Science Summer Camps At Home

Science Summer Camps At Home
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Museum education and outreach staff are excited to invite you to join us online for our free Science Summer Camp at Home program! The KU Natural History Museum continues to be closed because of the university’s response to the coronavirus, but we are committed to bringing you and your family quality science programs – virtually!

All Science Summer Camp at Home events occur in your home – all you need is a computer and an internet connection. Instructional guides will be available for selected activities on the museum’s website the week of June 1 so you can review the activities, then connect with education and outreach staff online on the museum’s Facebook page during the week of June 8, for three days of virtual, online science fun! We will post video content on Facebook each hour between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on three days exploring three themes: Forensic Fun: Wildlife Forensics on June 8, Science-PALOOZA on June 10, and Expedition: Forest Floor on June 12.

There is no fee for virtual camp - it's free! Please check this page for additional information during the week of June 1 and join us on Facebook for a summer of virtual summer science camps!

Please send us photos of your camp experiences, along with any science questions you have - we'll have a fun follow-up on Facebook the week of June 15 to answer any questions and share photos that have been submitted!

If you have questions, please contact Museum Education Coordinator, Colleen MacGilvray at

science palooza camp graphic with photo of multi-colored test tubes

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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Join us for a virtual science adventure. Science-PALOOZA covers many different science topics including chemistry and biology through hands-on activities and demonstrations exploring geography, polymers, binary code, and more that you can watch from home!


expedition forest floor camp graphic with moss-covered tree photo

Friday, June 12, 2020 
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Get ready to go on a virtual field trip! Explore the forest floor with staff at the KU Natural History Museum 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 and demonstrations you can watch from home to understand the role soil plays in a forest community.