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National Building Museum<br/><br/> Summer Camp National Building Museum

Summer Camp


401 F St NW, Washington , DC 20001
202-272-2448 ·  go.nbm.org/summercamp

Who We Are

Explore architecture, design, building, and engineering through hands-on activities, art projects, field trips, and visits to the Museum's galleries. The National Building Museum's summer camps offer a variety of experiential, design-based programming for rising 2rd-7th graders. Set in our beautiful historic building in downtown Washington, D.C., campers spend half their time focusing on their program's theme, and the other half participating in fun activities such as games, crafts, and other special activities. Campers are able to stretch and grow creatively, spend time with friends, learn and practice cooperative skills, and have a summer of fun.

Camps are $450 per week. Optional extended care is available for an additional fee. Become a National Building Museum family member and receive a $100 discount on camp.

Programs for Rising2nd and 3rd Graders

  • Dream House Designers - July 8-12
  • Famous Architects - July 15-19
  • Green Builders - July 22-26
  • Build Around the World - July 29-August 2
  • Bridges & Skyscrapers - August 5-9
  • Animal Architects - August 12-16
Programs for Rising 4th and 5th Graders
  • Design Inside - July 8-12
  • Summer Stunner - July 15-19
  • Cardboard Craze - July 22-26
  • Roads, Rails, & Rivers - July 29-August 2
  • World Architecture - August 5-9
  • Brick by Brick - August 12-16
Programs for Rising 6th and 7th Graders
  • Home Architects - July 8-12
  • Art in the City - July 15-19
  • Building with Land - July 22-26
  • Thinker, Tinker, Engineer - July 29-August 2
  • Home Architects - August 5-9
  • Woodshop for Kids - August 12-16


At A Glance

Camp Type
Arts
Sports
Computer
Academic
Other Museum
Activities
  • architecture
  • creative play
  • engineering
  • play space design
  • civil engineering
  • artistic design
  • Museum exploration
  • urban exploration
  • woodworking
  • crafts
Extended Day
Dates and Sessions

Programs for Rising2nd and 3rd Graders

  • Dream House Designers - July 8-12
  • Famous Architects - July 15-19
  • Green Builders - July 22-26
  • Build Around the World - July 29-August 2
  • Bridges & Skyscrapers - August 5-9
  • Animal Architects - August 12-16
Programs for Rising 4th and 5th Graders
  • Design Inside - July 8-12
  • Summer Stunner - July 15-19
  • Cardboard Craze - July 22-26
  • Roads, Rails, & Rivers - July 29-August 2
  • World Architecture - August 5-9
  • Brick by Brick - August 12-16
Programs for Rising 6th and 7th Graders
  • Home Architects - July 8-12
  • Art in the City - July 15-19
  • Building with Land - July 22-26
  • Thinker, Tinker, Engineer - July 29-August 2
  • Home Architects - August 5-9
  • Woodshop for Kids - August 12-16



Admissions Info

Director Sarah Merianos
Phone 202-272-2448
Email smerianos@nbm.org
Location


What Others Say

This was an awesome camp! It is the best camp I've been to this summer. I can't wait to go again next summer. The counselors were very kind. My favorite projects were the golf courses and newspaper forts. - Camper, grade 5

Camp was so fun and awesome! My counselors were funny and cared about everyone equally. They always found a way to make everyone proud. - Camper, grade 6