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We had a great Aerosummer last year, and we’re looking forward to seeing you this summer. Information on our summer camps is below, and click here to register.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum offers a variety of half-day, week-long summer programs. These classes teach air and space history and science through hands-on activities such as designing and building model airplanes, launching model rockets, and flying simulators.

Our summer camps run Monday-Friday, from mid-July to late August.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum welcomes children with disabilities and other special needs; working with Kids Included Together we ensure that all children have access to our programs. Please contact us so we can make accommodations to allow your child's successful participation.

 

Aerosummer 2013 Camp Descriptions

Up, Up, and Away

Grades: 1-2
Time: July 15-19, 9:00am - 12:00noon
Description: Summer will just fly by if you take this camp! Explore the wonders of flight as you make unique paper airplanes, build and launch paper rockets, and create your own foam & balsa gliders. This is a fun filled week of hands-on aviation adventures, so come fly with us!
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Destination Mars

Grades: 3-4
Time: July 22-26, 9:00am - 12:00noon
Description: You can't spend your summer on the Red Planet yet, but you can spend a week at our Mars summer camp! Build and launch rockets, make your own Martian colony, search for alien life forms, and find out why exactly the Curiosity rover is so curious about Mars anyway. You'll also see the museum in special behind the scenes tours!
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Flights of Fancy - One Day

Grades: 4-Adult
Time: July 27, Miramar, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Description: This fun one-day camp is now for kids AND adults! Don't just drop off your child - with this camp you get to join the fun. Spend Saturday together flying radio-controlled model aircraft and driving radio-controlled cars with members of the Miramar RC Flyers. Campers of all ages will also build and fly a rubber-band-powered model airplane. Program cost includes tuition for 1 child and 1 adult (includes lunch).
Cost: $30 (Includes 1 Child & Adult)

Aviation Simulations - First Session (sold out)

Grades: 5-12
Time: July 29-August 2, 9:00am - 12:00noon
Description: Um, how do you fly this thing? Master the basics of flight, navigation, and instrumentation on our computer simulators! We'll even try out other simulators, including our cool motion-based MaxFlight ® FS2000, later in the week. With instruction by actual pilots, this camp is great for the future aviator!
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Call of the Skies

Grades: 5-12
Time: August 5-9, 9:00am - 12:00noon
Description: Pilots, to your planes! We'll be on our computer flight simulators every day, and along the way, we'll get the history of aviation from hot air balloons to jet flight. See the whole museum, build working model gliders, and conclude each day flying historical planes on the simulators. A great camp for the future pilots and the budding aviation history expert!
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Aviation Simulations - Second Session

Grades: 5-12
Time: August 12-16, 9:00am - 12:00noon
Description: Um, how do you fly this thing? Master the basics of flight, navigation, and instrumentation on our computer simulators! We'll even try out other simulators, including our cool motion-based MaxFlight® FS2000, later in the week. With instruction by actual pilots, this camp is great for the future aviator!
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Stealth Flyers

Grades: 3-4
Time: August 19-23, 9:00am - 12:00noon
Description: You'll see them, but you won't hear a thing. Soar kites, glide planes, and float hot air balloons that are all made by you! You'll also get to explore the Museum in our special behind-the-scenes tours.
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Just Plane Fun!

Grades: 1-2
Time: August 26-30, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Description: Your summer will truly take off with this camp! This is another wonderful camp for young aviation enthusiasts. Paper airplanes, helicopters and rockets are a few of the fun hands-on activities that will introduce you to the marvels of aviation and space flight.
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

 

Did You Know We Collaborate With Other Museum's Summer Camps?

Combine two half-day programs to make a complete full day of summer fun in Balboa Park. To view collaborative options click here.

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