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Explore Our Camps

Monday, November 20, 2023 - Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Become an expert on all things MOXI by engaging in games & challenges around the museum’s exhibits. Earn badges as you engineer speedy cars, compete in quiet quests, and put your making skills to the test. Can you become a MOXI scout and master all three floors?
Monday, December 18, 2023 - Friday, December 22, 2023
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.

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.

Refund Policy

Standard Refund Policy

All requests to cancel participation in a camp must be made in writing to Cancellations requested up to one month prior to the camp start date will receive a 90% refund. Cancellations requested up to 2 weeks before the camp start date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations requested less than 2 weeks before the camp start date are not eligible for a refund.