Summer Camps

The San Diego Air & Space Museum offers a variety of half-day, week-long summer programs. These classes teach air and space history and science through hands-on activities such as designing and building model airplanes, launching model rockets, and flying simulators.

Our summer camps run Monday-Friday, from late June to August.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum welcomes children with disabilities and other special needs; working with Kids Included Together, we ensure that all children have access to our programs. Please contact us so we can make accommodations to allow your child’s successful participation.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum proudly participates in the Balboa Park Summer Camp Collaborative, which allows your child more flexibility to pursue all of their passions in the park.

Check out the 2018 brochure here!

For the safety of your children, we do not accept student drop-off or pick-up  with organizations other than the partner institutions listed below.

Partner institutions: Fleet Science Center, Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego Automotive Museum, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, San Diego Model Railroad Museum, Spanish Village 6, Spanish Village 30

Registration is Now Open!

Click here to sign up today!

Up, Up, and Away

Grades: 1-2
Description: Summer will just fly by if you take this camp! Explore the wonders of flight as you make unique paper airplanes, build and launch paper rockets, and create your own foam and balsa gliders. This is a fun-filled week of hands-on aviation adventures so come fly with us!
Time: July 9-13, 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Cost: $145 (Members $135)


Astronauts in Training

Grades: 1-2
Description: Want to go to space? Then this is the camp for you! Explore the planets, learn survival strategies, build robots, rovers and rockets! This is one adventure you don’t want to miss! Let the training begin at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Time: July 9-13, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $145 (Members $135)


NEW Need for SPEED

Grades: 1-2
Description: Ready, set, go wild for a week of experimenting with all things fast and furious! Explore our special exhibit, SPEED: Science in Motion, and draw inspiration to create your own speedy machines as we zip and zoom through the museum.
Time: July 30- Aug 3, 9:00 AM- 12:00 Noon
Cost: $145 (Members $135)


Space Adventures

Grades: 3-4
Description: You can’t spend your summer aboard the International Space Station yet, but you can spend a week at our space-themed camp! Come explore the solar system, build and launch rockets, enjoy behind the scenes tours of the Museum and see real space artifacts. Test your engineering skills with re-entry drop and payload target challenges created by NASA. You’re sure to have a blast in this camp!
Time: August 13-17, 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Cost: $145 (Members $135)


NEW Back to the Future

Grades: 3-4
Description: It’s science fiction turned reality as we explore the transportation and technology of the future! Engineer your own flying car, hovering disc, and mechanical hand as we learn about the latest innovations in air and space, and make our own predictions for what’s coming next.
Time: June 25-29, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
Cost: $145 (Members $135)


Ignite Engineering

Grades: 4-8
Description: We want you! Through imagination, strength, and creativity, engineers will tackle ways to improve on robotics, rocket propulsion, and Martian mobility. Let the engineering adventures begin!
Time: July 23-27, 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Cost: $165 (Members $155)


Girls in Engineering 101

Grades: 4-8
Description: Join us for our all new girls engineering camp. Engineer your way to a brighter future by creating products related to aerospace, electrical, and civil engineering. Get engineering advice from local female experts. Accept this unique engineering challenge! We can do it!
Time: July 16-20, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
Cost: $165 (Members $155)


NEW Robolink: Drone Master

Grades: 4-8
Description: Coding is more fun when it flies! The San Diego Air & Space Museum is teaming up with local robotics company Robolink to teach you how to program a drone. Use block-based or text-based coding to get your drone to take off, fly in patterns, and go through obstacles. There will be mini competitions every day with a big challenge at the end of the week. See you in the skies!
Time: July 16-20, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $295


Aviation Simulations - First Session

Grades: 5-12
Description: Um, how do you fly this thing? Master the basics of flight, navigation, and instrumentation on our computer simulators! We’ll even try out other simulators—including our cool motion- based MaxFlight® FS2000—later in the week. With instruction by actual pilots, this camp is great for the future aviator!
Time: August 6 - 10, 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Cost: $145 (Members $135)


Aviation Simulations - Second Session

Grades: 5-12
Description: Um, how do you fly this thing? Master the basics of flight, navigation, and instrumentation on our computer simulators! We’ll even try out other simulators—including our cool motion- based MaxFlight® FS2000—later in the week. With instruction by actual pilots, this camp is great for the future aviator!
Time: August 6 - 10, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Cost: $145 (Members $135)


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