Welcome to Summer Camp at Florida Children’s Museum!

Camp programming is designed and led by our highly-skilled Education Team. Through hands-on-learning and structured play, your child will explore science, art, math, and language in a space curated just for kids. Each week of camp offers its own unique theme and programming, free-play in the Museum, and daily trips to Bonnet Springs Park.

At Camp FCM, your child can give in to their natural curiosity, use their imagination, and strengthen their development. Dare to be curious with us!

Summer Camp 2023 is inspired by Frank Asch’s “Sunflakes.” Each week of Camp is themed around the Sun and the magic we can find in Nature.

Campers are divided into 3 age groups for developmentally-appropriate programming.

  • Watermelon Kids: Ages 4 and 5. Must be enrolled in Kindergarten and turn 5 by Sept.1, 2023.
  • Blinky’s Kids: Ages 6 to 9. Must have completed Kindergarten in the 2022-23 school year.
  • DOT’S Kids: Ages 10 to 12. This age group is available only for the week of June 12-16.

Camp Fee is $325 per week and includes one Camp T-shirt. Campers must wear camp shirt each day of camp. Additional camp shirts are available for $10 each at time of registration. Campers registered for 5 or more weeks of camp will receive a maximum of 5 shirts.

Camp Dates

Camp Drop off opens at 8 am and closes at 5 pm. Curriculum runs from 9 am to 3 pm.

Sunlight, Rainbow Delight June 5-9

Master the magic of rainbows! Spend the week exploring reflecting and refracting light- you never know what colors may arise.

Out in the Sunshine June 12-16

Calling all Nature Explorers! Get into the thick of it with plants, pollinators, water, and wildlife. In partnership with UF/IFAS.

The Sun: The Reason for Seasons June 19-23

Did you know the Sun causes changes on Earth? Track the Sun and Earth’s movements to learn about seasons. 

Power Up! The Sun is on Fire! June 26-30

The Sun is FULL of power! Spend the week putting heat and solar energy to the test.

Up, Up, and Away! July 3, 5-7

Take to the skies! Spend the week exploring things that soar, fly, or can be seen in the air. 

The Sun in Art and Culture July 10-14

The Sun is ART! When you draw The Sun, how does it look? Is it yellow or orange? It is big? Is it round? Travel around the World and see our Sun in a new light.

Light and Darkness July 17-21

Light and dark, bright and dim…it’s all about opposites!

Our Super Duper Sun July 24-28

The Sun is a superhero! Mighty, massive, and magnificent, our Sun can do it all. Celebrate The Sun by exploring all it provides us. What a star, right?

Camp FAQs

Do members receive a discount on camp?

Yes! Members will receive 15% off. Log into your member account before you begin registering for Camp and the membership discount will automatically apply. If you don’t know how to log in, check your membership confirmation email for the link.

Where do I drop off my child?

Children should be escorted to the front entrance of the museum. A staff member will check-in the student in the lobby. 

Where do I pick up my child?

Enter the museum and provide the child’s name at the front desk. The visitor services staff will notify the camp staff of your arrival and the child will be escorted to the museum lobby for pick-up.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

Each child should wear their Camp T-shirts each day of camp. Water bottles are encouraged. Children should wear tennis shoes for safety throughout the museum and when in the park. If weather necessitates, jackets may be appropriate.