Study stars, make robots and more this June at Grandparents University® at UNT

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 20:30

What: Grandparents University® -- Grandparents (or other family members) and their grandchildren from ages 7 to 12 can take classes and get a taste of university life in this summer camp offered by the University of North Texas

When: June 19 and 20 (Thursday and Friday)

Where: UNT campus


  • $417 for event only (no housing) for two people;
  • $463 for housing and event for two people;
  • $496 for event only (no housing) for three people;
  • $595 for housing and event for three people.

If you enroll in astronomy, add $5 per person.
Registration includes free T-shirts for all participants.

Contact: To register, visit For information, call 940-565-3481 or email

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Learn how to make a robot, discover more about the stars or find out how crime scene investigators identify fingerprints at Grandparents University®, a two-day summer camp offered by the University of North Texas.

Grandparents -- or other family members -- and their young ones from ages 7 to 12 are invited to pick two out of 10 "majors," where they get hands-on experience learning about robotics, computer animation and more. Campers have the option of staying in a university residence hall, where they can get an authentic taste of college life.

Now in its sixth year at UNT, Grandparents University® in past years has drawn campers from around the Dallas-Fort Worth area and as far as Boise, Idaho.

This year's classes include:

  • Robotics
  • Astronomy
  • Adventures in Veterinary Medicine
  • CSI: Fingerprinting and Identification
  • 3-D Constructions
  • Mean Green Geocaching
  • Apparel Merchandising
  • Computer Animation
  • Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
  • Storytelling 101

Watch a video about Grandparents University:

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