Summer Day Camps 2020 are canceled.

Registration for 2020 camps is closed.

April 3, 2020: Our Summer Science Day Camps are canceled, and registration is closed due to precautions regarding the COVID-19 virus, and in keeping with KU's response to the virus. We will reach out to those currently registered with information including reimbursements. If you have questions, please email Museum Education Coordinator, Colleen MacGilvray at Many virtual events and activities are in the works, so we hope you'll join the museum in the coming months - virtually! Learn more about all of the temporary changes at the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum due to COVID-19.

2020 camps

CANCELED: Monday June 8, 2020 - Forensic Fun

(10am to 3pm)

A crime has been committed at the KU Natural History Museum. Join our investigation and learn forensic science techniques including fingerprint identification, DNA analysis, and more to help solve the mystery.
Note: maximum camp enrollment is 18 participants.

CANCELED: Wednesday June 10, 2020 - Science-PALOOZA

(10am to 3pm)

Join us for a dynamic, fast-paced science adventure. Science-PALOOZA covers many different science topics including biology and chemistry through hands-on activities, fun demonstrations, and field trips on KU's campus exploring geography, polymers, binary code, entomology, and more!
Note: maximum camp enrollment is 18 participants.

CANCELED: Friday June 12, 2020 - Expedition: Forest Floor

(10am to 3pm)

Get ready to get dirty! Explore the forest floor to learn about the properties of soil and the diversity of life it supports. This camp explores soil and its communities of microorganisms through hands-on activities in the museum classroom and off-campus at a local forest trail to understand the role soil plays in a forest community.
Note: off campus field camp; maximum camp enrollment is 15 participants.


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