Search
22 Calendar

Summer Camps

Spend summers with MOHAI and go adventuring!

Looking to investigate innovation, practice creative writing, or go on seafaring adventures? Each summer, MOHAI partners with different organizations around Seattle bringing fun camps to kids. MOHAI members receive discounts, too!

Registration is open for 2019 summer camps!

Back to the Future: Innovate!

What is innovation? Where do good ideas come from? Join the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) and the Pacific Science Center as we explore innovations, generate ideas for the future, and discover what it takes to be an innovator.

Learn skills that help innovators get creative and think differently. Spend the afternoon exploring the science behind great ideas. Explore solar power, wind energy and bridge design to investigate how science is fueling innovation of the future.

Campers spend the first half of the day at MOHAI and the second half at Pacific Science Center. Drop-off at MOHAI and pick-up at Pacific Science Center.

Partner: Pacific Science Center

Session 1 Dates: July 8–12, 2019

Session 2 Dates: July 15–19, 2019

Time: 9 am–4:05 pm

Location: AM: MOHAI (drop off), PM: Pacific Science Center (pick up and extended care)

Extended Care: Pacific Science Center; $65 for the week, available until 6 pm

Ages: Entering grades 4 and 5 in the fall of 2019

Registration Dates: Early Bird registration for members begins January 22, 2019; registration for non-members begins January 29, 2019

Cost: Through April 30, 2019: $385 for MOHAI and PSC members / $415 for non-members

Beginning May 1, 2019: $415 for members / $445 for non-members

Partner link: Register here

Scribes Writing Camp

MOHAI is teaming up with Hugo House to offer the popular Scribes Writing Camp program at the museum! Taught by professional writers and accomplished guest artists, Scribes is an opportunity for students entering grades 7–12 to strengthen their writing and imagination.

Programming includes arts-driven field trips, experiments with new and innovative ways of writing and reading, and exposure to a diverse range of genres and forms. The Scribes Camp includes a special public reading of students’ work on the evening of Thursday, August 1, 2019.

Partner: Richard Hugo House

Dates: July 22–August 2, 2019. Monday–Friday only, no camp on Saturday or Sunday.

Time: 10 am–4 pm

Location: MOHAI

Ages: Entering grades 7–12 in the fall of 2019

Registration Dates: Early Bird registration begins February 12, 2019

Cost: Through March 31, 2019: $725

Beginning April 1, 2019: $750

Need-based full and partial scholarships available

Partner link: Register here

History Hijinks

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.

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.

*Please note: This camp is sold out. Waiting list registration is available.*

Partner: Seattle Children’s Theatre

Dates: August 5–9, 2019

Time: 9 am–4 pm

Location: MOHAI

Extended Care: 4 pm–5 pm; $50 for the week or $12 per day

Ages: Entering grades 1–2 in the fall of 2019

Registration Dates: Early Bird registration begins February 6, 2019

Cost: Through May 31, 2019: $360

Beginning June 1, 2019: $390

5% discount offered to MOHAI members and SCT subscribers.

Partner link: Register here

Seafaring Adventure Camp

Welcome aboard for an action-packed week at Lake Union Park with MOHAI, the Center for Wooden Boats, SS VIRGINIA V, and Northwest Seaport. This week-long camp takes place on land and in boats on the waters of Lake Union.

Campers explore life on board a ship, and plunge into the science of steam powered engines, navigation, and model sailboat building. Don’t miss the fun!

Partner: Center for Wooden Boats, SS VIRGINIA V, Northwest Seaport

Dates: August 12–16, 2019

Time: 9 am–4 pm

Location: MOHAI, Center for Wooden Boats, Historic Ship Wharf; all located in Lake Union Park

Extended Care: 4 pm–5 pm; $45 for the week

Ages: Entering grades 3–5 in the fall of 2019

Registration Dates: Early Bird registration begins February 4, 2019

Cost: Through April 30, 2019: $325 for members / $350 for non-members

Beginning May 1, 2019: $350 for members / $375 for non-members

Need-based full and partial scholarships available

Cancellation: Registration cancellations received up to one month prior to the first day of the camp will be refunded in full. After one month prior, full refunds will only be provided if the vacated spot can be filled with another camper. If no new registrations are received, no refunds shall be given for cancellations past the one-month deadline.

Registration:

Sign up for Seafaring Adventure Camp

Register for Extended Care during Seafaring Adventure Camp

Heads up! You are using a very old browser.

MOHAI.org aims to support every possible visitor, but you may experience some technical difficulties.

Update Your Browser