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july and august 2022

Summer Explorers Camps

Come beat the heat—and summer brain drain!

Our week-long Summer Explorers Camp experiences are about exploring everything the Museum has to offer, both inside and outside. Get familiar with exhibits and experiences, go on a nature hike right in our backyard, and test Lake Michigan waters. Campers will engage in a wide variety of interdisciplinary activities that bridge the connections between science, art and engineering, participate in some creative science & engineering challenges! Don't miss out—this summer is going to be a blast!

Girls Club camps: weeks of July 25 & August 8

This year, we're offering two Girls Club camper weeks, exclusively for female-identifying and non-binary youth who want to collaborate in a different environment. Same camp programming, but with additional experiences including conversations with female and non-binary leaders here at MSI!

  • Summer Explorer Camps: July–August 2022

    Week-long sessions, Mondays–Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • July 11-15 pre-6th through pre-9th grades
    • July 18-22 pre-6th through pre-9th grades
    • July 25-29 (Girls Club) pre-6th through pre-9th grades
    • August 1-5 pre-6th through pre-9th grades
    • August 8-12 (Girls Club) pre-6th through pre-9th grades


    • $600 camp fee includes lunches, snacks, all activities (MSI members: $540)
    • After Camp (4 p.m.-5 p.m.) option is available: $100 for the week
    • For more information, email jason.dupuis@msichicago.org


Scholarships for camp fees are available for students and their families who demonstrate financial need. Contact us for details.