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Registration for Aerosummer Camps 2015 is now open!

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.

Registration is now open! Click here to Register Online

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Aerosummer 2015 Camp Descriptions

Up, Up, and Away SOLD OUT

Grades: 1-2
Time: July 13-17, 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
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)

Space Adventures SOLD OUT

Grades: 3-4
Time: July 20-24, 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
Description: You can't spend your summer aboard the International Space Station yet, but you can spend a week at our NEW space-themed camp! Explore the solar system, build and launch rockets, enjoy behind the scenes tours of the Museum, and see real space artifacts. Test your engineering skills with re-entry drop and payload target challenges created by NASA. You're sure to have a blast in this camp!
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Flights of Fancy - One Day

Grades: 4-Adult
Time: July 18, Miramar, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
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 with members of the Miramar RC Flyers. These model aircraft are set up with a dual controller so the instructor is with you the whole time. Campers of all ages will also build and fly a rubber-band-powered model airplane. Program total cost includes 1 child & 1 adult (includes lunch).
Cost: $30 (Includes 1 Child & Adult)

Aviation Simulations - First Session

Grades: 5-12
Time: July 27-31, 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
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)

Aviation Simulations - Second Session

Grades: 5-12
Time: August 3-7, 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
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)

Fly Your Ride

Grades: 6-12
Time: August 10-14, 9:00 AM-12:00 noon
Description: Have you ever wondered why we all don't have flying cars yet? It's because you haven't built one with us! Learn about the inventors who tried before, design your own flying car, build it, and then compete against your campmates to see whose can fly over an ever-increasing gap! Campers may need to bring some supplies (like recycled materials) from home.
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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