Summer Science Camps

Science spelled out with a skeleton, DNA, test tube, earth, plant, planets and magnifying glass

2023 Camp Information

Dissect a squid, look at DNA, dig for fossils and more during our one-day summer science camps for ages 8 to 11. Our intensive and content-rich science camps are designed to be engaging and provide high-quality STEM experiences. They are developed and taught by experienced museum education professionals with backgrounds in science and informal science education. 

Registration opens Tuesday, March 7, 2023 and closes May 26. Please use the blue buttons below to download registration and scholarship forms. Questions? Call Public Education at 785-864-4173.

Each one-day camp is $80. Scholarship assistance is available. KU Natural History Museum members at the household level and above, and their immediate family members, receive a 10% discount on summer camps. 

June Camps

Silver squid in bright blue sea

Sea Science Camp

Monday, June 12, 10am-3pm
$80 | Ages 8-11 

Squid, salt, seashells and more! Explore the intriguing and diverse world of marine biology. This camp is held at the KU Natural History Museum. Note: Sea Science camp includes a squid dissection.
test tubes with colorful liquids

Science-Palooza Camp

Wednesday, June 14, 10am-3pm
$80 | Ages 8-11

Join us for a dynamic, fast-paced science adventure at the Science-Palooza Summer Camp. Campers will participate in a range of engaging activities from across the sciences in the museum and at outdoor campus locations.
layered geological rock with grass and pink flowers in upper left area

Geology Explorations

Friday, June 16, 10am-3pm
$80 | Ages 8-11

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

hand with a tool, testing a large rock

“It was like the coolest thing in the world. I loved it better than Disney World!!!”

Summer Camper, 9 years old