Camp & Youth Programs


The Museum is pleased to offer fun and engaging programs, as well as discounted group admissions rates, to non-profit youth groups and camp programs.

If you are bringing a group as part of an academic, school-based program, please visit our school groups program page for information on curricularly-aligned education programs for students in grades 1-12.

Self-guided visit

90 minutes (recommended), 10-75 participants, $6/child (ages 5-17)
Up to one adult chaperone per five children is admitted free of charge

Groups will receive an introduction from a Museum educator and then are invited to explore any of the Museum’s general admission exhibits with their accompanying adult chaperones.


Self-guided visit & Kids' Matinee

90 minutes-3 hours, 10-75 participants, $9/child (ages 5-17)
Groups explore the Museum's general admission exhibits with their accompanying adult chaperones and watch a kids' movie on the big screen. Contact us for schedule and details.


Behind the Screen Tour

60 minutes, 10-60 participants, $9/child (ages 9 & up)
Groups learn about how moving images are made, and how they work. Under the guidance of a Museum Educator, students actively explore and discuss artifacts and artworks, and experiment with hands-on interactive experiences and demonstrations. The tour touches on art, history, and technology, as students explore everything from Victorian-era optical toys to digital editing techniques. This program serves as an ideal introduction to the Museum and its collection.


Behind the Screen Tour & Kids' Matinee

3 hours, 10-60 participants, $12/child (ages 9 & up)
Groups participate in a Museum Educator-led guided tour of the Museum's core exhibition and watch a kids' movie on the big screen. Contact us for schedule and details.


Behind the Screen Tour & Workshop

90 minutes, 10-30 participants, $12/child (ages 9-12)
Groups build on their experiences of a guided tour of the Museum’s core exhibition, and engage in hands-on experiences that help them understand the science that underlies our perception of moving images. Students create their own thaumatrope, a Victorian-era optical toy, to take home with them.


Reservations are required for all group visits. Contact us when you’re ready to book your visit.