how to catch and release safely.

Fossil Hunters: July 31 – August 4, 2023 (Recommended for ages 7-11)

Uncover the dinosaur story and find out what they tell us about prehistoric Delaware.  See real life dinosaur skeletons on our field trip.

Nature Rangers: August 7 – 11, 2023 (Recommended for ages 7-11)

Love being outdoors? Sharpen your skills to see the smallest things that usually go unnoticed. They can teach us big lessons!

Basic information for our yearly

Science Adventure Camps

Summer Camps Hours: 9a.m. to 3p.m.

Before and After Care: 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost of each camp: $185 per camper
Extended care is $70 for the week or $30 for mornings and $40 for afternoons. Remember to bring a lunch each day!

If you have any questions or wish to get information for summer camps this year, please contact us at 302-368-5703 or 

Become a member today to take advantage of discounted registration and membership perks.

If you don’t have camper in your household, you can still be a big help. Make a donation to the Education Fund today!

Insect Inspectors on the hunt for a rotten log to investigate! – Maureen Zieber