Summer Camps

This summer we invite your kids to have a blast in the past with us!

Half-day camps are available for youth of varying ages.

Our summer camps are $100 per person per camp, or $90 for Associates/museum members (plus state and local taxes); need-based scholarships are available. Associates/museum members can register starting February 15; nonmembers may register starting March 1. Enrollment is limited, so register early! Supervised lunchtime care may be purchased for registered campers.


Fast Facts


  • Registration begins: February 15 for Associates/Museum Members; March 1 for the General Public
  • Need-based scholarships are available. Applications can be downloaded from the museum website.
  • Enrollment: Limited to 14 participants per camp for K–2; 16 participants per camp for 3–5 and 6–8.
  • Fees: $100+tax per camp for general public; $90+tax per camp for members.
  • Lunchtime care: available from noon–1 p.m. for $15 per week; Bring your own bag lunch! 
  • Early arrival: available as early as 8:30 a.m. for $15 per week.
  • Register online at ncmuseumofhistory.org!

For more information, call 919-807-7979.


Completed grades K–2


Pirates, Ships, and Lighthouses
June 19–23        9 a.m.–noon

Set sail for adventure on the coast! Learn about fierce pirates like Blackbeard and Anne Bonny, build a lighthouse, wear pirate’s clothing, taste sea rations, and listen to sea-faring stories.

Moccasins to Rocket Ships
June 19–23        1–4 p.m.

Explore how transportation has changed in North Carolina over the years. Make your own mocs, float a boat, signal a train, race cars, and blast off a rocket. 


Completed grades 3–5


Carolina Victorian
July 10–14        9 a.m.–noon

Go back in time to the turn of the 20th century and experience children’s life in North Carolina towns such as Raleigh. Look at architecture, create popular Victorian crafts, cook and eat period food, and play games children played over 100 years ago.

American Indians Past and Present
July 10–14        1–4 p.m.

Did you know that more American Indians live in North Carolina than in any other state east of the Mississippi River? Find out about past and present tribes, make a coil pot, design your own beadwork pattern, and listen to stories from our state’s first people. 


Completed grades 6–8


1960s
July 24–28        10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The times, they were a-changin’—and you’ll change, too, as you explore the music, fashion, art, and politics of this turbulent decade. A field trip to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro will complete your groovy adventure.