Summer Art Program

Regular Summer Art Programming Will Resume In 2022. Please be sure to visit our Summer Family Programming that will be hosted in our outdoor learning center, featuring the special children's discovery exhibit:

Welcome To The Jungle: An Amazonian Adventure 2021!

These events are first come first served with limited craft supplies each day. Please register in the museum lobby the morning of the day of your choice. Families can choose either Wednesday or Friday to attend and drop in any time between 9:00 and 11:00. The activities for each week will be the same each Wednesday and Friday. Each week will explore a different topic related to the Amazon. Please see our calendar below for each week's topic. 

Welcome To The Jungle
In June and July, the Museum hosts an annual Summer Art program for youth ages 8 to 14. Focusing on a specific theme, students create two and three dimensional art projects, meet interesting speakers, participate in a field trip, and present a special program for our Summer Art families There are 24 openings per week long session and placement is based upon registrant preference and availability. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Summer Art will resume in 2022.

For more information, contact the Onslow County Museum.

Photo Gallery


View photos of the Summer Art Program.

Summer Art Timeline


  • 1985 - Summer Art Begins
  • 1986 - First Themed Program, Dinosaurs
  • 1987 - Cities of the Future
  • 1988 - Castle Onslow: a Medieval Study
  • 1989 - Ancient Egypt
  • 1991 - Dinosaurs
  • 1992 - Native Americans
  • 1993 - Under the Sea
  • 1994 - The Renaissance
  • 1995 - 1734:Colonial Lifeways
  • 1996 - Ancient Greece and Rome
  • 1997 - The Far East
  • 1998 - Wild Things
  • 1999 - Pirates
  • 2000 - Mars
  • 2001 - Tellin' Tales Out of School
  • 2002 - Meso-America

  • 2003 - Castle Onslow
  • 2004 - Under the Sea
  • 2005 - Dramatique: a Study of Theatre
  • 2006 - Eastern Woodland Native Americans;
  • 2007 - Down on the Farm
  • 2008 - Modern Life
  • 2009 - Fossils
  • 2010 - Revolutionary Onslow
  • 2011 - Ancient Egypt
  • 2012 - Space Oddities
  • 2013 - Pirates!
  • 2014 - Vikings
  • 2015 - Ice Age
  • 2016 - Castle Onslow
  • 2017 - Life Down Under: Australia
  • 2018 - Explore the Deep Blue Sea
  • 2019 - Ancient Greece and Rome
  • 2020 - I Need My Space