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2014 Lowell Observatory Tykes Camp

Intended for children ages 3 to 5, these activity-based, hands-on camps explore science and include STEM elements. With the exception of October, camps are held on the third Saturday of the month. The October camps are on the second Saturday of the month.

These 90-minute camps - led by Lowell educators - are offered at two times: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Parents are able to explore topics in physics and astronomy with their children. Each child will receive a notebook for recording activities, which include science investigations, games, story time, music, engineering, art, and more!

Dates and Programming

Date Topic Highlights
Jan 18 Force and Motion: Newton's 2nd Law Children use catapults to learn about Newton's 2nd Law.
Feb 15 Constellations: Distances between Stars Children form 3D constellations using glow sticks in order to learn about the distances between stars.
Mar 15 Matter: Mass and Weight Children will use scales to learn about mass. They will also find out their weight on different planets.
Apr 19 Earth: Day and Night Children construct Earth-Moon-Sun models and will use them to learn about what causes day and night.
May 17 Thermodynamics: Temperatures in the Solar System Educators perform liquid nitrogen demonstrations to teach children about extreme temperatures in the solar system.
Jun 21 Sun: Features of the Sun Children observe the Sun through special solar telescopes and make drawings of the features they see.
July 19 Electricity and Magnetism: Static Electricity Children experiment with static electricity. They also get to observe mini lightning strikes and see an educator's hair stand on end.
Aug 16 Moon: Astronauts on the Moon Children build lunar rovers and perform experiments on a simulated lunar surface.
Sep 20 Light and Optics: Mirrors Children use low-powered lasers to learn how light reflects off mirrors.
Oct 11 Planets: The Planets in our Solar System Children perform various experiments to learn about conditions on other planets.
Nov 15 Other Solar System Objects: Comets Children construct a comet and observe how its tail blows.
Dec 20 Space Travel: Mars Children construct Mars rovers and perform experiments with dry ice.

 Cost and Reservations

Prices listed are per session; attend the session(s) of your choice.

Members $10 per child; $5 for each additional sibling.

Non-members $15 per child.

Parent attendance is MANDATORY.

Max 10 children per camp. Space is limited so please register today!

For reservations or more information, contact Samantha Flagg at or
(928) 856-9484.