Summer Camps

At Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites summer camps, campers make lasting memories, experience new and fascinating activities and gain social skills through interaction with counselors and other campers (A.K.A. new friends!). The backdrop of each camp is a museum or historic site filled with outdoor play space and a rich Indiana history. Explore below to begin planning your child’s best summer yet.

Angel Mounds

Angel Mounds State Historic Site offers a variety of summer camps in both weeklong and day camp formats. Camp themes include Rowdy Romans, Wizard Academy, Junior Crime Scene Investigators and Science with a Sweet Tooth. Learn more >>

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Rome City
The Junior Indiana Master Naturalists summer camp provides campers with hands-on opportunities to learn about Hoosier natural resources. It also provides a way to discover the land trusts, soil and water conservation districts, state and local parks, and other natural resource and conservation agencies in Indiana, all done so through volunteer service. Campers who complete the full week will receive a certificate of completion and a Junior Indiana Master Naturalist patch. Learn more >>

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Early Childhood Camps
We offer half-day camps just for your preschoolers and kindergarteners. These camps run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily and are filled with age-appropriate activities, imagination play, story time, art projects and gallery exploration. Learn more >>

Youth Camps
We also offer youth summer camps with a little bit of something for everyone. Book your child's camp for a summer adventure of behind-the-scenes looks, exploring the museum, friend-making opportunities and discovering new things. Scholarships available. Learn more >>

Lanier Mansion

With Lanier Mansion’s carriage house and gardens as the backdrop, our intrepid campers will learn all about the fun of chemistry with PBS’ Ruff Ruffman! Campers will engage in hands-on activities, such as making their own trail mix, play dough, chocolate mug cake and more. Snacks will be provided, but we ask campers to bring a sack lunch. Campers also will be given a tour of Lanier Mansion. Learn more >>