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Summer is coming. Spend it with Museum Camps

LEGO, rockets and amusement park science highlight Cincinnati Museum Center camps on sale February 1

CINCINNATI – When school is out, Museum Camps are in. Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) Spring Break and Summer Camps go on sale February 1.

With kids home from school and cries of “I’m bored” on the horizon, CMC is here to help you harness that energy into creative, interactive camp experiences that will sharpen your children’s knowledge of science, technology, history and the arts. Museum Camps are the perfect way to keep your kids busy, engaged and learning all break long. So grab your calendar and start planning the perfect adventure for your little explorers.

From muggles to Jedis, master builders to mad scientists, there’s a camp for every kid. Let your imagination run wild and put your engineering skills to the test in LEGO Master Builder and LEGO Engineering camps. Put on a pair of goggles and get your hands dirty as you dive into icky, sticky experiments and find which chemicals react to cause flashes and bangs in Crazy Chemistry Camp. Tap your inner Spielberg and learn about the science of special effects as you work to create characters, deisng a set, write a script and shoot a stop-motion animated film in Future Filmmakers Camp.

Get your invitation to Hogwarts, hop on your broomstick and fly to CMC to learn how to defend yourself against the Dark Arts and participate in the TriWizard Tournament at Harry Potter Camp. Or blast off to Mars and work alongside your fellow space campers to build a habitat to survive on the Red Planet in Mission to Mars Camp. But first you’ll need to learn about the science behind rockets, rovers and more by designing your own bottle rocket as you discover more about NASA’s space program at Rocket Science Camp.

Hit the midway, build your own rollercoaster and create bumper cars before experiencing the science of amusement parks firsthand at Amuseument Park Jr. Camp. At Medical Camp you can learn basic first aid skills, participate in dissections, meet professionals from the medical field and discover what it takes to be a doctor. Put down the stethoscope and pick up a light saber at Jr. Jedi and Star Wars camps, where you’ll undergo extensive Jedi training and work together to destroy the Empire’s battle station.

Whatever your situation, whatever your interests, we have a camp for you. Whether you’re a working parent looking for an alternative to daycare for your future scientist or a parent who wants their amateur archaeologists to spend the summer learning something new, there’s a Museum Camp for that. This year’s camps are available for kids from kindergarten to 8th grade. Each camp begins at 9 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m., with before and after care available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CMC is hosting Summer Camps at Union Terminal, the Cincinnati Observatory, Villa Madonna Academy, Blue Ash Recreation Center and Cincinnati Country Day School. Summer Camps run from May 28 through August 9.

Spring Break Camps are held at Union Terminal (March 25 – 29 and April 22 – 26) and Cincinnati Country Day School (March 25 – 29).

CMC’s Museum Camps are the perfect way to keep your children’s wheels turning and minds active during the brain drain of summer. To view a complete listing of camps with more information and to register, visit

Summer Camps are sold by the week. Receive $15 off each camp when you register for three or more camps.


About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of a select few museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than one million visitors annually. For more information, visit