Summer Camps and No-School Day Camps for Kids

When school is out, kids can head to the museum for camp programs that emphasize archaeology, paleontology, and museum exploration. The programs engage children in hands-on learning, cooperative activities, and scientific investigation.

Summer Camps at the Museum

MNCH summer camps are offered in August and registration opens in Spring. Find out more about our Summer Camps.

Summer Camp


No-School Day Camps at the Museum

No-School Day Camps are offered throughout the school year when school is not in session. Kids will dive deep into Oregon’s natural and cultural history through hands-on activities and exploration of museum exhibits. They will join other students with common interests in a friendly, welcoming environment with a small group size - limited to just 16 participants!

Preregistration is required and space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Register by downloading and completing the No-School Day Camp Registration Form. You can also register in person at the museum during regular open hours.

No-School Day Camp

No-School Day Camps

  • For students in Grades 3-5
  • 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Session fees are $36 for MNCH members and $40 for the public
  • Space is limited to 16 participants
  • Preregistration is required

Fall Camp Sessions

Friday, October 14
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Paleo Discoveries

What kinds of animals roamed, flew, or swam in ancient Oregon? Join us to find out! Students will investigate fossils, bones, and animals through a variety of fun activities.

Friday, November 11 ***This is Veteran's Day***
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Engineer It!

Learn about traditional Native American tools, clothing, structures and more! After exploring the newly reopened Oregon—Where Past is Present exhibit, students will put on their engineering hats and create their own technologies.

Be sure to check back later in the school year for more No-School Day Camp sessions!

For More Information, contact the museum camps program at or 541-346-5019.