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Summer Camps

Due to continuously changing local, state and federal guidelines, we will continue to update this page with the latest information regarding our summer camps. At this time, all camps listed below will move forward as planned. All registrants will be notified immediately if circumstances change.

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IMSA Makey Lab STEM Camp (ONLINE) 

July 20 - 24 • 9am - 12pm 
July 27 - 31 • 9am - 12pm 

3rd & 4th Grade


Calling all mini-Makers! Have you ever wanted to develop and assemble your own toy? Light up your creations? Do you love to tinker and create? In this camp you will design and make your very own playground, learn how circuits work and then build one to power a night-light, and design, make, and present your own toy or game. So put on your thinking caps and come join us makers!

These fully online camps will be week-long, morning sessions (9 am – 12 noon) which will kick off each day with synchronous time online with the instructor, followed by individual time to design, build, and/or test the day’s activity, and end each morning with another synchronous session where participants will test or share their progress with the instructor and their peers. Class sizes will be capped at 10-12 participants to ensure a robust experience! Participants will need access to a computer and Internet.


Materials will need to be purchased by parents in advance.

A materials list can be downloaded below and contains items you can obtain at the grocery or hardware store, online, or around your home. We have assembled a small kit of the more difficult-to-find items on the list (at the bottom of the second page in the below document) which can be purchased from Kidzeum for an additional $60. This kit is optional and DOES NOT include all items needed for the camp.


These week-long summer camps are for rising 3rd & 4th graders and were developed by the Illinois Math & Science Academy. Three July sessions are available. Pre-registration is required and space is limited!

Click the links below to register:

Please be sure to read the above materials description and list thoroughly before registering!

July 20-24 - Click here to register. (Deadline to register: July 12, 2020)

July 27-31 - Click here to register. (Deadline to register: July 19, 2020)

 Bees, Birds, Butterflies & Blooms Summer Camp

July 13 - 17 • 8:30am - 4pm • 2nd & 3rd Grade

Kidzeum and the Springfield Park District are partnering for a full week of fun and learning at our newest Bees, Birds, Butterflies & Blooms summer camp! This full-day summer camp will be open to 2nd and 3rd graders, and will focus on pollinators and backyard ecology. Kids will be participating in Bees, Birds, Butterflies and Bloom crafts and activities, conducting field research, and more! 

This camp will take place at the Henson Robinson Zoo, with additional components and activities provided by Kidzeum and the Springfield Park District. 

*Campers must bring a packed lunch.



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