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Summer Programs

Summer Programs at BCM

The Museum’s guided camp programs are led by trained, dynamic Museum Educators to support and amplify camp themes and exploration. Campers engage in interdisciplinary, inquiry-based programs that offer hands-on, immersive and memorable experiences. Book your groups for slots Tuesday-Friday from 10am-1pm by clicking here.

Camp Programs


Play with your Dough  (45 mins)

Campers explore the role of bakers and bread makers in this sensory-rich workshop that starts in the Don Paco Panaderia Mexican Bakery  located in the Museum’s World Brooklyn exhibit. Led by a BCM educator, campers put their “culinary” skills to use as they learn the step-by-step process of making spiced play dough from scratch! This play dough is not for eating but will provide campers hours of fun as they roll, squish, and mold their individual balls of play dough after their museum visit. Register Here


Taste the flavors – Natural Juice Making!  (45 mins)

Get your creative juices flowing in this interactive juice-making program. Campers roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty as they help prep and create the juice recipe of the day! Campers will learn about the importance of healthy eating, the vitamins contained in different fruits and vegetables, and take their new recipes home to recreate. Register Here


Brooklyn Builders (45 mins)

In BCM’s Block Lab Studio, campers of all ages develop their design and engineering skills as they respond to a building challenge using Imagination Playground’s big blue blocks. This program, which is based on spatial reasoning, creative problem solving, and visual expression, gives campers the chance to collaborate and communicate while building a structure and developing their design vocabulary. Register Here


Brooklyn Makers (45 mins)

Explore BCM’s special summer exhibit MakerYard, and let campers’ creativity lead the way. This interactive workshop space invites kids to build creations from a curated selection of recycled materials including cardboard, fabric, tape, and yarn. Campers can work together or individually to build large-scale structures on the floor or smaller scale on tabletop surfaces. Watch their creativity extend beyond their museum visit, as they learn how much can be created from otherwise recyclable or discarded materials. Register Here


MakerYard will be open to campers Tuesday – Friday 10am- 1pm.

Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP)


Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) offers hands-on, educational summer programs for children ages 7-12.


During the two-week summer program, Adventurers visit two institutions each day. There, they engage in creative projects, exploration, experimentation, games, challenges, and educator led tours that weave connections between art, world culture, literature, history, nature, technology, and science.


Sessions run Monday–Friday, 9am–3:30pm. Spots are first-come, first-served, and financial aid is available. Register Here


BCAP also offers a six-week summer program that includes a stipend for teens ages 13-17. Teens can apply for this program Feb 1 – March 15. This opportunity is ideal for teens who would like to develop their leadership and film making skills.


For more information or to apply, visit BCAPteen Creative Leadership Project

Collaborating institutions include: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and this year’s guest institution, Weeksville Heritage Center.