Real Science, Real Mysteries, Real Fun!

Join the San Diego Museum of Man’s exciting summer camps! Dive into the world of myths and mysteries, and experience real science in one of the country’s best museums, located in beautiful Balboa Park! Week-long camps for kindergartners through fifth-graders will be announced in the spring.

Each half-day camp is $90 for members and $120 for non-members. Become a member and get $30 off the price of a camp, plus year-round museum admission, as well as discounts on museum event tickets and museum store purchases.

A Sampling of Previous Years’ Camps:


Junior Archaeology: An Adventure Down The Nile

Can you dig it?! Step into the shoes of real archaeologists as we explore the mysteries of Ancient Egypt. Dig up artifacts, befriend a mummy, and explore Egypt as it once was.

  • (K-2)
  • July 11-15
  • 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


Sleuth Diggers: Mysteries Of The Ancient World

Are you ready for an adventure? Walk in the shoes of real archaeologists to explore the mysteries of Ancient Egypt, the secrets of the Maya, and the arts of the Aztecs. Piece together what life was like in ancient times using science experiments, art making, and visits to the museum’s amazing archives.

  • (3rd-5th)
  • July 18-22
  • 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


Museum-Craft: Design. Build. Create.

Attention all budding architects! In this week, you’ll visit towers and tunnels, balconies and basements, and learn about history and architecture of buildings throughout the park. Then, use Legos, wood, metal, clay, cardboard, and stone to create your building.

  • (3rd-5th)
  • August 1-5
  • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


Junior Archaeology: Creatures And Critters

Use the tools and skills of an archaeologist to discover mythic monsters from Egypt, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, and other places around the globe. Visit the museum’s galleries and make creatures of your own with fun art activities, stories, outdoor games, and more.

  • (K-2)
  • August 8-12
  • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.