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Make the most of no-school days with lots of playing (and learning) in our exhibits.

Camps at The Iowa Children’s Museum are designed to nurture a love of learning through interactive activities led by skilled museum educators. With a range of themes to choose from, there’s something for every child’s interests.

Summer camps

Make your child’s summer unforgettable with a summer break camp at The Iowa Children’s Museum!

Each camp offers a world of exploration, creativity, and learning. With a wide range of themes and activities, your child will have a blast while building valuable skills and learning new things.

Summer 2024 Camps are now open for registration! Click the “view all summer camps” button below to learn more.


$200 per child


Preschool-5th Grade (see individual camps for more details)


Five-Day Camps from 9:00 a.m. to noon


June, July, and August

Upcoming summer camps

Spring break camps

When school is out, it’s time to play!

Designed to engage and entertain children, these one-day camps offer a variety of hands-on activities and educational adventures. From artistic projects to science experiments, there’s something for everyone.


$50 per child


Kindergarten-4th Grade


One-day camps from 9a.m. – noon


March 11 – 15, 2024

Upcoming spring break camps

Frequently Asked Questions

During the summer, we offer Kinder Camps for 4 and 5-year-olds preparing for Kindergarten as well as school-age camps for children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. In 2024, we are only offering spring break camps for school-age children.

Yes! We offer a variety of activities and themes for our camps, so each one is unique.

Select the camp you wish to register for from the options above (click the “View All” button to see all available camps). From there, you can hit the “register now” button and sign up your child within our program portal. If you have questions about registration,  contact Aimee or give the museum a call!

Please contact us if you need to change your dates of registration. If you cancel your registration at least one week prior to the start of the session, we will refund your payment less a 5% credit card processing fee.

No, we are not able to supervise children before/after camp at this time. Please plan to drop off and pick up your child at the allotted time.

Camps are offered during spring break and throughout the summer months.

We do not currently offer camps during winter break. Instead, check out our Family Workshops!

We do not provide lunch or snacks during camps. You are encouraged to send a water bottle with your child and a nut-free snack.

Members enjoy exclusive discounts on camps and other programs. Visit our membership page to learn more!

Summerships are also available through the United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties. Click here to learn more.