Museum Camps


Satisfy your thirst for knowledge while having fun at the same time! The Downers Grove Museum offers history-related, week-long summer camps of varying topics to appeal to all ages and interests. Learn about interesting aspects of history or acquire a new skill through fun and engaging activities. Most Museum Camps are for ages 7 to 10..

Sherlock Mystery Camp

NEW! Follow the clues and be like the famous Victorian detective, Sherlock Holmes! Each day, exercise your critical thinking skills as you solve a new mystery in the Victorian Blodgett house, on the Museum Campus grounds, or in downtown Downers Grove. Learn more and register

Ancient Egypt

Did you know that Downers Grove and ancient Egypt share a connection? Find out what that connection is during this week-long camp. Also learn about the mummification process and Egyptian hieroglyphic writing through fun activities. Learn more and register

American Girl Doll Camp

Spend a week of camp getting to know different American Girl dolls and their historical period. Each doll has a fascinating tale, which makes history fun to learn! Bring your favorite doll every day to partake in crafts, stories and adventures. Learn more and register

Space Exploration Camp

NEW! July marks the 48th anniversary of the American Moon Landing. Come to the Downers Grove Museum to learn about that historic event, learn what has happened with the country's space program since then and complete space-related activities! Learn more and register

Crazy + Cool Artists

NEW! Spend a week learning the stories behind some of the art world's craziest and coolest artists and create fun, creative works of art! Learn more and register

Weird + Gross History

NEW! Spend a week learning about weird and gross facts from history at the Downers Grove Museum! Learn more and register

Exploring the Ancient Americas

NEW! Explore ancient North and South America! Spend four days at the Museum learning about indigenous cultures and on Friday visit the "Ancient Americas" exhibit at the Field Museum! Learn more and register

American Girl: Samantha's World

NEW! Discover what life was like for American Girl Samantha in a week-long camp at the Downers Grove Museum! Explore Victorian life through games, crafts and a tea party! Learn more and register

Messy & Exploding Art

Ages 8-11: Come get messy during this camp that combines art and science! Paint with rockets, make exploding concoctions and gooey slime. Learn more and register