When: Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost per camp: $300, $275 members
What to bring: Please provide your child’s lunch and drink each day in an insulated bag labeled with their name.
Who can come: Camps can only be attended by registered campers. Chaperones, unregistered siblings, or friends are not permitted to attend.
Note: Camps are structured specifically for the stated grade levels. Campers must be entering the grade levels specific to a camp in Fall 2017. No exceptions.
Grades 2 or 3
Registration deadline: May 15
Are dinosaurs really extinct? Learn how the science of paleontology can bring these fascinating creatures to life and go behind-the-scenes in our collection for a close-up look at fossils and rocks dating back millions of years. Dig into a paleontologist’s tool kit, conducts hands-on examinations of real fossils, and create your very own dino-themed display!
Grades 7, 8 or 9
Registration deadline: May 15
We’re pretty tech savvy these days, but technology isn’t just computers and electronics! Since humans have been around, we’ve been coming up with innovative new ways to communicate, eat, build and survive. Explore how technology has changed throughout history from early agriculture to modern science. Join us as we get technological with hands-on activities like circuit building, DNA extraction and more!
MPM Revealed: Behind-the-Scenes Camp
July 31-August 4
Grades 4, 5, or 6
Registration deadline: July 1
Campers will get a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how MPM collects and cares for objects as well as how we tell their stories through exhibitions and public programming. Campers will have the opportunity to explore places at MPM the general public never sees and learn the ins-and-outs of the museum world from world-class scientists, artists and museum professionals. They will also try their hand at doing the work themselves and create a temporary exhibit that will be on display at MPM. Join us for a week full of creativity, teamwork, and new experiences!
Where and when do I check in?
The check-in table is located near the MPM café. (see map). Early care check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and regular check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. You must accompany your child into the building and check in with camp staff by 9:25 a.m. During check-in we will verify emergency contact information and any health or medical information. If you arrive after 9:30 a.m., please check in at the Visitor Services desk.
Where and when do I pick up my child(ren)?
Check out is at 3:30 p.m. sharp in area off of concourse (see map). Notify the camp teacher and sign your child out. Camp teachers will wait with children until 3:45 p.m. Those arriving after 3:45 pm will be charged $5 (cash) per every 5 minutes they are late. Anyone picking up your child must present an ID and must be listed on your camp registration forms.
How do I sign up for early care?
Please sign up for early care when you register. The cost is $25 for week-long morning early care. There is no late care available.