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.
What to expect at camp
Watch the video to learn more about:
- What to bring each day
- Camper drop off
- Safety and cleaning procedures
- Camp activities
New! Museum of Me
Create your own museum exhibit, featuring yourself! After touring behind the scenes of the museum, learning about preservation techniques, and exploring your family's history, participants will combine what they learned to create an exhibit for a museum about themselves with assistance from museum staff!
American Girl Doll Camp
It's all about friendship and girl power at this week-long camp! Get to know some of your favorite American Girls with fun crafts, stories and adventures. Bring along your favorite doll! Boys are welcome to attend, too!
new! fun with fairytales
Join us as we explore some of the most popular fairytales of the 1800s. We'll engage in fun activities and games relating to some of the more well-known fairytales and learn a few differences between the stories told over 100 years ago to children and the ones still told today.
Local Hero Camp
Discover what it takes to be one of Downers Grove's bravest by checking out our hot new camp! We'll investigate the 1920 pumper truck, participate in fun, hands-on activities and utilize other detective skills as we learn the stories of DG's bravest firefighters and police officers, past and present.
new! tivoli and tie dye
Discover trends in pop culture and fashion through this hands-on camp. Participants will be learning about the evolution of movies, music, television, fashion and more by examining the museum's archives and additional resources.
Come along with us in the Museum Time Machine to discover what life was like in the past! Each day we will visit a new period in time and explore what life was like through hands-on activities, games and more.
We'll travel back in time to discover how lands were explored through fun, hands-on activities and games.
Jr. Messy & Exploding Art
We've expanded our Messy and Exploding Art camp for our younger campers. Now they too can paint with rockets, make exploding concoctions, and sculpt with gooey slime! Wear clothes that can get messy during this camp that combines art and science.
MESSY & EXPLODING ART
Paint with rockets, make exploding concoctions, and sculpt with gooey slime! Wear clothes that can get messy during this camp that combines art and science.