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 2018. 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!
Around the World in Ancient Days
Grades 4, 5, or 6
Registration: May 15
Tour the ancient world in this exciting, interactive camp as we explore some of the world’s great cultures of the past through crafts, activities, and tours of the Museum’s legendary, immersive galleries. We’ll delve into a different civilization each day—including ancient Egypt, Rome, and Pre-Columbian America, among others—exploring their customs, languages, symbols, architecture, and belief systems. Design your own Ancient Days passport, and we’ll stamp it with a special seal as you cross continents and travel through time!
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.