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Summer Camp 2024


Join us in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives for a summer camp full of exploration, experimentation, and creation. Participate in daily gallery visits, hands-on art making, collaborative art installations, and more! Explore four different themes for each age group with activities taught by skilled museum educators. Campers will host an art show at the end of each week for friends and family. Weekly camp activities are designed for either ages 6–8 or ages 9–12. Convenient before- and after-care is available. (Please note there is no after-care on Fridays.)


Camp Hours

9 a.m.–4 p.m. 


8–9 a.m. 

After-care (Monday through Thursday only): 

4–5:30 p.m. 


Registration Information:  

Member: $255 per child, per week (Family-level museum memberships and higher receive this price; summer camp spots are not guaranteed for members.)

General public: $300 per child, per week


Before- and after-care:  

$60 per child (includes both before- and after-care for one week; no after-care on Fridays)


Cancellation Policy:

The Cincinnati Art Museum has recently updated their cancellation policy for summer camps. Please note that full refunds will be guaranteed up to two weeks (14 days) before your summer camp begins. No refunds will be given within two weeks of your summer camp start date. 


For accessibility accommodations, please email us in advance at [email protected] 

For additional information, please contact [email protected]


Supported by

Charles H. Dater Foundation


Presented by

US Bank


The Patricia Kisker Foundation


Summer Camp 2024 Weeks

*Please note themes and activities will repeat once for each age group with learning modifications made for the age group of the week. Please register your child for the appropriate age group.


Book Worms

Jump into your favorite stories and create literature-themed artworks. Explore different book genres each day, read stories and gain inspiration. You will make your own art inspired by your favorite stories, places, and characters. Learn techniques in book binding, illustration and drawing, painting, and sculpting to make your stories come to life.

Ages 6–8
June 10–June 14
Sold out.

Ages 9–12

June 17–June 21
Sold out.


Mini Makers

If you can think it, you can make it…mini! Tinker with small objects to create mini sculptures or machines. Make and mold mini animals and food out of clay. Build tiny objects from recycled materials, and paint mini-masterpieces.

Ages 6–8
June 24–June 28
Sold out.

Ages 9–12
July 8–July 12
Sold out.


Art Time Travelers

Travel through time to learn the techniques of the masters. Explore the museum to learn about a new time period of art each day and gain art-making skills inspired by artists of that time. Engage in hands-on activities to grow your techniques and knowledge in painting, drawing, sculpting, and printmaking.

Ages 6–8
July 15–July 19
Sold out.

Ages 9–12
July 22–July 26
Sold out.



Explore architecture in the museum and outside looking at the Cincinnati skyline to create projects of your own design. Collaborate with your fellow ARTchitects to design a city and use STEM learning to design structures, buildings, and sculptures from recycled materials.

Ages 6–8
July 29–August 2
Sold out.

Ages 9–12
August 5–August 9
Sold out.

If you need accessibility accommodations, please contact us in advance at [email protected] or fill out the accessibility request form.