Summer School Program

Hershey Gardens offers an outdoor learning experience for camp groups of all ages. Spend the day at the Gardens with lunch in our outdoor picnic area!

Programs offered from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday through Friday from June to August.
Fee: $8.00 per student (minimum of 15 students or equivalent value)
1 free adult for every 5 students (must maintain a 1:10 ratio)
$9.00 per additional adult

Summer youth programs provide a service beyond regular Garden admission. Therefore, no discounts, passes, or memberships are accepted for this program.

"Winging It"

Students will become "lepidopterists" as they explore the magical metamorphosis of the butterfly. Program includes a guided tour of the Butterfly Atrium, educational activity, and a self-guided Gardens exploration.

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Summer Camps

Enroll your child in a summer day camp at Hershey Gardens that is sure to be full of discovery, adventure, exploration and fun! Kids can explore art, science and theater.

Science Explorers

Our exciting, hands-on approach to science provides children the unique opportunity to conduct exciting and engaging experiments and activities. In short, we make learning science FUN!

Ready, Set, Summer!

July 2, 3, 5 & 6
For ages 7 - 11
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: $189 (half day)
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: $189 (half day)
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: $320 (full day)

Each day we'll explore a different topic. We'll make exciting gadgets as we explore electricity, build a circuit to create a buzzer, make an electromagnet, create a device to detect static charge and construct a working water wheel. Become chemists as we get elbow deep in chemistry and become engineers as we explore marvelous machines and discover how they make work easier and more fun! Finally, we'll create colorful beach bags using chromatography, make super sidewalk chalk and build solar ovens!

For more information or to register, please visit Science Explorers or call 1.877.870.9517.

Fizz, Bang, Boom!

July 9 - 13
For ages 7 - 11
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: $229 (half day)
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: $229 (half day)
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: $399 (full day)

What do you get when you take the physics of motion, add in some electrifying experiments, and mix it up with some chemistry? Everyone has a blast! In our half day camp you'll create your own motorized invention, experiment with light and flight, make your own kaleidoscope and experiment with giant floating bubbles. Stay for the full day and use chromatography to separate the colors in candy, mix up some crazy chemical reactions, build an electric game, investigate the effects of air pressure, and compete in a tall tower engineering competition.

For more information or to register, please visit Science Explorers or call 1.877.870.9517.

Potions, Powders & Polymers

July 30 - August 3
For ages 7 - 11
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: $229 (half day)
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: $229 (half day)
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: $399 (full day)

Is it science or magic? You'll find out! In our half day camp you'll create erupting foam monsters, conduct amazing air pressure experiments, dig for hidden treasures, investigate the science of illusions and build spectroscopes to view the spectrum of different types of light. Stay for the full day and we'll reveal many mysteries of science as we investigate creepy creatures, learn troll tricks, capture a rainbow in a bottle, make instant snow, mix up glowing slime and conduct lab tests on mystery substances.

For more information or to register, please visit Science Explorers or call 1.877.870.9517.