Camps and No-School Days for Kids

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

Registration for the 2014 Summer Camps program is now closed. Check back in early spring for information on our next round of 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. For more information, call 541-346-1694 or email

Session 1: August 4 – 8
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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! Go deep into the wonders of Oregon through fun crafts and hands-on activities. Investigate what fossils can teach us about the past and the future and discover what makes Oregon so unique.

Register now:

Registration form (online)
Registration form (PDF)

Cost 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.


Archaeology Summer Camp 2013