Explorer Camps

Make a new discovery every day of the week! Work directly with artists to explore the Museum and learn new techniques and innovative approaches to art making. Our Explorer level camps are designed specifically for children in grades 4-6. Explorer camps are held 9am-4pm. Camps for grades 4-6 take place July 1-3 and 5 (no camp on July 4) and July 29 – August 2. See 2019 camp dates below.

Family and friends are also invited each Friday to an exhibition to view artwork created during the week.

All summer camps have either passed or are sold out. Stay tuned for fall + winter camp dates!


member pricing

5-day week: $280
Sibling 5-day week: $238
4-day week*: $224
Sibling 4-day week*: $190

non-member pricing

5-day week: $315
Sibling 5-day week: $268
4-day week*: $252
Sibling 4-day week*: $214

*4-day pricing is only available during the week of July 1-5 (no camp on July 4).

Extended Care is available for all ages every week of summer.

After Care: 4-5pm $45/week per student

Registrants can sign up for a single day of extended care if needed at the rate of $9/day, please contact the Education team at camps@thinkplaycreate.org to make arrangements.

2019 summer camp dates

July 1–3 & 5 (No Camp on 7/4)

Puppet Masters
Artist: Jason Johnson

Aspiring puppeteers welcome! Learn about the mechanisms of puppetry to create and perform with fully-functional rod puppets, shadow puppets and more.

July 29–August 2

Artful Chefs
Artist: Paul Holbach

Join our chefs in the kitchen! Make tasty recipes together and enjoy lots of hands-on instruction in assorted cooking skills and techniques.