Each year, the museum offers No-School Day and Summer Camp programs emphasizing archaeology, paleontology, and museum exploration. The programs engage children in hands-on learning, cooperative activities, and scientific investigation. To learn more about the programs, contact our Education Department at (541) 346-1694.
MNCH Summer Camps
Inspire your child through our summer camp programs! MNCH campers explore Oregon’s diverse heritage, landscapes, and ecosystems through a variety of fun, hands-on activities. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Camps are designed for children ages 7 to 11.
Session 1: August 4 – 8
Adventures in Archaeology
Ever wonder what it’s like to be an Archaeologist? Find out what it takes to uncover the past through fun, hands-on activities. Dig for clues, piece together the past and learn what life was like for the first Oregonians.
Session 2: August 18-22
Go Deep! Explore Ancient Oregon
What do giant sloths, volcanoes, tropical rainforests, sabertooth salmon and Tsunamis have in common? They are all part of Oregon’s history! Explore the wonders of Oregon by going deep in time through fun, hands-on activities. Investigate what fossils can teach us about the past and the future and discover what makes Oregon so unique.
Registration form (online)
Registration form (PDF)
Camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Cost per child, per session, is $195 for museum members and $245 for the public.
Scholarships are available. Call (541) 346-1694 to learn more.
Museum No-School Days
School’s not in session, so head to the museum for a full day of fun activities! Explore paleontology and archaeology, and uncover clues about the past. The cost to participate is $50 per child; $40 for MNCH members. Supervised childcare is available until 5:00 pm for an additional $10. Pre-registration is required. Call 541-346-1694 for more information about the next Museum No-School Day.