Museum Camps

About a dozen Latinx school children are lined up against a glass railing overlooking a large-scale panorama of the City of New York. They are all wearing masks and holding up hand-made protest signs.

Photo: Neil Constantine

The Queens Museum invites young artists to join us throughout the year for a variety of camp experiences. Camps are drop-off programs that take place in person at the museum and include a variety of art-making workshops centering exhibition themes and a variety of art mediums and materials.


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Winter Camp: Lightbox Creativity


Camp dates: Tuesday, February 20 to Friday, February 23, 2024. Ages: 7 – 11.


About the 2024 Winter Camp


Join us for an illuminating four-day Winter Camp at the Queens Museum as we challenge your young artist to create bold and clever works using a light box as our launching point! Tailored for ages 7 to 11, projects will range from intricate tracings, complex collages, detailed city constructions, and fantastic illuminated sculpture. Participants will also get to explore different museum exhibitions as part of their daily activities.


We offer flexible participation: participants and parents can choose a single day workshop or multiple days, offering a fresh exploration of art styles each day while maintaining a cohesive theme throughout the camp.


Parents/guardians can join us at the end of each day during pick-up as young artists proudly display their masterpieces, showcasing the creativity and skills they’ve developed throughout the camp.


Lunch is not provided, but all art-making materials and supplies are included in the registration fees.


Camp Overview


Camp runs from 9 AM to 4 PM. Drop off is from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM; pick up from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM.


  • Day 1, Tuesday February 20: Tracing Tales Workshop
    Campers will explore what many traditionally use light boxes for, which is tracing. In the morning session, participants will try their hand at making simple, interactive tracings to challenge their friends and families. In the afternoon, they will combine intricate, collage style tracings into a rich composition from a variety of imagery.


  • Day 2, Wednesday February 21: Cityscape Illumination Workshop
    On our second day, the young artists will look to the Panorama within Queens Museum for inspiration as we create a city landscape enhanced by using a light box. Much like the Panorama’s intent as an urban planning tool, the morning session includes kids creating what is under the ground of their collaborative city, as well as what is above. In the afternoon, the light box will become a standing background, setting the mood for silhouettes of a city that never sleeps.


  • Day 3, Thursday February 22: Illuminated Sculptures Workshop
    Campers will create elaborate sculptures that respond to a glowing pedestal. In the morning, we will assemble architectural frames adorned with color panels. In the afternoon, we will do the opposite by working more with mass, experimenting with materials that infuse with and carry the light within their form.


  • Day 4, Friday February 23: Sand Animation Magic Workshop
    To end the week, dive into the world of stop-motion animation using sand. The participants will learn how to create sand animations with simple techniques and tools, capturing it all digitally with an easy to learn and easy to use application.


How To Register


You can choose to register for individual workshops or the full camp week.


  • Single day workshop: $40/day
  • Full camp week (Tuesday-Friday): $140


A discount of $25 is applicable to Queens Museum Members and those registering multiple children.


Registration is not confirmed until full payment is received. Payment must be made via PayPal.


Follow this link to register. More information on payment and refunds can be found on the registration form.


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