Family Art Camp

Programs:

Individuals and Families

The DuPage County Historical Museum offers many exciting programs for history lovers of every age!

How to Register

Current programs, dates, times, fees, and registration are all available through the Wheaton Park District online registration system. Please register for programs through the Wheaton Park District unless otherwise noted.

For more information, please contact us.

Summer Camps

Program Age Dates Time Fee Description
All Aboard Train Camp 4-6 6/14-6/16 9a-12p $90 Explore the model railroad and make fun art and craft projects. From games to crafts, stories and more, this is all about trains! Registration Code: 316229
Dinosaur Detectives 4-6 7/19-7/21 9a-12p $90 Join us as we dig for dinosaur bones, construct models, complete dinosaur crafts and read stories. This camp is perfect for dinosaur fans! Registration Code: 316227
Fashion Camp 7-10 6/28-6/30 9a-12p $90 Get a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s newest exhibit Wedding Traditions Unveiled. Campers will learn all about the history of wedding fashion from hats, purses, jewelry, ties and more, each camper will create their own fun accessories. Registration Code: 317376
Museum Detectives 7-10 8/2-8/4 9a-12p $90 Uncover mysteries at the Museum! Using scavenger hunts, games, curatorial skills and more, we’ll explore the museum and historical objects to become Museum Detectives. Registration Code: 317336

Lego Camps

Program Age Dates Time Fee Description
LEGO® Art and Architecture 7-11 6/20-6/24 1-4p $175 Explore great works of art and architecture through LEGO®! Collaborate to build grand structures such as the Parthenon, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the tree houses of New Guinea, and the Empire State Building. Follow in the footsteps of master artists with LEGO® interpretations of sculptures, mosaics, and stained glass. Teamwork and creativity take “high culture” to the next level! Registration Code: 317387
LEGO® Jedi Engineering 5-7 7/5-7/8 9a-12p $140 The Force Awakens in this engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. The advanced course masters key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Registration Code: 317302
7-12 7/5-7/8 1-4p $140
LEGO® Super Hero Engineering 5-7 7/11-7/15 9a-12p $175 Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An experienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict. Registration Code: 316238
LEGO® Bash'em Bots 8-12 7/11-7/15 1-4p $175 Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a massive motorized LEGO® machine? Our Play Well Engineering instructors guide students in this advanced Play-Well engineering camp, as they re-engineer standard LEGO® vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots, and take on Play-Well Instructors’ colossal creation. Registration Code: 316399
LEGO® Mine, Craft, Build 5-7 7/25-7/29 9a-12p $175 Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO┬«! Build a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Students explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO® or a seasoned veteran, you'll be hooked on the endless possibilities. Registration Code: 317301
7-12 7/25-7/29 1-4p $175




Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Do you want to learn how a museum works? Come spend part of the day and work side by side with the museum staff. Get a behind the scenes tour of the museum, view some of the photographs and artifacts from the museum collection, interact with visitors and learn how to put together your own mini exhibit. Participants will also receive a certificate, special souvenir, and photo.

Availability:
Available Sat, Wed, or Fri during the summer from 9am-1pm.
Available Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm during the rest of the year.

Ages:
Ages 8 and up

Cost:
$100.00/DCHM Member; $120.00/nonmember

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