Summer Camp

KidsQuest Summer Camps offer fun and learning through science experiments, arts and crafts, collaboration and exploration! In 2019 camps will be held at KidsQuest Children’s Museum and at Bear Creek School’s Valley Campus. Half and full day camps are available, with new hands-on projects and experiments every week. Come explore, play and learn with us!

Please contact the museum if your child has any physical or learning disabilities that we should know about, so we may better accommodate your camper. Scholarships are available. 

2019 STEAM Camps

Half Day: 9am-12pm
: 4 years old – 3rd grade
Location: Bear Creek School Valley Campus
Price for One Week: $225

Full Day: 9am-4pm*
*Sliding pick up between 3:30 and 4pm
Grades K-3
Location: Bear Creek School Valley Campus
Price for One Week: $425

Register here for all STEAM camps!

KidsQuest STEAM Camp is taking over the playground, the art studio, the science lab….the entire Bear Creek School’s Valley Campus! Each week we’ll explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through fun, hands-on activities. We’ll develop 21st century skills as we learn through play like only KidsQuest Children’s Museum knows how!

STEAM Ahead: July 8–12
Eureka! It’s your chance to channel your inner scientist. Explore the chemistry behind gooey polymers and glow-in-the-dark phosphors. Take apart computers to find out what makes them work, and get creative as we melt household objects into pieces of art.

Wild About Science: July 15–19
Explore the wonders of nature as we learn about local critters, get a microscopic view of plants, and harness the forces of the natural world. Experiment with the colors of the rainbow and create art using plant pigments. We will also become eco-engineers as we design wind cars and build recycled structures.

Invent It!: July 22–26
Want to design the toys and technology of the future? We’ll hone our inventive minds as we build adorable drawing robots, explore the science of circuits, build machines using hydraulics, and design safe transportation for eggs!

Crazy Contraptions: July 29–August 2
Engineering gets extreme as materials get super small, super massive, and super powered with hydraulics. Learn about the specialized tools used by Nano scientists, attempt giant engineering challenges, and use the science of hydraulics to create an animal elevator or super hero scissor lift!

Motion Madness: August 5–9
Science gets moving as we explore fabulous physics! Build a jiggling, wiggling robot, take a giant Spirograph for a spin, and use paint with the force of centrifuge. Test your design skills as we construct flying contraptions for the KidsQuest wind chamber as well as engineer a wild mini roller coaster!

Tinker Thinkers: August 12–16
Put on your thinking cap as we tinker and build. Have you ever wondered what’s inside a computer or a cell phone? Take them apart to discover how they work, then use the parts to construct your own creations. Explore the art of mono-type printing, design and test air powered rockets, and more!

2019 Adventure Camps

Grades: Entering 1st – 3rd grade
Full Day: 9am-4pm 
KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Price for One Week: $390/member, $425/nonmember

Clay & Crafts with Bellevue Arts Museum: July 8-12  SOLD OUT
Start your mornings at KidsQuest as we become art scientists. Learn the secrets behind three dimensional art and explore the chemistry of glazes. After diving into the science behind the art, we will head to the Bellevue Arts Museum for afternoons filled with creative projects. Get inspiration from fabulous art exhibitions, experiment with new materials such as fabric and recycled materials, and more. Campers will need to be dropped off at KidsQuest and picked up at Bellevue Arts Museum each day.

Looking for art camps for older kids? Check out the camps at Bellevue Arts Museum!

Kitchen Science with Seattle Cucina Cooking School: July 22-26  SOLD OUT
Spend your mornings with a KidsQuest educator as we delve into the science behind the food we eat. Explore how to create fireworks with milk, conduct experiments with acids and bases, and discover how our food travels from the farm to our table. Our afternoons will be spent cooking with instructors from Seattle Cucina. Learn practical cooking techniques to make wholesome snacks and meals with locally grown, sustainable ingredients.

Lights, Camera, Action: August 5-9  Register Here
Become a director, prop master, screenplay writer, and more as we make some movie magic! Using our imaginations, recycled materials, and lots of clay we’ll create our own unique stop motion animation videos. We will explore what it takes to create a story; design characters, backdrops, and props; and film a mini movie. Our cinematic masterpieces will be posted to the KidsQuest YouTube channel to share with family and friends!

Action Reaction with Arena Sports: Aug 19-23  Register Here
Get outside and get moving as Arena Sports gets our bodies working in the mornings. Spend two hours with an Arena Sports instructor as we exercise our bodies through games and team challenges. Then we will spend the afternoons creating big body art and learning the science and sculptural aspects behind how our bodies move. We will also make time to explore the museum like only our KidsQuest educators know how!

2019 Explorer Camps

Ages: 3-5* years
Half Day: 9am-12pm
Location: KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Price for One Week: $200/member, $225/nonmember

*Campers must be able to use the restroom independently

Science Explorers I: June 24-28
Science Explorers II: August 12-16  SOLD OUT
Get ready to experiment! Join your fellow budding scientists as we become junior biologists, chemists, physicists, paleontologists, and geologists.

Art Explorers I: June 17-21  SOLD OUT
Art Explorers II: July 29-August 2 SOLD OUT
It’s time to get creative and embrace the mess! We’ll create our own masterpieces while getting hands-on experience with lots of fun tools and materials. Experiment with clay, paint, wire, and more!

Nature Explorers I: July 15-19 SOLD OUT
Nature Explorers II: August 26-30  SOLD OUT
Learn about the amazing wonders that can be found in your own backyard. We will become nature detectives as we uncover the secrets of plants, animals, water, trees, and bugs.

Engineering Explorers: August 5-9  SOLD OUT
Build it big, roll it fast, and create beautiful design! Can you construct the tallest doll house? Will your car win the race? We’ll experiment with serious scientific concepts while having serious fun!

Registration Details

Pre-registration required. Please contact the museum if your child has any physical or learning disabilities that we should know about, so we may better accommodate your camper. There will be a $50 cancellation fee for all refunds before June 1. No refunds will be given after June 1. No refunds will be awarded to campers who are “no shows” (do not attend camp and do not notify the camp office of their cancellation prior to June 1). Refunds are not issued if a child is dismissed due to disciplinary action. KidsQuest Children’s Museum and The Bear Creek School reserve the right to cancel programs or sessions based on insufficient enrollment. In this event, a full refund for the specific camp will be issued.

Campers are expected to be picked up on time every day. All late pickups will be charged a fee of $1/per minute.


Priority for 2019 summer camps will be given to applications submitted by May 1, 2019.

2019 Camp Scholarship Application