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Museum Camps at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Explore science, technology, history and the arts through creative activities and games at Cincinnati Museum Center’s fun and educational Museum Camps. Whether there’s a day or a week off from school, there’s a camp for that.

Address: Museum Camps will take place at 3 locations around our region:

Cincinnati Museum Center:1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Cincinnati Observatory: 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Northern Kentucky University: 1 Louie B Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY 41099

Phone: (513) 287-7001
Website: https://www.cincymuseum.org/museum-camps/
Gender of Campers: Male and Female
Dates: May 28 – August 9, 2024
Hours: 9am- 4pm
Ages: 5-14

Q&A with the Cincinnati Museum Center:

What makes the Cincinnati Museum Center unique?

Cincinnati Museum Center Museum Camps make the entire museum your playground. The museum’s incredible exhibits add to the learning moments and exploration opportunities every day. Dinosaurs, steam boats, astronaut tools and historic artifacts make the lessons learned leap to life.

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What activities are offered at the Cincinnati Museum Center?

Camps range in theme from LEGOs to animal science, chemistry to archaeology, astronomy to engineering. Campers participate in experiments, live animal encounters, arts and crafts, games, interactive presentations and more.

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

Kindergarten-1st grade ratio 7:1
2nd-8th grade ratio 9:1

How much time do the campers spend outside?

Depending on the Camp, campers may spend several hours outside, weather-permitting.

Does the camp provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?

Cincinnati Museum Center provides an afternoon snack for all campers. All snack are peanut-free, pre-packaged snacks. Campers may bring their own snack but should provide a note and include any allergies on the Museum Camp permission form.
Lunch is not provided and campers are asked to bring a packed lunch from home in a disposable bag. All lunches should not need to be refrigerated or heated up.

LEGO Engineering Camp

What is the typical daily schedule for campers?

Each camper gets their own set of materials for the day. Campers will participate in a variety of activities, including science experiments, arts and crafts, games, animal encounters, interactive presentations and more. An hour is provided for lunch and recess during the day, plus time for an afternoon snack. K-1st grade campers are given 30-45 minutes of quiet time in the afternoon during which they may rest while watching an age-appropriate movie or reading a book.

How old are the counselors and how are they trained?

All Museum Camp instructors are Cincinnati Museum Center employees who are college graduates and upper-level college students. All instructors are experienced educators with classroom or camp experience. All Museum Camp instructors must pass a background check and are required to attend extensive Cincinnati Museum Center training.

What accommodations are made for campers with special needs?

We make every reasonable effort to serve campers who require special attention or consideration. Campers with special needs may bring accessibility items. The more we know about your camper before camp, the better equipped we will be to make your camper’s experience the best and safest possible.

Is this an overnight camp?



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