Summer Camps

Give your kids a rewarding summer in a fun and stimulating environment at the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Discovery Camps in Sausalito. Our camps provide child-directed, inquiry driven learning through project-based, hands-on activities designed to intentionally boost creativity, STEM skills, and critical thinking.

Discovery Camps are available for children in preschool through third grade. And we’ve got camps to satisfy all interests— everything from robots and art to geology and fashion. With camps running on a weekly basis, you can book a diverse set to keep your kids excited through the entire summer!

Plus, to keep you up-to-date on all the fun your camper is having, instructors email you a weekly summary of your child’s unique experience.
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Schedule and Ages

Discovery Camps run on a weekly basis. All Discovery Camps run from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Extended care is available for an extra fee from 8 – 9 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. With extended care, you can drop children off anytime between 8 and 9 a.m., and after camp, you can pick children up any time between 1 and 4 p.m.

Discovery Camps are broken into five age groups:

  • Preschool (Must be 3 by June 1st, 2017)
  • Kindergarten (Grade child is entering in fall 2017)
  • 1st – 3rd Grade (Grade child is entering in fall 2017)
  • 2nd – 3rd Grade (Grade child is entering in fall 2017)
  • 4th – 9th Grade (Grade child is entering in fall 2017)

Browse our 13 week schedule of Summer Discovery Camps below. Click here to read our Summer Camps FAQ.

WEEK 1: May 29 – June 2

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Inventor’s Toolbox (NEW!)

Campers embrace imagination, science, innovation, and problem solving in Inventor’s Toolbox. Each camper is challenged to find a problem or task that exists in the world that can be solved or made easier through the invention of a new tool. Your inventor utilizes the design-thinking process to brainstorm ideas, design, prototype, build, and engineer a new tool. $350

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore Fort Baker to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers go on hikes and beach walks before working on projects like mud painting, kite making, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Ancient Earth (NEW!)

Children embrace their inner Indiana Jones in Ancient Earth! Campers learn about earth’s early rocks, plate tectonics, fossils, dinosaurs, cave paintings, hieroglyphics, and more.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

WEEK 2: June 5 – 9

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Big Discoveries: Scientific Inquiry

Potions, experiments, and explosions are just some of the fun in this camp. Preschoolers learn about the scientific process—observing, asking questions, and making/testing predictions—through activities like sink/float experiments and baking soda and vinegar explosions.

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Monster Makers (NEW!)

Is it monstrous? Furry? Does it live in a cave? Campers imagine and construct a monster using various art materials like fabric, clay, and paint. For inspiration, campers learn about real animals, their features, and habitats as they develop a narrative about their creature.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Magic Chemistry

Campers discover the magic of chemistry by mixing concoctions and investigating the properties of matter! Using scientific tools, your little chemist conducts science experiments, practices careful observation, forms hypotheses, and draws conclusions from evidence.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Fort Baker. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Navigators (NEW!)

Anchors aweigh! Junior Navigators learn all about boats and ships, and design and construct their own ship models. Campers study cartography and ancient mapping techniques used by famous explorers and participate in treasure hunts and treasure map making.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Big Art (NEW!)

It’s all about large-scale art sculptures in Big Art. Campers explore architecture and over-sized art installations and create and construct their own sculptures.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Music Makers (NEW!)

Campers don’t just learn about music, they also learn how to make their own instruments! Your little musician explores an array of musical instruments, the science of composing sounds, and then creates their own instrument. Camp ends with a musical performance for parents/guardians.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Survival Scouts (NEW!)

Through exploration of Fort Baker, campers learn basic outdoor survival skills, such as finding and making clean drinking water, making animal traps, and techniques to fend off mountain lions and bears.

Age Group: 2nd – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

WEEK 3: June 12 – 16

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Big Discoveries: Scientific Inquiry

Potions, experiments, and explosions are just some of the fun in this camp. Preschoolers learn about the scientific process—observing, asking questions, and making/testing predictions—through activities like sink/float experiments and baking soda and vinegar explosions.

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Disappearing Art (NEW!)

Campers explore the concept of time and ephemeral art by creating artwork using materials that are temporary like ice, bubbles, and shadows. Sample art projects include ice sculptures, sand castles, and bubble painting.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Planes, Trains, & Automobiles NEW!

Campers explore all aspects of planes, trains, and automobiles, and learn about physics through each mode of transportation. Children use the design- thinking process to engineer their own models of transportation.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Makers & Performers

Campers are immersed in theatre and work on play writing, costume design, stage design, acting, and directing. Camp ends with a theatrical performance for parents/guardians.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore Fort Baker to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers go on hikes and beach walks before working on projects like mud painting, kite making, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Ancient Earth (NEW!)

Children embrace their inner Indiana Jones in Ancient Earth! Campers learn about earth’s early rocks, plate tectonics, fossils, dinosaurs, cave paintings, hieroglyphics, and more.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Fort Building

Forget pillow forts! In Fort Building, campers use real tools and novel building materials to construct individual and collaborative fort designs and prototypes.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Fab Fashion NEW!

Fashion meets technology in Fab Fashion! Held in the Fab Lab (a high-tech maker space), campers delve into the fashion and design process and use high- tech design tools and equipment to make clothing and accessories. Children plan and put on a fashion show.

Age Group: 2nd – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

WEEK 4: June 19 – 23

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Big Discoveries: Scientific Inquiry

Potions, experiments, and explosions are just some of the fun in this camp. Preschoolers learn about the scientific process—observing, asking questions, and making/testing predictions—through activities like sink/float experiments and baking soda and vinegar explosions.

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Inventor’s Toolbox NEW!

Campers embrace imagination, science, innovation, and problem solving in Inventor’s Toolbox. Each camper is challenged to find a problem or task that exists in the world that can be solved or made easier through the invention of a new tool. Your inventor utilizes the design-thinking process to brainstorm ideas, design, prototype, build, and engineer a new tool.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Mystery Solvers NEW!

Campers use their detective skills to solve various mysteries. Acting as an investigator, children build detective tools (like binoculars), solve riddles, dust for fingerprints, make disguises, and participate in scavenger hunts.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Fort Baker. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Marine Life NEW!

Campers take a deep dive into local Bay Area marine life, examining ocean animals and plants. Children regularly visit the beach at Fort Baker, using it as a case study for science investigations, art projects, and outdoor games.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Art Masters NEW!

Calling all budding artists! Campers are introduced to major artistic movements and master artists as they learn specific art skills and techniques like painting with watercolors, sculpting with clay, and printmaking.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Fort Building

Forget pillow forts! In Fort Building, campers use real tools and novel building materials to construct individual and collaborative fort designs and prototypes.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Robots! NEW!

Sci-fi meets computer programming! Campers play with various robots and learn early programming skills to make a robot execute specific commands. Campers also get to design a robot of their own.

Age Group: 2nd – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

WEEK 5: June 26 – 30

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Big Discoveries: Scientific Inquiry

Potions, experiments, and explosions are just some of the fun in this camp. Preschoolers learn about the scientific process—observing, asking questions, and making/testing predictions—through activities like sink/float experiments and baking soda and vinegar explosions.

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Monster Makers (NEW!)

Is it monstrous? Furry? Does it live in a cave? Campers imagine and construct a monster using various art materials like fabric, clay, and paint. For inspiration, campers learn about real animals, their features, and habitats as they develop a narrative about their creature.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Magic Chemistry

Campers discover the magic of chemistry by mixing concoctions and investigating the properties of matter! Using scientific tools, your little chemist conducts science experiments, practices careful observation, forms hypotheses, and draws conclusions from evidence.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore Fort Baker to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers go on hikes and beach walks before working on projects like mud painting, kite making, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Navigators (NEW!)

Anchors aweigh! Junior Navigators learn all about boats and ships, and design and construct their own ship models. Campers study cartography and ancient mapping techniques used by famous explorers and participate in treasure hunts and treasure map making.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Big Art (NEW!)

It’s all about large-scale art sculptures in Big Art. Campers explore architecture and over-sized art installations and create and construct their own sculptures.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Music Makers (NEW!)

Campers don’t just learn about music, they also learn how to make their own instruments! Your little musician explores an array of musical instruments, the science of composing sounds, and then creates their own instrument. Camp ends with a musical performance for parents/guardians.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Survival Scouts (NEW!)

Through exploration of Fort Baker, campers learn basic outdoor survival skills, such as finding and making clean drinking water, making animal traps, and techniques to fend off mountain lions and bears.

Age Group: 2nd – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

WEEK 6: July 5 – 7

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $215 due to shortened week; Extended Care is $105 due to shortened week


Planes, Trains, & Automobiles NEW!

Campers explore all aspects of planes, trains, and automobiles, and learn about physics through each mode of transportation. Children use the design- thinking process to engineer their own models of transportation.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $215 due to shortened week; Extended Care is $105 due to shortened week


Makers & Performers

Campers are immersed in theatre and work on play writing, costume design, stage design, acting, and directing. Camp ends with a theatrical performance for parents/guardians.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $215 due to shortened week; Extended Care is $105 due to shortened week


Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Fort Baker. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $215 due to shortened week; Extended Care is $105 due to shortened week


Ancient Earth (NEW!)

Children embrace their inner Indiana Jones in Ancient Earth! Campers learn about earth’s early rocks, plate tectonics, fossils, dinosaurs, cave paintings, hieroglyphics, and more.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $215 due to shortened week; Extended Care is $105 due to shortened week


Fort Building

Forget pillow forts! In Fort Building, campers use real tools and novel building materials to construct individual and collaborative fort designs and prototypes.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $215 due to shortened week; Extended Care is $105 due to shortened week


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $215 due to shortened week

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $215 due to shortened week

WEEK 7: July 10 – 14

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Big Discoveries: Scientific Inquiry

Potions, experiments, and explosions are just some of the fun in this camp. Preschoolers learn about the scientific process—observing, asking questions, and making/testing predictions—through activities like sink/float experiments and baking soda and vinegar explosions.

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Inventor’s Toolbox NEW!

Campers embrace imagination, science, innovation, and problem solving in Inventor’s Toolbox. Each camper is challenged to find a problem or task that exists in the world that can be solved or made easier through the invention of a new tool. Your inventor utilizes the design-thinking process to brainstorm ideas, design, prototype, build, and engineer a new tool.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Mystery Solvers NEW!

Campers use their detective skills to solve various mysteries. Acting as an investigator, children build detective tools (like binoculars), solve riddles, dust for fingerprints, make disguises, and participate in scavenger hunts.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore Fort Baker to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers go on hikes and beach walks before working on projects like mud painting, kite making, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Marine Life NEW!

Campers take a deep dive into local Bay Area marine life, examining ocean animals and plants. Children regularly visit the beach at Fort Baker, using it as a case study for science investigations, art projects, and outdoor games.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Fort Building

Forget pillow forts! In Fort Building, campers use real tools and novel building materials to construct individual and collaborative fort designs and prototypes.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Art Masters NEW!

Calling all budding artists! Campers are introduced to major artistic movements and master artists as they learn specific art skills and techniques like painting with watercolors, sculpting with clay, and printmaking.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Lights & Lanterns NEW!

Taking a cue from Thomas Edison, campers learn how to design and build objects that light up. Children use circuits and LED lights to make night-lights and lamps in our Fab Lab (a high-tech maker space).

Age Group: 2nd – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

WEEK 8: July 17 – 21

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Big Discoveries: Scientific Inquiry

Potions, experiments, and explosions are just some of the fun in this camp. Preschoolers learn about the scientific process—observing, asking questions, and making/testing predictions—through activities like sink/float experiments and baking soda and vinegar explosions.

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Disappearing Art (NEW!)

Campers explore the concept of time and ephemeral art by creating artwork using materials that are temporary like ice, bubbles, and shadows. Sample art projects include ice sculptures, sand castles, and bubble painting.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Magic Chemistry

Campers discover the magic of chemistry by mixing concoctions and investigating the properties of matter! Using scientific tools, your little chemist conducts science experiments, practices careful observation, forms hypotheses, and draws conclusions from evidence.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Fort Baker. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Navigators (NEW!)

Anchors aweigh! Junior Navigators learn all about boats and ships, and design and construct their own ship models. Campers study cartography and ancient mapping techniques used by famous explorers and participate in treasure hunts and treasure map making.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Big Art (NEW!)

It’s all about large-scale art sculptures in Big Art. Campers explore architecture and over-sized art installations and create and construct their own sculptures.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Music Makers (NEW!)

Campers don’t just learn about music, they also learn how to make their own instruments! Your little musician explores an array of musical instruments, the science of composing sounds, and then creates their own instrument. Camp ends with a musical performance for parents/guardians.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Robots! NEW!

Sci-fi meets computer programming! Campers play with various robots and learn early programming skills to make a robot execute specific commands. Campers also get to design a robot of their own.

Age Group: 2nd – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

WEEK 9: July 24 – 28

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Big Discoveries: Scientific Inquiry

Potions, experiments, and explosions are just some of the fun in this camp. Preschoolers learn about the scientific process—observing, asking questions, and making/testing predictions—through activities like sink/float experiments and baking soda and vinegar explosions.

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Monster Makers (NEW!)

Is it monstrous? Furry? Does it live in a cave? Campers imagine and construct a monster using various art materials like fabric, clay, and paint. For inspiration, campers learn about real animals, their features, and habitats as they develop a narrative about their creature.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Planes, Trains, & Automobiles NEW!

Campers explore all aspects of planes, trains, and automobiles, and learn about physics through each mode of transportation. Children use the design- thinking process to engineer their own models of transportation.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Makers & Performers

Campers are immersed in theatre and work on play writing, costume design, stage design, acting, and directing. Camp ends with a theatrical performance for parents/guardians.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore Fort Baker to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers go on hikes and beach walks before working on projects like mud painting, kite making, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Ancient Earth (NEW!)

Children embrace their inner Indiana Jones in Ancient Earth! Campers learn about earth’s early rocks, plate tectonics, fossils, dinosaurs, cave paintings, hieroglyphics, and more.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Fort Building

Forget pillow forts! In Fort Building, campers use real tools and novel building materials to construct individual and collaborative fort designs and prototypes.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Survival Scouts (NEW!)

Through exploration of Fort Baker, campers learn basic outdoor survival skills, such as finding and making clean drinking water, making animal traps, and techniques to fend off mountain lions and bears.

Age Group: 2nd – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

WEEK 10: July 31 – August 4

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Big Discoveries: Scientific Inquiry

Potions, experiments, and explosions are just some of the fun in this camp. Preschoolers learn about the scientific process—observing, asking questions, and making/testing predictions—through activities like sink/float experiments and baking soda and vinegar explosions.

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Inventor’s Toolbox NEW!

Campers embrace imagination, science, innovation, and problem solving in Inventor’s Toolbox. Each camper is challenged to find a problem or task that exists in the world that can be solved or made easier through the invention of a new tool. Your inventor utilizes the design-thinking process to brainstorm ideas, design, prototype, build, and engineer a new tool.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Mystery Solvers NEW!

Campers use their detective skills to solve various mysteries. Acting as an investigator, children build detective tools (like binoculars), solve riddles, dust for fingerprints, make disguises, and participate in scavenger hunts.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Fort Baker. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Marine Life NEW!

Campers take a deep dive into local Bay Area marine life, examining ocean animals and plants. Children regularly visit the beach at Fort Baker, using it as a case study for science investigations, art projects, and outdoor games.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Art Masters NEW!

Calling all budding artists! Campers are introduced to major artistic movements and master artists as they learn specific art skills and techniques like painting with watercolors, sculpting with clay, and printmaking.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Fort Building

Forget pillow forts! In Fort Building, campers use real tools and novel building materials to construct individual and collaborative fort designs and prototypes.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Fab Fashion NEW!

Fashion meets technology in Fab Fashion! Held in the Fab Lab (a high-tech maker space), campers delve into the fashion and design process and use high- tech design tools and equipment to make clothing and accessories. Children plan and put on a fashion show.

Age Group: 2nd – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

WEEK 11: August 7 – 11

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Big Discoveries: Scientific Inquiry

Potions, experiments, and explosions are just some of the fun in this camp. Preschoolers learn about the scientific process—observing, asking questions, and making/testing predictions—through activities like sink/float experiments and baking soda and vinegar explosions.

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Disappearing Art (NEW!)

Campers explore the concept of time and ephemeral art by creating artwork using materials that are temporary like ice, bubbles, and shadows. Sample art projects include ice sculptures, sand castles, and bubble painting.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Magic Chemistry

Campers discover the magic of chemistry by mixing concoctions and investigating the properties of matter! Using scientific tools, your little chemist conducts science experiments, practices careful observation, forms hypotheses, and draws conclusions from evidence.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Junior Navigators (NEW!)

Anchors aweigh! Junior Navigators learn all about boats and ships, and design and construct their own ship models. Campers study cartography and ancient mapping techniques used by famous explorers and participate in treasure hunts and treasure map making.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Big Art (NEW!)

It’s all about large-scale art sculptures in Big Art. Campers explore architecture and over-sized art installations and create and construct their own sculptures.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Music Makers (NEW!)

Campers don’t just learn about music, they also learn how to make their own instruments! Your little musician explores an array of musical instruments, the science of composing sounds, and then creates their own instrument. Camp ends with a musical performance for parents/guardians.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Robots! NEW!

Sci-fi meets computer programming! Campers play with various robots and learn early programming skills to make a robot execute specific commands. Campers also get to design a robot of their own.

Age Group: 2nd – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

WEEK 12: August 14 – 18

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Big Discoveries: Scientific Inquiry

Potions, experiments, and explosions are just some of the fun in this camp. Preschoolers learn about the scientific process—observing, asking questions, and making/testing predictions—through activities like sink/float experiments and baking soda and vinegar explosions.

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Monster Makers (NEW!)

Is it monstrous? Furry? Does it live in a cave? Campers imagine and construct a monster using various art materials like fabric, clay, and paint. For inspiration, campers learn about real animals, their features, and habitats as they develop a narrative about their creature.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Planes, Trains, & Automobiles NEW!

Campers explore all aspects of planes, trains, and automobiles, and learn about physics through each mode of transportation. Children use the design- thinking process to engineer their own models of transportation.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Makers & Performers

Campers are immersed in theatre and work on play writing, costume design, stage design, acting, and directing. Camp ends with a theatrical performance for parents/guardians.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Fort Baker. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Ancient Earth (NEW!)

Children embrace their inner Indiana Jones in Ancient Earth! Campers learn about earth’s early rocks, plate tectonics, fossils, dinosaurs, cave paintings, hieroglyphics, and more.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Fort Building

Forget pillow forts! In Fort Building, campers use real tools and novel building materials to construct individual and collaborative fort designs and prototypes.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Survival Scouts (NEW!)

Through exploration of Fort Baker, campers learn basic outdoor survival skills, such as finding and making clean drinking water, making animal traps, and techniques to fend off mountain lions and bears.

Age Group: 2nd – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

WEEK 13: August 21 – 25

Big Discoveries: Messy Art

Perfect for your little Picasso, campers embrace their curiosity, creativity, and messy tendencies in Big Discoveries: Messy Art! Preschoolers explore their five senses through sensory art activities like finger painting, printmaking, sculptures, murals, and more!

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Big Discoveries: Scientific Inquiry

Potions, experiments, and explosions are just some of the fun in this camp. Preschoolers learn about the scientific process—observing, asking questions, and making/testing predictions—through activities like sink/float experiments and baking soda and vinegar explosions.

Age Group: Preschool

Price: $350


Inventor’s Toolbox NEW!

Campers embrace imagination, science, innovation, and problem solving in Inventor’s Toolbox. Each camper is challenged to find a problem or task that exists in the world that can be solved or made easier through the invention of a new tool. Your inventor utilizes the design-thinking process to brainstorm ideas, design, prototype, build, and engineer a new tool.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Mystery Solvers NEW!

Campers use their detective skills to solve various mysteries. Acting as an investigator, children build detective tools (like binoculars), solve riddles, dust for fingerprints, make disguises, and participate in scavenger hunts.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore Fort Baker to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers go on hikes and beach walks before working on projects like mud painting, kite making, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Marine Life NEW!

Campers take a deep dive into local Bay Area marine life, examining ocean animals and plants. Children regularly visit the beach at Fort Baker, using it as a case study for science investigations, art projects, and outdoor games.

Age Group: Kindergarten

Price: $350


Art Masters NEW!

Calling all budding artists! Campers are introduced to major artistic movements and master artists as they learn specific art skills and techniques like painting with watercolors, sculpting with clay, and printmaking.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $350


Fort Building

Forget pillow forts! In Fort Building, campers use real tools and novel building materials to construct individual and collaborative fort designs and prototypes.

Age Group: 1st – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Lights & Lanterns NEW!

Taking a cue from Thomas Edison, campers learn how to design and build objects that light up. Children use circuits and LED lights to make night-lights and lamps in our Fab Lab (a high-tech maker space).

Age Group: 2nd – 3rd Grade

Price: $360, includes a $10 supplies fee


Junior Counselors

Have an older camper? Sign them up for our Junior Counselors program designed for 4th – 9th graders. Junior Counselors learn leadership skills and job training while working directly with a lead camp instructor. Under the supervision of instructors, Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and interact with campers, becoming role models for younger campers.

Age Group: 4th – 9th Grade

Price: $200


*Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center*

We now offer summer Discovery Camps at Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross. You can expect the same high-quality Discovery Camp programming—led by Bay Area Discovery Museum Educators—with the beautiful backdrop of Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, which includes a Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. There are two camps available at this location:

Art of Nature

Children are introduced to art inspired by nature and then explore the Marin Art & Garden Center to get inspiration to create their own artwork. Campers work on art projects like mud painting, kite making, painting, poetry, and more.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350

 

Natural Elements

Children become naturalists as they explore Marin Art & Garden Center. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Age Group: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Price: $350