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Summer Camps

Spend summers with MOHAI and go adventuring!

Looking to investigate innovation, practice creative writing, or go on seafaring adventures? Each summer, MOHAI partners with different organizations around Seattle bringing fun camps to kids. MOHAI members receive discounts, too!

Registration is open for selected 2018 summer camps!

Back to the Future: Innovation

What is innovation? Where do good ideas come from? Join MOHAI and the Pacific Science Center to explore innovations from the past, develop brilliant ideas for the future, and discover what it takes to become a master innovator.

Spend mornings at MOHAI and the Bezos Center for Innovation, where campers learn about the special skills that help innovators get creative and think differently. Campers then walk to Pacific Science Center to spend afternoons discovering the science behind great ideas. Investigations include solar power, wind energy, and bridge design to find out how science is fueling innovation of the future.

*Please note: This camp is sold out.* 

Partner: Pacific Science Center

Dates: July 9—13, 2018

Time: 9 am—4:05 pm

Location: AM: MOHAI (drop off), PM: Pacific Science Center (pick up and extended care)

Extended Care: Pacific Science Center; $60 for the week, available until 6 pm

Ages: Entering grades 4 & 5

Registration Dates: Early Bird February 8—April 30

Cost: Through April 30: $385 for MOHAI and PSC members / $415 for non-members

After April 30: $415 for members / $445 for non-members

Partner link: Register here

Scribes Writing Camp

MOHAI is teaming up with Hugo House to offer the popular Scribes Writing Camp program at the museum! Taught by professional writers and accomplished guest artists, Scribes is an opportunity for students entering grades 7—12 to strengthen their writing and imagination.

Programming includes arts-driven field trips, experiments with new and innovative ways of writing and reading, and exposure to a diverse range of genres and forms. The Scribes Camp includes a special public reading of students’ work on the evening of Thursday, August 2.

*Please note: This camp is sold out.*

Partner: Richard Hugo House

Dates: July 23—August 3, 2018. Monday—Friday only, no camp on Saturday or Sunday.

Time: 10 am—4 pm

Location: MOHAI

Ages: Entering grades 7—12

Registration Dates: Early Bird February 7—March 31

Cost: Through March 31: $725

After March 31: $750

Need-based full and partial scholarships available

Partner link: Register here


Go on an adventure with MOHAI at Lake Union Park. During daily excursions throughout the museum, we’ll examine mysterious artifacts and photographs as we explore the history of how people traveled by foot, boat, railroad, airplane and more.

We’ll build model boats to float in the boat pond, read books about historic journeys, and design new forms of transportation for the future. With your Seattle Children’s Theatre teaching artist, you’ll enter an interactive dramatic story that you help create as you act it out, discovering and creating new ways to travel through field and forest, across mountains, over oceans and into the skies.

*Please note: This camp is sold out. Waiting list registration is available.*

Partner: Seattle Children’s Theatre

Dates: August 6—10, 2018

Time: 9 am—4 pm

Location: MOHAI

Extended Care: 4 pm—5 pm; $50/week or $12/day

Ages: Entering grades 1—2

Registration Dates: Early Bird February 2—May 31

Cost: Through May 31: $350

After May 31: $380

5% discount offered to MOHAI members and SCT subscribers.

Partner link: Register here

Seafaring Adventure Camp

Welcome aboard for an action-packed week at Lake Union Park with MOHAI, the Center for Wooden Boats, SS Virgina V, and Northwest Seaport. This week-long camp takes place on land and in boats on the waters of Lake Union.

Campers explore life on board a ship, and plunge into the science of steam powered engines, navigation, and model sailboat building. Don’t miss the fun!

Partner: Center for Wooden Boats, SS Virginia V, Northwest Seaport

Dates: August 13—17, 2018

Time: 9 am—4 pm

Location: MOHAI, Center for Wooden Boats, Historic Ship Wharf; all located in Lake Union Park

Extended Care: 4 pm—5 pm; $45 for the week

Ages: Entering grades 3—5

Registration Dates: Early Bird February 5—April 30

Cost: Through April 30: $325 for members / $350 for non-members

After April 30: $350 for members / $375 for non-members

Need-based full and partial scholarships available


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Register for Extended Care during Seafaring Adventure Camp