Spend your summer break with us!


The New Children’s Museum offers camps (ages 5 – 10) that are project-based and taught by professional artist-educators. The program encourages young artists to work individually and in small groups and offers activities where they can think, play, and create. All camps and studios take place from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday and include classroom time to explore projects, learn new skills and enjoy the Museum. 

Summer Camp FAQS


Pricing is the same for members and nonmembers.

The Museum offers a week long 5 day camp at: $550

The week of July 1 – July 5 is a four day week (no camp July 4) priced at: $440

Camp Dates + Themes

June 24 – 28  

Fantasy Fun (Ages 5-7) 

Jump into a mystical world by creating your very own fantasy costume fit for any fairy, wizard, or elf! 


Beyond Painting (Ages 8-10) 

Bring your paintings to life while exploring different mediums to learn how to transition from a 2D to 3D world.  

July 1 – 5 (No Camp on July 4)

In the Style of… (Ages 5-7) 

Get inspiration from different artists of the past and present and create artworks in a variety of styles and mediums. 


Project Runway (Ages 8-10) 

Unlock your inner fashion designer with sewing, jewelry making, and more! With fun “daily challenges” and fashion forward projects these campers will be ready to strut the catwalk come Friday afternoon! 

July 8 – 12 

Toy Tinkers (Ages 5-7) 

Create your own toys! Use various mediums to make soft toys and board games.   


Art 101 (Ages 8-10)  

Do you love all types of art? This week campers will explore painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, and so much more!    

July 15 – 19 

Sculpt it! (Ages 5-7) 

Dig your hands into clay and discover a new way to create artworks that can be viewed from all angles. Use found objects to build 3D sculptures that can bring your imagination to life. 


Fantastic FABrication (Ages 8-10) 

Build FABulous work that combines art and engineering. Become an inventor through design challenges using cardboard, wire, and other materials.  

July 29 – August 2

Mini Making Mayhem (Ages 5-7) 

Make tiny trinkets, decorative dioramas, petite paintings, and anything else cute! Create a mini world of your own design with clay and other building materials. 


Trash to Treasure: Exploring Eco Art (Ages 8-10) 

Create a range of artworks from recycled, discarded, and re-used materials, and learn about how art can help the environment.  There is no Earth without Art!  

August 5 – 9 

BUGS BUGS BUGS! (Ages 5-7) 

Do you love creepy crawlies? Create bug themed art of your favorite critters and learn about how bugs help our world thrive! 


Storytelling Through Art (Ages 8-10) 

Explore different ways and forms to tell a story. Learn how to make different types of books and characters out of various materials.   


For questions regarding camps, contact us at camps@thinkplaycreate.org.

Lower Level Renovations

We’re undergoing some renovations to our Lower Level. Please excuse any construction you may see or hear during your visit-current exhibit spaces will not be impacted.

Thank you for understanding!