Pioneer Camps

Adventure is upon you! Explore fun activities from art making to dancing to cooking, paired with trips to the Museum’s art installations for playtime. Our Pioneer Camps are designed specifically for children in grades 1-3, and are held from 9am-4pm.

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

Pioneer Camps take place every week from June 15 to August 21, 2020 (except for Comic Con week, July 20-24). See weekly camp descriptions below. 



member pricing

5-day week: $315
Sibling 5-day week: $268

non-member pricing

5-day week: $340
Sibling 5-day week: $289

Extended Care

4-5pm | $45/week per student
*Available for all ages every week of summer.

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 to make arrangements.

Summer Camp 2020 Dates

June 15-19  

Art + Science
Travel the universe through science! Become a secret scientist and learn about balance, motion and more through fun and artistic experiments. 

Street Art 
Explore the world of street art! Learn about contemporary artists and experiment with exciting materials to create your own tag, design stencils and make a group mural.  

June 22-26 

Creating a Kingdom
Hear ye, hear ye! Go back in time to create a kingdom complete with a castle, knights in shining armor and fire-breathing dragons. 

Make 3-dimensional art! Build together and create awesome sculptures using plaster, wax, wood and more. 

June 29-July 3 

Building a City
Design a city of the future! Work together to build a city with neighborhoods, parks, skyscrapers and more. 

Locally Grown
Ready, set, grow! Work together in the garden and the classroom during this fun camp that’s all about plants and art. 

July 6-10 

This is Not a Camp
Explore the unexpected! Learn about famous Surrealists and Dadaists through painting, collage and more. 

Fiber Arts 
It’s a fiber arts party! Learn new techniques for sewing to express your creativity through this soft and flexible art form. 

July 13-17 

Character Design 
Invent a character and tell their story! Learn how to draw a unique character and then bring them to life through illustrated storytelling. 

Intro to Puppetry 
Puppeteers welcome! Learn the basics of puppetry to create and perform with shadow puppets, found-object puppets and more. 

July 27-31 

Colorful Exploration
Express yourself! Explore the language of color as you create wonderful, colorful works of art using paint, pencils and more.   

Putting on a Play
Get ready for opening night! Create a scene complete with costumes, set design and a script written together. 

August 3-7 

Art Relay
On your marks, get set, go! Flex your creative muscle and participate in active, art-filled games and activities. 

Cover to Cover
Look, it’s a book! Learn how to fold, cut and stitch creative, handmade books to fill with ideas, writings and illustrations. 

August 10-14 

Making a Restaurant
Calling all chefs! Make tasty recipes, design your own logo and work together to open a restaurant for friends and family. 

Inventor’s Workshop
Discover your inner innovatorExplore creative and artistic design challenges to solve problems and think like inventors. 

August 17-21  

Making Miniatures
Build a magical miniature world! Learn to design and build small-scale using your imagination and a variety of fun materials. 

Giving Through Art
Explore new materials and learn more about yourself through projects that you can share! Make a self-portrait, create a gift for someone you love and experience the joy of giving to others.