Summer Camps at Seattle Children's Museum

Camps at Seattle Children’s Museum

Brought to you by our education staff,  Seattle Children’s Museum school-break and summer camps are uniquely themed and offer interdisciplinary activities focused in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Your child will enjoy meeting new friends, learning, and playing, and practicing hands-on engagement and expression with their voices, bodies, surroundings, and imagination!

Fantastic Flora & Fauna - SOLD OUT

Seattle Children's Museum Summer Camp - Fantastic Flora & Fauna

Full-Day Camp 9am - 4pm
Ages 5 - 8 | June 24 - 28

Step into a fatastical world of flora & fauna. We’ll explore the natural world around us and have fun with make-believe and imaginary landscapes too.
Activites May Include: Building fairy houses, “Garden in a Glove” activity, print making with natural materials, making clay pots.

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Science of The Senses - SOLD OUT

Seattle Children's Museum Summer Camp - Science of The Senses

Half-Day Camp 9am - 12pm
Ages 4 - 7 | July 8 - 12

Embark on an adventure of sensory discovery. We will use our 5 senses to explore, investigate, and discover!
Activites May Include: Sensory play with water tables, water beads, sand floam and play-doh, making our own oobleck, engineering structures.

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Magic Museum - SOLD OUT

Seattle Children's Museum Summer Camp - Magic Museum

Full-Day Camp 9am - 4pm
Ages 5 - 7 | July 15 - 19 & July 29 - August 2

Explore magic through chemical changes and reactions while also discovering a fantastical world full of colorful characters and mysteries to be solved.
Activites May Include: Alka-seltzer rockets, making our own rock candy and borax crystal “unicorn horns”, solar printing, role-play, and story creation.

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Artistic Alchemy - SOLD OUT

Half-Day Camp 9am - 12pm
Ages 4- 7 | July 22 - 26

Enter the artist’s labratory where paint brushes and beakers are the best of friends! Create art and color through the scientific process.
Activities May Include: Bubble wrap printing, alka-seltzer rocket painting, fizzy tab sculptures, and  hammering flowers to make prints.

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Team Tinkering - SOLD OUT

Half-Day Camp 9am - 12pm
Ages 4 - 7 | August 5 - 9

Come together, collabroate, and construct! We’re breaking out tools like hammers and screwdrivers to create with and play all week long.
Activities May Include: Constructing large-scale interactable forts working with hammers, screwdrivers, and other tools, lego wind car racing, week-long mini model home building.

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Amazing Art & Architecture - SOLD OUT

Full-Day Camp 9am - 4pm
Ages 5 - 8 | August 12 - 16

Gaze up at the Space Needle, stroll artound Memorial Fountain; let’s dive into all things art & architecture that amaze us here at Seattle Center.
Activities May Include: 3D art and design, engineering challenges, bridge construction and painting, explore Seattle Center campus architecture, and chicken wire sculpting and weaving. 

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All About Animals - SOLD OUT

Half-Day Camp 9am - 12pm
Ages 4 - 7 | August 19 - 23

Slither, sprint, swing, and swim into a week of camp dedicated to animals, and their habitats, behaviors, and adaptations.
Activities May Include: Animal habitat building, animal footprint art, hatching dinosaur eggs, “worm” digging in dirt, DIY animal masks, and “slug slime” sensory play.

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Worms and Wildflowers Camp at Seattle Children's Museum April 8 - 12 for Ages 4 - 7

Worms & Wildflowers Camp – SOLD OUT

April 8 – 12 | 9am – 12:00pm | Ages 4 – 7
$300/Half-Day Session

In This Half-Day Camp, your camper will immerse themselves in spring showers, all things animals, and flowers. They may get their hands dirty digging in the dirt and making sensory discoveries with muddy mayhem and wiggly worms.

Activities May Include: decorating flower pots | forming naturally scented play-doh with fresh herbs | creating animal habitats with recycled materials | creating with air-dry clay

Q: Where is Camp Drop-off?

A: Camp drop-off is located at the MoPOP Roundabout. Our instructors will be waiting to meet you there before walking the campers over to the Museum. Please ensure your camper is dressed appropriately for potential inclement weather!

Q: What is Extended Camp Care? How do I sign up?

A: Extended Camp Care is available for an additional $50/Camp Session and allows you to drop off your child as early as 8:30am. For Half-Day Camps, extended care runs until 12:30pm, and for Full-Day Camps, extended care runs until 4:30pm. If you want to register for Extended Care, choose that option on the Registration Screen.

Q: Should I pack my camper a snack?

A: Yes! Please ensure your child is prepared for their day with a water bottle and snack. If you are registering your child for Full-Day Camp, you will also need to pack them a lunch and enough food for 2 different snack times. We ask that you avoid packing common allergens, such as peanuts, tree nuts, or shellfish.

Q: For Magic Museum Camp, is my child being walked between Seattle Children's Theater & Seattle Children's Museum?

A: Although we are neighbors with Seattle Children’s Theater, SCT educators will be coming into the Museum to lead their portion of Magic Museum Camp. Your campers will get to enjoy a controlled environment in the same learning atmosphere, and the new instructors will come to them for the afternoon!

Q: How will I be notified if a day of camp is cancelled due to extreme inclement weather?

A: While we do not anticipate to cancel any of our camp days, in the event of extreme snow, ice, or other forms of inclement weather, the Museum may close to the public for staff and visitor safety. In the event of a Museum closure and camp cancellation, you will be notified via email and the Museum will post on its social channels. You’ll also receive a partial refund for each day(s) cancelled.

Q: What is your Camp Refund Policy?

A: Our refund policy varries for Sumer Camps and School Break Camps.

For Summer Camps the policy is as follows:

Cancel before 11:59pm PST on May 31, 2024: Receive a full refund*
Cancel on or after June 1, 2024 and prior to two weeks of your camp session start date: Receive a 50% refund*
Cancel within two weeks of your camp session start date: No refund.

*All refunds do not include a $50 nonrefundable deposit that is kept by Seattle Children’s Museum and used to pay for materials, educators, and resources that are used throughout our camp sessions. 

For all other school-break camps like Worms And Wildflowers:

If you cancel prior to two weeks of your camp session start date, you’ll receive a full refund not-including the non-refundable $50 deposit. Cancellations made within two weeks of your camp’s session start date will not be refunded.

Q: How do I request a refund?

A: All camp refund requests can be made by emailing info@seattlechildrensmusuem. Please include your first and last name, camper’s first and last name, and your order # if you have it.

Why Enroll In Seattle Children’s Museum Camps?

Seattle Children’s Museum Camps don’t just bring fun, new friends, engaging and challenging activities, and immersive play – there’s also psychological and behavioral benefits your child can directly gain from spending their breaks from school with SCM. School break programming provides a space and outlet for your child to develop their social-cognitive skills, executive function, and gross and fine motor skills. Our camps focus on team-building exercises, interdisciplinary STEAM activities, and most importantly, giving your children a space to learn, grow, and develop through play.