Extraordinary Explorations and Awesome Adventures Camp will begin Monday, June 21 for Eco Explore week, and run through August 20.

Campers become immersed in hands-on science and nature activities alongside friends old and new. A mix of traditional camp songs and games adds to the weekly experience.

Important Safety Guidelines During Camp This Summer:

  • Campers will be in groups of no more than 10 campers and two counselors.
  • Campers will be expected wear masks and to maintain six feet of distance between themselves and others whenever possible. Different camp groups will not mix.
  • More details outlining our specific plans to comply with physical distancing and disinfecting guidelines will be available before camp begins. Parents with specific questions may contact campdirector@ecotarium.org.
  • A new Parent Welcome Packet will be sent out with updated information regarding changes to our programming, preparing your child for camp, and drop-off and pick-up instructions.
  • Register: online, or call 508.929.2703
  • Camper age: MUST be 4 ½ (half day program only) or 5 years old by June 22, 2021
  • Camp hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Half-day Tadpole (ages 4 ½ - 6) hours: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Members: please contact membership@ecotarium.org to receive your discount code upon purchase.

Pricing per week

  • Ages 7–14* (Investigators and CITs): $345 for members, $365 for non-members
  • Ages 4.5–6 (Tadpoles) Half Day: $195
  • Ages 5–6 (Tadpoles) Full Day): $360 for members, $380 for non-members

Deposits & Payments:

  • Phone: 50% per session per child (balance due May 15, 2021)
  • Online: paid in full at time of registration
  • All camp payments are non-refundable now that our camp season has officially started. For families that have already registered and do not wish to attend camp onsite, we are able to transfer your camp session to our virtual platform. 
Required Forms:
  • Our camper paperwork system will be changing this year.  More information will be
    provided shortly after registration begins.
  • Camper forms are going digital! Starting February 1, 2020, all of our camper paperwork
    (except initial registration & payment) can be submitted online through CampDoc. An
    online link to complete your required camp paperwork through CampDoc will be sent to
    you via email after your initial registration through the EcoTarium.
  • Required camp paperwork includes acknowledgement of our camp guidelines, as well as
    required health forms, permission forms, and waivers.  It is the parent/guardian's
    responsibility to complete and return these forms before the child attends camp. State
    and local camp regulations require us to send your child home if we do not have these
    forms on file.
  • If you have any questions about the camp paperwork process, please contact our Camp
    Director at campdirector@ecotarium.org or 508.929.2721.

2021 Summer Discovery Camp

Register Here:

June 21-June 25 Eco Explore

Jump into summer with a week full of hands-on investigation, exploration, and fun. Open to ages 4.5-10.


June 28 – July 2 Creature Feature

Peek behind the scenes to meet native wildlife and discover how different animals talk, eat, move, and play.

Open to Tadpoles and Investigators.


July 5 – July 9 ImagiNature

Spark your creativity, imagination, and wonder as you explore science and nature through art, movement, and storytelling.

Open to Tadpoles, Investigators, and CITs.


July 12 – July 16 Mission: Earth and Space

Journey around the Earth and beyond the Solar System as you take on stellar science and astronomical engineering challenges.

Open to Tadpoles, Investigators, and CITs.


July 19 – July 23 Outdoor Adventures

Construct shelters, catch frogs, and explore the woods as you practice the skills you need to enjoy the great outdoors.

Open to Tadpoles, Investigators, and CITs.


July 26 – July 30 Solve it with STEM

Engineer solutions to real-world problems found in your backyard and across the globe.

Open to Tadpoles, Investigators, and CITs.


August 2 – August 6 Spies and Mysteries

Solve an exciting EcoTarium mystery using imagination, forensic science, technology, and engineering.

Open to Tadpoles, Investigators, and CITs.


August 9 – August 13 Animal Treats and Training

Discover the challenges and rewards of being a zookeeper as you learn how to keep creatures happy and healthy.

Open to Tadpoles, Investigators, and CITs.


August 16 – August 20 Wild About Nature

Explore the museum’s historic collections and try your hand at modern methods for studying the beauty and diversity of nature.

Open to ages 4.5-10.


Counselor in Training (CIT) Program: Ages 13-14

Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is for young teens interested in learning and teaching science and nature topics. Teens build leadership skills through team-building activities alongside their peers, and discover firsthand what it’s like to be a camp counselor as well as productive members of their community. Mentor counselors coach CITs as they learn to apply group-facilitation skills and assist younger campers. CITs will leave this program with a sense of teamwork, stronger communication skills, and a better understanding of who they are as leaders. This program is also excellent preparation for our popular Junior Counselor volunteer program. Camp fees and registration apply.

Click on the dates above to Register! 


Community Service Volunteer Opportunity for Teens – Junior Counselors: Ages 15-17

A great volunteer opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience in the field of nature and science! Junior Counselors earn community service hours while working directly with campers under the supervision of a mentor counselor. Topics include but are not limited to: natural science, engineering, technology, astronomy, and group and team building games. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry methods that encourage exploration, self-directed learning, and stewardship of the natural environment. Junior Counselors must commit to a minimum of two to three weeks. A day-long training session is required.

Applications are due by March 31st of each year. If you have any questions, contact Teri Lynes, Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator at: volunteer@ecotarium.org

Click Here to Download the Application

To compliment Summer Discovery Camp, our Virtual Summer Camp offerings are available and open for registration

Virtual Summer Camp

This camp complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local board of health.