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

  • 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

Upcoming Camp Sessions

Friday, February 3, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
For students in grades 3-5
Engineer It! Architecture and the First Oregonians
Shelter is a basic human need—and a design challenge. Ancient Native Americans used local, natural resources to build homes that met the unique needs of their communities. Explore the architecture of these early homes, and delve into a variety of engineering challenges.

Friday, May 5, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
For students in grades 2-5

Mix It Up!

Discover your international taste buds while exploring the Hungry Planet exhibit and mixing up foods from around the world. 

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