Summer Camps

Give your child the experience of downtown Madison with the Wisconsin Historical Museum’s Summer Camps. These camps will be adventure filled, educational, and will teach campers the wonders of their city and their state.

Wisconsin Animal Pals & Tales
Grades 1 – 3 · June 25 – 29

If you like animals and you like stories, this is the camp for you! Wisconsin has so many animal pals and stories about them – from badgers to cows to bees and more, come learn more about your favorite animal characters!  Each day we will read tales, make crafts and play games just like the characters in the stories. We will work on your own Wisconsin Tale and at the end of the week you will have your own short story of your week at camp! Each day we will visit an animal-azing place in Madison, including the zoo and Babcock Dairy Hall!

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Curiosity Camp
 Grades 3 – 5 · July 9 – 13

If you like a little bit of everything, then this camp is for you! Whether you are as curious as a cat or as chill as a cucumber, you will love all of the awesome places we will visit in Madison. We will take daily adventures to explore everything from animals, to art, to archaeology, to circus, and much more – all in the context of the wonderful state we live in, WISCONSIN! Daily adventures include the Wisconsin Science Museum, the effigy mounds on the UW Campus, among other hot-spots in Madison.

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Wonderful Wisconsin Animals
Grades 3 – 5 · July 23 – 27

Whether you like wild animals or farm animals, big animals or small, you will find them all this summer! Travel with us to our favorite places in Madison to find out about Wisconsin animals, alive and extinct! We will visit somewhere new each day of camp, including the UW Arboretum and the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. You will find yourself be-wild-ered to learn how many animals call Wisconsin their home!

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Camps run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with the option for extended care until 4:30 pm. During extended care, children can hang out with summer staff in our theatre, watch some cool films, and create more art projects, among other activities! Campers will receive a free back pack!

$250 per camp, 10% off for Wisconsin Historical Society Members
$10 per day for extended care

If you have further questions please contact our museum education team at 608-264-6557   or email us at