Previous Summer Camps

Adventures in Biology

Discover your inner fox, fish, fungus and more!  Explore what we have in common with other living things and how we are related through activities in the museum and outside on campus.
Note: camp includes a fish dissection.

Aquatic Biology

Make a splash exploring our local waters. Discover how the animals we find tell us if our water clean, and learn to use water quality meters. Be prepared to get muddy and wet!
Note: off campus field camp.

Dinosaur Detectives

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

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.

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.


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.

Sea Science

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

Space Odyssey

Blast off for space adventure. Discover the science of planets, starts, meteors and more. Build and launch your own water rocket.