Cost: $285 members, $320 non-members per each week-long camp.
Early Care from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - $50 per week-long session
Sign up for extended care when you register.
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended care available!
How to register: Fill out our online request form.
What to bring: Please provide your child’s lunch and drink each day in an insulated bag labeled with their name.
Who can come: Camps for kids ages 7-9 can be attended by registered campers only. Chaperones or unregistered siblings or friends are not permitted to attend.
NOTE: Camps are structured specifically for stated age ranges. Campers must be age 7 - 9 at the time of their registered camp. No exceptions allowed
Dig Into Dinosaurs CANCELLED
June 27-July 1, 2016
Registration deadline: June 6
Spend your camp days with MPM educators and scientists learning about the science of dinosaurs and paleontology. Conduct a Museum Dino Dig, investigate how geology informs us about the past, and dig into the relationships between the extinct dinosaurs and creatures still living today. We’ll research prehistoric timelines and create your very own set of fossils!
August 1-5, 2016
Registration deadline: July 11
Take a giant leap from visitor to curator in our week-long Kid Curators camp! Campers will get a behind-the-scenes, nuts-and-bolts look at how the Milwaukee Public Museum does what it does: collecting and caring for objects, telling stories through the creation of exhibits, and engaging the public through programming. Campers will have the opportunity to explore places in the museum the general public never sees, learn the ins and outs of museum work from world-class scientists and museum professionals, and try their hand at doing the work themselves! Campers will apply their new skills to create a temporary exhibit that will be on display at MPM. Join us for a fun week full of creativity, teamwork, and new experiences at the Milwaukee Public Museum!
August 15-19, 2016
Registration deadline: July 25th
Got mummies? We do! Join us for a week of Mummy Madness as we explore mummies from around the world. Campers will investigate the science of mummification by wrapping a replica mummy, and match wits with the Museum’s famous Mummy Trivia Quiz. Campers will visit with mummy experts, create mummy tomb exhibits, and get up close and personal with the Museum’s two Egyptian mummies, Djed-Hor and Padi-Heru. Special focus will be given to King Tut: What we really know about him, and how we know it. Join museum educators as we use the Museum’s new exhibit, Crossroads of Civilization: Ancient Worlds of the Near East and Mediterranean, as our research lab.
Wisco Disco: a Wisconsin Discovery CANCELLED
August 22-26, 2016
Registration deadline: August 1
Join MPM as we immerse ourselves in all things Wisconsin! In this hands-on week of natural and cultural history, MPM will take campers on a trip through history as we investigate what makes Wisconsin great. From geological features to important Wisconsin people; native plants to the Silurian Reef; the bedrock of Wisconsin to the building blocks of our great cities, campers will explore the Badger State in its entirety. Get ready for a Wisco Disco trek through museum exhibits, fun activities, behind the scenes tours and more!
Where and when do I check in?
Please come to the check-in area near the MPM café (see map). Extended care check-in begins at 8 a.m. and regular check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. You must accompany your child into the building and check in with camp staff by 9:25 a.m. During check-in, we will need you to verify emergency contact information and any health or medical information.
Where do I pick up my child(ren)?
Please come to the check-out area (see map) to pick up your child at 3:30 p.m. Notify the camp teacher and sign the child out. Camp teachers will wait with children until 3:40 p.m. Those arriving late for pick-up will be charged $5 (cash) per every 5 minutes they are late. Anyone picking up your child must present an ID and must be listed on your camp registration forms.
How do I sign up for extended care?
Please sign up for extended care when you register. The cost is $50 for weeklong morning extended care and $60 for weeklong afternoon extended care. If you register for both morning and afternoon extended care, the total cost will be $110.