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Calling all history explorers! Young history buffs are invited to join us at the Museum of the American Revolution this April for two new History Explorer Day Camps, designed with kids ages 7-11 in mind. At these full day, drop-off/pickup programs, students will use the Museum, our collection, and our Old City neighborhood as resources as they embark on Revolutionary-themed adventures. Day camps will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 and Tuesday, April 23, 2024, which coincide with days that the Philadelphia School District and Archdiocese of Philadelphia are closed.

History Explorer Day Camp: “Revolution, the Game”
Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bring history to life at this live action roleplay game-themed day camp! Students will be joined by Museum educators to learn how the choices they make as a Continental soldier, British soldier, or spy could transform the course of history. With the use of characters, maps, replica objects, and images from the Museum's exhibits, campers will create their very own character and delve into history through missions, games, puzzles, and storytelling.

CANCELED: History Explorer Day Camp: “Plants, Fabrics, and Dyes, Oh My!”
Tuesday, April 23, 2024, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Find out how Revolutionary-era garments got their vibrant colors at this hands-on day camp! Museum educators will help students discover how different colors can be extracted from fruits and vegetables like avocados, onions, beets, and cabbage, and used to dye clothing. Throughout the day, students will keep track of their findings using journals and swatches as they test various 18th-century plant dyes. At the end of the day, students will choose their favorite dye and use it to color and take home their very own History Explorer shirt!

History Explorer Day Camps are $85 per student, per day for general admission and $75 per student, per day for Museum Members. Students can sign up for more than one day camp. A full list of policies and procedures regarding drop-off/pick-up, lunches and snacks, recommended clothing, and more can be found here. For more information, please contact Family Programs Manager, Rebecca Franco at [email protected].

The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. New special exhibit Witness to Revolution is open daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is included with regular Museum admission. Tickets to the Museum can be purchased by calling 215.253.6731, at, or at the front desk. Save $2 per adult ticket by purchasing online. Kids ages 5 and under are always free. All tickets are valid for two consecutive days.

UPDATE: the Tuesday, April 23 Day Camp has been canceled. We apologize for any inconveninece.

About Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit or call 877.740.1776.