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.

Who can attend?

Day Camps are for children who are currently in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

What's the schedule?

Day Camps: Choose either the AM or PM Session, or stay for the Full Day.

AM Session: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
PM Session: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Full-Day: 9:00 AM – 4:00PM

Extended Care available from 7:45-9 AM or 4-5:30 PM

What is extended care?

Extended care consists of supervised play experiences for the children scheduled to stay before or after regular camp hours and is available from 7:45-9 AM, and 4-5:30 PM. Our staff to child ratio will be the same as in camp: 1 adult for every 6 children.  In order to ensure extended care for your child, pre-registration is required two weeks prior to the start of camp.  Typically, we cannot accept same-day registration for extended care.

12-1 PM extended care included with the price of a Full Day registration.  For those children that are registered for only the AM or PM Session, 12-1 PM extended care is available upon request.  Please email Aimee at to schedule.

What is the cost?

$25 per Session (AM or PM)
$50 per Full-Day Camp

$10 per Extended Care Block, 7:45-9 AM or 4-5:30 PM
– Fee includes supplies and snack.

Available Discounts
Members of The Iowa Children’s Museum receive a 10% discount on camp fees.

What do full-day campers do for lunch?

Campers are asked to bring a sack lunch each day. The Museum will provide an afternoon snack.

What is the class size?

Maximum of 24 students.

What is the ratio of adults to children?

Our ratio of adults to children is one adult per six children.

When does camp registration close?

Registration is closed when camp capacity is reached or 3 days prior to the start of camp.  We will maintain waiting lists for all camps at capacity.

Spring Break Camps at The ICM

Make the most of Spring Break at The Iowa Children’s Museum! Campers participate in exciting learning activities led by skilled museum PLAYologist educators, explore the museum’s interactive exhibits, and experience just how fun active learning can be! Space is limited. Register early!

How to register in our new portal:

We’re transitioning to a new user portal for camp registrations. To register for a camp, click on the desired camp session button below and follow these instructions:

If you're a member...

You’ll need to set up a new member log-in so that you can receive your 10% discount on camp registrations. When you’re ready to register for a camp…

Click “Register.”

Click “Logon”

Click “Need help logging on?”

Enter the email address associated with your ICM membership.

Click “Continue.”

You’ll receive an email with your log-in information. Check your spam folder if you do not see the reset email. As soon as you log in, you’ll be prompted to create your new password.

If you're not a member...

We recommend setting up a user profile so that you can log-in to register easily and more quickly in the future. When you’re ready to register for a camp…

Click “Register.”

Click “Create New User Profile.”

Follow the instructions and fill in the form fields to create a new user profile.

If you prefer to check out as a guest...

If you’re not a member and do not want to set up a user profile, you can register and check out as a guest.

Click “Register.”

Click “Continue” to continue as a guest.

Follow the instructions to register and check out as a guest.

2019 Spring Break Camp Sessions: