The Galveston Children’s Museum is an Island resource that attracts families and serves the community with fun for children in all areas of education, and offers self-directed activities promoting science, literacy, math, and the arts. It showcases dynamic exhibits targeting a primary focus group of children ages 2-10 and conducts special programming for children of all ages.
Exhibits are “Our Town,” “Kid’s Clinic,” “Building Zone,” “A Stroke of Genius,” “Tinker Workshop,” “Explore & Discover,” “Now Starring You,” and “A Room to Grow.”
The Galveston Children’s Museum is located at 2618 Broadway St., Galveston. It is open Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. For more info go to galvestoncm.org or call (409)572-2544. Upcoming events are:
May 9th (4-7 pm): Free Family Fun Night – The monthly Free Family Night will be a night of fun for the whole family! Visitors will gain FREE admission 4-7pm. A variety of free activities will be available.
Summer Camps Open Registration
June 10th-14th, July 15th-19th: Science Explorers Summer Camp – Get your Einstein on with an extraordinary variety of science topics. FYI, this involves experiencing science … sinking, erupting, wiggling, attracting, repelling, magnifying, floating, crawling, fading, blocking, shining and changing … all these things and a great many more will be happening this week.
June 24th-28th and August 5th-9th: Maker Mania Sumer Camp – Tinkering to create will be the theme. From circuits to automata, campers will design and create a variety of way fun stuff. Tasks will be varied, as will the materials used, so the only thing extra that’s needed is your camper’s imagination to bring it to life. This camp is recommended for ages 7 and up.
June 24th-28th and August 5th-9th (ages 4-8) – The Art and Science of Storybooks – Using some classic storybooks, campers will explore the science and art within. Be it the science of color, animals, or paper, they will investigate. Regarding the art, children will learn about the illustrators and explore their work on their own terms.
July 22nd-26th: Sewing Summer Camp – Girls and Boys alike will enjoy this camp for all levels of experience with sewing. Campers will have flexibility in their projects as they choose from skirts or pillows, bags or stuffies – there will have plenty of options to choose from. Campers will experience machine sewing as well as hand sewing to create their very own items. This camp is recommended for kids 8 and up.
Camps are $250 for a full week or $50 per day.