Camp Curiosity – Summer 2024

Spark your curiosity this summer with weekly camps for K-8th grade explorers! Each grade level has multiple exciting experiences to choose from.

  • Campers should be registered for the grade they will be entering in Fall 2024. 
  • All 1st – 8th grade camps run Monday – Friday from 9am – 4pm. 
  • All Kindergarten camps run Monday – Friday from 9am – 12pm.  
  • MOSAC Members must be logged in to access early registration and the member discount. Detailed instructions are below.  
  • If registration is full and you are interested in joining our waitlist, click here. 
  • Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions. If additional questions, please call our help desk at (916) 674-5000 ext. 104 or email camps@visitmosac.org. 
  • Kindergarten half-day camp member price: $225 
  • Kindergarten half-day camp non-member price: $245
  • 1st – 6th grade standard camp member price: $380 
  • 1st – 6th grade standard camp non-member price: $400 
  • 5th – 8th grade Design Lab Specialty camp member price: $425 
  • 5th – 8th grade Design Lab Specialty camp non-member price: $445 

In addition to unlimited admission to the museum, MOSAC members receive early and discounted access to Camp Curiosity registration, plus many other member-exclusive benefits. To learn more about membership options and to purchase a membership, visit our membership page.

Please note: Membership benefits will be active 24 hours after purchase. Discounted and early access to Camp Curiosity will not be available until the membership is active. 

Register Below for Open Camps:

Waitlist Registration Only:

Kindergarten Camps – No Current Availability

1st and 2nd Grade Camps – No Current Availability

3rd and 4th Grade Camps – No Current Availability

Design Lab Specialty Camps – No Current Availability

Grade Level 

Week 1:
June 10-14 

Week 2:
June 17-21 

Week 3:
June 24-28 

Week 4:
July 8-12 

Week 5:
July 15-19 

Week 6:
July 22-26 

Week 7: 
July 29-Aug 2 

Week 8:
Aug 5-9 

Kindergarten Super Star Scientist 
(half day) 
Jr. Naturalist 
(half day) 
Construction Zone 
(half day) 
Super Star Scientist 
(half day) 
1st & 2ndNaturally Curious MOSAC Mission Control Make It Go Naturally Curious MOSAC Mission Control Make It Go Naturally Curious MOSAC Mission Control 
3rd & 4thAre You Game? Animal Outcasts An Alien’s Guide to the Solar System Are You Game? Animal Outcasts An Alien’s Guide to the Solar System Are You Game? Animal Outcasts 
5th & 6thEarth’s SuperPOWERSSecret Life of Stars Earth’s SuperPOWERS Secret Life of Stars 
Design Lab Specialty CampsIntro to Making: Wind Turbines

(5th/6th)

Intro to Making: Wind Turbines 
(7th/8th)
Intro to Making: Wind Turbines
(5th/6th)
Intro to Making: Wind Turbines 
(7th/8th)

Please note: All Kindergarten camps are half-day programs. Kindergarten camps will run from 9:00am – 12:00pm, with pick-up between 12:00pm – 12:15pm. Campers will not eat lunch at camp but will have one snack time each day. Please send your camper with a snack for this time. Aftercare is not available for kindergarten campers. 

  • Jr Naturalist: Curious about the natural world all around us? Dive into camp and explore the plants, animals, and insects in our local Sacramento ecosystem! From discovering the lifecycle of a plant to learning how animals impact the world around them, campers will experiment and connect with the natural world all week long. 
  • Super Star Scientist: Star light, star bright, what do you see at night? Become an astronomer for the week and explore the moon, stars, and planets found in our night sky!   
  • Construction Zone: Beep Beep! Here comes the construction crew! Does your camper love to build? This week will be all about building, balancing, and knocking down! Budding engineers will take on new challenges throughout the week, laying the foundation for a curious and creative camper to dream big! 
  • Naturally Curious: Why do some animals soar with wings and others swim with fins? Why do some animals live in the cold and some love the heat? Campers will explore different animal habitats, investigate animal adaptations, and be curious about the natural world all around us! 
  • MOSAC Mission Control: Houston, we have a camp! Curious about how robots help us with space exploration? From rockets and rovers to satellites and the ISS, we will discover all the different robots in space! Our Mission Control campers will finish their week by designing their own space robot prototype and creating their version of NASA’s golden record. 
  • Make It Go: On your mark, get set, go! Fly, float, and roll! From soaring airplanes, to cruising cars, this week campers will explore speed, aerodynamics, and movement of all kinds! Join us as we experiment and play with engineering and the science of what makes things go!   
  • Animal Outcasts: Explore the most unusual animals around and what makes them so incredible. It will be up to campers to decide: are their reputations fact or fiction? Brace yourself as we explore creepy crawlies, deep sea fish, dinosaurs, extremophiles, and more! 
  • An Alien’s Guide to the Solar System: Hop on board our UFO as we explore the solar system in search of a new, habitable home! Investigate each planet along the way to discover what makes our solar system unique. From Saturn and its rings to Venus and its volcanoes, there will be so much to learn during this camp week!   
  • Are You Game?: Get ready to play in this camp week! Observe, experiment, and explore different games all week long. By the end of the week, campers will use engineering and imagination to become game makers. What game will you create? 
  • Earth’s SuperPOWERS: Discover Earth’s superpowers in this fun-filled week exploring different kinds of energy! Campers will be real life superheroes as they use an engineering perspective to brainstorm creative solutions to real world challenges. Campers will end the week feeling SUPER about their green city designs! 
  • Secret Life of Stars: Curious about what’s really going on in space? Stars may look like they never change, but they are actually very active! From solar cycles and sun flares to planetary nurseries and black holes, there is so much to learn about stars! Discover the secret life of stars during this star-studded camp week.    
  • Also check out our 5th & 6th grade Design Lab Specialty Camps below! 

Please note: All Design Lab Specialty Camps are held in MOSAC’s Design Lab using real tools, such as 3D printers, soldering irons, a laser cutter, and hand tools such as pliers, wire strippers, and wire cutters.  

  • 5th & 6th Grade Intro to Making: Wind Turbines: Calling all makers! Interested in joining the world of making? Join us as we learn to use real tools while designing and building our own Wind Turbines! Intro to Making: Wind Turbines is our required introduction course for future Design Lab Maker Workshops. Makers will use real tools and build real skills all week long! 
  • 7th & 8th Grade Intro to Making: Wind Turbines: Calling all makers! Interested in joining the world of making? Join us as we learn to use real tools while designing and building our own Wind Turbines! Intro to Making: Wind Turbines is our required introduction course for future Design Lab Maker Workshops. Makers will use real tools and build real skills all week long!  

Important Information

  • All Campers: Drop-off will take place at the Riverfront Patio at the far end of our parking lot from 8:40am-9:05am. 
  • 1st – 8th Grade Campers: Pick-up will take place at the Riverfront Patio at the far end of our parking lot from 3:45pm-4:05pm. 
  • Kindergarten: Pick-up will take place at the Riverfront Patio at the far end of our parking lot from 12:00pm-12:15pm for kindergarten campers. 
  • Aftercare after camp can be purchased at a rate of $80 per camper per week for care until 5:00pm, which must be purchased separately for the correct camp week (can be used for any to all days of the week). Cost after 5:00pm will be billed at $1/minute.   
  • Aftercare is offered for campers in 1st – 8th grade. Kindergarten campers cannot attend aftercare. 

Aftercare registration will open at the same time as camp week registration.

Registering for an online account: 

  1. Use this link to register for an online account if you have not previously set one up. 
  2. Please use all information you provided when signing up for a membership. Choose a password that you can access for future log in and meets the system security requirements (13 character, an upper case, a lower case, a number and special character).   
  3. To test if your online account has linked properly with your membership,you can log in to this Member’s Only page.Only members will be able to properly log in. 
  4. Please call (916) 674-5000 ext. 103 between the hours of 9am to 5pm Tuesday through Friday if you experience difficulties with registration. 

Checking your online login information: 

  1. Use this link to check that your log in information is accurate and up to date. 
  2. In the upper right-hand corner, click “Sign In”. 
  3. Enter your email address and password. If you have forgotten your password, you can click “Forgot Password” under the password box and you will be sent instructions for resetting your password to your email address.   
  4. Please call (916) 674-5000 ext. 103 9am to 5pm Tuesday through Friday or emailmembers@visitmosac.org. if you experience difficulties checking your login information. 

Please note that you will lock yourself out of your account after 5 incorrect login attempts. There is nothing MOSAC staff can do to unlock your account. You will need to wait 30 minutes for your account to unlock itself and then you can try again. 

Questions?
Access our Frequently Asked Questions or please call our help desk at (916) 674-5000 ext. 104 or email camps@visitmosac.org.