Thanksgiving & Winter Break Day Camps

The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is offering hands-on STEM-based activities for your child for the upcoming Thanksgiving & Winter Breaks! From exploring the magic of science, making messes and masterpieces, to learning the fun of loose parts play - we’ve got you covered!

Sign up for the morning session or afternoon session — OR both! Each day is a different mix guaranteed to delight and inspire your young scientist, engineer, explorer, or artist. Every session includes hands-on activities, snack, and Museum play.

Museum Members receive priority access to camp and workshop registration as well as 15% off the Non-member price (enter code HANDSONFUN at checkout. (Make sure to enter the code at checkout; we cannot refund after checkout is complete).

(Not a Museum member? Join today!)

*All membership registration will be verified. You will be contacted to pay the additional fee, plus a processing fee, if you are not a current member.

Registration Dates

  • Members only: Sep 23 – Oct 6

  • Non-members: Oct 7 - until spaces are filled


5 - 8


  • Morning session: 9 am – 12 pm

  • Afternoon session: 1 pm - 4 pm

*Lunch care is ONLY provided to campers who are registered for both the morning and afternoon sessions. Campers registered for half-days are expected to be picked up and dropped off at the beginning and end of each session.


Morning session or afternoon session (no lunch care option)
Non-member: $45.00
Member: $38.25

Both sessions (includes lunch care)
Non-member: $100.00
Member: $85.00

*All Non-member prices include admission to the Museum per registered participant for the entire day. Camps and workshops have a separate check-in process; please have your confirmation email available for check-in at the Front Desk when you are ready to play in the Museum. Any additional guests will need to pay the daily admission rate.

Fall Break Half-day Camps

Monday, November 25, 2019

Morning: Printmaking exploration
Afternoon: More printmaking exploration

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Morning: Stuffie design and creation
Afternoon: Create your own cape and mask and then build a (temporary) set for your character

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Morning: Ice exploration! Paint with ice, build with ice and explore dry ice
Afternoon: Make your own ice cream and discover fizzy ice

Winter Break Half-day Camps

Monday, December 23, 2019

Morning: Engineering
Afternoon: Snow globes, Flower pounding

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Morning: Bath Bombs, Self Portraits
Afternoon: Heat press & tie-dye shirt

Friday, December 27, 2019

Morning: Lava tubes & fizzy ice
Afternoon: Bubble Science and build your own Bubble Wand

Monday, December 30, 2019

Morning: Circuit workbench & LED Bling
Afternoon: Scribble bots & snap circuits

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Morning: Make your own: NYE Poppers and crown. End the session with a dance party and sparkling cider
Afternoon: No afternoon session today

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Morning: Galaxy Bottles & Slime
Afternoon: Chemical reactions with oobleck & milk rainbows

Friday, January 3, 2020

Morning: Make your own cookie dough & clay play
Afternoon: Make your own play dough and explore squishy circuits

Fine Print

Payment & registration

Payment of workshop fees are due in full upon registration. Our registration process is online only, if you have issues with our registration system, or need help registering your child, please email for assistance. 

Membership & pricing

Museum members receive early access to workshop and camp registration AND 15% off tuition. Membership status will be verified for all registrations. We will contact you for the additional fee if you register at the member rate and are not a member.

Registration Changes & Cancellation Policies

  • The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County reserves the right to cancel camp and workshop sessions due to insufficient enrollment, and will issue full refunds in such cases. You will be notified at least 7 days in advance if your session is cancelled.

  • If you want to make changes to your registration, please contact for assistance. 

  • You can login to your Active account at anytime to check your registration status, register for additional sessions, purchase a camp t-shirt, and pay your balance.

  • There is a $5 flat administrative fee for any registration changes (including transfers and cancellations) at any time.

  • Camp and workshop fees are transferable if you use them within 6 months of your original camp session date.

  • If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, you must provide notice 14 days before your session start date to receive a refund less the 10% cancellation fee plus $5. No refunds will be given within 14 days of session start date.

  • We are unable to offer refunds for missed camp days due to illness because your camp fees support the operational costs of the camp as a whole. We appreciate your understanding.

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