Summer CampsCall to book summer camps 785-864-4173

Registration for next year will begin in March 2015.

Follow the trail in a high-tech scavenger hunt, get muddy while learning about wetland creatures, dig for fossils, launch a rocket, or solve a mystery at the museum in our one-day Summer Science Camps for ages 8-11. Participants explore nature and science through demonstrations, hands-on activities, and experiments in the museum and out in the field. Our intensive and content-rich camps are designed to be engaging and provide high quality science experiences. 

Scholarship assistance is available. Members of the Friends of the Museum at the household level and above, and their immediate family members, receive a 10 percent discount on summer camps.

To see photos from previous camps, check out our Summer Camp Photo Album.

To see what participants say about our camps, check out our Summer Camp Testimonials.

Summer Camp

Previous camps:

Science-PALOOZA

Join us for a dynamic, fast-paced science adventure. Campers will participate in a range of engaging activities from across the sciences both in the museum and at outdoor campus locations.
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Geology Explorations

Become a field geologist for a day! Learn about rocks, minerals and fossils while exploring the geology of Kansas.
Note: off campus field camp.

Sea Science

Squid, salt, seashells and more! Explore the intriguing and diverse world of marine biology.
Note: camp includes squid dissection.

Summer Camp

Dinosaur Detectives

Dig into the past with a simulated dinosaur dig. Learn how to identify dinosaurs and other fossils that provide clues to reconstructing extinct creatures and the ancient environment in which they lived.

Space Odyssey

Blast off for space adventure. Discover the principles behind stars, meteors and more. Build and test your own rocket. Don’t worry – it is rocket science.

Aquatic Biology

Make a splash in this popular program that explores our local waters. Discover how the animals we will find tell us water is clean, and learn to use professional water quality meters. Be prepared to get muddy and wet!
Note: off campus field camp.
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Forensic Fun

A crime has been committed at the KU Natural History Museum. Join our investigation and learn forensic science techniques such as footprint and fingerprint identification, hair and DNA analysis to help solve the mystery.