Spend Your Fall + Winter Breaks with us!

Spend Fall + Winter break with us during our day camp programming! 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!

Campers spend the day from 9am-4pm participating in hands-on art-making activities, playing in creative games and exploring the Museum’s interactive galleries.

Camps are divided by grade:

  • Grades PreK-K (ages 4-6)
  • Grades 1-6 (ages 7-12)

2018 Camp Schedule and Registration Coming Soon!


Member Pricing

Price Per Day

Full Week Discount
4-Day Camp: $200

Member Sibling Price Per Day
$49 for member siblings

Member Sibling Full Week Discount
4-Day Camp: $176
5-Day Week: $200

Non-Member Pricing

Price Per Day

Full Week Discount
4-Day Camp: $224
5-Day Week: $280

Non-Member Sibling Price Per Day
$55 for non-member siblings

Non-Member Sibling Full Week Discount
4-Day Camp: $196
5-Day Week:: $224

Winter Camps

Monday, December 18, 2017 | Community Helpers

Create art together and share it with your community!

All ages: SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | Beach Day

Warm up this winter with beach-inspired projects at the Museum.

All ages: SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | Global Art

Celebrate people and cultures from all over the world through art making.

All ages: SOLD OUT!

Thursday, December 21, 2017  | Fiber Art Fun 

Design and assemble funky soft sculptures using fabric, fiber and more!

All ages: SOLD OUT!

Friday, December 22, 2017 | Kids Cafe

Ring in the season chef-style with festive making and baking projects.

All ages: SOLD OUT!

(no camp on Monday, December 25)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 | Cardboard Creations

Discover all that you can make using cardboard and other paper pieces.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017 | Paint Studio 

Explore painting techniques and get messy with color in our paint studio.


Thursday, December 28, 2017 | Winter Crafts and Creations

A cozy day at the Museum! Snuggle up and create winter-inspired works.


Friday, December 29, 2017 | Locally Grown

Make tasty treats and fun projects using ingredients from the Museum’s garden!


Fall+Winter Camp Information

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available during our Fall & Winter Camps. Volunteers will be able to support staff and students by helping with activities, art projects and more! Student volunteers can earn community service hours for school. Positions are limited – apply today!

Enrollee Age/Grade Requirements

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.

Instruction & Staffing Ratios

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.

Camp Information & Guidelines

Meals & Snacks

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. The Museum does not provide lunches or snacks. Little campers (PreK-K) have snack in the morning and afternoon. Older campers (1st grade and up) have morning snack only. Please pack and label snacks accordingly!

Authorized Adults
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 camps@thinkplaycreate.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.

Drop-off & Pick-up
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 at camps@thinkplaycreate.org prior to the start of your camp session.

Behavior Policy
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.

Illness Policy
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.

What to Bring
Clothing: Our camps are activity-oriented and students will spend a significant amount of time working with art materials. Please make sure your child has comfortable clothing that they can get messy and comfortable walking shoes. We recommend that you send your Little camper with a change of clothes.
Sunscreen: Please apply sunscreen before camp. You may send sunscreen along with your child for re-application.
Beverages: We recommend that students bring a water bottle with them daily. A drinking fountain is also available in the classroom area.
Snacks and Lunch: Snacks and lunch will not be provided by The New Children’s Museum. We ask that students bring their own snack and lunch.
Toys and Electronics: We ask that campers leave toys and electronics at home. This helps keep them focused during the day, and prevents the loss of a treasured item!
Medications: Please make sure that medications have been given prior to arrival at The New Children’s Museum. Please include on your medical release form any information about relevant medical issues, including medications that will need to be taken during camp hours. The New Children’s Museum will not be responsible for administering medications, unless arrangements have been made in advance with the Education team. Please contact us at camps@thinkplaycreate.org to discuss the needs of your child.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
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.

Museum Closure!

The Museum will be closed during Comic-Con from Monday, July 16 through Tuesday, July 24. We look forward to seeing you again when we open on July 25!