Summer Camps

Summer STEM Intensive

Monday, July 15, 2024 – Friday, July 19, 2024 | 9 am – 4 pm

Cost: $325 ACM Member | $375 Non-Member

Rising 6th – 9th graders are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at America’s Car Museum! Campers will design, build, experiment and create during this fun-filled week of programming! Registration includes all necessary materials and a snack.



MONDAY, JULY 15 | Pinewood Derby Cars & An Introduction to Car Detailing

We’ll start the week by designing, building, and racing pinewood derby cars. Campers will also get an introduction to car detailing in a hands-on workshop with the ACM Collection Team. 

TUESDAY, JULY 16 | Collections Apprentice & Rube Goldberg Family Zone Takeover

Today we’ll take a deeper dive into car detailing as we work with the Collection Team to learn about the cars in the collection, and what it takes to keep them running and looking their best. Then, while the Museum is closed, we’re taking over the Family Zone and turning it into a Rube Goldberg Machine build site! Campers will learn a bit about physics and a whole lot about fun as we explore how to “make something that does something” using simple machines!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 | Robotics & Field Rides

Ever wondered what it’s like to ride in a car from the early 1900s? Well, today is your lucky day! In addition to learning about robotics and the automation of the vehicles of the future, today we’ll step into the past with rides in some of the Museum’s iconic old school cars.

THURSDAY, JULY 18 | Hoods Up! Engine Workshop

Campers will get their hands dirty today and learn about vehicles and their engines as we tear down and rebuild small gasoline-powered engines!

FRIDAY, JULY 19 | Intro to Automotive Maintenance

Learning to drive a car is a really exciting time in any young person’s life, but learning to take care of one is just as important! Today, we’ll cover all the basics of automotive maintenance as we roll up our sleeves and learn how to check tire pressure, change a tire, check the oil, jump a battery, and more!

For more information, contact the Education Department:

[email protected] | 253.683.3978

* Please note that refunds cannot be issued following the close of program registration. In order to receive a refund prior to the close of registration, all cancellations must be made in writing.