How to register in our new portal:

You must register in our new portal system in order to sign up for camps. Instructions on how to do so can be found on our Spring Camp registration page here. Please reach out to if you have any problems!

Camp Information

Each camp is designed to appeal to kids of diverse skill levels and a wide range of ages. Choose between the AM and PM sessions or register for both as an all-day option. Extended care opportunities are available.

Camps at The ICM

Get the most out of no-school days at The Iowa Children’s Museum! We offer one-day camps during the school year and week-long camps over summer break. Campers of all ages can participate in exciting learning activities led by skilled museum educators. Space is limited, so register early!

2019/2020 Winter Break Camps:

This drop-off program is designed for children in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. You can sign up for an AM session (9-Noon), a PM session (1-4pm) or both! Each session is unique and full of fun, hands-on learning experiences. Learn more about each camp below.

Cost: $25 per session (supplies and snacks provided) or $50 for a full day (supervised play provided between sessions but campers must bring their own lunch).

Winter Camp Sessions

At The ICM we don’t have WORKshops, we have PLAYshops! Come join our ICM Toy Engineers to explore the inner workings of one of the greatest creations – toys! Discover the process used to turn imagination into something real. No previous PLAYshop experience necessary!

Lights and Shadows Camp is the perfect reason to celebrate the shortest days of the year. Campers will discover the magic and mystery surrounding lights and shadows by creating forts, exploring black lights, and putting their imaginations to the test with shadow puppetry.

Some animals don’t like the cold and migrate, others get creative by finding a place to hibernate, and finally there are animals that re-imagine themselves and adapt to the cold! Come explore some amazing animals and discover their secrets to survive the winter months. You might leave with some good ideas…

If you can bring the PLAY, then this camp is for you. Explore our exhibits, imagine and create challenges to overcome, and discover the secrets of the museum as no other camp has done before. Are you in?

Storybook Science is the camp to imagine ideas and explore possibilities! Join us as we bring some of our favorite STEM-themed children’s books to life. What Do You Do With an Idea? Do you create The Most Magnificent Thing? Do you become an engineer like Rosie Revere? Come discover what you can do!