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Best Places for Kids to Chill in Greater Palm Springs

Looking for great places for kids to chill in Palm Springs? Here are three unique adventures for your family vacation that kids will love:
Museum Art Camp 2014
What: Museum Art Camp at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs for kids ages 3 to 12.  Share exciting artistic journeys with creative hands-on projects and adventurous museum gallery  experiences.
When: Tuesday through Friday, June 24 through July18 Half days: 9 a.m. -12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Full Days: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Cost: Call or visit website for fees
How to register: Contact Irene N. Rodríguez at 760-322-4837 or visit
Arts For A New Generation: Summer Camp
What: Spend an exciting week exploring pastels, collage, photography, printmaking, clay and much more during summer camp at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. Participants will experience journeys through the gallery, adventures in the garden, and experiments in the studio led by our art educators. Campers see the world differently as young artists and have the opportunity to share their story. 
When: Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 8 - 11 (ages 5-6)/July 15 - 18 (ages 7-9)
Cost: $155 museum member, $165 nonmembers
How to register: Krystal Glasman, 760-322-4837
Summer Discovery Camps
Children's Discovery MuseumWhat: Summer Discovery Camps at Children's Discovery Museum of the DesertWeekly camp program for 5-9 year olds. Experience serious fun through art, science, stories, investigations and projects. Different themes each week.
When: Weekdays June 16 through August 15
Cost: $170 per child per week with CDMOD Membership and $195 per week per child as a non-Member.
How to book:
Dive-In Movies at Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs
Knotts Soak City Palm SpringsWhat: Grab a tube and catch a movie  from inside the Wave Pool or on the Wave Pool beach at Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs.
When: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1 Movies start after dusk. The park will be open until 10 p.m. 
Cost: Dive-in movies are free with park admission: General admission $36.99, Kids Ages 3 to 11 years and Seniors 62 or older $26.99
Where to get tickets: Purchase at Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs or online at or 760-327-0499

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Palm Springs Aerial TramWhat: Chill at the top of Mount San Jacinto.  Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, a rotating tram car that climbs up a mountain 2 1/2 miles in 10 minutes, ascending from 2,600 feet to 8,500 feet - taking you from the desert to a forest. Stop in the State Park station for Jr. Ranger sheets to fill out while hiking in the park.
When: Daily (closed September 8-19)
Cost: Children $16.95 (ages 3-12)/Adults $23.95
Where to get tickets: Purchase at tram or online at

Camp Hyatt at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells
What: Guests of children ages 3 to 12 can enjoy adventures that focus on the culture, history, and surrounding environment.
When: Daily from 9 am - 4 pm and Friday & Saturday  9 am - 4 pm & 6 pm-10 pm 
Cost: Call for information - 24 hr advance registration required
How to register: Call 760-341-1000 ext. 6035. Valid for registered guests only. Parents must remain on property while children are attending camp.

2014 Summer ZooCamp at The Living Desert

The Living DesertWhat: Are you looking for six weeks of wild fun? Look no further than The Living Desert’s Summer ZooCamps that feature entertaining and educational sessions for children ages 4 through 12. ZooCampers explore natural habitats, encounter exotic animals, discover scientific concepts, play games, create crafts and have the most fun under the desert sun. They are also treated to behind-the- scenes tours, offering a unique and exclusive look at the park.
When: Each of the exciting 6-week sessions is different, so parents may enroll their children in any or all of them. Summer ZooCamp weekly sessions runJune 23 - 27; June 30 - July 4; July 7 - 11; July 14th - 18; July 21 - 25; and July 28 - August 1, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. 
Cost: The cost is $170 per weekly session for members and $200 per weekly session for non-members.
How to register: Registration is now open and early registration is encouraged as ZooCamp sessions frequently sell out. Parents may register online at For more information, please contact the Education Department at 760-346-5694, ext. 2501 or email

June 2014