MNCH Summer Camps

Summer Camp

2017 SUMMER CAMPS - Both sessions are now full!

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.

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 scholarship funding may be available. For more information contact the Education Department at (541) 346-5019

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 12 campers per session!

Download a registration form (PDF)

Summer Camp

SESSION 1: August 7-11 
Dig Deep!
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8-11 (entering grades 3-6)
Journey back in time! Campers will dig for clues, piece together ancient mysteries, and explore the fascinating worlds of archaeology and paleontology. Their quest will take them deep into the museum collections, face to face with UO scientists in their labs, and on a field trip to the Cascadia Caves archaeological site.

SESSION 2: August 21-25
Oregon's Amazing Animals
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages 7-9 (entering grades 2-4)
Join an expedition into the animal kingdom! From the deep past to the present, campers will discover the stunning diversity of animals in Oregon—and they’ll delve deep into the story of wolves through hands-on activities, UO lab visits, and the exhibit Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century, opening August 11. 

For More Information
Check out our FAQ page. Still have questions? Contact us at or 541-346-3024.

Download a registration form (PDF)

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