Camps

Enrich your child’s summer experience with Explorers Camp at Miami Children’s Museum! Located on Watson Island, our camp programs are designed to safely engage, activate and creatively challenge all children ages 4-10 through the arts, hands-on making, innovating, and recreation. Through cultural exploration, we aim to develop your child’s interests by connecting with their passions and identities. Campers will also participate in once a week field day activities that promote cooperation and collaboration.

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Explorers Summer Camp

June 13th-August 12th

Each week campers will discover international lands through fun and creative activities that combine literacy, math, art, engineering and cultural exploration

Camp Fee: $325 per week for Non-Members $292.50 per week for Members

Before Care: available at 8am for an and additional charge of $25 per week

After Care: available until 6pm for an additional charge of $60 per week.

Explores camp includes:

Weekly activities include an in-house field trip, world crafts and art, music, dance, geography, games, sports and more!

Lunch will be provided daily at no extra cost by our Subway restaurant. Each morning campers will choose from a menu created with kid friendly favorites and fresh healthy choices which will be delivered to their classroom at lunch time. In addition to the lunch provided, we ask that you also pack 2 small snacks from home. If your child has special dietary needs that Subway cannot accommodate, please do send them with a lunch from home. (Lunch NOT included for 1 day camps)

  • Museum exploration
  • Hands-on and self-expressive projects
  • Limited Class sizes
  • Camp staff who are certified teachers and experienced Museum educators
  • Weekly in-house filed trips

Check out each week’s adventure:  

Week 1(June 13th – June 17th)

The Caribbean

Begin your journey this summer by voyaging with us to the magical islands of the Caribbean! Create art that celebrates nature, life, and the traditions of the colorful Caribbean cultures. Learn about magnificent music such as salsa and reggae and let the drums take the lead during our Carnival parade. 

 

Week 2(une 20th – June 24th)

Australia

Grab your sunscreen and shades and get ready to sail to the land down under! This week we are exploring Australia! Learn about rare animals that can be found in the rainforest and deserts that make up this large country such as platypuses,kangaroos, and wallabies. Australia is a nation of sport lovers, so let’s do as the Aussies do and spend the week outdoors playing soccer, cricket, and rugby.

 

Week 3 (June 27th – July 1st)

Chile

This week we are traveling to the longest country in the world, Chile! Together we will learn about the natural wonders of this country, such as Easter Island, and sculpt our own Moai statue. Dive into the most practiced parts of the Chilean culture by playing games of soccer, learning about Chilean rodeo, and listening to traditional Chilean jazz and folk music.

 

Week 4(July 5th – July 8th)

Florida

Prepare to get your feet well while staying close to home! This week we are voyaging through the Florida Everglades. Learn about the daily lives of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who fought to keep the Everglades as their home. The Everglades is known for its huge marshes and subtropical climate. Just as the Seminoles, campers will be challenged to construct their own “chickee huts” that can withstand powerful floods and water surges. Discover the wildlife that Is native to this area such as alligators, crocodiles, snakes, and turtles. We may even be able to spot a few!

 

 Week 5(July 11th – July 15th)

England

You are hereby invited to travel back in the time to Medieval England. Sit at the Round Table and play traditional childhood Medieval games. Campers will explore the art of theater through interactive workshops with the Museum’s Theater Troupe!

 

Week 6 (July18th – July 22nd)

Japan

Kon'nichiwa! Get ready to explore Japan! Discover Japan’s mountainous landscapes and natural features. During the week, campers will learn about Mount Fiji and conduct a STEAM-based volcano experiment, engage in story telling through the art of calligraphy, and create Ikebana-inspired flower arrangements.  

 

Week 7 (July 25th – July 29th)

Morocco

Join us to our next destination, Morocco! We’ll spend some days migrating through the Sahara Dessert, the largest desert on Earth, and explore the Atlas Mountains, which are home to weasels, foxes, wild boars, and monkeys! Learn about this vibrant,beautiful country’s cultural traditions that have been preserved and practiced for hundreds of years. At the end of the week campers will celebrate the Marrakesh Art Festival where we will need magicians, fortune tellers, snake charmers, and performers!

 

Week 8 (August 1st – August 5th)

Italy

We’re headed to Europe to explore the rich history of the amazing country of Italy! We’ll build and test our own traditional gondolas to tour the different canals as we explore the city of Venice. Campers will learn to create architecture that emulates the Romanesque style, which became the dominant fashion for some of the most important buildings throughout Europe. We will listen to stories told through Italian opera and spend time cooking and eating like a true Italian!

 

Week 9 (August 8th – August 12th)

Switzerland

Calling all chocolate lovers! This week we are wrapping up our journey by taking a trip to the largest producer of chocolate in the world, Switzerland!  Learn about this country’s unique geography,which includes some of Europe’s highest mountains and most powerful waterfalls.Create art that replicates the Swiss Alps and the different wildlife that roam among the mountains and forests of this region such as the Valais Blacknose Sheep and the Golden Eagle.

For more information and to register, please contact Yanet at yanet@miamichildrensmuseum.org or Call 305.373.KIDS (5437) ext. 112 .

In accordance with current CDC and Miami Dade county guidelines, masks are optional for visitors and staff at the Museum starting March 12th, 2022. We support individual choice regarding masks and ask for respectful engagement with others while enjoying a day of play at the Museum. We will continue to follow all health and safety guidelines from the County and CDC.

Miami Children's Museum's programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and the City of Miami.

For more information and to register, please contact Yanet at 305.373.KIDS (5437) ext. 112 or yanet@miamichildrensmuseum.org.