What does it take to create and run a museum? Young historians (entering 4th through 6th grade) will explore the roles of curators, conservators and exhibit designers with the unique experience offered through the Junior Curator Day Camp. Students will investigate historic artifacts, explore the museum's collection vault and learn about Iowa's exciting history with museum staff. Students also will design and arrange their own themed exhibit featuring objects from the State Historical Museum's collection.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines
Grades 4-6 (must be entering 4th grade)
Limited to 10 participants each program date
$50 per person
There is a $20 non-refundable processing fee for the Junior Curator Day Camp (included in $50 fee). Cancellations must be received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org one week prior to the program date to receive a refund of $30. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after the deadline.
The State Historical Museum is monitoring the COVID situation. Below are precautions that will be carried out for all summer workshops and camps.
- Mask wearing is optional for students enrolled in the summer camps. However, all adult staff will wear masks while indoors.
- A classroom will be used that is adjacent to outdoor space so that breaks and lunch can occur outdoors, weather permitting.
- The classroom is also near restrooms and frequent handwashing will be recommended. Sanitizer for hands and objects will be available in the classroom.
- In the classroom, students will have their own tables and supplies. Tables will be positioned so that there is space between the participants.