This summer, sign up your child for a camp as unique as them at the Indiana State Museum. Your child can dive into the world of high-tech with STEM or coding camps, or explore their passions in baking or space camps. With 27 camps to choose from, there’s something for every interest – from preschoolers to eighth graders! We offer the flexibility of one-day and full-week camps to fit your family’s busy schedule.


We also offer Summer Camp scholarships for qualifying families. Click below to learn more.

Scholarships


 

YOUTH ENTERING GRADES 1-6

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aftercare until 5:30 p.m. available for $9/camper per day
$50/day for members, $55/day for non-members
$7/day for scholarship recipients
$5 discount for siblings in same camp

Summer Reset (May 26)
Take a break from school and relax by making stress balls, practicing yoga, creating art and more.

Nocturnal Adventures (May 27)
Explore animal and human navigation in the dark, including using the stars as a guide and using bioluminescence to light up the night sky.

Candy Makers (May 28) - SOLD OUT
To be added to our waitlist, please call the museum at 317.232.1637.

Learn three ways to make candy and practice your cooking skills by whipping up some treats.

Team Build (May 29)
Discover different architectural styles found right here at the museum and build your own structure.

Sly Sharks (July 27)
Investigate what makes sharks so fierce by discovering how they hunt, float and survive.

Wild Weird Weather (July 28)
Find out what it takes to predict weather and use real weather monitoring tools.

Fort Building (July 29)
Create a giant fort as a team, then make a mini-fort to take home.

Mad Scientists (July 30)
Experiment with chemical reactions to see if you can make something sooo cold it’s hot!

Shutterbug (July 31)
Discover how to tell stories of your adventures through photography using your own camera or one provided.


DAY CAMP REGISTRATION

YOUTH ENTERING GRADES 1-6

Member registration

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EARLY CHILDHOOD AGES 3-6

$105/members, $117/non-members
$15/scholarship recipients. Learn more about our scholarships here.
$5 discount for siblings in same camp
All camps include story time, outside fun and free choice play.

Space Camp with PBS’s Ready Jet Go! (June 15-19)
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Prepare to blast off as you learn about space by building a Mars rover, designing a space suit and more. Youth ages 4-6.

Becoming Artists (July 13-17)
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Explore different art mediums such as sculpture, printmaking, painting and engineering and use real art tools. Youth ages 4-6.

Play and Explore with PBS’s Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (July 27-31) - SOLD OUT
To be added to our waitlist, please call the museum at 317.232.1637.

Learn how to be good friends and neighbors by working together to solve problems and collaborate on hands-on projects. Youth ages 3-5.


FULL WEEK CAMP REGISTRATION

EARLY CHILDHOOD AGES 3-6

Member registration

Non-member registration


 

YOUTH ENTERING GRADES 1-3

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aftercare until 5:30 p.m. available for $45/camper per week
$215/members, $240/non-members
$25/scholarship recipients. Learn more about our scholarships here.
$5 discount for siblings in same camp

Explore with PBS’s Molly of Denali (June 1-5)
Explore Alaska Native culture and help Molly and her friends in their adventures to get their dream tube.

Animal Superpowers (June 8-12) - SOLD OUT
To be added to our waitlist, please call the museum at 317.232.1637.

Each day, discover a new animal superpower like speed or invisibility and the science behind it.

Coding for Beginners (June 15-19) - SOLD OUT
To be added to our waitlist, please call the museum at 317.232.1637.

Peek into the world of coding and explore different programs and hands-on games.

Pirate Engineering (June 22-26) - SOLD OUT
To be added to our waitlist, please call the museum at 317.232.1637.

Search for buried treasure – but first build a pirate ship and create a tool to catch fish, then use simple machines to get the treasure.

Kid Cakes (July 6-10) - SOLD OUT
To be added to our waitlist, please call the museum at 317.232.1637.

Learn how to make and decorate sweet treats using buttercream frosting and royal icing.

Artful Antics (July 13-17) - SOLD OUT
To be added to our waitlist, please call the museum at 317.232.1637.

Create art through messy experiments, like painting without a paintbrush and experimenting with splatter art.

Best of the Best (July 20-24)
Compete in silly challenges, create a team flag and design a logo for the games just in time for the Summer Olympics.

YOUTH ENTERING GRADES 4-6

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aftercare until 5:30 p.m. available for $45/camper per week
$215/members, $240/non-members
$25/scholarship recipients. Learn more about our scholarships here.
$5 discount for siblings in same camp

Deconstruct It (June 15-19)
Use real tools as you reverse-engineer toys, appliances and computers to see what makes them work.

Baking Bootcamp (June 22-26) - SOLD OUT
To be added to our waitlist, please call the museum at 317.232.1637.

Work through baking challenges as you create cookies, cupcakes, mini-pies and bread.

Inventor’s Workshop (July 6-10)
Come up with an invention to make your life easier, then build a prototype and consider how to sell it.

Ready, Set, Launch! (July 13-17)
Explore what it takes to propel objects through the air and build catapults, rockets and more.

Indiana Champions (July 20-24)
Get ready for the Summer Olympics by learning about Indiana champions and participating in silly challenges for the mind and body.

YOUTH ENTERING GRADES 4-8

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aftercare until 5:30 p.m. available for $45/camper per week
$215/members, $240/non-members
$25/day for scholarship recipients. Learn more about our scholarships here.
$5 discount for siblings in same camp

Video Game Designers (June 1-5) - SOLD OUT
To be added to our waitlist, please call the museum at 317.232.1637.

Explore different apps to create video games on Microsoft and Apple platforms. Varying experience levels welcome.

STEM Girls (June 8-12)
Dive into a variety of hands-on activities about science, technology, engineering and math.

Youth Actors Theatre Camp: Bounce Back (June 15-19)
Create and take part in a one-of-a-kind play about facing challenges and being resilient.

 


FULL-WEEK CAMP REGISTRATION

YOUTH ENTERING GRADES 1-3

Member registration

Non-member registration


AROUND THE STATE

Three of our state historic sites offer summer camps, too. At T.C. Steele State Historic Site (Nashville) campers explore art and nature at the very location that inspired painter T.C. Steele himself. Discover puzzles, mazes, a 70-foot slip-and-slide, space travel, Ancient Egypt and more at Angel Mounds State Historic Sites (Evansville). Nature-lovers can become naturalists and learn about birds, insects and flowers at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site (Rome City). Get registered today!

 

Camp registration can be cancelled or rescheduled to an available camp up to two weeks before the start of camp. Camp registrations cancelled less than two weeks prior to the start of camp will not be refunded. Review our registration, cancelation and bad weather policies here.