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Summer Camps

What will your child discover?
Cleveland Museum of Natural History specializes in discovery. Our summer camps are the perfect place for your child to discover something new. Through an array of high-quality camps for children in grades 1 through 12, our experienced educators will guide your child through exciting learning experiences. Campers can be enriched at the arts and cultural gems of University Circle, conduct hands-on science experiments, get closer to nature on outdoor adventures and explore the Universe.
Summer Camp scholarships are available through a generous gift from The Bruce A. Loomis Endowment Fund. Scholarship application and required materials are due by Sunday, May 15. Those awarded a scholarship will be required to pay a $25 non-refundable deposit in order to confirm registration. Download the scholarship application and return the form via email, mail or fax.
Please review our camp policies and procedures below. If you have further questions, contact the Education Division at or call 216-231-4600 x3214.


2016 Summer Camps

Select a camp below to see detailed program information.


Become a member of Cleveland Museum of Natural History and enjoy exclusive annual benefits and access to amazing experiences, including discounts and early registration for summer camps and other programs, as well as unlimited year-round visits to the Museum and Shafran Planetarium. For more information, call 216-231-4600 x3309.


Please review our policies prior to registration.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Deposits are non-refundable and are built into the camp fee if you pay in full. Cancellations made less than four weeks prior to the start date of your camp will not be eligible for any refund.
  • No cash refunds are issued for any program.

Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

  • You can drop-off and pick-up your child up to 30 minutes before and after their camp free of charge unless otherwise stated (Outdoor camps have a 15 minute policy for pick-up). We do not offer extended care. Drop-off and pick-up are located in the Museum lobby.
  • Parent/Guardian must sign child in/out each day. Cleveland Museum of Natural History is responsible for students’ safety during scheduled camp times. We do not release unchaperoned students from camp due to issues of safety and liability. Written permission releasing the child must be provided by a parent/guardian for children 16 years and up only.

What to Wear/Bring

  • The Museum is not responsible for lost, missing, or damaged personal items. Please leave toys and valuables like personal electronics at home.
  • Campers must bring a packed lunch each day unless otherwise noted (No refrigeration is available).
  • Closed toe shoes and comfortable clothes are encouraged.

Health Forms

You will receive an email containing health forms and details regarding your camp one month before summer camps begin.

Behavioral Policy

Students attending summer camp are expected to show respect to instructors, guests, staff and property. Any participant exhibiting chronic disruption, behavior that may cause harm to themselves, other participants or staff, will be asked to leave the program without a refund. These behaviors include, but are not limited to, hitting, kicking, biting, sexual harassment and/or possessing weapons or illegal substances. Appropriate action will be taken with anyone not complying with these expectations.

Photography and Audio

Your registration implies permission to use images, likeness, and/or sound recordings of your child for purposes solely related to activities at Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Contact the Education Division at or 216-231-4600 x3214 with questions.