Discovery Center Summer of Science

You may register for multiple classes on one form; one registration form per child.

Cost Per Week:

Pre-K: ages 4-5, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Members: $75 - Non-members $85

Grades 1-12: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Members $165, Non-members: $185

*some workshops have an additional supply fee listed in workshop description

*workshop participatns wil received 1free t-shirt during their first week of classes!

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.  To pay with a credit card, must include Visa, Mastercard, or Discovery number on downloaded registration form.  Once it is processed, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.

                                                                                                    

Pre-K - K (Ages 4-5)
Half Day Session: 9am-12pm
Monday-Thursday
Children must be age 4 by the workshop date 

3-2-1 Blast Off! - June 2-5 or July 7-10
Get ready for an outer space adventure that's out of this world! Take a tour of the planets in our solar system, learn about stars, and explore our moon.  We'll also explore what makes planet earth special, plus investigate forms of matter and where they exist in our solar system! Register on-line here or download a registration form.

Splish Splash Science - June 9-12 or July 28-31
Dive into a world of water! Find out what makes water special and why it's important.  Be prepared to get wet, have fun, and explore the wonders of water! Register on-line here or download a registration form.

Flights of Fancy - June 16-19 or July 21-24
Look up in the air! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a bat! It's an insect! It's a fish! If it flies, we'll study it! Come join this high-flying adventure! Register on-line here or download a registration form.

Go!Go!Go! - June 23-26 or July 14-17
Beep, vroom, choo-choo! Take the wheel and learn all about things that go! From trucks to race cars, and trains to fire engines, we'll explore moving things of all shapes, sizes and speeds! Buckle up for an active exploration of different types of transportation! Register on-line here or download a registration form.

                                                                                                   

Grade 1-2
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Register child going into this grade for fall 2014

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me! - June 2-5 or July 7-10
Avast me hearties! Search for buried treasure, try to keep your pirate ship afloat, learn to navigate the high seas, and find out why any good pirate needs an eye patch, and more in this week full of pirate fun. Register on-line here or download a registration form.


Movieology - June 9-12 or July 14-17
Movieology is back! Get ready to investigate the science fun from our 3 summer features: "EPIC", "THE CROODS" and "FROZEN." We'll explore the tiny science in "EPIC," using microscopes and discovering nature's hidden side.  In "THE CROODS" we'll head back in time and observe the wild creatures and extreme conditions of prehistoric earth.  Finally, things will cool off as we experiment with the colder side of water and the icy wonderland in "FROZEN!" Register on-line here or download a registration form.


Backyard Science - June 16-19 or July 21-24
Explore the amazing world of science that can be found in your very own backyard.  Investigate insects and learn how they help to keep our yards beautiful.  Dig in the garden and grow your own vegetables, look inside of seeds and flowers and learn about the wildlife outside your window.  Register on-line here or download a registration form.


Launch Pad - June 23-26 or July 28-31
Get ready to launch to new heights of summer adventure with this workshop dedicated to high flying fun! We'll build and launch rockets, drop parachutes, fling things through the air, and measure how far they go.  Why don't they go forever? Let's find out.  Register on-line here or downloard a registration form.

                                                                                                                                                                                                

Grade 3-5
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Register child going into this grade for fall 2014

Stop Motion Animation - June 2-5 or July 7-10
Back by popular demand! Have you ever wondered how they made movies like Wallace and Grommet, Gumby, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? Here's your chance! Our stop motion animation class will equip you with everythig you need to know about making an animated movie or two! We'll end the week with a film festival to show off the week's creations! This workshop is best suited to detail oriented, creative learners looking for a new challenge! Register on-line or download a registration form.

Video Game Programming - June 9-12 - Class is Full - Call to get on waiting list
Learn to program your very own video games using MIT's Scratch programming language.  We will explore the fundamentals of programming, while making math concepts fun and practical.  What's a variable? How do we use the coordinate system? If you love video games and thinking hard outside the box, you'll love this class. Register on-line here or download a registration form. ***THE JULY 28-31 CLASS IS FULL. Please call Guest Services to be on the waiting list: (417) 862-9910 X 706

Let the Games Begin! June 16-19 or July 21-24
It's more than just a game! Come explore the theory and strategy behind Game design. Board games, trading card games, puzzle games,,,we'll play and investigate them all! Make your own game boards, create your own characters, and even design your own trading cards! Game time will never be the same again!  Register on-line here or download a registration form

Think-It, Make-it, Try-it - A Maker class - June 23-26 or July 14-17
Get ready to think, plan, design, test, and invent! We'll be busy building contraptions, constructing solar ovens, inventing a mouse trap car, building a doodle-bot and more! Daily challenges will keep future inventors busy all week! ($10 additional supply fee applies.) Register on-line or download a registration form. 

                                                                                                    

Grade 6-8
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Register child going into this grade for fall 2014

COMBO - Stop Motion Animation AND Video Game Programming - June 16-19

 Can't make up your mind? You don't have to. For grades 6-8 we are offering these 2 topics together in the same room at the same time.  Mix & match your topics. You can do a little of each, or just one or the other! You choose, experiment and explore! Register on-line or download a registration form.

                                                                                                  

Grade 9-12
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Register child going into this grade for fall 2014

Pre-College Summer Science Series (PCS3) - July 21-25
Discovery Center is joining with faculty and staff from Missouri State University's College of Natural and Applied Sciences to provide high school students with a highly stimulating environment for the exploration of science and engineering.  Topics in physics, chemistry, biology and engineering will be included in the program.  We'll meet at DCS each day, then travel to the MSU campus where participants will investigate and explore science topics with MSU scientists, utilize college laboratories, and discover options for study in college.  This workshop includes a Field Trip Friday, with a behind the scenes tour of Jordan Valley Innovation Center to learn about exciting career path options. ($20 additional supply fee applies) Register on-line or download a registration form