Winter Break Museum Camps
Winter Camps will be taking place at Union Terminal and the Cincinnati Observatory. Museum Camps at Cincinnati Museum Center in November and December will continue as planned! While Museum Camps will not be accessing the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, we are excited to visit the Holiday Junction featuring Brickopolis exhibit and look forward to days packed full of fun activities and engaging programs. See below to browse times, age groups, locations and themes.
This year, camps will be available on the following days:
December 18, 2017
K – 2, LEGO: Master Builder: A Master Builder doesn’t need instructions, just their imagination! Take part in building challenges and let your creativity run wild.
3 – 6, Harry Potter: Potions: Join Museum Camp’s Potion Masters as we create sticky and fizzy concoctions by using the best kind of “magic”…science!
December 19, 2017
K – 2, LEGO: Trains: All aboard as we chug along the tracks and visit Holiday Junction to see amazing train displays! Next stops – learning about the mechanics of trains, building LEGO trains and making some train-tastic crafts!
3 – 6, Harry Potter: Care of Magical Creatures: Unicorns and thestrals and hippogriffs – oh my! Learn about these fantastic beasts and meet some curious critters who live at Cincinnati Museum Center!
December 20, 2017
K – 2, LEGO: Art: From building amazing LEGO sculptures to painting with LEGO bricks, try your hand at creating your own LEGO art creations!
3 – 6, Harry Potter: Muggle Studies & Ancient Runes: Practice your ancient runes and de-code secret messages. Dig up some history as we learn how Muggles lived in the past. Learn what, exactly, the function of a rubber duck is!
December 21, 2017
K – 2, LEGO: Boats & Bridges: Can you make a LEGO boat that floats? What about a bridge that could withstand an earthquake? Put your engineering skills to the test as we dive into a world of boats and bridges.
3 – 6, Harry Potter: Defense Against the Dark Arts: From Draco to Bellatrix to Voldemort – this day is dedicated to the villains of Harry Potter! Make your own book of spells, practice your dueling skills and learn how to defend yourself against the Dark Arts.
December 22, 2017
SOLD OUT K – 2, LEGO: Dinosaurs: Dig up some fun as we learn all about dinosaurs. Explore different types of dinosaurs, dig up and identify fossils and show off your prehistoric knowledge as we build LEGO dinosaurs and have a RAWRing good time!
3 – 6, Harry Potter: Triwizard Tournament: It’s time to put your wizarding skills to the test in the Triwizard Tournament! You have been chosen by the Goblet of Fire to participate in games, trivia, dueling and the Triwizard Cup scavenger hunt. See if you have what it takes to be a Triwizard Champion!
Monday, December 18
K – 2 and 3 – 6, Telescopes: Travel to outer space with us without leaving Earth! Learn about the historic telescopes that are still in use today at the Cincinnati Observatory and find out more about new telescopes that let us see galaxies throughout our universe.
Tuesday, December 19
K – 2 and 3 – 6, Stars and Moons: How many stars are in the universe? What did it take to put humans on the moon? Learn this and more as we look in and beyond our galaxy.”
Wednesday, December 20
K – 2 and 3 – 6, Planets: There are eight magnificent planets in our solar system but what happened to our ninth planet? Could there be other planets to still discover? Find out as we explore our solar system!
Thursday, December 21
K – 2 and 3 – 6, Living in Space: Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Put your skills to the test as we explore what astronauts need to live and thrive in outer space.
Friday, December 22
K – 2 and 3 – 6, Rockets!: Three… Two… One… Blast off into an awesome time! Explore spacecraft technology and build your own bottle rocket.
December 27, 2017
K – 2, Super STEAM: Story Book Science: Lovers of stories and science – this camp is for you! We’ll experiment to make a Seuss-worthy oobleck and put our engineering skills to the test as we make a zip line to save Rapunzel from her tower.
3 – 6, Super STEAM: Intro to Robots: From Brush Bots and Doodle Bots to Ozo Bots and preliminary coding – learn about the basic mechanics and technology of robots!
December 28, 2017
K – 2, Super STEAM: Construction: Get ready to put on your hard hats and safety vests as we learn about construction! Practice your building skills and meet some of the construction workers who are restoring Union Terminal!
3 – 6, Super STEAM: Architecture: Discover the world of architecture that combines art and science to create amazing things! Learn about the design and engineering of building, and meet some of the architects who are restoring Union Terminal!
December 29, 2017
K – 2, Super STEAM: Get Messy!: Spend the day getting your hands dirty as we dive into some messy science and icky, sticky experiments.
3 – 6, Super STEAM: Fizz, Flash, Bang!: Have a blast at this camp that is exploding with fun! Create firework paintings with film canister rockets, make exploding baggies and construct your own poppers to celebrate the New Year!