From stepping back in time to learning about artistry, science or the world around us, a number of Sacramento area museums and destinations are offering unique classes, camps and activities for kids this summer. With safety protocols in place and limited space available, camps are filling up fast and parents are encouraged to connect with the individual museum(s) of interest to explore availability.
A number of the 2021 summer camps, classes and activities offered by Sacramento area museums includes the following:
- Aerospace Museum of California – let your child’s imagination blast off! Register for week-long summer camps for kids at the Aerospace Museum of California. Perfect for students ages 6-12, campers can take a break from their screens and explore the world of aerospace and aviation. Campers will be all set for fun with rocket launches, outdoor games, engineering challenges and more (weekly half-day camps are also available at a reduced rate). For more information or to register, please visit aerospaceca.org/camps.
- California Museum – the Museum is excited to present the California Time Traveler Camp, offering young adventurers the opportunity to explore 150 years of the state’s history, arts, and culture. Ideal for kids ages 6-11, the week-long day camp features engaging learning experiences as participants travel back in time to some of the state’s significant eras. A combination of exhibit tours and hands-on activities onsite plus excursions to nearby historic locales offsite, the program begins on Monday in modern California and ends on Friday in the state’s Victorian past more than 150 years ago. Two sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. are available: June 28-July 2 and July 12-16, 2021. For the protection of participants and staff, rigorous COVID-19 protocols will be followed under state and county guidelines. For more information or to book passage, visit www.californiamuseum.org/time-traveler.
- Sacramento History Museum – the Museum is proud to offer in-person summer camps in June, July & August 2021. Full-day camps will be split with the morning being outdoors and the afternoon (hottest part of the day) indoors. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New for 2021, the camps will be kicked off for the summer with a “Gold Rush Boom Town” half-day experience that will be held completely outdoors. The half-day camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Each camp will be limited to 10 campers per week. All campers are required to wear face masks at all times and follow other COVID-19 safety protocols (which are subject to change). For more information or to register, please visit www.sachistorymuseum.org/events/field-trips/2021-history-camp/.
- SMUD Museum of Science & Curiosity – while the new museum is under construction, they are excited to offer premier in-person summer camps beginning this June. Campers will have a blast as they explore, innovate, engineer, experiment, create, play, and make friends. They will engage in hands-on activities designed to ignite the imagination and build confidence in a variety of science topics. For more information or to register, please visit https://visitmosac.org/summer-camps/.
- Verge Center for the Arts –the Center is excited to offer Summer Kids Studio Camp in-person this summer, mid-June through July. They have camp weeks for two different age groups for children ages 6-9 and youths ages 10-13. Every week is themed in relation to a current and interdisciplinary art practice with culturally relevant art historical and contemporary content. All art supplies will be individually supplied and are included in the cost of the classes. For more information or to register, please visit www.vergeart.com/classes/arts-summer-kids-studio-camp/.
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