Summer Camp

The National WWII Museum offers an array of summer camp opportunities for kids.

Using the history of World War II as a jumping-off point, campers have the chance to engage in fun, creative activities that will ignite their imaginations! Whether your camper enjoys creative expression, scientific pursuits, or the art of deception—or perhaps all three—The National WWII Museum offers a variety of options for summer-time learning and exploration.


Summer Camp Update

As we plan ahead for our 2021 Summer Camp season, we continue to actively monitor and remain responsive to the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by local authorities for the health and safety of campers and camp staff. The National WWII Museum will be moving forward with the STEM Innovation Camp, Spy Camp, and Bob & Dolores Hope Theater Camp as either a limited capacity in-person experience or an interactive distance learning experience for campers. Please continue to check back with us as we finalize plans for your campers this summer! Registration for summer camp will open March 16 for Members and March 23 for nonmembers.

Bob & Dolores Hope Summer Theater Camp

Age: Children entering grades 5–8

Learn More

If you would like to be added to the waitlist for Summer Camp, please email us at Please include the following information in your message: Caregiver Name, Caregiver Email, Summer Camp Type, and the Week/Session Number.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is registration open?

Registration opens online for all Museum Members on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., and to nonmembers on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

Where do I register my camper?

All registration takes place online. Each camp’s registration can be accessed via the camp-specific page.

Will I receive anything in the mail?

No, we will communicate with parents via email or phone. Two weeks before camp, we send an email with general camp information. Please make sure you give us your email address and your primary phone number.

What Membership levels are entitled to receive the camp discount?

The Membership discounted rate will be extended to the dependents of Museum Members at any Museum membership level. If you have purchased a Membership, but have not yet received your membership account number, please email Melissa Tran at for assistance prior to registering.

Can I request that my camper be in the same group as a friend or relative?

Campers will not be divided into smaller groups. If your camper’s friend or relative is attending, they will be together for daily activities.

My camper has some special needs. How should I let you know?

Please email Melissa Tran at and let us know about any special needs for your camper as soon as possible so we can prepare. While we can accommodate most physical needs, education staffers are not trained in dealing with severe behavioral needs.

What if my camper cannot attend all days of camp?

Absence from a day or days of camp is no problem; however, full session price must still be paid. Daily rates are not offered.

Where do I drop off and pick up my camper?

Drop off for campers will be between 8:45 and 9:00 AM at the bus entrance to the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion on Magazine Street.  Museum staff will greet your child and accompany him/her to the classroom camp area.

Pick up for campers will be between 3:00 and 3:15 PM.  A car line pick up will be used at the bus entrance to the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion on Magazine Street (a map will be provided prior to camp session).  Parents will be given a tag to display in their front windshield to identify their camper.  If a parent must pick their child up early or misses the car line pick up window, they must park and come inside the Museum.

Campers must be signed out by a parent or guardian; no camper will be allowed to leave the Museum unaccompanied at the end of the camp day.

What if I need to drop off my camper earlier or pick up late?

Museum space and staff requirements do not allow for before and after care at this time. Campers may be dropped off as early as 8:45 a.m. All campers must be picked up by 3:00 p.m.

Can I pick up my camper early?

While early pick-up is allowed, prior notification of a camper’s early departure is required.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel on or before May 31, 2020, you will receive a 50 percent refund. We are unable to refund registration after May 31, 2020.

Do you provide lunch?

The Museum does not provide lunch for campers. Please send a bag lunch with your camper along with a refillable water bottle. We cannot refrigerate or microwave food. Campers are not permitted to purchase food or drink on-site during the day.

Do you provide snacks?

Yes! We will provide a midmorning snack to campers. If your camper has dietary restrictions, you are welcome to bring your own snacks. Please ensure that allergies are noted during registration.

What should my camper wear?

You camper should bring a lunch and refillable water bottle. Money, cell phones, iPads, and other electronic devices are not allowed. In the event that you must communicate with your child, please call 504-528-1944 x 466.

What should my camper bring to camp?

You camper should bring a lunch and refillable water bottle. Money, cell phones, iPads, and other electronic devices are not allowed. In the event that you must communicate with your child, please call 504-528-1944 x 466.

Will my camper travel off the Museum campus?

STEM Innovation Campers and Spy Campers each take a one-day field trip off-site within Orleans Parish limits. The date will be notated in your welcome email, along with a permission slip with more detailed information. Otherwise, your camper will remain on-site at the Museum for the duration of each camp day.

Can my camper purchase food from the Jeri Nims Soda Shop or buy things in the gift store?

Campers are not permitted to purchase items from Museum restaurants or Museum stores during camp sessions. Please do not send money with your child for any reason. You may shop with your camper after pick-up.

Do you have a lost-and-found?

Yes. We will maintain a lost-and-found for camp. Please label lunchboxes and other items with your child’s name.

What if there is a weather event or an emergency?

In the event of severe weather or an emergency of any kind while campers are on-site, we will follow the established protocol of our security department and camp staff will contact caregivers via email and phone, if necessary. Be sure to provide us with an email address and a phone number where you can be reached during the camp day.

If a camp day is canceled or postponed due to a severe weather emergency (or an act of God), we will follow the protocol below:

An act of God is defined as a legal term for events outside of human control, such as sudden floods or other natural disasters, for which no one can be held responsible. This also includes weather issues such as hurricanes, floods, etc. The Museum may be forced to cancel camp activities due to an act of God, and in this case it is not liable for any loss resulting to the camper caregiver as a result of this canceled activity. Camp staff will make all reasonable effort to replace a canceled camp day by arranging an alternative date or additional time, but this cannot be guaranteed. The Museum does not refund camper caregivers for canceled classes due to acts of God.

Contact Us

If your question isn't answered here, please contact:
Melissa Tran, Youth & Family Engagement Specialist at
504-528-1944 x 466

Special Offer

Full Scholarships

Full Scholarships will be available for our STEM Innovation Camp, Spy Camp, and Bob & Dolores Hope Summer Theater Camp.

Please contact Melissa Tran, Youth & Family Engagement Specialist, at to get on the waitlist for 2021 Sumer Camp Scholarships, and indicate which camp your child is interested in attending.


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