Smithsonian Summer Camp Is Back!

Kids Can Spend the Summer at the Smithsonian—In Person and Online

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Smithsonian Associates offers one-of-a-kind learning experiences that spark the imagination—and offer plenty of great fun—during Smithsonian Summer Camp, offered in person and online in 2022. Smithsonian Associates

The Smithsonian’s world is an incredibly wide and exciting one. And for curious and adventurous kids, there’s no better place to be than right in the middle of it with Smithsonian Summer Camp. Whether on the National Mall or virtually from your home or vacation getaway, camps offer 1st through 11th graders one-of-a-kind opportunities to connect with the Smithsonian’s museums and research—and meet the people behind it all. A diverse, creative, and experienced team of instructors have designed age-appropriate content that animates the Smithsonian, its history, and its collections. Through visits to museums, talking to experts, and creating projects and artworks, campers explore Smithsonian-focused themes including the natural world, space, art, design, history, world cultures, and so much more.


Live, interactive camps allow kids entering kindergarten through 11th grade to explore Smithsonian collections and themes during specially designed sessions presented on Zoom. Smithsonian Associates

Registration opens in mid-February, but right now you can view the complete listings of in-person and virtual camps, create or update your account, and sign up for e-mail alerts on camp updates. And a gift certificate for a sure-to-be memorable Smithsonian summer experience can be purchased for any young person in your life.