Learn & Play
Outlaw or Dingus?
Jesse James was called “Dingus” by his friends and family after shooting off the tip of his finger while cleaning his pistol.
Camps at the Frazier
During Frazier Museum camps, children engage in an array of fun, multi-sensory experiences and activities.
These include daily excursions into the galleries, hands-on investigations of museum objects, arts & crafts, and lively interactions with our costumed cast of historic interpreters.
Historically awesome fun!
Sacagawea, secret codes, sculptures and stories galore. Join us for a fun-filled summer so full of making, playing, exploring and meeting amazing guest presenters, that you won’t even realize you’re learning! Campers will visit attractions along Main Street and meet guest presenters, artists, musicians, and story-tellers. Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range).
All camp sessions are taught by professional museum educators with a maximum group size of 18 children.
Camps run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with optional extended care until 5:30 p.m.
Frazier Focus: Grades 1-6
Explore some of our favorite subjects, from animals in history, to some of the best rivalries of all time, to the most interesting mysteries that have – or have not – been explained. (Come for just one day or join us for all five!)
Monday – Louisville: Our Kind of Town
Tuesday – Animal
Wednesday – Versus
Thursday – Horrible History
Friday- Mysteries in History
History through the Arts: Grades 1-6
Explore history through different eyes – and ears. In this series of day camps, we will explore different times and cultures through their creative arts. (Come for just one day or join us for all five!)
Monday – Architecture
Tuesday – -Film
Wednesday – Music
Thursday – Visual Art
Chicks Rule: Grades 1-6
Spend the week discovering HERstory: history from a girl’s point of view! We’ll celebrate clever queens, pretty princesses, and daring damsels from ancient to modern times by exploring the arts, fashions, struggles and accomplishments of their lives. Special guest artists will lead campers in arts & crafts & fashion activities.
From Page to Stage: Grades 3-6
Everyone loves to watch our historic interpreters bring history to life through drama. Now campers will have an all-access pass to learn just how they do it! The interpreters will explain how they choose characters, create a costume, research and write a script, and learn their lines. Each day campers will work with museum staff to develop their own short, historic-themed play.
Exploring with Lewis and Clark: Grades 1-6
July 6-10 & July 27- 31
Needed: Curious and capable kiddos to join the Frazier Corps of Discovery. From the unfamiliar animals, uncharted lands, unsolved mysteries, the Native Americans encountered, and more, we’ll explore the fun side of what may have been one of the greatest adventures ever. Along the way, we’ll also learn about other explorers, past and present.
(Note: we will have two groups running concurrently on each date: Group I for Grades 1-3 and Group II for Grades 4-6)
Spies, Sleuths and Sneaks: Grades 4-6
Cool gadgets. Secret codes. Far-fetched schemes and a villain’s lair. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, will be to uncover the secrets others have tried to hide. Campers will discover undercover maneuvers used from ancient time to the present, and meet a real detective to learn the tricks of the trade.
Need a little extra time? Frazier Museum Summer Camp now offers an extended care option from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. During this post-camp “chill out” time, children will enjoy camp-themed movies, books, and simple art projects, all under the supervision of paid summer staff. Fee: $50 per week.
Fee per Day Camp (June 9-13 and August 4-8): $35 per day museum members; $40 per day non-members
Extended Care: $10 per day
Fee per Camp: $170 Museum members; $195 non-members
$230 combo Family Membership with week of camp (One-year Membership; new Members only)
Extended Care: $50 per week (no daily rate for week camps)
Click here to register and pay online
Phone: Call (502)753-5660 to register and pay
Mail: Fill out form: Frazier Summer Camp 2015, attach payment, mail to:
Frazier History Museum
Attn: Summer Camps
829 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
- Once the museum processes your payment, you will receive an confirmation e-mail with two attachments: a receipt of payment and a Participation Form.
- Campers who are new to our program will also receive a Participation Form. Please fill out and return the form within two weeks of the start of camp.
- In case of cancellation, a $20 administrative fee is retained.
- If cancellation occurs within two weeks of camp date, a refund will be given only if the camp spot can be filled. Please note that the $20 administrative fee, noted above, is retained.