Summer Camps

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

Our summer camps blend meaningful learning with a whole lot of fun! At the museum and elsewhere on the University of Oregon campus, campers dig deep into archaeology, paleontology, nature, and history.

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2018 SUMMER CAMPS

Session fees are $195 for museum members and $245 for the public. We offer a 10 percent discount for families with more than one child attending camp. Needs-based scholarships may be available. For more information contact the museum’s Education team at mnchcamps@uoregon.edu.

MNCH campers will enjoy the benefits of a small camp group led by a professional museum educator - and together they'll explore the museum, visit on-campus labs, and interact with a variety of UO scientists! 

Space is limited to 14 campers per session.

Registration opens March 1.

SESSION 1: August 6-10
Aspiring Scientists
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8-11 (entering grades 3-6)
Become a museum scientist! Campers will dig for clues, piece together mysteries, and explore the fascinating worlds of archaeology and paleontology. Their quest will take them deep into the museum’s collections, face to face with UO scientists in their labs, and on field trips where they’ll hone their scientist skills!

SESSION 2: August 13-17
Wacky Water World
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages 7-9 (entering grades 2-4)
Join an expedition into the wacky and wonderful world of water! Through hands-on activities, UO lab visits, and the Smithsonian Institution exhibit H2O Today, campers will discover how water impacts everything on Earth—from animals deep in the ocean to people across the land.

For More Information
Check out our FAQ page. Still have questions? Contact us at mnchcamps@uoregon.edu or 541-346-1694.

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