Louisiana Children's Museum

Camps at LCM

When school is out, campers will be busy learning and exploring with STEM, Literacy, Health & Wellness, and Art activities throughout our exhibits!

2018 Summer Tricentennial Art Camps:


All studio sessions will be STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and New Orleans culture inspired!  They are designed for children ages 5-8.  Please note our cancellation policy below.

Camps are in the Art Trek Studio—Spots are limited to 10 artists per week.

Each art camper receives a sketchbook to keep, contributes to a Friday lunchtime showcase for parents and family members in our LCM Atrium, and leaves camp with a completed portfolio and two completed art projects for home display.  

July 23 – 27: STEAM Studio 1 – The Power of Wind

Express the cultural identity of this amazing city by creating a mixed media kinetic sculpture! Learn about influential artists, like John T. Scott and Lin Emery, whose work has impacted the landscape of New Orleans.  Make interdisciplinary connections through enhanced STEM explorations and hands on experiences throughout the week.

July 30-August 3: STEAM Studio 2 – Big Easy Collage and Mosaic Making

Create original art work by using iconic New Orleans imagery! Design a Mardi Gras mosaic and create a special collage. We also will incorporate different New Orleans’ themed Health and Wellness activities into our Big Easy week!

August 6-10: STEAM Studio 3 – NOLA Prints

Use New Orleans symbols and architecture to develop unique and imaginative prints! Be inspired by local artist, Jax Frey, to create a collaborative collection design for a shotgun house. Make special layered and textured journal pages and learn about local authors through illustrated books written about New Orleans!

Register HERE!

2018 Summer Camps

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is the cool place to spend time learning, growing, and exploring this summer with weeklong, themed camps designed for children ages 5-8!

LCM Summer Camp is held daily from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with drop-off available from 8:45 a.m. until 9 a.m.  The weekly camp fee is $225/week for LCM Members and $250/week for non-members. Before and after care are also available for an additional weekly fee.

Register TODAY! 


Get Moving Camp – June 4-8
From yoga classes, jump rope and hula hoop activities, to parachute play and scavenger hunts, fitness has never been more fun! Make crafts that you can use all summer long like picnic placemats, garden decorations, a summer vacation journal, and more!


Space is a Place Camp – June 11-15
Voyage into space for an out of this world experience! Create marshmallow constellations as you explore the stars. Enjoy constellation stories, build your own rocket, and learn about planets!


Inventor’s Workshop – June 18-22
Have a creative and innovative idea? Campers will move full STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) ahead with a fun-filled week of brainstorming, designing, creating, and experimenting! What will you invent? What does it do? How does it work?


New Orleans Architecture Camp – June 25-29
Learn about the unique architecture that makes our city special. Practice building techniques with different materials. Design your own floor plan, explore eco-friendly building choices, and take part in building a “Kid’s NOLA City”!


Swamp Things Camp – July 2-6*
Take an imaginary pirogue ride through the majestic swamps of Louisiana. Discover creatures large and small that inhabit our state’s wetlands. Design your own swamp creature with feathers, moss, and other natural materials. Concoct an edible swamp creature treat and more!  Please note that camp will not be held on July 4. 


Bon Appetite Camp – July 9-13
Kitchen science is delicious! Explore the five senses with all things culinary. Discover healthy eating habits, create a recipe, and prepare some tasty dishes such as applesauce, butter, and more!


Dinosaurs Rock – July 16-20
Dig into prehistoric times and discover the most popular dinosaurs. Be a paleontologist and look for dinosaur bones in a fossil dig. See how you measure up to giant animals from our past! Create footprint art and dinosaur masks and learn some super stomping games!


Mad Scientist Camp – July 23-27
Are you a mad scientist? Make it bubble, make it fizzle, make it change colors! Campers will participate in a variety of safe, kid-friendly experiments every day.


Transportation Exploration – July 30-August 3
Planes, trains, and streetcars! How do we get from one place to another? Explore different forms of transportation in New Orleans and around the world a create a form of transportation for the future!


Water Wonder Camp – August 6-10
Learn about the water that surrounds us and the animals that live there! Explore water with hands-on experiments, activities, and art projects! Understand the unique environment of New Orleans and what it means to live in a place where water matters so much.

Camp Policies:  Camps are filled on a first come, first served basis with limited availability.  Camps are designed for children ages 5-8.  A child must turn 5 years old within 60 days of the start of the camp they are interested in attending. In addition, an older child must be no more than 60 days older than age 8 at the start of the camp they are interested in attending. 

Cancellation policy: You may receive a full refund if you cancel at least 30 days before your first day of camp.  If you cancel 2 weeks before the first day of camp, you will receive a 50% refund.  If your cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to the start date of camp, no refund is given.

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