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909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
410.742.4988

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Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Family and Kids

Looking for something new and exciting to do with your friends and family? Join us for a variety of exciting new educational offerings designed for youth and families. See why a visit to the Ward Museum is a great way to celebrate art, nature and tradition!

   

View and print our Education Calendar for a complete listing of programs.

Please by advised that our payment portal is currently down. Please call the gift shop at 410-742-4988 ex. 120 to pay for any courses. Thank you, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Education Summer Camps - Spend a week creating something beautiful and fun with the Ward Museum summer camp programs.

Nature Discovery Camp: Have your 6 to 12 year old participate in a fun-filled outdoor experience. Watch them become a naturalist in training while they explore the natural world around us. Hikes, flower pressing, nature journaling, and skull examinations are just a few of the exciting activities we have planned. Outdoors, messy, and fun! This camp will take place Monday, June 25th through Friday, June 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Register for this camp here.

Dr. Seuss Camp: Oh the places we'll go! Each day of camp will be built around a Dr. Seuss classic story accompanied with a Dr. Seuss adventure. This camp is for children ages 4 - 8, and will take place Monday, July 30th through Friday, August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Register for this camp here.

Get Lit: Literature Camp: Learn how to craft with words or improve a current skill. Campers ages 13 - 18 will be reading and writing poetry, short stories, and plays through the week that will end in a culmination of works they themselves created. This camp will take place Monday, July 30th through Friday, August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Register for this camp here.

Photography Camp: Learn how to use a camera and edit your pictures, then enter the Art in Nature Photography Festival. Campers ages 13 through 18 can participate. Cameras need to be provided by campers or their parents. This camp will take place Monday, August 8th through Friday, August 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Register for this camp here.

Art Camp: Campers ages 6 - 12 can have fun at our Art Camp. Nurture your little artist.  Familiarize them with an array of media and techniques, from nature illustrations to art installations.  Whether it’s mixing colors, sculpting clay, folding origami, or crafting pieces from recycled materials, they’ll learn it all and have a fabulous time too! Camp will be Monday through Friday, August 20th through 24th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. This camp is FULL! Please call 410-742-4988 ex. 104 to be put on the wait list.

Upcycling Camp: Campers ages 6 to 12 will learn how to turn recycled objects into awesome art projects with our Upcycling summer camp. Take ordinary every day objects and make them into something that will be treasured forever. This camp will take place Monday, August 27th through Friday, August 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Register for this camp here.

Cost for any camp is $100 for Museum Family Members; $125 for Non-members.
 

 

Discovery Backpacks - (FREE) The Ward Museum has discovery backpacks fully outfitted with everything you would need for a scientific investigation of the natural world. Free for use around the museum grounds during normal business hours. The backpacks, funded by the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, are filled with tools to assist students' nature study on the trail.
 

 

Drop in Art Jr. - (FREE) Every Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Share a story followed by a thematic craft with the little ones in your life. Program supported by the Susan K. Black Foundation.
 

 

Drop-In Art Saturdays - (FREE) Drop in with the whole family for an artist led activity every third Saturday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Local guest artists and cultural art projects each month. Program supported by the Susan K. Black Foundation.
 

 

Boy & Girl Scouts - The Ward Museum provides a range of programs to help scouts build up their badges. The Girl Scout badges that the Ward Museum currently offers are Butterflies, Woodworker, Drawing, Insect ABCs, Photography, Oceans, Wetlands, River, and Bay. The Boy Scout badges the Ward Museum currently offers are Basketry, Bird Study, Fishing, Insect Study, Photography, Sculpture, and Woodcarving. If you have any questions about these programs or see one we offer that is not currently scheduled, feel free to contact us (410-742-4988 x110, wardeducation@salisbury.edu).

> Upcoming Badge Programs - Click Link to Register
6/9/2018 - Girl Scouts H20 Bay
6/23/2018 - Girl Scouts Photography
7/14/2018 - Girl Scouts H20 Ocean