Kids Camp

Kids Camp Summer Camp!

Stay tuned for summer 2019! To get a taste, explore the popular programs from 2018.

K/1: Animal Kingdom: Become kings and queens of animal identification during this week full of animal exploration, games, and exhibit visits! Campers will dissect an owl pellet to learn more about the food chain, grow their own fungus, and meet many of the museum’s animals. Join us as we explore a different realm of the animal kingdom each day and create many experiments and art projects while doing it!

2nd/3rd: Eco-Engineers: Nature is full of fantastic builders. In this camp we will explore cool structures found in nature—animal homes, spiderwebs and some of nature’s neatest plants—and discover what makes these natural builders so remarkable. We’ll then put our creativity and imaginations to the test to see if we can build our own things as well as nature can. We’ll explore the forest, field and creek to look for animal homes and structures.

4th/5th: Survival in the High Desert: It’s mayhem in the High Desert! Use your smarts to navigate an obstacle course like a ground squirrel, avoid a boiling lake of lava, and test your courage on a journey along the Oregon Trail. It’s time to put your game face on. Are you a survivor?

K/1: The Five Senses: This week we will taste, smell, hear, feel, and see! We’ll learn more about each of our senses and discover new ways to use them with fun projects that will explore them all. Along the way, meet and learn about animals with super senses.

2nd/3rd: Water World: Did you know that long ago, parts of Oregon were underwater? Connect with the ancient past during this camp and become an amateur marine biologist! From dissecting squid to searching for macroinvertebrates, this week is sure to spark an interest in any budding scientist. While exploring the wonders of the ocean, campers will also learn more about the Central Oregon watershed and its animals, including our resident river otters.

4th/5th: Animal Careers: What does it take to be a veterinarian? How about a paleontologist or field biologist? Experience the life of various animal scientists through hands on experience. Care for the museum’s wildlife, take a field trip to set a camera trap, and take part in a fossil dig.