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2024 Summer Camps at MOHAI

Each summer, MOHAI partners with different organizations around Seattle bringing fun camps to kids and youth. Spend summers with MOHAI and go adventuring!

History Hijinks with Seattle Children's Theatre

Mysterious things are afoot at MOHAI! Artifacts aren’t where they should be, and historical information has inexplicably gone missing. Your stellar investigative skills are desperately needed to solve these mysteries. You’ll team up with a MOHAI teacher to combine all of the skills needed to be a top-notch history detective.

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When you’re not getting to the bottom of these pressing unsolved mysteries, you’ll read stories, make art, and explore the nooks and crannies of the museum along the way.

With your SCT teaching artist, you will enter an interactive dramatic story that you help create as you act it out.

Examine artifacts closely, travel to far away time periods, and help get the museum back together.

Partner: Seattle Children’s Theatre
Dates: July 8-12, 2024
Time: 9am–4pm
Location: MOHAI
Ages: 6-8 years old at the time of the camp
Registration: Opens February 2, 2024
Cost: $455
Extended Care: 4pm-5pm; $75 for the week or $18 per day.
Partner link: Register to attend History Hijinks (beginning February 2, 2024)

History Lab

History Lab is a summer intensive for high school students entering grades 10-12 interested in local history and storytelling.

Strengthen your historical research skills and explore creative ways to interpret and share history!

History Lab will take place at MOHAI with occasional off-site field trips Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm July 22-26 and July 29-August 2, 2024.

Applications for the 2024 session will open early April with a May 24, 2024 deadline.

Learn More about History Lab

Drawing Inspiration with Gage Academy of Art

Let’s get creative at the museum!

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MOHAI is filled with rich stories, artifacts, and art from Seattle’s past. We’ll learn the basics of drawing from life while exploring the galleries and Lake Union Park. Then, we’ll create our own original artwork and stories inspired by the museum. Through drawing comics, maps, and concept art, we’ll improve our technical skills while having fun imagining new worlds together!

Partner: Gage Academy of Art
Dates: August 5-9, 2024
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: MOHAI
Ages: 12-14 years old at the time of the camp
Registration: Opens in February
Cost: $550
Extended care: 3:30pm – 5:00pm; $75 for the week or $18 per day
Partner link: Register to attend Drawing Inspiration

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