Don't let your kids go all summer without learning! Register them for Lincoln Children's Museum summer camps and they are guaranteed to make out of school days fun and full of learning. While all camps include exclusive playtime before the Museum is open to the public, the majority of camp time is spent on the Museum's third floor designed just for making messes, friends and memories. Camps are separated by school grades to provide personalized experiences. Check out the exciting topics listed below.
Grades Pre-K (4-5); K-1st; 2-4th*
*Campers must have completed the grade and be toileting independently.
Full Week Summer Camps
Members: $170; Non-Members: $195
Summer Day Camps
Members: $45*; Non-Members: $60*
Know a friend who you think would love camp? $10 gift card to be used on a camp or event for each friend you refer. If that friend books a camp, they can enter your name under “referred by” on the registration.
*Discounts apply for purchasing four or more days in one week
Did you love camp so much that you want to come back? $10 off your next camp booking if you rebook directly following an attended camp!
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Check-in 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; Check-out 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.) Campers should bring a sack lunch; no nuts, please! If your child would like an extra snack during the day, please pack one accordingly.
NOW OFFERING HALF DAY MORNING SESSIONS FOR PRE-K! Morning sessions for 4-5 year olds will be from 8:00 am to 11:30 am each day when regular camp is offered. Click on Pre-K to see both options and pricing.
Camp Classrooms are located on the 3rd floor of the Museum.
If you have questions about anything camp related, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Downloadable summer camp schedule:
NEW! Half-Day option for all Pre-K camps. Limited registrations available.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEK DAY CAMPS - AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
May 30-June 2 - Around the World
Travel the world with us as we visit ancient Egypt, beautiful Brazil, the outback in Australia, and icy Antartica. You won't want to miss out on a single day of these day camps. Choose just one, two, or all four to register for. This week is going to be WILD!
Tuesday, May 30 - Ancient Egypt
Wednesday, May 31 - Beautiful Brazil
Thursday, June 1 - Outback!
Friday, June 2 - Icy Antarctica
June 5-9: Willy Wonka
You may have heard of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, well, have you heard of Twinkle and the Museum Candy Factory? Come and find during this awesome week of candy exploration and creation! YUM! (Campers will be around materials that contain food allergens so please register accordingly)
June 12-16: Rock On!
This week will be an awesome camp jam session of fun. We’ll check out some real instruments, make some of our own, try our hand at rhythm and melody and auto-tune our own museum news to create a sweet music video. Rock on! We’ll end the week with a camp talent show!
June 19-23: We’ve Got Spirit! How ‘Bout You?!
Each day you’ll have a chance to show your museum spirit! Dress up according to a daily theme, make up a cheer for the Museum, create a banner that displays why everyone loves the museum! Maybe you’ll win the GRAND SPIRIT PRIZE!!
June 26-30: Symphony of the Senses
What’s your favorite smell? Have you ever felt a snake skin? If you saw smoke, what would you do? Have you ever tasted alligator? Our senses help us navigate the world. Take a week to explore a new sense each day- I’ve heard it’s going to be awesome!
Fourth of July Week Day Camps
July 3 - America the Beautiful
Prepare for Independence Day by spending the day at this camp dedicated to our country! We’ll fly our stars and stripes high as we proudly remember the reason for the all the parties and fireworks that we’re about to experience. You don’t want to miss this celebration of freedom!
July 6 - Fun and Fitness
Time to get moovin’ and groovin’ with this camp that will give you the opportunity to run, hop, skip, crawl, lift, dip, duck, and dive! It’s time to get fit at the museum! Challenge our camp staff with your fitness stats!
July 7 - Hawaiian Hullabaloo
Our 50th state made up of islands is rich with culture! Come learn how to surf, hula and make a volcano of your own on this awesome day of summer fun. Mahalo!
July 10-14: Myth Busters
Talk about some cool science?!! Make bouncy balls, watch water “walk”, grow crystals, explode soap, walk on eggs… I mean- we’re gonna blow your mind at this camp!! It’s chuck full of things you never knew you always wanted to see and do!
July 17-21: Wacky Sports
Have you ever bowled with a watermelon or played catch with an egg? It’s going to get a little crazy as we tackle some wacky sports this week! How many Cheese balls can stick to the shaving cream on your shower cap covered head? You’ll just have to come to find out!
July 24-28: Passport to Fun
You’ll start the week with a blank passport but as you experience a different culture each day, you’ll get a stamp! Fill up your passport with stamps as we meet visitors all week from different nations who teach us about their home!
July 31-Aug 4: Movie Makers
Get your Oscar acceptance speech ready! We’re providing the makings for you to have fun starring in your own movie with your camp friends! There will be a red-carpet viewing ceremony to cap off this star-studded camp experience.
Aug 7-11: Build It - Bust It
Think blocks are the only thing you can build with at camp? Think again! Cups, pretzels, newspapers, gum drops, legos, pool noodles, aluminum foil and more! Each day a new building challenge and of COURSE what goes up, must come down!