6-8 Year-old camps 2019-01-21T13:23:50+00:00
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Camps for Ages 6-8

Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring new camps each season, as well as favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more. Our summer camps for ages 6-8 at The Works are ideal for girls and boys. Summer camp season at The Works Museum is alive with enthusiasm and creative engineering.

6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten.

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Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165/$148.50 members
Construct tools, machines, and materials for creating art, including an electric doodle pen, a spin-art machine, and paint you formulate yourself.
M-Th, July 8-11, 1-4 p.m.   Register for aftercare July 8-11.
M-Th, August 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision August 5-8.
M-Th, August 19-22, 1-4 p.m.   Register for aftercare August 19-22.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Design and build geodesic domes, skyscrapers, and other buildings with a variety of materials. Build a bridge to take home.
M-Th, July 8-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision July 8-11.
M-Th, July 29-August 1, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare July 29-August 1.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Design, build, and test different kinds of cars, including building and testing K’Nex racers on our special ramp. Make a cool car to take home.
M-Th, June 17-20, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare June 17-20.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Use carpentry skills to build a tabletop pinball machine. Design a theme, then add a launcher and traps.
M-Th, June 17-20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision June 17-20.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Use carpentry skills to build your own Minecraft character to take home:
Choose a creeper, a cat, or a skin of your own design.
M-Th, July 22-25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Make a working model of a cat’s claw. Engineer a mechanical pet toy and a scratching post. Design a way to rescue a pet from a tree. Pretend you’re a veterinarian and put a cast on your stuffed animal.
M-Th, June 24-27, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare June 24-27.
M-Th, August 19-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision August 19-22.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Investigate how things move as you construct hovercrafts, mini-catapults, flying saucers, and rockets.
M-Th, June 10-13, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare June 10-13.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Make a cross-section of a model skyscraper, working with scale and model-making ideas. Solve design challenges for strong construction
and add an elevator.
M-Th, June 10-13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision. June 10-13.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Work with scale to create a model house or building of your choice. Solve design challenges for room sizes and strong construction. Add elements such as staircases and elevators.
M-Th, July 15-18, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare July 15-18.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Same great LEGO Engineering camp, in a section for girls. Build elevators, wind-up cars, and catapults with specialty LEGO pieces. Explore with gears, pulleys and other moving parts.
M-Th, August 12-15, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare August 12-15.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Combine your love of art, LEGO, and math. Practice making mosaic-like pictures using LEGO bricks and a grid.
M-Th, June 17-20, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare June 17-20.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Take on challenges found in favorite stories. Rescue characters from high towers and make escape machines to flee fire-breathing dragons. Build a huff-and-puff wind-proof house, and a box to hide treasure.
M-Th, July 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision July 15-18.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
This camp for girls is inspired by Andrea Beaty’s bestselling book, Rosie Revere, Engineer. Learn about female inventors and engineers. Create marvelous machines, wire LED creations, and solve engineering design challenges.
M-Th, June 24-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision June 24-27.
M-Th, August 5-8, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare August 5-8. 

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $190, $171 members
Same great Robocoding camp, in a section for girls. Work in pairs to build little robots using special LEGO WeDo 2.0 pieces. Program your creations using iPads and programming software.
M-Th, June 10-13, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare June 10-13.
M-Th, July 29-August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision July 29-August 1.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $190, $171 members
For those who’ve completed Robocoding, use your skills to invent something new. Make a robotic hand
and other projects using LEGO pieces, then work in pairs to program your creations using iPads and
programming software.
M-Th, August 12-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision August 12-15.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Take toys apart to see what’s inside. Create toys that move. Build and play with tops. Mix up and test different kinds of slime and a bouncy ball.
M-Th, July 29-August 1, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare July 29-August 1.
M-Th, August 26-29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision August 26-29.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $165, $148.50 members
Practice using real tools that squish, connect, and cut materials. Make fun projects that show off your new skills.
M-Th, August 12-15, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare August 12-15.

Ages 6-11 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $330, $297 members
We’re partnering with Stages Theatre Company for a unique full-day STEAM camp. Spend half of each day with Works Museum STEM educators exploring the science and engineering behind performing classic magic tricks and illusions. Spend the other half of the day with Stages teaching artists. Use their actor toolbox to create, solve, and perform a dramatic mystery full of zany characters.
M-Th, July 22-25, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Register for aftercare July 22-25.

 Tips for camp registration:

  • Want a 5-day experience for your camper? Add on a Friday Fun Day to the regular camp week.
  • Want to try a 1-day experience? Register just for Friday Fun Days or look at our July 4th week camps.
  • The session you wanted is full? Get on the wait list to be notified if we’re able to add extra sessions.
  • Want a full-day experience? Register for an a.m. and p.m. camp. We supervise campers while they enjoy lunch from home and play between camps.
  • Drop-off begins at 8:30 for a.m. camps and at 12:30 for p.m. camps.
  • Pick-up is from 12-12:30 for a.m. camps and 4-4:15 for p.m. camps.
  • By registering for camp you attest that you have read and agree to the camp and cancellation policies of The Works Museum.

Regular Hours

Monday Extended Hours (January 21, 2019)9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Holiday Closures

Closed For Holiday
April 21, 2019
Closed For Holiday
May 27, 2019
Closed For Holiday
July 4, 2019
Closed For Holiday
September 2, 2019