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Spring & Summer Day Camps

Spring & Summer Day Camp

The Children’s Museum offers fun-filled day camps that get kids’ minds and bodies moving during spring and summer breaks. Our Day Camps are a great, safe place for kids to spend their holidays.

Museum campers will create, discover, learn, and meet new friends as they explore exciting themes related to our galleries and special travelling exhibitions. Grouped with others of a similar age, campers will enjoy stimulating, age-appropriate activities all day long. With indoor and outdoor activities, games, crafts, time in the galleries, special guests, and a field trip (in summer camps), your children are sure to have a memorable week full of adventure!

Please Note:

  • Our Summer Day Camp activities are suitable for children entering Kindergarten through Grade 4 in the upcoming 2018-2019 School Year.

Day Camp Details

Dates: Monday, July 2 – Friday, August 31, 2018

Time: 9:25AM – 4:00PM
(Early drop-off from 8:15AM – 9:25AM and late pick-up from 4:00PM – 5:00PM available at no additional cost)

Rate: $175/week (*Note: Short weeks will be pro-rated)
(Children’s Museum Members save 10% on registration!)


Summer Day Camp Weekly Themes

Join us for a summer break full of fun activities and exploration time in our 12 galleries! To coincide with our 2018 travelling exhibition Castle Builder, each week of Day Camp will feature its own theme and hands-on activities, crafts, and games (as well as a field trip in summer weeks!) – all designed to spark kids’ creative learning. More specific information about each week’s activities will be published as it becomes available.

**NEW FOR 2018!**
The Children’s Museum Day Camp is now open to children in Kindergarten through Grade 4.

  • Week 1: July 2 – July 6, 2018 | Busy Builders
    Put on your hard hats and get ready to build! Help us create and master our very own life-sized maze. The sky is the limit as we get moving and have fun!
    (Focus on Physical Education)
  • Week 2: July 9 – July 13, 2018 | Dream, Draft, Design!
    Hypothesize, test, and experience the wonders of science in this week filled with experiments! Join us as we put on our thinking caps and experiment to create our own personalized potions.
    (Focus on Science)
  • Week 3: July 16 – July 20, 2018 | Artful Artisans
    Unleash your creativity in this week filled with art! Showcase the many different sides of you as we create our very own emotive masks, and experience and experiment with a variety of artistic styles. There’s no end to the masterpieces you’ll make!
    (Focus on the Arts)
  • Week 4: July 23 – July 27, 2018 | Time Travelling Tinkerers
    Travel back in time as we explore buildings throughout the ages! Venture into the great outdoors where we’ll observe the world around us, and use what we see to create our own miniature community.
    (Focus on Social Studies)
  • Week 5: July 30 – August 3, 2018 | Busy Builders
    Put on your hard hats and get ready to create! Help us create and master our very own life-sized maze. The sky is the limit as we get moving and have fun!
    (Focus on Physical Education)
  • Week 6: August 7 – August 10, 2018* | Dream, Draft, Design! (*short week)
    Hypothesize, test, and experience the wonders of science in this week filled with experiments! Join us as we put on our thinking caps and experiment to create our own personalized potions.
    (Focus on Science)
  • Week 7: August 13 – August 17, 2018 | Artful Artisans
    Unleash your creativity in this week filled with art! Showcase the many different sides of you as we create our very own emotive masks, and experience and experiment with a variety of artistic styles. There’s no end to the masterpieces you’ll make!
    (Focus on the Arts)
  • Week 8: August 20 – August 24, 2018 | Time Travelling Tinkerers
    Travel back in time as we explore buildings throughout the ages! Venture into the great outdoors where we’ll observe the world around us, and use what we see to create our own miniature community!
    (Focus on Social Studies)
  • Week 9: August 27 – August 31, 2018 | Creative Critters
    Calling all animal lovers! What kind of critter do you like best? Adopt and care for your own toy critter as we help build a habitat for our animal friends.
    (Focus on Living Things)

Day Camp Registration

Registration for Summer Day Camp is now OPEN. Spaces are limited, so register early!

We offer three convenient ways to submit a registration request:


About Castle Builder

Castle Builder Logo

Summoning all castle builders! Builders of all ages are invited to explore, build, and play in the Children’s Museum’s new travelling exhibition—Castle Builder! In this exhibition, guests are transported to a kingdom where they become castle builders, building their own toy castle brick by brick. In Castle Builder, builders of all ages and skill levels can construct castles, learn about real-world castles and their building secrets, and plan their ideal castle’s defenses. Guests can even explore the inside of the royal castle, test their fortress designs with a catapult, and spot a dragon.

Read More…

Castle Builder was produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis


Exhibition Sponsors

Local tour sponsored by
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Local support provided by
Len Dubois Trucking Inc. Qualico Logo Toromont CAT Logo 103.1 Virgin Radio Logo Global Winnipeg Logo Prairie Public Logo

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