Summer Camps

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.

Registration opens March 1.

SESSION 1: August 6-10
**FULL as of April 23. Email to be placed on a waiting list.
Aspiring Scientists
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8-11 (entering grades 3-6)
Become a museum scientist! Campers will dig for clues, piece together mysteries, and explore the fascinating worlds of archaeology and paleontology. Their quest will take them deep into the museum’s collections, face to face with UO scientists in their labs, and on field trips where they’ll hone their scientist skills!

SESSION 2: August 13-17
**FULL as of April 12. Email to be placed on a waiting list.
Water World!
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages 7-9 (entering grades 2-4)
Take a voyage into the wonderful world of water! Through hands-on activities, UO lab visits, and the Smithsonian Institution exhibit H2O Today, campers will discover how water impacts everything on Earth—from animals deep in the ocean to people across the land.

For More Information
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