Orbits Curiosity Camp


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Ignite a child’s love of science

Lowell Observatory’s mission is to conduct astronomical research and share it with the public, which makes it the perfect place to excite children about science. In 2012, Lowell educators developed the Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids (LOCKs) to inspire awe and wonder in the next generation. In 2023 LOCKs was relaunched as Orbits Curiosity Camp.

Every year, Orbits Curiosity Camps provide high-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning opportunities to approximately 200 children between the ages of 3 and 15. Our staff of professional educators offer curriculum for three different age groups:

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Camp activities develop children’s observational skills, foster their ability to think critically, and instill in them a sense of excitement about STEM.

How to Give

The fastest and most secure way to give your Orbits Curiosity Camp gift is right here through our website. Use the form below to give a one-time gift or one that recurs monthly, quarterly or yearly.

You can also mail a check payable to Lowell Observatory. Please include the completed donation form with your gift.

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Orbits Curiosity Camp Scholarships

Camp scholarships allow children from low-income families to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience. Every summer, we receive approximately 80 scholarship applications.

  • Early Learners Camp (one Saturday a month): $25 per session
  • Elementary School Camp (week-long session): $275 per child
  • Middle School Camp (week-long session): $350 per child

Lowell educators also offer STEM activities at the Flagstaff Family Food Center twice a month. This partnership allows low-income families to participate at no cost.

  • Flagstaff Family Food Center: $100 per session

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