Camps + Classes

Day and Overnight Camp Options for any Adventurer

Find an experience to spark kids’ curiosity no matter what they’re into — from design labs right here in Portland to fossil hunts in the middle of the desert. Looking to stay in town? Our day camps hosted at OMSI ,PCC, and the Rail Heritage Museum offer stellar science education close to home where kids can learn about animation, robotics, chemistry, and more. Ready for a bigger adventure? Our overnight camps on the coast and in the high desert make Oregon’s backyard your site for adventure, exploring and fun.

Save the Date!

Summer registration begins February 1st!

Winter Break Classes

Combine all the fun of LEGO with a week at OMSI! You will explore physics and engineering ideas as you bring your creativity to life with more LEGO bricks than you have ever seen. From designing and building Portland’s newest bridge to grinding gears creating a leaf collecting vehicle you’ll have a blast building. Each day is an adventure so don’t miss a day!

Wilderness First Responder

OMSI’s Hancock Field Station is hosting a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course taught by NOLS Wilderness Medicine. This nationally recognized 10 day course will teach you how to respond to emergencies in a backcountry setting.

Summer Day Camps

Explore forensic science, program a LEGO® robot, create animated movies, pilot a drone, care for exotic pets and more at our action-packed day camps and classes in the Portland metro area.

K – 1st Grade Camps

2nd – 3rd Grade Camps

4th – 5th Grade Camps

6th -8th Grade Camps

Overnight Camps

Fill their summer with outdoor adventures. Film a documentary, learn desert survival, go rafting, backpack through stunning wilderness areas and more at our overnight camps in the desert and on the coast!

Drop off and pick up your overnight campers at OMSI’s Water Ave site in Portland.

Camp Gray

Nestled between the expansive dunes of South Beach and Yaquina Bay, The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray in Newport has unique access to the thriving ecosystems of the Oregon Coast.

Camp Hancock

Located within one of the world’s most significant fossil sites, the visible geologic record and juniper sage grasslands of Hancock Field Station in Fossil provide a peek into Central Oregon’s past.

OMSI For All

OMSI is committed to making science-fueled fun available for all in our community. Please inquire about our financial assistance programs.