Preschool Camp


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 2021 Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids

Lowell Observatory has resumed elementary and middle school summer science camps for 2021. We are closely following CDC guidelines and regulations on Mars Hill to ensure everyone’s health and safety, and so we have decided to operate at half capacity and exclusively outdoors. This decision is subject to change as more of our colleagues and neighbors receive the vaccine, and the observatory moves through the appropriate phases; further details can be found on our COVID-19 Information page.

Our Saturday morning preschool camps will resume as the Flagstaff weather gets warmer. These classes will also take place exclusively outside.

The Counselor in Training (CIT) program for high school students has been temporarily suspended as we navigate through this unprecedented time. We plan to resume the program in the future.

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).

90-minute Day Camps

Fun and learning with STEAM.

Led by Lowell educators, these camps take place from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Together with your child, you’ll engage in STEAM-based activities like engineering, art, science investigations, games, story-time, music, and more!



Please note: due to COVID-19 precautions, camps will operate at half capacity, be fully outdoors, and parent attendance will be mandatory. With the outdoor nature of this year’s camps, we tentatively plan to start in April based on average Flagstaff temperatures.

2021 Topics

April 3 & April 17 | Earth: Layers of Earth

Children will construct volcanoes and watch them erupt.

May 1 & May 15 | Thermodynamics: Temperature

Children will create and learn to use a thermometer.

June 5 & June 19 | 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.

July 3 & July 17 | Electricity & Magnetism: Magnetism

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

Aug. 7 & Aug. 21 | Our Moon: The Moon’s Environment

Children will explore simulated lunar features.

Sept. 4 & Sept. 18 | Light & Optics: Light

Children will create shadow puppets to discover properties of light.

Oct. 2 & Oct. 16 | The Planets in Our Solar System: Terrestrial Planets

Children will learn about the terrestrial planets through various experiments.

Nov. 6 & Nov. 20 | Other Solar System Objects: Asteroids

Children will discover properties of space rocks and compare them to rocks on Earth.

Dec. 4 & Dec. 18 | Space Travel: Space Station

Children will learn about what it takes to live and work in space.

Enroll today to expand your child's world tomorrow!

Camps Contact

Kelly Ferguson


(928) 233-3280