Kids Camp

Kids Camp

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4-DAY CAMPS

July 3-7 (No camp on July 4)
Budding Naturalist (K-1st): Can you identify that sound? How do birds build their nests? Spend time outside and explore the natural world. Learn the different sounds, explore the plants and animals, build a shelter, make a nest, go on hikes, press some plants, make a nature collage and much more! Sorry, full.

Green Thumb (2nd-3rd): Do you like to dig in dirt? Learn about soil, seeds and plants in this fun gardening camp. Explore the 1904 Miller Ranch garden while you learn what plants need to grow, complete science experiments to see the health of the soil and learn about historic victory gardens. By the end of this camp you will have a few plants of you’re to take home! Sorry, full.

Wildlife Forensics (4th-5th):Campers will put on their detective hats and help solve a crime against animals. To figure out “whodunit”they will study a recreated crime scene, gather evidence, analyze fingerprints and determine the cause of death. Sorry, full.

Members $136, non-members $156
Extended care:
7:45 am—9:00 am, $36 | 3:00 pm—5:15 pm, $36
Both mornings and afternoons, $56
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5-DAY CAMPS

June 26—30
Animal Defenders (K-1st): Slime, venom, quills and blood are just some of the cool adaptions that animals have to protect themselves. Learn about animal defenses and how they survive in the wild. Design your animal creature with a special defense. Sorry, full.

Jr. Biologist (2nd-3rd): Find out about animal behavior by observing up close. See our animals’ habits and learn why they do them. Find out what survival skills keep them running wild. Explore the exhibit Scat and Tracks and learn how to identify and track an animal. Sorry, full.

Rock Hounds (4th-5th): How is a lava tube formed or a caldera created? We could answer these questions in a classroom, or we could explore the real thing! Campers will learn about geology right in our backyards with field trips to Newberry Caldera, Boyd Cave, and the public lands to search for their own treasures. Sorry, full.

July 10—14
Flying Wild (K-1st): It’s and eagle, an owl, no it’s a turkey vulture! Learn about wings and flight in this high flying camp. Why do some birds soar and glide while others have to flap their wings a lot? How do they hunt and what do they eat? This camp will teach all that and more through fun and exciting hands on activities and crafts. Try your hand at being a bird and completing the Bird Olympics. Sorry, full.

By Air, Land Sea (2nd-3rd): Planes, boats, tanks and jeeps are some of the things we will be exploring. Walk through the exhibitWW11: The High Desert Homefront and learn about the connection we have to WW II here in the High Desert. Build planes, see what materials float and build a boat, can you get your tank or jeep to move over different types of terrain. Sorry, full.

STEM Studio for Girls (4th-5th): Ready, set, let’s make! Are you curious about how and why things work? Be a maker this week. We’ll craft and build things. We’ll investigate circuits and LEDs. Use your imagination to make various projects, using tools such as a saw, hammer and drill. Take you creations home and show them off to your family. Sorry, full.

July 17—21
Art week: Skin, Skulls and Bones (K-1st): Animals come in all different colors, shapes and patterns. The Museum is filled with inspiration to spark sculpture, painting and other forms of art. Sorry, full.

Shutterbugs (2nd-3rd): Spend the week exploring nature through the lens of a camera. Capture the wonders of the museum through photography. Sorry, full.

Shake Rattle and Roll (4th-5th): Drums, strings or wind instruments which one is your favorite? Take a step back in time and learn about the instruments that were used during the early 1900’s. Through fun and exciting activities learn about the materials used to make instruments, how to find the right pitch or frequency and then build your own to take home.

July 24—28
Jaws and Claws (K-1st): Why do animals have different types of jaws? What are claws used for? Through live animals and nature exploration learn what and how animals eat, why some animals have claws and what they are used for and maybe even try your hand at digging a hole like a badger! Sorry, full.

Toy TinkerLab (2nd-3rd)– Do you enjoy tinkering? Taking things apart, putting them back together? Creating something new? Here is your chance to make a toy! We will take some toys apart, see how they work and build something new. Sorry, full.

Forces of Nature (4th-5th): Investigate the forces of nature and explore the world’s most extreme weather phenomenon’s! Each day we will design an experiment to test these destructive forces and examine how they shaped life on Earth.

July 31—August 4
Animal Defenders (K-1st): Slime, venom, quills and blood are just some of the cool adaptions that animals have to protect themselves. Learn about animal defenses and how they survive in the wild. Design your animal creature with a special defense. Sorry, full.

Yuck! (2nd-3rd): The ugly side of nature: When one thinks of nature we think of the beautiful trees, flowering plants, majestic birds, this camp will teach about the slimy insects, sticky and thorny plants and the decomposing organisms. Sorry, full.

Furry Friends (4th-5th): What do badgers, chipmunks and humans have in common? Throughout the week find the similarities and differences between otters, badgers, skunks, chipmunks and humans. Explore their habitats, food and behaviors through science experiments, games and crafts. Sorry, full.

August 7—11
Art week: Skin, Skulls and Bones (K-1st): Animals come in all different colors, shapes and patterns. The Museum is filled with inspiration to spark sculpture, painting and other forms of art. Sorry, full.

Shutterbugs (2nd-3rd): Spend the week exploring nature through the lens of a camera. Capture the wonders of the museum through photography. Sorry, full.

Rock Hounds (4th-5th): How is a lava tube formed or a caldera created? We could answer these questions in a classroom, or we could explore the real thing! Campers will learn about geology right in our backyards with field trips to Newberry Caldera, Boyd Cave, and the public lands to search for their own treasures. Sorry, full.

August 14—18
Flying Wild (K-1st): It’s and eagle, an owl, no it’s a turkey vulture! Learn about wings and flight in this high flying camp. Why do some birds soar and glide while others have to flap their wings a lot? How do they hunt and what do they eat? This camp will teach all that and more through fun and exciting hands on activities and crafts. Try your hand at being a bird and completing the Bird Olympics. Sorry, full.

By Air, Land Sea (2nd-3rd): Planes, boats, tanks and jeeps are some of the things we will be exploring. Walk through the exhibit WW11: The High Desert Homefront and learn about the connection we have to WW II here in the High Desert. Build planes, see what materials float and build a boat, can you get your tank or jeep to move over different types of terrain. Sorry, full.

Wildlife Care (4th-5th): What do river otters, barn owls and king snakes all have in common? They’re carnivores that live at the High Desert Museum! Learn how the diets of carnivores and herbivores are different and what special care each animal requires. Sorry, full.

August 21—25
Star Gazers (K-1st): It is Space week! Join us as we explore and experience the solar eclipse. Make the sky turn dark and sprinkle it with stars! Learn about and create your own constellations, make a crater, become an astronaut and explore the galaxy through fun hands-on experiments and crafts. Sorry, full.

Gravitational Groove (2nd-3rd): Experience the Solar Eclipse! Travel the galaxies as an astronaut! Are you curious how gravity works? Discover how to space travel. Explore the universe’s forces in a week of physics, rocketry and fun! Sorry, full.

Amateur Astronomers (4th-5th): Explore the planets in our solar system, from their formation billions of years ago to the current robotic missions. Through hands-on activities and exploration learn about the night sky, constellations, meteors, black holes and comets. Learn about the myths and stories behind the constellations and create your own! Sorry, full.

Members $170, non-members $195
Extended care: 7:45 am—9:00 am, $45 | 3:00 pm—5:15 pm, $45,
Both mornings and afternoons, $70
Cancellation fees will apply.
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