LOCKs Early Learner Camps


Discover STEAM topics together with your child through exciting hands-on activities, including science investigations, games, music, and more!


3 – 5 years old


90 Minutes

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

First and third Saturdays of each month.

An important message regarding 2022 Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids

Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids will continue as scheduled for 2022. We are still closely following CDC guidelines and regulations on Mars Hill to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

If you have any questions, our dedicated staff is always here to help. Please contact Education Coordinator Kelly Ferguson for questions, comments, or concerns (contact info above).

Fun and learning with STEAM

Created for children ages 3 to 5, these activity-based, hands-on camps explore science and include STEAM elements. Camps are usually held on the first and third Saturdays of each month unless otherwise noted.  Even though there are two classes offered per month, the same lesson will be taught throughout a given month.

These 90-minute camps — led by Lowell educators — take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Parents are able to explore topics in physics and astronomy with their children. Activities include science investigations, games, storytime, music, engineering, art, and more! Maximum 12 children per camp.



Members: $20 per child; $10 for each additional sibling
Non-members: $25 per child

Parent attendance is MANDATORY. The prices listed are per session. You may register for one month at a time, or for multiple dates. Register for 5 months and the 6th month is free!

*NOTE: The session on the third Saturday of each month will be recorded for training purposes. If you do not wish to participate in these videos, please do not register for those classes.

**Scholarships are available upon request.
Apply here.

Enroll today to expand your child's world tomorrow!

2022 Topics

Jan 15 | Electricity & Magnetism: Magnetism

Children will make a magnet-powered car that they will get to take home.

Feb 5 & Feb 19 | Our Moon: The Moon’s Environment

Children will explore lunar features such as craters and mare.

March 5 & March 19 | Light & Optics: Light

Children will create shadow puppets to discover properties of light.

April 2 & April 16 | Planets: Terrestrial

Children will learn about the terrestrial planets through various experiments.

May 7 & May 21 | Sun: Energy from the Sun

Children will construct and launch a hot air balloon and will also build and use (weather permitting) a pizza box solar oven.

June 4 | Our Solar System: Comets

Children will observe the formation of a comet and investigate how its tail is influenced by the solar wind.

July 9 | Force & Motion: Newton’s 1st Law

Children will experiment through play with inclined planes, levers, and pulleys. They will also create a painting using force and motion.

Aug 6 & Aug 20 | Constellations: Shapes & Stories

Children will build and take home a miniature planetarium.

Sep 3 & Sep 17 | Matter: Phases of Matter

Children will explore various states of matter through experiments and play.

Oct 1 & Oct 15 | Earth: Layers of the Earth

Children will construct volcanoes and watch them erupt.

Nov 5 & Nov 26 | Thermodynamics: Temperature

Children will create and learn to use a thermometer.

Dec 3 & Dec 17 | Space Travel: Mars

Children will construct Mars rovers and perform experiments on a simulated Martian surface.

Camps Contact

Kelly Ferguson


(928) 233-3280