2017 Summer Camps
 

SUMMER CAMPS: AGES 2 - 3

Two, Three and Me (with adult)

This unique camp for 2- and 3-year-olds and their special adult is all about learning through play. Explore music and movement, science, art, and enjoy playtime in the museum . Each day is a chance to work on children’s fine and gross motor skills, as well as bond with your little one.

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon

June 26-30

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

SUMMER CAMPS: AGES 4 - 5

Mini Jedi Training

Explore the fun side along with the scientific side of being a Jedi. We will investigate robots, light sabers, and space travel. We’ll work on skills including team work, perspective taking, and critical thinking. May the Force be with you!

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon

July 10-14

July 24-28

July 31-Aug 4

Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

July 17 -21

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

My Princess Dream

Every day is enchanting when you’re learning to be a princess. Creative crafts, etiquette lessons, and plenty of singing and dancing are all a part of this week-long camp. There are daily princess visits for an extra dose of magic for campers. This camp is perfect for little ones with big imaginations.


Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

June 26-30

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members


Mini Dinosaur Safari New!

In this all-new camp, we’re going on a prehistoric adventure without leaving the museum! As official OCM Junior Paleontologists, we’ll explore the summer exhibit, Dinosaur Safari, as we spend the week learning about dinosaurs. Children will also investigate “modern-day dinosaurs.”

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon 

June 26-30 This camp session is filled. To be added to the wait list, please contact Kelsey at 402-930-2340.


Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

Superhero Science New!

Know a super kid? Send them to this camp for mini superheroes. We’ll learn the science behind fun superpowers like flying and X-ray vision. Children will also learn about the character development and social skills of famous superheroes, and learn the common superheroes we encounter every day.

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon 

July 17-21  This camp session is filled. To be added to the wait list, please contact Kelsey at 402-930-2340.

Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 p.m. 

July 10-14

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

Mini FUN-damentals of Art

Little artists are invited to explore different mediums of art in a weeklong camp that puts the fun in art fundamentals! We’ll get messy as we build a portfolio of artwork, so please wear clothes suitable for art studio shenanigans. Daily story time will help us explore the day’s theme and help develop young campers’ early literacy skills.

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon 

July 24-28


Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

July 17-21

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

 

Silly Sports

Lace up your sneakers and get set for camp. We’ve put a new spin on popular games and sports for the zaniest week of fun at the museum. Children will work on social skills while staying active through play and friendly competition.

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon 

July 17-21


Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

July 24-28

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

 

Pet Vet

Young animal lovers, this is your camp. We’ll spend a week learning about animals and how to care for them. We’ll meet live animals, imagine ourselves as vets in an animal hospital, and learn about our responsibilities to protect and preserve animals’ homes.

Sessions for this camp are finished for the summer.

Thomas' Kindergarten Readiness New!

All aboard! This train is headed to Kindergarten; are you ready to join us? This weeklong camp helps preschoolers chart a course to Kindergarten success, working on essential social and fine motor skills in preparation for school.


Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 p.m. 

July 24-28

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

Feel The Beat New!

Feel the beat and be a rock star for the week! We’re jamming our way through summer in an all-new summer camp focused on music. Campers will make their own instruments and form their own band in this camp. Plus, we’ll learn the science behind sound through hands-on experiments.

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon 

June 26-30 This camp session is filled. To be added to the wait list, please contact Kelsey at 402-930-2340.

Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 p.m. 

July 10-14

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

Ms. Frizzle's Magic School Bus New!

Imaginations will run wild at our new science camp with a literary twist. Lessons learned from the book and television series will come to life at the museum in unbelievable ways. Each day, campers will arrive at the museum wondering what will Ms. Frizzle have in store for us today.

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon 

July 10-14 This camp session is filled. To be added to the wait list, please contact Kelsey at 402-930-2340.

Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 p.m. 

June 26-30

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members


SUMMER CAMPS: AGES 6 - 8

Minecraft

Our popular Minecraft camp is back! Join us for a real-world Minecraft adventure! Minecraft games and activities will test campers’ creativity, dexterity and critical thinking. We’ll explore STEAM concepts by relating them to this popular game. Don’t be a creeper… join us at Minecraft camp!

*Please note that we will not actually be playing Minecraft on any computer or device at this camp.

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon 

July 10-14 This camp session is filled. To be added to the wait list, please contact Kelsey at 402-930-2340.

Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 p.m. 

June 26-30

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

 

Master Jedi

Spend a week learning science and math concepts behind the Force and the world of Jedi through exciting projects and experiments. We will investigate droids, light sabers, and space travel. May the Force be with you!

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon 

July 17-21

Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 p.m. 

July 10-14 1 spot left!

July 24-28

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

 

Curious Critter New!

Animal lovers, this is your camp! In this new camp designed for older children, we’ll learn the biology of animals in fun, hands-on experiments and animal-related activities. Campers get up-close encounters with real animals during the week, as well.

Sessions for this camp are finished for the summer.


Dinosaur Safari New!

We’re going on a prehistoric adventure without leaving the museum! As official OCM Senior Paleontologists, campers will get exclusive access to the summer exhibit, Dinosaur Safari, as we spend the week learning about dinosaurs. Children will also investigate “modern-day dinosaurs.”

Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 p.m. 

June 26-30

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

Mind Benders New!

It’s not an illusion - the museum is now offering a camp that’s all about brain games and the science behind them! Challenge yourself in a weeklong camp full of riddles, brain teasers, math games, and puzzles that will test your logic skills. Children will also put their imaginations to work, crafting their own mind benders for their friends.

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon 

July 24-28

Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 p.m. 

July 17-21

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

Our popular girl-power camp is back with another summer of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics exploration. We’ll expose campers to famous women in the STEAM fields through hands-on experiments and projects related to their history-making discoveries. It’s a fun and motivational camp that proves girl power is here to stay!

Sessions for this camp are finished for the summer.

Tree House Adventures New!

If you ever wished you could take part in the adventures found in the “Magic Tree House” book series, we’ve designed the camp of your dreams. Let’s use our imaginations to learn about history, literature, and ancient cultures! In this summer camp, we’ll imagine ourselves in Jack and Annie’s tree house, exploring distant lands and different eras – all without leaving the museum!

Sessions for this camp are finished for the summer.

Science Quest New!

Grab your lab coats; we’re getting an up-close look at the museum’s most popular science shows – and then trying some experiments ourselves! Children will get a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s science shows, from the creative thought processes of programming one to the science behind the experiments. We’ll test, we’ll investigate, and we’ll learn in this exciting, hands-on experience found nowhere else.

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon 

June 26-30 This camp session is filled. To be added to the wait list, please contact Kelsey at 402-930-2340

Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 p.m. 

July 10-14

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

FUN-damentals of Art

We’ve taken art camp and put a children’s museum spin to it. The result is a super creative, incredibly fun and more than a little bit silly week at the museum. Campers will discover wonderful ways to express their creativity in this summer camp, working with different mediums including paint, clay and textiles. We’ll also explore big concepts through art, like the science of color.

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon 

July 17-21

July 31-Aug 6

Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 p.m. 

July 24-28

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

Super Silly Sports

We’ve put a new spin on popular games and sports for the zaniest week of fun at the museum. In this camp, children will work on social skills while staying active through play and friendly competition.

Morning Session: 9 a.m. - Noon 

July 10-14

July 24-28

Afternoon Session: 1 - 4 p.m. 

July 17-21

Cost: $120 Members; $135 Non-Members

Dinosaurs (Ages 5-8)

Spend your mornings at The Rose and your afternoons at Omaha Children’s Museum! Travel back in time with us, as we explore the world of the dinosaurs! We may be chased by a T-rex, run with a Triceratops, and reach above the trees with a Brachiosaurus. What kind of dinosaur do you want to be? Join us in our adventures through the prehistoric jungle! Children will share their prehistoric discoveries on Friday, Aug. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in a special class sharing event.

July 31 - Aug. 4

Cost: $200 Members; $215 Non-Members

Register for this camp at rosetheatre.org or call The Rose at 402.502.4617.
Please Note
: Students will be at The Rose Theater from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and at Omaha Children’s Museum from 12:30 - 4 p.m. Student morning drop off will be located in the Rose Theater lobby. Student pick up will be located in the Omaha Children’s Museum pick-up lane. Students will be escorted between The Rose and Omaha Children’s Museum, and they will be supervised during the lunch hour. Students must bring a sack lunch, drink, and snack to class each day. Morning care is available at The Rose Theater ($15) and afternoon care is available at Omaha Children’s Museum ($15).
 
Summer Camps - What You Need To know
Get ready for plenty of learning and fun at Omaha Children’s Museum’s summer camps. Our camps feature engaging curriculum and great instructors who make every day exciting and new. Camps include daily play in the museum and a Friday Parent Party. Whether your child wants to venture into Dinosaur Safari, spend the summer creating art, or train to be a Jedi, Omaha Children’s Museum has the perfect summer camp.

AGE REQUIREMENTS
Children must be within the age range for each camp before camp begins.

EDUCATORS
Camps are taught by trained and experienced museum educators. All museum staff have undergone background checks.

SCHEDULING & REFUNDS
Camp space is limited and registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents will receive an informational packet via email prior to camp. Omaha Children’s Museum reserves the right to cancel camps that do not meet minimum enrollment. All camp fees are non-refundable, except in the instance a camp does not meet minimum enrollment. A $10 per child fee applies when switching camps or dates.

CAMP FEES
Week long camps are $120 for members and $135 for nonmembers.

BEFORE & AFTER CARE
During this time, children play games, draw, read or participate in other activities supervised by museum staff. Before and after care is available for all of our summer camp sessions.
Before Care: 7:45 – 9 a.m. After Care: 4 – 5:15 p.m.
$30/week (morning & afternoon); $15/week (morning or afternoon); $10/day for drop-in session* (morning or afternoon) *Subject to availability

LUNCH CARE
Lunch Care may be purchased for half-day campers. Campers need to bring their own lunches as lunch is not provided by the museum. Lunch Care is provided free of charge for all-day campers from Noon - 1 pm. $15/week; $10/day for drop-in session* *Subject to availability

ALL DAY CAMP OPTIONS!
Children can enjoy a full day of activities at Omaha Children’s Museum with a morning and an afternoon camp! See listings for dates. Lunch time will be from Noon – 1 p.m. and will be supervised by museum staff. Campers should bring their own lunches.

FREE T-SHIRT
Campers receive a Summer Camp 2017 T-Shirt! Available in sizes 2T and up.