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The premier Summer Camp experience at the award-winning Hands On Children's Museum 

  • Full-day & half-day options for ages 3-K and grades 1-4
  • 40+ engaging topics in science, art and nature
  • All camps include exploration in the museum galleries
  • Outside play in the Outdoor Discovery Center

"We love Hands On camps! Our kids come home with new ideas and stories about their adventures in class and in the museum."
- Summer Camp Parent

Summer Day Camps 2017

Camps for Ages 3 - Grade K

Must be able to use the restroom independently


Week of AUG 21-24: 4-Day Camps
9am - 12pm Half-Day Camp

1 - 4pm Half-Day Camp

Visit an African watering hole and discover unique animals. Create masks inspired by the patterns of zebras, giraffes and Oryx and learn about the big cats that roam the savannah. ($12 materials fee)

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Paint with ice cubes, craft your own raindrop masterpiece and get knee-deep in a stream as we discover what water can do. ($12 materials fee)

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Week of AUG 28-SEPT 1
9am - 12pm Half-Day Camp

1 - 4pm Half-Day Camp

We'll play, stretch, and sway all week as we learn why animals move the way they do. Make a slithering snake, create a bird glider, and try out some moves yourself!

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Blast off on a fun filled exploration of our earth’s nearest neighbor.  Learn about the phases of the moon, craft a moon print, and make your own moon sand.

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Stomp, roar and chomp your way into the prehistoric era! Sculpt your own dinosaur egg and create prehistoric fossils to take home.

Camps for Grades 1-4

(as of Fall 2017)

Week of AUGUST 21-24: 4-Day Camps
9:15am - 12:15pm Half-Day 

1:15 - 4:15pm Half-Day 

Let’s use tools, take stuff apart and find out how things work. Explore circuits, tinker with light, use stop motion animation and create with cardboard as we play and build our way through the week. ($15 materials fee)

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Build and play all week in this ultimate artists’ workshop. Make paper, design your own stamps, create multiple copies of your designs and mix your own paints. ($12 materials fee)

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9:15am - 12:15pm Half-Day Camp


Dust for fingerprints, analyze hair samples and investigate mystery substances. Using awesome scientific technology, we’ll examine evidence and solve a museum mystery.

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Camp Pricing

Full-Day or Combo Care Camps:

Combo Care Camps available for Grades 1-4 on weeks with two half-days camps (AM & PM). Core curriculum runs 9:15am-4:14pm with before, after, and lunch care to extend day to 8:45am-5:15pm. Full day options include camp t-shirt.

3-Day, Combo Care (July 5-7) 
4-Day, Combo Care (Aug 21-24)
Half Day Camps: 
3-Day, Half-Day Camps (July 5-7)
4-Day, Half-Day Camps (Aug 21-24)

*Plus materials fee: $15 per half-day camp or $35 per full day camp unless otherwise indicated

Camp Extras:

Hands On Camp T-Shirt: $14/each 
Sizes include S (6-8), M (10-12), L (14-16), and XL (18-20). Full-day camps include one free T-shirt.

Daily Snacks: $5/day, $20/week
Typically includes cheese, crackers, fruit and juice (may vary). May not be suitable for campers with dietary restrictions.

Tuition Policy: 

Full payment is required to register. $25 per half-day camp tuition is non-refundable. Remaining tuition and materials fee is refundable for cancellations made 2 or more weeks prior to camp start date. 

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