Science Summer Camps At Home

Science Summer Camps At Home

Museum education and outreach staff are excited to invite you to 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 – online! All Science Summer Camp at Home events occur in your home – all you need is a computer and an internet connection. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view the videos. Instructional guides are available for selected activities so you can review the activities, then connect with education and outreach staff online for all the science fun! 

You can participate in our free online camps anytime, 24/7, by clicking on the camp links below or visit our Facebook videos tab to access camp videos for Science-PALOOZA or Expedition: Forest Floor. Join us on Thursday, July 30 on Facebook for the debut of Forensic Fun: Wildlife Forensics camp

Please send us photos of your camp experiences, along with any science questions you have - we'd love to see your work!

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

forensic fun graphic with microscope

Join us on July 30 on Facebook for this online camp to learn from home various forensic science techniques including forensic entomology, forensic botany, and more! 

Science Palooza image with test tubes

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! VIEW SCIENCE-PALOOZA VIDEOS HERE.


Expedition forest floor image of forest with tree trunk in foreground

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. VIEW EXPEDITION: FOREST FLOOR VIDEOS HERE.