Join us for some Spring Break fun at the Museum!

When school is out, The New Children’s Museum is in!

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!

For a sample schedule of a typical day, please contact camps@thinkplaycreate.org.

Register today!

 

Campers spend the day from 9am-4pm participating in hands-on art-making activities, playing 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)

pricing

member pricing

Single day $63

Sibling single day $54

5-Day package $270

Sibling 5-day package $230

Afternoon Extended Care (all ages) 4-5pm: $9/day

non-member pricing

Single day $70

Sibling single day $60

5-Day package $300

Sibling 5-day package $255

Afternoon Extended Care (all ages) 4-5pm: $9/day

Week One: The Artist's Studio

Monday, March 25 | 3-D Art

Create a sculpture using fabric, clay or wood!

PreK-K is sold out! Spots still available for 1st-6th grade.

Tuesday, March 26 | Adventures in Color

Explore painting techniques and get messy with color!

Wednesday, March 27 | Edible Art

Cook delicious and artistic treats!

PreK-K is sold out! Spots still available for 1st-6th grade.

Thursday, March 28 | From A to Zine

Make a mini maga-“zine” to share with others!

Friday, March 29 | Printmaker’s Studio

Explore the art of making multiples!

PreK-K is sold out! Spots still available for 1st-6th grade.

Week Two: Art of the Great Outdoors

Monday, April 1 | Going Green

Create fun treasures from recyclable materials!

Tuesday, April 2 | Marvelous Minerals

Create art inspired by rocks, mountains and volcanoes!

Wednesday, April 3 | Picnic Party

Learn how to make yummy spring treats!

Thursday, April 4 | In Full Bloom

Make art inspired by and made out of nature!

Friday, April 5 | Animal Planet

Create artwork all about the animal kingdom!

spring break day camp information

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available during our Spring Day 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.

Inclusion
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.

spend your summer break with us!

Our summer camps will begin June 10! Campers spend the day participating in hands-on art-making activities, playing creative games and exploring the Museum’s interactive galleries. Registration is now open!