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Fun and Educational Activities for the Kids in Palm Springs

Fun and Educational Activities for the Kids in Palm Springs | Blog  from Beau Monde Villas

Palm Springs is very much an adult playground… Lounging by the pool, world class shopping, golf, tennis, art, festivals, fine dining… did I mention world class shopping? But what about the kids? What are your options for keeping children entertained on your Palm Springs Vacation? True to form, we have a few ideas for you…

Museum Camp at the Palm Springs Art Museum
Founded in 1938, and Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum features a sophisticated collection of art. The museum has an art collection that rivals urban metropolitan museums, and includes works from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Robert Rauschenberg, Antony Gormley and Ansel Adams. The museum is open every day except Mondays and major holidays, and is always 75 degrees, providing a welcome respite from the Palm Springs summer triple-digit temperatures.

The Museum also features free admission every Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. and every second Sunday of each month.

Summer Kids Camp at the Palm Canyon Theatre
Does your child have a flair for the dramatic? Then Theater Camp at the Palm Canyon Theater may be just the thing for their Palm Springs vacation! The 19th Summer Kids Camp at the Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs will be offering six weeks of camp, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am. until 4:00 pm. beginning June 15, 2015 through July 24, 2015.

12 accredited teachers, 5 guest artists, Karaoke on Wednesdays, and pizza day on Fridays!
Acting, singing, improve, theater Dance, Make-up, Stage Combat and Stage Craft are just a few of the activities kids will learn about while attending theater camp at a landmark of Desert culture, the Palm Canyon Theater.

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For reservations and information for the 19th Annual Theater Summer Kids Camp call 760-323-5123

Private Swim Lessons
All Palm Springs vacation rentals offered by Beau Monde Villas feature some amazing pools! What better way to take full advantage of this than by booking private swim lessons for the kids (or adults!). And when it comes to swim lessons in Palm Springs, you can’t beat Palm Springs Swim Lessons.
In the words of proprietor/instructor Erin, “I have a fun, gentle & caring teaching philosophy, using positive motivation, compassion, patience and persistence. I'm keenly aware of each student’s comfort zone... By meeting the individual needs of each student, my goal is to develop swimmers who are not just safe in the water, but love the water. I want you or your child to become the best swimmer possible!”
Visit to book lessons today!

The Living Desert Zoo Camp

The Living Desert in Palm Desert is a truly unique zoo experience enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Devoted to desert habitats of the world, the Living Desert features a variety of exotic animals including leopards, giraffes, python, oryx, cheetah, camels, gila monsters and more.. I'm a huge fan of the meercats, personally.

With a full menu of activities for young and old, the Living Desert is a great place to take the kids when visiting the Coachella valley. And they offer...

Zoo Camp
I am (ahem) significantly over 12, but Zoo Camp sounds pretty awesome, even to me! I can’t even imagine how much fun it would be for a kid…

Children ages 4 through 12 can explore natural habitats, encounter exotic animals, discover scientific concepts and have the most fun under the desert sun! Summer ZooCamp consists of six weekly sessions. Each themed class focuses on an entertaining and educational topic, geared to the specific age level at which it’s offered. ZooCampers will be excited by the special behind-the-scenes tours and animal encounters you can only find at The Living Desert!

Summer ZooCamp weekly sessions are offered for ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12. These sessions run Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 12:00 noon. Summer ZooCampers need to come equipped for outdoor activity with a snack, lunch and water bottle each day.

Week 1: June 22nd – June 26th
Week 2: June 29th – July 3rd
Week 3: July 6th – July 10th
Week 4: July 13th – July 17th
Week 5: July 20th – July 24th
Week 6: July 27th – July 31st

Wet n Wild Palm Springs
One of the most important ingredients to happy kids in Palm Springs is keeping them cool, and Wet N Wild has you covered with a wide variety of waterlogged adventures for the whole family! The park offers Birthday Party packages, cabana rentals, a variety of food options and a full bar (for mom and dad, of course).
Dive-In Movies every Friday night in July, too!

These are just a few of the great activities to keep the kids smiling here in Palm Springs. Let us know of any we missed! See you in the desert!

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