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 2024 is all about Discovery! Explore our BIG world, one small piece at a time!

Campers are divided into 2 age groups for developmentally-appropriate programming.

  • Watermelon Kids: Ages 4 and 5. Must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 24-25 school year and turn 5 by Sept.1, 2024.
  • Blinky’s Kids: Ages 6 to 9. Must have completed Kindergarten, first, second, or third grade in the 2023-24 school year.

The Camp Fee is $325 per week. Each paid week of camp includes one Camp T-shirt, up to a maximum of 5 shirts per child if registered for 5 or more weeks. Campers must wear camp shirt each day of camp. Additional camp shirts are available for $10 each at time of registration.

 

Camp Dates

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

Under the Magnifying Glass June 3-7

Our world is teeming with life, even on a small scale! Magnify it. What tiny creatures can you discover?

Awesome Art June 10-14 

SOLD OUT Working together can lead to beautiful outcomes! Your group can make a masterpiece. 

 

Acorn to Oak: Growing Things June 17-21

A tiny acorn can grow into a GIANT tree! But how does it work? Uncover the magic of growth. 

Simple Machines June 24-28

Pulleys, ramps, and wheels– these simple machines do BIG work! Why are they so important and how do they help us? 

Building Blocks July 8-12

Build from the ground up! Take an idea from paper to a completed structure. Does your design change? 

Water: A Drop in the Bucket July 15-19

Water is all around us! What does it do? What would life be like without it? From a single drop to entire oceans, delve into the watery depths. 

Stars July 22-26

Are stars really as small as they appear? Soar into the sky and explore the secrets of the cosmos. 

Communities: From our Homes to the World July 29-Aug 2

Dabble in geography and map reading, then compare and contrast communities around the globe! 

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.

What is the cancellation policy?

The cancellation policy is listed on registration receipts. No transfers. No Refunds allowed after 30 days prior to start date of Camper.

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, camp group, and show your ID 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.