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Summer Camps


San Diego Air & Space Museum is proud to partner with San Diego Unifed School District Level Up SD to provide FREE summer camps for SDUSD students. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST start your registration by signing up through

Further instructions will be emailed to you once you have completed the interest form. Some registrations have been deemed high priority by the district and will be sent first. All other registrations will be held by the district untl June 1. 

Level Up Camp Offerings

Grades 1-2: Astronauts in Training and Up, Up, and Away

Grades 3-4: Ready for Launch and Need for Speed

Grades 5-6: Destination Mars and Engineers to the Rescue!

Level Up San Diego

Summer Camp 2021 on sale now!

Click here to register today!

** Note: this is NOT the free Level Up registration for SDUSD students. That can only be found through

Updated Safety Protocols and Procedures for Summer Camp

Classroom Procedures

  • Class size limited to 10 students
  • Face masks required for students and staff
  • Designated individual tools and materials
  • Access to Musuem galleries before general public
  • Increased time spent outdoors/open-air spaces

Increased sanitation and protection

  • Updated ventilation and air filtration systems
  • Classroom cleaned and sanitized daily before and after camp
  • Restrooms and high touch surfaces sanitized throughout the day
  • Scheduled handwashing breaks
  • Readily available hand sanitizer stations

Touchless Drop-off and Pick-Up

  • Daily temperature screenings for campers and staff
  • Parent/guardian remains in car, ID check through window
  • Re-routed to business entrance to avoid traffic at front of Museum

Not ready to join us back at the Museum yet? Summer sessions of our virtual Air and Space at Your Place are also on sale now!


Cancellation Policy

  - Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the start of the camp will receive a refund, minus a 10% cancellation fee per camp.
  - No refunds within 7 days of any program


Up, Up, and Away

Grades: 1-2
Description: Explore the wonders of flight as you make unique paper airplanes, build and launch paper rockets, and create your own foam and balsa gliders. Come fly with us!
Cost: $155 (Members $145)
August 2 - 6, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Astronauts in Training

Grades: 1-2
Description: Calling all astronauts! Join us on the International Space Station to explore the planets, learn survival strategies, and build robots, rovers and rockets. This is one adventure you don’t want to miss!
Cost: $155 (Members $145)
June 21 - 25, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM OR August 2 -6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Grades: 1-2
Description: Ready, set, go wild for a week of all things fast and fun! Join us as we adventure through the transportation museums of Balboa Park and experiment with speed and motion before building and testing our own cars, planes, and trains.
Cost: $155 (Members $145)
June 21 - 25, 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Junior Artists and Astronomers

Grades: 1-2
Description: Voyage into space and beyond as we use the cosmos for inspiration. Students will create their own take home art projects which will include Galaxy Tiles, Celestial Slime, Textured Lunar Landscapes, and Nebulae Jars.
Cost: $155 (Members $145)
August 16 - 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Space Adventures

Grades: 3-5
Description: Discover the solar system, enjoy behind the scenes tours of the Museum, and experience real space artifacts. Test your engineering skills with re-entry drop and payload target challenges created by NASA.
Cost: $155 (Members $145)
July 19 - 23, 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon

Engineers to the Rescue!

Grades: 3-5
Description: Tackle real world problems with your tool box and imagination. Engineers will design trash collecting boats, landing systems for precious cargo, cars that fly, and so much more! Let the engineering adventures begin!
Cost: $155 (Members $145)
June 28 - July 2, 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon

Destination Mars

Grades: 3-5
Description: Mars—it’s the next “go to” destination! Build and launch rockets, create your own Martian colony, engineer your own lander and rovers, search for alien life forms, and find out why NASA is planning for human missions to Mars.
Cost: $155 (Members $145)
Jul 19 - 23, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Artists & Astronomers

Grades: 3-5
Description: Explore our new gallery, SPACE: Our Greatest Adventure, and draw inspiration from constellations, moons, and galaxies to create unique projects such as galaxy slime, textured moon paintings, and “Stars in a Jar.”
Cost: $155 (Members $145)
June 28 - July 2, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ready for Launch

Grades: 3-5
Description: Are you ready to explore our galaxy? Before we board our spaceship, we’ll be experimenting with chemistry and geology, learning how to live in space, and launching some practice rockets.
Cost: $155 (Members $145)
July 26 - 30, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon

Time Pilots

Grades: 3-5
Description: Journey through the history of aviation as you spend each day immersed in a different time period. Hunt for clues, build historic replicas, and test your skills against the clock on basic flight simulators.
Cost: $155 (Members $145)
July 26 - 30, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Girls in Engineering

Grades: 5-8
Description: Engineer your way to a brighter future by creating products related to aerospace, electrical, and civil engineering as we learn to solder, use basic tools, and meet with local experts.
Cost: $165 (Members $155)
July 12 - 16 , 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Aviation Simulations

Grades: 6-12
Description: Master the basics of flight, navigation, and instrumentation on our computer simulators, plus engineer prototypes of your own aircraft gliders. With instruction by actual pilots, this camp is great for the future aviator!
Cost: $155 (Members $145)
July 12 - 16, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM OR August 9 -13, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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