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 mid-July to late 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.

Click here to register for summer camps!

For the safety of your children, we do not do student exchanges with organizations other than the partner institutions listed below. We require a family member or member of the listed partner institutions to undertake student pickup and drop-off to ensure that your child is always safe and supervised.

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

Camp Registration Opens Monday March 6th

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: August 14-18, 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
Cost: $135 (Members $125)


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: July 17-21, 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
Cost: $135 (Members $125)


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: July 31 - August 4, 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
Cost: $135 (Members $125)


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: July 31 - August 4, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Cost: $135 (Members $125)


Ignite Engineering

Grades: 5-8
Description: Discover the adventures of engineering. Through imagination, strength, and creativity, engineers will tackle ways to improve on robotics, rocket propulsion, and Martian mobility. Let’s get started engineering the products of the future.
Time: August 7-11, 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
Cost: $165 (Members $155)


Girls in Engineering 101

Grades: 5-8
Description: We want you! 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 24-28, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Cost: $165 (Members $155)


Sold Out Camps

Astronauts in Training - SOLD OUT

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 24-28, 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
Cost: $135 (Members $125)


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