Summer Camps (Ages 7 to 11)

Summer Camps at the Museum

When school is out, kids can head to the museum for small-group camps emphasizing archaeology, paleontology, and more! 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. 

Summer Camp  Summer Camp


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

Space is limited to 14 campers per session.

2019 Summer Camp Registration Form

Oregon’s Amazing Animals 
Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages 7 to 9 (entering grades 2 to 4)
From the deep past to the present, discover the stunning diversity of animals in Oregon. Explore UO labs and fossil collections, take field trips to encounter local animals, and delve into the fascinating stories of giant sloths, Columbian mammoths, raptors, and more.

Survival Strategies
Monday, August 12 through Friday, August 16
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages 9 to 11 (entering grades 4 to 6)
What does it take to survive a natural disaster? How do animals—including humans—adapt to their changing environments? In this survival-themed summer adventure, campers will explore the museum's earth science collections, meet UO scientists in their labs, and head out for field trips where they'll hone their survival skills.   

For More Information
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