Fusion Summer Camp

Tucson's favorite science summer camp!

We're back for a summer program filled with science and excitement! Undersea adventures, Lego® challenges, galactic explorations, and much more await you at Flandrau's 2023 Fusion Camp.

Learn more below...

The Basics 


Fusion Camp at the University of Arizona is a summer camp in Tucson featuring science activities, arts and crafts, exploration of science exhibits, planetarium shows, and outdoor activity time for kids entering grades 1st through 5th in the fall semester. All sessions are taught by educators with a passion for inspiring a love of learning and fun!


All sessions are Monday through Friday. Families may sign up for one, two, or three weeks.

  • Week I: June 5 to 9, 2023
  • Week II: June 12 to 16, 2023
  • Week III: June 19 to 23, 2023


Drop off time: 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pick up time: 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Age Groups

Please register for the grade your camper will be entering in Fall 2023. We will have two age groups:

  • Grades 1-2
  • Grades 3-5


Non-Member Rate: $375 / week

Flandrau Member Rate: $335 / week

Programming Themes by Week and Age Group

Week One: June 5-9, 2023

1st - 2nd Grade - Ocean Adventurers


Dive in and learn about amazing creatures that live in the ocean, such as plankton, fish, urchins, and sea stars. Even though we're miles away from the ocean, you will have the opportunity to meet some of these organisms up close in our new Undersea Discovery exhibit.

Registration closed

3rd - 5th Grade - Lego® Challenge

kids playing with legos

Are you up for a challenge? This week's theme includes using LEGOs® to build machines and solve engineering challenges. You’ll explore engineering concepts as you build, test, and improve your machines.

This 3rd-5th grade session is full*

Week Two: June 12-16, 2023

1st - 2nd Grade - Junior Astronomers

Little girl in purple planetarium dome

The discoveries are endless when you look to the stars. Become a junior astronomer as you learn about our galaxy, how to identify planets in our solar system, and learn the stories of the night sky in our planetarium theater. We will explore our galaxy and beyond!

This 1st through 2nd grade session is full*


3rd - 5th Grade - Incredible Insects

Wild world of bugs mesquite bug

Did you know there are more insects on the planet than humans? Grab your nets, bug jars, and magnifying glasses to learn about some of nature's smallest crawling, creeping, and flying friends as we explore the incredible world of insects.

This 3rd-5th grade session is full*

Week Three: June 19-23, 2023

1st - 2nd Grade - LEGO® Builders

children playing with legos

Got levers, pulleys, gears, wheels and axles? We do! Explore the world of simple machines with LEGOs® and more. Gear up for fun and learning in this construction camp that's perfect for all budding engineers.

Registration closed

3rd - 5th Grade - Oceans: Diving Deeper

Child in Sharks Exhibit at Flandrau

Get ready to dive in and learn about diverse ocean life, from the shoreline to the ocean deep. Explore unique adaptations, habitats, and marine food webs. You will have the opportunity to meet some of these organisms up close in our new Undersea Discovery exhibit!

This 3rd-5th grade session is full*


*Need to get on the waitlist?

If you would like to be added to the waitlist for a camp, please email Fusion Camp at FusionCamp@arizona.edu with "Wait List" in the subject line. Please include the camper's first and last name, grade for Fall 2023, camp week, and your best method of contact.


family visiting science exhibits

Become a member and save on Fusion Camp registration! Plus, enjoy free admission to science exhibits year-round, $5 planetarium shows, and many other perks.

Members save $40 per week, per child!


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