Skip Navigation or Skip to Content

Explore Camps

See Camps in Chart View

Narrow your results:

A summer camp adventure 65 million years in the making! Piece together prehistoric evidence as you investigate how dinosaurs lived and why they died. Extract DNA from modern-day relatives of dinosaurs. Take a hike through the museum and nearby Schenley Park to compare today’s world to that of the dinosaurs. Build a full habitat, complete with life-size dinosaur murals to transform your classroom into Jurassic Planet.

The last day to register for this camp is July 13, 2022.

Learn more about .

Calling all wiggle worms! Join us at the museum for a wiggle-and-squiggle-filled art-making week! Use movement as inspiration. Wiggle (and squiggle) your way through the galleries to find ideas for your experiments. Use your feet, your hands, and your body to create sculptures that move, paintings that vibrate, and a parade performance through the galleries. Invite your family and friends to join in our moving gallery celebration.

The last day to register for this camp is July 13, 2022.

Learn more about .

If aliens built a city, what would it look like? Use your imagination and your most far-out ideas to create an urban landscape from another planet. What do your alien friends need in their city? How is it different from or similar to the world you live in on earth? Use the collection at Carnegie Museum of Art to look for interesting shapes, colors, and materials to incorporate into your design.

The last day to register for this camp is July 13, 2022

Learn more about .

Do you favor the intricate worlds of Monet or the drips of Jackson Pollock? A landscape that looks perfectly real or an abstraction open to interpretation? Get to know great paintings in the museum’s galleries. Discover first-hand the wide range of techniques for applying paint from smooth as glass to thick and textured. Build your skills through daily experiments with a variety of painting methods and color mixing strategies. Choose your favorite approach to create your own masterpieces.

The last day to register for this camp is July 13, 2022.

Learn more about .

POP! BAM! WOW! Explore the super powers of real-world animals, and plan your transformation into an amazing superhero. See how your web slinging compares to that of Peter Parker and your friendly neighborhood garden spider. Find out if any animals can leap tall buildings in a single bound. Create a superhero league with your new camp friends, and join a friendly competition to test your powers.

The last day to register for this camp is July 13, 2022.

Learn more about .

The sketchbook can be one of the artist’s most important tools. Learn how to bind and make your own sketchbook and use it as a place to explore different mediums, learn a variety of techniques, create color palettes, explore patterns, and keep a collection of things that inspire you. Work with a teaching artist to develop your observational drawing skills and learn to use a variety of drawing tools. Spend a week drawing on location in the museum’s galleries and exhibitions as well as outdoors in Oakland. Build up your sketchbook with a variety of quick studies and more finished compositions while drawing landscapes, architecture, and portraits from observation. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is July 13, 2022

Learn more about .

Investigate the intricate balance of the human body. Dissect a brain, and conduct a mock coronary bypass on a real heart. Discover surprising evidence in fossils and ancient skeletons that reveals how medicine and disease have evolved throughout time. Find out what it’s like to be a real medical student on a field trip to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s training facilities.

Field trip to University of Pittsburgh WISER facility: museum pick-up at 3:00 p.m.

The last day to register for this camp is July 13, 2022.

Learn more about .

Post-Camp is for children ages 6+.

You must have a camp registration for the same week to enroll.

Learn more about .

Pre-Camp is for children ages 6+.

You must have a camp registration for the same week to enroll.

Learn more about .

Investigate frogs, newts, worms, and other creepy crawlies that live in and around ponds. Collect real specimens and engineer a mini habitat so you can study them like a scientist. Build and test your own frog boats and model beaver dam. Find out what a toad’s dinner tastes like and experience a new perspective on pond ecosystems in an edible bug activity (optional).

Recommended for kids who have finished a year of full-day kindergarten or full-day child care. Pre-camp and post-camp care are not available for campers in the HiFives! program. Campers must be picked up by 4 p.m.

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022.

Learn more about .

Get inventive and intentional with recycled materials to create extraordinary art out of the ordinary, while thinking about environmental impact. Explore the way artists reduce, reuse, recycle, and respond to environmental issues. Spend time outside exploring the environment for inspiration in your drawings and paintings. Take a trip to Phipps Conservatory to visit the Center for Sustainable Landscapes and collaborate with your fellow campers to create a collaborative installation.

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022.

Learn more about .

Journey into the wonder of the natural world as an artist and explorer. Take nature walks, sketch, draw, and visit the museum galleries to discover what inspires you. Venture out to see sculptures installed around the museum, and visit Phipps Conservatory to record textures, shapes, and colors in your sketchbook inspired by nature. Use your senses to paint, sketch, design, and transform your ideas into your own piece of art.

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022.

Learn more about .

What could be more fun than transforming a piece of the earth into an object of your own design? Combining technical skill with imagination, learn how to raise a form on the potter’s wheel and practice a variety of hand-building techniques. Make boxes, bowls, and cups, or sculpt animal forms that are realistic or abstract. Select and apply underglazes to give your work its finished appearance. Find inspiration in the artworks in the museum’s collection. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up three to four weeks after camp at the museum. A $25 materials fee is included in the price of this camp.

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022.

Learn more about .

Create a creature! Go on the hunt for creatures in the paintings and sculptures of Carnegie Museum of Art's galleries! After studying these strange and sometimes imagined animals, you’ll think about where they might live and what they might eat. Visit animal dioramas in Carnegie Museum of Natural History for even more ideas. Use these adventurous expeditions as inspiration to imagine, design, sketch, and sculpt a super creature who might inhabit a place in the art! Capture your creature in a photo in its museum habitat and collaborate with fellow campers on a creature-zine featuring every critter from camp!

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022.

Learn more about .

Expand upon your drawing skills and broaden your artistic repertoire by trying out various printmaking techniques and exploring new ways of making images. No printmaking experience required. Screen print like Andy Warhol, carve blocks for linocut prints and even experiment with cyanotypes. You’ll create a series with your prints and work alongside teaching artists to explore how drawing can enhance your prints. Work on both skills throughout the week and visit the museum’s collection to find inspiration and learn new techniques. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022

Learn more about .

Nature builds things up and tears them down—and so can you! Explore how humans and animals construct homes, buildings, and dens. Construct a classroom compost bin to delve into decomposition, and conduct an experiment to test the strength of the pyramids. Throughout the week, you’ll undertake a habitat design challenge using only naturally available resources, plus visit Laurel Caverns to gain inspiration from a masterpiece made by nature.

Field trip to Laurel Caverns: Museum pick-up at 4 p.m.

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022.

Learn more about .

Become an entomologist at Powdermill! Use scientific tools, set insect traps, and create your own take-home collection of local bugs. Learn to identify pollution indicators from the stream and make seed paper art to help pollinators thrive. Discover insect anatomy through grasshopper dissections. Let your imagination run wild as you construct original bug sculptures inspired by science and your own creativity. Keep a scientific journal of your work as you explore a week of amazing arthropods!

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is July 18, 2022.

Learn more about .

Enter the world of the dinosaurs as you dive into prehistoric ecosystems in the exhibition Dinosaurs in Their Time. Perform hands-on investigations with mud, rocks, minerals, and fossils. Compare the skulls and teeth of predators and prey, and learn how dinosaurs digested food. Study specimens and then predict colors and patterns of dinosaur skin. Watch your own dinosaur adaptations evolve as you make a “Me-a-saurus.”

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022.

Learn more about .

Grab your passport and get ready for a trek through the foreign lands of the museum. Learn how to survive a night in the frozen arctic and how to stay cool in the heat of the Sahara. Discover cultural cuisine and taste test unusual foods from around the world. Navigate through Schenley Park using only a compass, and try your hand at games from all around the globe.

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022.

Learn more about .

Jump like a frog, walk like a bear, and dance like a bird! Discover how our human skills stack up against some of nature’s finest animal athletes. Learn how animals compete in the food web. Encounter live animals and explore adaptations for life in the stream, forest, and pond. Test your skills in the Deep Woods Decathlon as you take on the challenges of being a wild animal!

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is July 18, 2022.

Learn more about .