• Camps

  • From after school adventures to summer day camps!

    We have fun day camps and after school programs. We have lots of options for kids to learn more about the things they like!

  • Learning and fun beyond the galleries!

     

  • The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum offers several popular camps and after school programs throughout the year. Whether you’re looking for a way to keep the kids busy over summer, spring or winter break or searching for a fun after school program, we have a wide variety of options built around your kids that are entertaining and educational.

    We also partner with other community organizations to develop new and exciting camps. Contact playeducator@michildrensmuseum.com to explore the possibilities.

  • Let’s see what we have planned!
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  • What would your day be like if you were a secret agent, paleontologist or fashion designer? What if you could read coded messages, camouflage yourself to be almost invisible, or create culinary masterpieces? Check out the camp and after school program descriptions below.

    Disaster Defenders Survival School – Ages 6 to 10
    March 27 to 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Are you ready for disaster? Learn tracking and searching skills, practice your survival engineering skills by learning to make a snare, camouflage yourself for invisibility and be prepared for just about anything!

    $65 members/$75 non-members | Sign up today!

    Play for All Adaptive Play and Music Camp – Ages 6 to 12
    March 27 to 30 from 10 a.m. to noon

    Children with special needs can learn the basics of keyboarding through color keyboarding practice and perform in a group concert! This camp pairs the joy of music and new friendships with motor, verbal, communication, and social skills practice.

    $65 members/$75 non-members | Sign up today!

    Mini-Me Tot Camp – Ages 2 to 5
    June 19 to 20 from 9 a.m. to noon

    Toddlers and their grown-ups will be making friends and bonding during circle time, music, crafts and free play. We will teach numbers through counting during Hide-N-Seek and alphabet letters through art! Come play and learn together!

    $25 members/$35 non-members | Sign up today!

    Mess Masters Hands-on STEM Camp – Ages 6 to 10
    June 26 to 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Science is always fun, but sometimes it’s gross, dirty and messy too! Create super slippery bubble solutions, make a volcano erupt and mix up your own batch of stretchy snotty slime!

    $75 members/$90 non-members | Sign up today!

    Secret Agent Academy Spy Camp – Ages 6 to 10
    July 10 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to identify a sneaky criminal mastermind that has pulled off the caper of the summer! To complete your assignment, you will have to look for fingerprints, create disguises and send coded messages.

    $75 members/$90 non-members | Sign up today!

    Color My World Art & Music Camp – Ages 6 to 10
    July 17 to 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Use all your creative talents at our colorful camp, make your own instruments, create museum worthy masterpieces, learn to play the keyboard and even take a bite out of your own culinary creations.

    $75 members/$90 non-members | Sign up today!

    Zooseum: Wade into the Wetlands – MMCM and Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square Camp – Ages 8 to 10
    July 23 to 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    MMCM and Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square’s Zooseum: Wade into the Wetlands starts in your own back yard! Explore the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square (July 23 and 24) and the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum (July 25 and 26) as you learn about Michigan’s wetlands and the animals that live there.

    $125 members/$140 non-members | Sign up today!

    LEGO Mania Design and Build Camp – Ages 6 to 10
    July 31 to August 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Take the LEGO challenge and see if you can design an empire or engineer sturdy bridge. Explore STEM-concepts while you design and build an exploding LEGO volcano and launch objects with your own LEGO catapult!

    $75 members/$90 non-members | Sign up today!

    Mini-Me Tot Camp – Ages 2 to 5
    August 8 to 9 from 9 a.m. to noon

    Toddlers and their grown-ups will be making friends and bonding during circle time, music, crafts and free play. We will teach numbers through counting during Hide-N-Seek and alphabet letters through art! Come play and learn together!

    $25 members/$35 non-members | Sign up today!

    Iron Chef Kitchen Creations Camp – Ages 6 to 10
    August 14 to 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Your chef will get hands-on experience making kid-friendly recipes and experiment with mystery ingredients. Learn how to use fractions and measure while getting to make tasty treats. Put on your apron and chef hat and get ready to try new things. Bon appétit!

    $75 members/$90 non-members | Sign up today!

    Time Travelers Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Camp – Ages 6 to 10
    August 21 to 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Build a time machine and travel into the past for a dinosaur discovery expedition. Can you escape from a volcano eruption or a catapult attack? Then hop back into the time machine to see what the future has in store. Use a jet pack to fly around and see if people from the future can live underwater!

    $75 members/$90 non-members | Sign up today!

    Don’t forget that members receive a discount on camp registrations! Plus, generous donors have made camp and after school scholarship assistance available. Ask us if you qualify. 

  • LEARN MORE! CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCES:
    • 2017 Black Friday & Winter Break Camps PDF
    • 2018 Spring Break Camp PDF
    • Field Trips & Classroom Outreach Lessons