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Don't let your kids go all summer without learning! Register them for Lincoln Children's Museum summer camps and they are guaranteed to make out of school days fun and full of learning. While all camps include exclusive playtime before the Museum is open to the public, the majority of camp time is spent on the Museum's third floor designed just for making messes, friends and memories. Additionally, campers will visit the Bennett Martin Public Library every Monday and Friday and an additional field trip on Wednesday. Camps are separated by school grades to provide personalized experiences. Check out the exciting topics listed below.

Grades Pre-K (4-5); K-1st; 2-4th*
*Campers must have completed the grade and be toileting independently. 

Full Week Summer Camps
Members: $199; Non-Members: $219

Summer Day Camps
Members: $45*; Non-Members: $60*

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Check-in 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.; Check-out 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) Campers should bring a sack lunch; no nuts, please! If your child would like an extra snack during the day, please pack one accordingly.

NOW OFFERING HALF DAY MORNING SESSIONS FOR PRE-K! Morning sessions for 4-5 year olds will be from 8:00 am to 11:30 am each day when regular camp is offered. Click on Pre-K to see both options and pricing.

Camp Classrooms are located on the 3rd floor of the Museum. 

If you have questions about anything camp related, please email 

Click More Info below to download detailed camp information and permission forms.

NEW! Half-Day option for all Pre-K camps. Limited registrations available.


June 4th – June 8th: Epic Adventure

Ever wonder how to survive the great outdoors? Learn how to be a world explorer using everyday materials.

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June 11th – June 15th: Crime Scene Investigation

Do you like to play detective and solve mysteries? Campers explore a myriad of ways to help solve mysteries. Adventure and mystery awaits!

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June 18th – June 22nd: To Infinity and Beyond

Jump on a rocket and explore the unknown of Outer Space. On our journey, campers will learn about the Sun, our solar system, and plan their own mission. Who knows what else we might encounter along the way! Includes a field trip to University of Nebraska State Museum and planetarium show.

June 25th – June 29th: Be an Engineer

If you were given paper towel rolls, cardboard, wooden blocks, and glue, what could you make? Campers will put everyday materials to use as they test and discover how building forces and structures affect strength and longevity. Includes a tour of the Nebraska State Capitol.

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July 9th – July 13th: Water POWER!

Not just for hydration and swimming, water exists all around us and there’s more than what meets the eye. Wade through these deep concepts with the power of play. Includes a trip to Trago Park splash pad.

July 16th – July 20th: In It to Win It

What does it take to be a good team player? Learn how to work together for a common goal to finish strong, and enjoy group activities (some with a wacky twist!). Includes additional field trip to Memorial Stadium on July 18th.

SOLD OUT July 23rd – July 27th: Mad Scientist

“What happens if I do this?” Discover cool chemical reactions through free play, experimenting with chain reactions and catalysts. Includes a tour of Ivanna Cone!

To be added to the wait list for this camp, please email Lindsay (

July 30th – August 3rd: Weather Watchers

Learn how to be a storm chaser from your own backyard! For all burgeoning meteorologists, explore what happens in our atmosphere. Includes a field trip to University of Nebraska State Museum and planetarium show.

August 6th – August 10th: Hollywood Star

Lights, Camera, Action! Campers will learn what to prepare for in an audition, parts of the stage, stage lingo, and create their own props. The young actors and actresses will act out fairy tales, fables, and stories.

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