Camp 8: Spy Academy at Mad Science Office

Run by Mad Science of Austin & San Antonio






Tagged in: Dance, Summer Camps, Academics, Arts & Crafts, Science & Tech

Mad Science Spy Academy camp will help you sharpen your special operative skills as you learn about the secret world of espionage. The key to being a great spy is your ability to use science to “sniff” out your suspects and uncover their secrets. Following are some topics you will explore during this fun five-day camp. These are only a sample of the activities that we will be doing each day. The topics will not necessarily follow this order. However, each of the topics will be included at some point in the camp.

Discover Detection - Use your skills of listening, testing, and observation during this day of detection. We will investigate fingerprints, handwriting, and shoeprints to reveal the identity of our suspects. Listen to an audio crime story to learn clues needed to solve a mystery. Learn to view the story from all angles with a nifty new device.

Spy University - We will utilize spy gear such as metal detectors, spy ears, and motion sensors to hone our skills. Spies need to understand and use secret codes to pass along important information. Our Mad Science spies will investigate the dancing men code, Braille, and many other ways to share classified information. Use your new skills to write a message and digestively dispose of it before it can get into the wrong hands.

Sleuths on the Scene - As a spy you will need to learn how to process clues at a scene. Discover proper procedures as we use all of our senses to study and dissect debris for evidence. Our scientist spies will learn the art of the inflatable fingerprint as they discover perplexing partial and leftover latent prints.

Funky Forensics - Using forensics to evaluate evidence is a huge part of the spy business. Today we will analyze evidence with chemistry, collection skills, and spy tools. The correct conclusions are critical to solving the crime scene puzzle. We will identify acids and bases as well as synthetic blood samples in our forensic lab. Today all of your analytical skills will be tested.

Science of Security - Unlock your spy skill as we tackle the toughest security breaches. We will “pick open” locks, sneak past a whispermeter, and create our own security system. Teams will attempt to crack through each other’s security systems and track a treasure.



Location and Program Information

Map to Mad Science Office

Where: Mad Science Office
6120 W US Hwy, Austin, Texas


About Mad Science of Austin & San Antonio
Mad Science of Austin provides innovative children’s educational entertainment through hands-on science activities in a variety of formats.

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