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MOXI Winter WONDERland

Winter Break Camp

MOXI Winter WONDERland

Monday, December 18 – Friday, December 22

Half Day: 9 AM – Noon
Full Day 9 AM – 3 PM
Extended Day + Camp Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM

Discount available to Members.

Bundle up, Scientists! We’re exploring all things COLD. Play with friction on our Sock Skating Rink (no skates required!), use ice to create works of art, investigate heat transfer, and design solutions to chilly problems as you kick off your winter break.

This camp has reached capacity. Please sign up on our waitlist and we will notify you if a space opens up.

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Kindergarten FAQ’s

How do I know if my child is ready to attend MOXI camp?

Your child may be ready for MOXI camp if they are: 

  • Potty trained and comfortable using a public bathroom unassisted. 
  • Comfortable being away from parents/guardians in a classroom-type setting for multiple hours. 
  • Comfortable speaking to MOXI staff.
  • If your camper is still resting in the afternoon, or can’t quite make it through a full 6-hour camp day, a half-day option is available.

What does a day of camp look like?

After check-in, campers start the day playing with our exhibits before the museum opens. Then we start on the topic of the day in the Exploration Lab with a story or exciting demonstration, take a snack break, and then dive back into conducting experiments, making something wonderful, or testing out our ideas.

After 12 PM*, MOXI Camp goes offsite for lunch to a local park to get fresh air and stretch our muscles. Once we return to MOXI, we do some making, tinkering, and more playing before pickup at 3 PM.  

*If that seems like more than your camper is accustomed to, the half-day option has pickup at noon, just before the rest of the campers walk to lunch. Please note that MOXI Camp lunch happens after 12 PM.   

What sorts of activities do campers do each day?

MOXI’s team of experienced camp providers have built a curriculum full of activities that will encourage campers to not only think creatively and explore their ideas, but also to work with others, develop fine and gross motor skills, and capitalize on campers’ imaginations. Reading skills are not required 

What about the bathroom?

It is important that your child feels capable and confident using the restroom on their own as MOXI staff cannot assist your child in the stall.

MOXI staff are trained to coach campers through a bathroom accident verbally, but we are unable to step inside the stall or physically help your child during this process. We recommend sending a backup pair of clothing (shorts/pants, underwear, and a shirt) inside a gallon Ziploc bag with their name on it, just in case of accidents.

If your child is hesitant about new bathrooms, we encourage you walk through the MOXI bathroom with them during Monday’s check-in time.

What is the camper to staff ratio at MOXI camps?

We’ve reduced the size of our camp to better accommodate our youngest campers. Winter camp ratios will have at least an 8:1 ratio of campers to staff.  

Age GroupDatesRegistration Information
Grades K-1Monday, December 18, 2023 - Friday, December 22, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

What is MOXI Camp?

MOXI Camps aim to spark curiosity and ignite learning through hands-on activities in our Exploration Lab, Innovation Workshop and across MOXI’s exhibit tracks. Each camp also includes off-site excursions within walking distance of MOXI. These off-site excursions will ensure that your child is kept active and provide opportunities for your child to observe and conduct experiments outside the museum.

What does my child need for camp?

Your child should bring the following items to MOXI camp:

  • Comfortable clothes that they can move around in and get dirty will allow your camper to explore at their full capacity.
  • Closed toed shoes so they can comfortably walk to nearby locations are recommended.
  • Lunch
  • Snack
  • A backpack to carry their belongings.
  • Full water bottle
  • Sunscreen

*Please write your child’s name on their belongings and avoid bringing anything of value to

What is your drop-off/pick-up policy?

On the first day of camp, we will ask you to confirm your contact information and approved pick-up person(s). All campers must be signed out every day of camp by either a parent or the assigned adult responsible for pick-up. Please inform your pick-up person(s) to bring photo identification with them each day they come to camp so they can pick up your child.

Late pick-up policy

  • First occurrence: warning
  • Second occurrence: $1/minute charge for each minute late after 15 minutes

Extended Day Option
For an additional fee of $100, campers can arrive as early as 8:00 AM and be picked-up as late as 5:00 PM daily.

What if my child needs medication and/or has allergies?

MOXI staff is not allowed to administer any medication. If a camper needs medication, it must be administered by a parent/guardian or the camper themselves. MOXI staff can hold and/or store medication until needed by the camper. Medication will be returned to the parent, guardian, or caregiver at the end of the camp day/week.

Do let MOXI staff know if your camper has an allergy. Please note we may not be able to fully eliminate all potential allergens.

What happens if there are disciplinary issues?

If a discipline issue occurs, we will take the child aside and try to resolve the issue. If this does not resolve the issue, we will contact the parent. If this does not resolve the issue or discipline issues become a common occurrence, we may ask the parent to come and remove the child from camp

What do you do if a child is ill?

If your camper is sick, has any known exposure to COVID-19, is waiting on a COVID-19 test result, or has otherwise been told to self-isolate/quarantine/stay home by a medical professional or based on county/state/CDC health guidance, do not send them to camp. If your camper is unable to attend due to illness or implications of COVID-19, we will offer a full or pro-rated refund depending on the situation. If a camper becomes ill at camp, we will call parents to come and pick them up.

What do you do if a child is injured?

If a child becomes injured, MOXI Education will contact the parent or guardian. For significant injury or other conditions that require immediate medical attention, we will call 911 and/or take the child to Cottage Hospital and contact the participant’s parent or guardian. Medical personnel will be provided with relevant information, such as allergies, as provided on the first day of camp.

How do I leave an emergency message concerning my child?

Please call the front desk at 805.770.5000 and a staff member will deliver your message to the appropriate person. If you have any specific questions regarding the camp, please email

What does lunch look like for MOXI camps?

Lunch takes place off-site every day at a local park (Ambassador Park and Chase Palm Park). Campers are escorted from the museum to the park by Counselors in Training (volunteers) and CPR-certified Camp Counselors equipped with emergency contact information, a first aid kit, radios, and extra supplies. Campers are encouraged to bring their lunch, water, and sunscreen with them every day and are invited to play a number of different games and activities.