Voted “Best Summer Camp in Durham” two years running (Indy Week)
Fun, memorable, and meaningful experiences for kids of all ages
Museum Camp (Durham)
Camp Registration Dates
January 18, 9 am: Supporting Member Early Registration
January 20, 9 am: Explorer Member Early Registration
January 26, 9 am: Business Member Early Registration
January 27, 9 am: Registration open to public
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What parents say…
“My kids told me this week was the best week of their lives in the past year… The price is a bargain considering the educational enrichment, the counselors’ skills and experience, and the excellent organization of the whole process. I have such gratitude for what they did for my special needs children.”
— Ashley G
“The kids loved the Montessori School location and asked if they could go to school there. They were clearly sparked by the activities and talked to me (unprompted in many cases) throughout the week about what they learned.”
— Amanda F
“Our daughter LOVED the rollercoaster physics camp! Every day at pick up she was full of stories and excitement!”
— Erika H
For information about camps, or to contact camp staff during Summer Camps:
phone: 919.220.5429 x405
Museum Camp (Durham)
Camp Curiosity (Chapel Hill)
Chapel Hill Location
Hours and Pricing
Beforecare: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Camp Sessions: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Aftercare: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
General Public: $355/week
Lunch*: $35/week (vegetarian and omnivore options available)
* Lunch is only available at the Durham Museum Camp
2022 Scholarship Application
The Museum’s Summer Camp offers week-long experiences for children ages four through rising 8th grade.
A limited number of scholarships are available for families who meet the income eligibility guidelines for the National School Lunch Program, or who are facing other financial hardships. If a family has more than one child, the parent or guardian may submit a separate application for each child in the household.
Changes and Cancellations
The Museum can grant refunds for canceled camp sessions only up to and including May 20, 2022. No refunds will be issued after this date. Changes to individual camp sessions may be made up to two weeks before a session start as available. All refunds and changes before or after May 20 will incur a $30 per camp fee.
If your camper cannot attend your week of camp due to a confirmed case or contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact our reservations team to discuss options.
If the Museum needs to cancel a camp for any reason, a full refund will be offered.