Camp Adventure | Hands-On House

Camp Adventure: Ages 8 – 10

Welcome to Camp Adventure! Our new Adventure Camp for ages 8–10 will take campers on a unique “ed-venture.” Designed to expand upon the museum philosophy of learning through play, daily camp themes will be introduced by a “mystery guest” and will include scientific investigations, experiments, crafts and educational games to engage both mind and body.

2020 Themes

Who Dunnit? Learn about detective skills from a member of the Manheim Township police department, then put your knowledge to the test as you work together to solve “The Mona Lisa is Missing,” an Escape Room Challenge.  Let your creativity soar as we spend the rest of the day experimenting with techniques of famous artists whose paintings are on display with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum.


Time Traveler Brace yourself to travel through time and experience the past, present and future. Learn about dinosaurs during the Mesozoic Era, explore the Ice Age, rule a kingdom in the Middle Ages, build a machine during the Industrial Revolution, and journey far into the future – all in one day!


The “Wright” Stuff  Get ready for takeoff as you learn the science behind flight from an aviation expert. Design, build and test your own plane to see if you have the “Wright” stuff for flying. One wrong move could ruffle your feathers when we investigate the world of flight from a bird’s eye view.


ARTchitecture Studio Meet the Hands-on House Exhibit Designer as he takes us behind the scenes of our construction exhibit to explain the process involved in creating it from start to finish. Participate in hands-on activities and problem-solving experiences to learn the fundamentals of architecture before you “Go Green” and design a completely green structure of you own. (Please bring a large shopping bag of re-purposed and recycled items from home to use in your construction.)


Mad Science Lab Discover the weird, wacky, and wild experiments you can do with science.  Launch Alka-Seltzer rockets, discover how things glow, learn the science behind slime and how to move objects without touching them. Get hands-on with the best of chemistry, physics and biology.

Camp Advenutre

July 27 - July 31

Registration Information

  • Registration fee for Camp Adventure (Ages 8-10) is $195/session for members, $215/session for non-members.
  • Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Space in each session is limited. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For additional information, contact or call (717) 569-5437.