Discovery Camps


Our camps encapsulate the Museum’s mission and educational philosophy while enriching your children’s school break with discovery, exploration and fun! Check your Membership level to make sure you qualify for discounted registration. Upgrade your Membership by calling (415) 339-3954.

Read our frequently asked questions for more information.

Register now for winter and spring camps!


Trustee registration for Summer Camps opens Tuesday, February 3. Registration begins February 10 for Supporting Level Members and February 17 for the general public.

Winter Break Camp: two options

Art Attack

December 22 & 23
Full day only, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.*
Ages 4 – 8
Supporting Family Members $210; General $235

Explore your artistic potential and express yourself through paint, sculpture, nature objects, recycled materials and our very popular messy art curriculum. Each day focuses on introducing new techniques and exploration of a variety of fun, basic media. Children in this camp will explore the artistic process no matter how messy they may get — and they do get messy!

Shipwrecks and Treasure Hunts

December 29 & 30
Full day only, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.*
Ages 4–8
Supporting Family Members $210; General $235

Ahoy ye scurvy landlubbers! Experience the delights and hardships of a seafaring life. Make maps, sing chanteys, dig for artifacts and treasures from mysterious lands, and discover weird sea creatures. Spend two days pretending to be sailors embarking on a historic voyage of discovery and adventure.

MLK Day Camp

Inventing with Art

January 19
Full day only, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 4 – 8
Supporting Family Members $100; General $125
Additional materials fee $10
 

Join us for our first ever, one-day Inventing with Art camp as we build children’s ability to communicate, collaborate, think critically and create. We will inspire children to imagine and construct with our signature child-directed, open-ended approach.

February Break Camp: two options

Imaginary Worlds: Witches, Wizards, Knights and Princesses 

February 16 – 20
Full day only, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.* 
Ages 4 – 8
Supporting Family Members $425; General $450
Additional materials fee $10
 

Dragons, mermaids, unicorns and kings are welcome, too. Imagination rules in this camp for fairy tale fanatics of all stripes. Children will weave a tale around characters they create. Using an interdisciplinary approach, each camper will explore art as they set the scene for their original production and make their own costumes, learn science while making potions and build confidence as they act out their own character.

Art Attack

February 19 & 20
Full day only, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.*
Ages 4 – 8
Supporting Family Members $210; General $235

Explore your artistic potential and express yourself through paint, sculpture, nature objects, recycled materials and our very popular messy art curriculum. Each day focuses on introducing new techniques and exploration of a variety of fun, basic media. Children in this camp will explore the artistic process no matter how messy they may get — and they do get messy!

Spring Break Camps: two options

Fort Building

March 30 – April 3
Full day only, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 4 – 8
Supporting Level Members $425; General $450
Additional materials fee $20

Join our experienced educators as they take children on a building adventure using real tools and building materials to support their imaginary adventures. Children will create forts, stories and props as they transform their classroom into a secret world.

Art Attack

April 13 – 17
Full day only, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 4 – 8
Supporting Level Members $425; General $450

Discover your inner artist and express yourself through paint, sculpture, natural objects, recycled materials and our very popular messy art curriculum. Children in this camp will explore the artistic process no matter how messy they may get — and they do get messy!

*Extended care is available from 8 - 9 a.m. or 3 - 4 p.m. for $10/day

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