When school is out – Museum Camps are in!

Explore science, technology, history and the arts through creative activities and games at Cincinnati Museum Center’s fun and educational Museum Camps. Whether there’s a day or a week off from school, there’s a camp for that.

During Museum Camps, CMC is happy to provide:
  • Locations at Union Terminal and the Cincinnati Observatory
  • Online registration
  • Before and After Care
  • New exciting and educational programming
  • Afternoon snacks
  • OMNIMAX® Film or Featured Exhibit

Fall and Winter Camp Schedule

Future Astronauts, Grades K – 1

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Union Terminal

Your training begins here! Discover the science behind space exploration, prepare your crew and your ship for a journey to the stars and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by visiting the Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX® Theater to see Apollo 11: First Steps Edition and experience the Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibit.

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Rocket Science, Grades 2 – 4

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Union Terminal

All systems are go for launch! As part of our crew, you’ll learn about the science behind rockets, rovers and more! Learn about the Saturn V rocket that launched the Apollo 11 astronauts to the Moon and design your own rocket throughout the week. Campers will join educators from the Holocaust and Humanity Center to learn how their individual strengths can be applied in space and help support your astronaut team members. Visit the Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX® Theater to see Apollo 11: First Steps Edition and experience Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibit.

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Living In Space, Grades K – 1

Thursday, December 26, 2019 | Union Terminal

Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Put your skills to the test as you explore what astronauts need to live and thrive in outerspace. Engineer solutions for future space exploration challenges. Visit the Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX® to see Apollo 11: First Steps Edition and experience the amazing journey of the first person to walk on the moon.

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Mission to Mars, Grades 2 – 4

Thursday, December 26, 2019 | Union Terminal

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out how to take astronauts to Mars for the very first time. Once humans arrive on the Red Planet, you’ll work with your fellow space campers to build a Mars habitat and solve problems through challenge-based projects. Campers will join educators from the Holocaust and Humanity Center to learn how their individual strengths can be applied in space and help support your astronaut team members. Visit the Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX® to see Apollo 11: First Steps Edition and experience the amazing journey of the first person to walk on the moon.

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Moons Jr., Grades K – 2 & 3 – 5

Thursday, December 26, 2019 | Cincinnati Observatory

Take a giant leap into an awesome camp as we explore our moon and discover the other moons in our solar system!

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Spectacular Solar System, Grades K – 1

Friday, December 27, 2019 | Union Terminal

There are eight magnificent planets in our solar system, but what happened to our ninth planet? Could there be other plants to still discover? Find out as we explore our solar system! Visit the Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibit to experience the first astronauts who explored Earth’s moon.

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Space Explorers, Grades 2 – 4

Friday, December 27, 2019 | Union Terminal

Travel to outerspace with us without leaving Earth! Learn about the telescopes that let us see galaxies and the way modern scientists are exploring space today. Visit the Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibit to experience the first astronauts who explored Earth’s moon.

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Rockets Jr., Grades K – 2 & 3 – 5

Friday, December 27, 2019 | Cincinnati Observatory

3...2...1... blast off into an awesome camp! Explore spacecraft technology and build your own bottle rocket.

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Awesome Animals Grades, K – 1

Monday, December 30, 2019 | Union Terminal

Investigate animals and their amazing adaptations. Explore these adaptations first hand during animal encounters with our museum friends. Visit the Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX® Theater to see and experience the training that rescue and service animals go through in Superpower Dogs.

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Awesome Animals Jr., Grades 2 – 4

Monday, December 30, 2019 | Union Terminal

Investigate animals and their amazing adaptations. Explore these adaptations first hand during animal encounters with our museum friends. Visit the Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX® Theater to see and experience the training that rescue and service animals go through in Superpower Dogs.

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Space Adventure, Grades K – 2 & 3 – 5

Monday, December 30, 2019 | Cincinnati Observatory

Blast off into an awesome adventure! Join the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Cincinnati Observatory as we look through telescopes, observe the mysteries of the universe and the astronaut skills.

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LEGO Master Builder, Grades K – 1

Thursday, January 2, 2019 | Union Terminal

A Master Builder doesn’t need instructions just an imagination! Take part in building challenges, learn engineering basics and let your creativity run wild. Visit the Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX® Theater to see Apollo 11: First Steps Edition and experience the amazing journey of the first person to walk on the moon.

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LEGO Engineering, Grades 2 – 4

Thursday, January 2, 2019 | Union Terminal

Discover different types of engineering and put your skills to the test as you participate in design challenges and learn to build simple machines. Visit the Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX® Theater to see Apollo 11: First Steps Edition and experience the amazing journey of the first person to walk on the moon.

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Stars, Grades K – 2 & 3 – 5

Thursday, January 2, 2019 | Cincinnati Observatory

Shoot for the stars as we learn about our star, the Sun, and how it powers our Earth! Explore how stars are born and discover other stars in our galaxy.
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History in the Making Grades K – 1 (NEW!)

Friday, January 3, 2019 | Union Terminal

Travel through time to explore the cultures that built Serpent Mound. Finish with an experience of Cincinnati in the 1800s with our Public Landing. Learn life and trade skills from different periods and make history! Visit the Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX® Theater to see Rocky Mountain Express and learn about the historic building of the nation’s first transcontinental railway.

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History in the Making Grades 2 – 4 (NEW!)

Friday, January 3, 2019 | Union Terminal

Travel through time to explore the cultures that built Serpent Mound. Finish with an experience of Cincinnati in the 1800s with our Public Landing. Learn life and trade skills from different periods and make history! Visit the Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX® Theater to see Rocky Mountain Express and learn about the historic building of the nation’s first transcontinental railway.

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Rocket Science, Grades K – 2 & 3 – 5

Friday, January 3, 2019 | Cincinnati Observatory

All systems are go for launch! As part of our crew, you’ll learn about the science behind rockets, rovers and more! Design your own bottle rocket as you discover more about NASA’s space program.

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“My daughter had a great time. When we dropped her off after the first day, she ran right up to her counselors and fellow campers. It was obvious that she was comfortable and felt safe there."