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2015 Summer Camps at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

January 24, 2015 Leave a comment
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By Stephanie Perry
Indianapolis Museum of Art

Warmer days ahead: IMA summer camp registration now open
Expanded offerings for 2015 includes camps in new places, opportunities for younger audiences 

Is your family dreaming of warm, sunny days amidst the winter chill? Get a jump start on your summer planning and choose from over 30 day camps offered at the Indianapolis Museum of Art from June 15 through July 24, 2015.

Summer camps are available Monday through Friday for children ages 4 to 13. With themes ranging from music and theater to pirates and dinosaurs, camps offer activities for every interest and hobby. Kids can play secret agent or superhero, archeologist or botanist, painter or astronaut. They can take a trek through the woods, start a band or create an artwork inspired by the IMA’s galleries.

The 2015 lineup features old favorites such as the popular Superheroes camp, complemented by new additions such as Villains camp. New for 2015, two camps will be offered in The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres for children ages 8 to 10. In Off the Beaten Path, budding scientists can examine insects under a microscope, meet a bee expert and check out the IMA’s man-made hives, build a bat house and more. In Our Backyard will feature nature-inspired art activities, photography sessions and the opportunity to create a new interactive play space within The Park. Many camps will feature visits from IMA employees, including curators, horticulturists and conservation scientists, along with special guests and experts from the community.

Other 2015 highlights include several camps inspired by the upcoming exhibition, Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas, opening at the Museum on May 3. In Fasten Your Seatbelts, campers with a need for speed can build miniature race tracks, create toy car sculptures and race Big Wheel® bicycles through paint to create colorful compositions.

For registration and a complete list of camp offerings, visit Registration can also be done by phone at 317-920-2679. IMA members receive special discounts on all camp offerings.