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 opens March 1, 2015.
Summer camps blend fun, hands-on activities with meaningful learning. At the museum and elsewhere on the University of Oregon campus, campers ages 7 to 11 dig deep into archaeology, paleontology, nature, and history.

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. Space is limited; register early!

Session 1: August 3-7, 2015
9am-4pm

Oregon’s Amazing Animals
Did you know Oregon was once home to a giant ground sloth, a sabertooth salmon and a giant beaver? Learn how these and other amazing animals lived in Oregon's changing environments.

Session 2: August 17-21, 2015
9am-4pm

Tools of the Trade
Ever wonder what it's like to be an archaeologist or paleontologist? Through fun, hands-on activities, campers will dig for clues, piece together the past and learn what life was like in Oregon thousands and even millions of years ago.

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