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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. Additionally, campers will visit the Bennett Martin Public Library every Monday and Friday and an additional field trip on Wednesday. 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*
*Based on their 2017-18 grade, must be toileting independently. 

Full Week Summer Camps
Members: $199; Non-Members: $219

Summer Day Camps
Members: $45*; Non-Members: $60*

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Check-in 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.; Check-out 4:00 - 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 camps@lincolnchildrensmuseum.org 

Click More Info below to download detailed camp information and permission forms.

NEW! Half-Day option for all Pre-K camps. Limited registrations available.


June 25th – June 29th: Be an Engineer

If you were given paper towel rolls, cardboard, wooden blocks, and glue, what could you make? Campers will put everyday materials to use as they test and discover how building forces and structures affect strength and longevity. Includes a visit to the State Capital on Wednesday afternoon.

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For the week of July 4th, camps will be sold per day to accommodate travel schedules.

July 2nd – Snap, Crackle, BOOM!

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.

July 3rd – Stars and Stripes

We’ll do even more patriotic activities in this camp! You’ll be covered in red, white and blue afterwards as we remember the reason for the all the parties and fireworks that we're about to experience.

July 5th – Sunshine Science

Whip out your shades for this day of solar powered adventure! Experience the sun as you haven't before with hands on activities.

July 6th –Shipwrecked

Ahoy! Arrr you in need of a good time? Whether you side with the pirates or the mermaids, this is a day of ocean themed fun! From a jolly game of ships and sailors to finding your treasure, we want you on our crew. Hope to see you there, matey!


July 9th – July 13th: Water POWER!

Not just for hydration and swimming, water exists all around us and there’s more than what meets the eye. Wade through these deep concepts with the power of play. Includes a visit from Lincoln Fire and Rescue for a rig demonstration on Wednesday afternoon.


July 16th – July 20th: In It to Win It

What does it take to be a good team player? Learn how to work together for a common goal to finish strong, and enjoy group activities (some with a wacky twist!). Includes a visit to Memorial Stadium on Wednesday!


July 23rd – July 27th: Mad Scientist

“What happens if I do this?” Discover cool chemical reactions through free play, experimenting with chain reactions and catalysts. Includes a trip to Ivanna Cone for a tour and tasting on Wednesday.

This camp is SOLD OUT. To be added to the wait list, please email lbartlett@lincolnchildrensmuseum.org.


July 30th – August 3rd: Weather Watchers

Learn how to be a storm chaser from your own backyard! For all burgeoning meteorologists, explore what happens in our atmosphere. Includes a planetarium show and time inside the UNL State Museum at Morrrill Hall on Wednesday afternoon.


August 6th – August 10th: Hollywood Star

Lights, Camera, Action! Campers will learn what to prepare for in an audition, parts of the stage, stage lingo, and create their own props. The young actors and actresses will act out fairy tales, fables, and stories.

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