Museum Camps return for summer 2022 at Cincinnati Museum Center

CINCINNATI – Summer’s coming, and whether you’ve been learning from the couch, the classroom or the dinner table, it’s time to break away from the screens and get into the museum, the lab and the dirt. Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museum Camps are back for in-person learning this summer. Slots for campers are limited, but with a range of options for grades K-6, there’s sure to be a camp for every interest. Camps go on sale to CMC Members at 10 a.m. February 1 and to non-Members February 8.

From paleontologists to mad scientists, astronauts to muggles, there’s a camp for every kid. Let your imagination run wild and put your engineering skills to the test in one of our LEGO Camps. Or dig in the dirt for bones and ancient artifacts during Dino Dig or Paleontology Camps. Put on a pair of goggles and get your hands dirty as you dive into icky, sticky experiments in Messy Science and Crazy Chemistry Camps. Create racecars and teddy bears in Tinkering with Toys Camp or learn about our impact on the environment in Environmental Science Camp. And no summer is complete without Harry Potter Camp, where you can hop on your broomstick to participate in the TriWizard Tournament and learn to defend yourself against the Dark Arts.

Museum Camps are especially important as COVID-19 has disrupted schooling over the past two years, leading to declines in math and science proficiency. Hands-on applications of STEM-based themes make Museum Camps the perfect way to push back on brain drain and reenergize students. Plus, Camps are a great way for kids to make new friends or reconnect with old ones.

To keep campers safe, CMC is limiting the number of campers for each Museum Camp to allow plenty of space and to ensure there is plenty of equipment – like beakers, microscopes and broomsticks – for each camper.

CMC is hosting Museum Camps at Union Terminal, the Blue Ash Recreation Center and Cincinnati Observatory. Museum Camps begin the week of May 31 with the last camps running through August 5. Each camp begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
Camps are available for kids from kindergarten through 6th grade.

To view a complete listing of Museum Camps with more information and to register, visit You can also register by phone at (513) 287-7001. Members must have an active Membership at registration to receive Member pricing.