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Summer Museum Camp for Kids


Have a blast at Museum Center with our summer programming for kids 7-12!

Summer camps at Museum Center are packed with academic programs and classes that explore history, technology and science through creative, hands-on activities. All summer camps include an OMNIMAX® film along with five days of activities and science programs for kids in all three Museums. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 513-287-7001 to register for our spring and summer camp programs.

Summer Museum Camps

Members $225 per week, non-Members $250 per week. Call 513-287-7001 for more information and to register.

June 16-20: Percy Jackson Summer Camp SOLD OUT
June 16-20: Super Hero Summer Camp
June 23-27: Nano-Science Summer Camp
June 23-27: Cincinnati Time Machine Summer Camp
July 7-11: Star Wars Summer Camp
July 14-18: Mission Control Summer Camp
July 14-18: Camp America
July 21-25: Archaeology in the Field Summer Camp
July 21-25 & Aug. 4-8: Strange Science Summer Camp
July 28-Aug. 1: Harry Potter Summer Camp
Aug. 4-8: Fashion and Design Summer Camp

June 16-20: Percy Jackson Summer Camp

Summer activities that explore mythology and history
For kids ages 7 to 12

SOLD OUT Be like Percy Jackson and help us find missing Museum items as gods, demi-gods and Half-Bloods race against the clock! Join us for fun academic activities and learn about Greek history, symbolism and cryptography. Decode secret messages using telescopes and Greek alphabet ciphers, find clues in hidden corners of Museum Center and be the first to locate Apollo’s bow and arrow. Paired with OMNIMAX® film Living Sea.

June 16-20: Super Hero Summer Camp

Discover comics through science, art & other creative activities
For kids ages 7 to 12

Love action and academic adventures? Dress up like your favorite superhero and explore STEM topics through science programs at the Hall of Justice (Union Terminal). Experience the science behind super powers, draw your own comics and learn about real-life genetic mutations in nature this summer. Paired with OMNIMAX® film Living Sea.

June 23-27: Nano-Science Summer Camp

The perfect STEM summer program for future scientists
For kids ages 9 to 12

Sometimes the littlest things make the biggest difference. Discover the exciting world of nanotechnology by spending time with our resident physicist. Join us for academic science programs for kids that show how sound waves travel through lasers and watch an experiment that makes a can of Diet Coke explode. Paired with OMNIMAX® film Hubble(625 GIRLS points)*

Need-based scholarships are available for this camp! Download the application here

June 23-27: Cincinnati Time Machine Summer Camp

Archaeology, history & summer art programs
For kids ages 7 to 12

Join us for summer activities that allow you to step back in time! Learn about and travel to our city’s most fun and interesting places, like Washington Park and Music Hall. Ring the Freedom Bell in Newport, visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and play games and learn summer activities that would have amused early Cincinnatians. Paired with OMNIMAX® film Hubble.

Need-based scholarships are available for this camp! Download the application here

July 7-11: Star Wars Summer Camp

Discover the physics of sound & space through summer science programs for kids
For kids ages 7 to 12

Think you can escape the Death Star or deactivate a droid? Sharpen your Jedi skills and join us for science programs to learn how to build your own light saber. Then pod-race through the Museum with other campers and watch a real-life scientific demo of sound in space. May the force be with you. Paired with OMNIMAX® film Hubble.

July 14-18: Mission Control Summer Camp

The perfect summer science program for your future astronaut
For kids ages 9 to 12

Adventure through the galaxies and explore space and science through programs led by Museum staff. View mind-blowing images of the Juno satellite and learn about the world’s earliest astronomers. See 3D constellations and even take home your own sky calendar in this summer science camp for kids. Paired with OMNIMAX® film Hubble. (625 GIRLS points)*

July 14-18: Camp America

Explore geography, history & art through creative activities
For kids ages 7 to 9

How many ecosystems exist in the U.S.? Do you call fizzy beverages pop or soda? What state really has the best barbecue? Embrace the road trip by exploring the far-corners of America, and even take a look at how our region’s art and culture compares with others. Paired with OMNIMAX® film Hubble.

July 21-25: In the Field Archaeology Summer Camp

Explore STEM topics, including archaeology, paleontology & geology in this summer science program 
For kids ages 9 to 12

Channel your inner archaeologist and unearth the exciting journey from field to lab through science activities with Museum Center. Visit an active dig site with our Museum archaeologist and discover the people who lived here thousands of years ago. Learn all about working in the field and even take home your own arrowhead! Paired with OMNIMAX® film Dinosaurs Alive. (625 GIRLS points)*

July 21-25 & Aug. 4-8: Strange Science Summer Camp

The perfect summer STEM program for future scientists
For kids ages 7 to 9

Venus fly traps. Woolly mammoths. Giant sloths. Throughout time, the earth’s been home to some pretty strange species. Learn how differences can actually be a good thing and discover how the weirdest animals in the world evolved in this STEM summer camp. Paired with OMNIMAX® film Dinosaurs Alive. (625 GIRLS points)*

July 28-Aug. 1: Harry Potter Summer Camp

Channel Harry Potter & discover magic through science activities
For kids ages 7 to 12

Platform 9 3/4 isn’t hard to find—just take a look around Union Terminal! Help us turn the North Lounge into Hogwarts’ Great Hall, complete with quidditch, house competitions and duels. Learn the magic of arithmancy and herbology just like Harry Potter and support your house in the quidditch cup. Harry Potter Camp programs and activities fill up fast, so be sure to register early. Paired with OMNIMAX® film Special Effects.

Aug. 4-8: Fashion and Design Summer Camp

Unravel a world of creativity & fashion in this summer program
For kids ages 9 to 12

Learn from one of the world’s most creative fashion icons and tour our newest exhibit, Diana, A Celebration in this summer camp for fashionistas. Talk with local fashion experts and designers, join us for fashion-forward summer fun and learn about design throughout history. Show off your own cutting-edge summer outfits in a final runway event.  Paired with OMNIMAX® film Special Effects. 

 

*GIRLS (Girls in Real Life Science) is a program that organizes activities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Every program you participate in teaches you something new about science, technology, engineering and math – and gives you points for participating. If you get enough points, you’ll get to pick your very own GIRLS STEM badge! Learn more >


Reservations

For more information or to make reservations, call 513-287-7001.

 

Child care

Before camp child care
Members:           $5
Non-Members:  $10

After camp child care
Members:            $10
Non-Members:   $15

 

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