When school is out for just a day, come think, play and create at The New Children’s Museum!
Our day camps combine hands-on arts activities with creative games and playtime in the Museum park and installations. You can drop in for just one day, or join us to think, play, and create all week!
Our camps are appropriate for students ages 4-12. Each day, groups are divided by grade to allow campers to participate in fun, age-appropriate art-making activities. Camps run daily from 9am-4pm.
For a sample schedule of a typical day, please contact email@example.com.
January 18 - Magical Art Making SOLD OUT!
February 15 – Inventors’ Workshop SOLD OUT!
February 22 – Slumber Party SOLD OUT!
Friday, November 11 (Veteran's Day) - Storytellers
Share stories with each other and make art inspired by what you hear!
Stay tuned for 2017 dates!
If you are interested in day camps in late November and December, please visit our Fall and Winter Camp page!
$63 non-member; $56 member
Sibling Pricing Per Day
$55 non-member sibling; $49 member sibling
Students will be taught by Museum Teaching Artists, year-round staff members skilled in both art-making and arts education. The staff-to-student ratio is 1:7.
Day camps are organized by age to meet the developmental needs of our campers. Our camp program is intended for children who are currently enrolled in a school program (preschool and up) and are able to use the bathroom independently. Campers will engage in age-appropriate activities with other children of similar ages or abilities.
All camps have a scheduled lunch and snack time, so we ask that you send your child to camp with a packed lunch and snack that DO NOT require refrigeration or heating as well as a healthy snack. The Museum does not provide lunches or snacks, although lunches can be ordered in advance through our resident café, Green Bellies. If your child has food sensitivities, please include that information on your registration form so that we can make appropriate accommodations. Little campers (PreK-K) have snack in the morning and afternoon. Older campers (1st grade and up) have morning snack only. Please pack accordingly!
All campers must be signed in and out every day. Your child must be picked up by one of the adults designated at registration. On your first day of camp, please verify that the list of adults is correct and complete. If you need to authorize additional adults, please submit their full name in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at drop-off. Campers will not be released to adults who are not on the list or who do not have valid identification.
All day camps run from 9am until 4pm. Morning drop-off begins at 8:45am in front of the Museum. Afternoon pick-up begins at 3:50 in the Museum Park. If you would like to retrieve your camper before the scheduled pick-up time, let us know as soon as possible, either at drop-off in the morning or via email or phone call throughout the day. This helps us get your camper to you as quickly as possible.
The New Children’s Museum welcomes students of all levels of ability. If your child would benefit from a special accommodation, please contact the Education team email@example.com prior to the start of your camp session.
Fun and safety are only possible when there are behavior guidelines. Students are expected to show respect for fellow campers, counselors, staff, themselves and the museum facilities. Due to safety concerns, disruptive behavior and physical aggression are not tolerated. Our camp staff are trained to use positive management tools in the camps. If any camper does not respond to these methods, they will be escorted to the office for a time-out. If the problem persists, campers may be removed from the program with no refund.
If your child is unable to participate in camp due to illness, we ask that you keep them at home, both for their own wellness, and to maintain a healthy environment for the other participants. We are unable to offer refunds for missed camp days because your camp fees support the operational costs of the camp as a whole. We appreciate your understanding.
Program sessions are subject to cancellation or change due to insufficient enrollment. You will be notified at least 7 days in advance if your session is cancelled. In this instance, you will receive a full refund in the original form of payment.
Should you choose to cancel your registration for any reason, you must provide notice 14 days before your session start date to receive a refund less a 5% administrative fee. No refunds will be given within 14 days of session start date. However, camp fees can be allocated toward another camp during the same camp program within the same year. Cancellation refunds are issued in the form of a check, and may take up to 30 days to process.