Virtual Camps are coming to the Florida Museum! Explore the natural world from your home with the expertise of Museum staff in this interactive online experience for kids.
Camps are designed for students currently ages 6-10 and will include one hourlong session daily for a week. Specialty Camps are designed for students currently ages 10-14 and will include two hourlong sessions daily for a week.
Registration for members begins May 25 and open registration begins June 1. Pre-registration is required and closes for each camp the Thursday before.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.Register Online
Each weeklong Virtual Camp will include:
- Unique online sessions filled with science content, games and activities led by Florida Museum educators and staff
- Games and challenges to complete during and following online sessions
- Special guest speakers
- Exclusive virtual tours
- Supervised social time 15 minutes before and after each session
- Camp specific kits available for pickup prior to the registered week
Schedule + Prices
|Ages 6-10*||9-10 a.m.||$40||$50|
|Ages 6-10*||2-3 p.m.||$40||$50|
|Ages 10-14||9-10 a.m. AND 2-3 p.m.||$100||$120|
*Camp activities are the same for the morning and afternoon sessions.
- 8:45-9 a.m. – Zoom Social Time
- 9-10 a.m. – Virtual Camp
- 10-10:15 a.m. – Zoom Social Time
- 1:45-2 p.m. – Zoom Social Time
- 2-3 p.m. – Virtual Camp
- 3-3:15 p.m. – Zoom Social Time
Registration for members begins May 25 and open registration begins June 1. Registration for each camp CLOSES the Thursday prior to the start of that camp.
- Access to Zoom is necessary to participate in all camps.
- Registrations are accepted online. Waiting lists are available.
- Due to online child/teacher ratios, each child will need to register separately.
- Camps are filled in the order registrations are received.
- Confirmation letters are emailed two weeks from receipt of registration.
- A list of materials needed as well as the Zoom invitation and password for the camp will be emailed two weeks prior.
- Refunds will not be given for online camp registrations.
- For a member discount on camp fees and to be eligible for early registration, membership must be at the Household level or higher and current for this membership year. Sign up online or email email@example.com for more information.
- ONLY PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS MAY PROVIDE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THROUGH UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WEBSITES
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Register Online
Virtual Camp Sessions
Discover the life that roamed the earth long ago and learn about being a paleontologist. (Ages 6-10) The morning and afternoon sessions are now FULL, waitlists are available.
Guest speakers: Sam Ocon, Michael Ziegler, Jeanette Pirlo and Dustin Growick.
The Florida Museum is home to one of the world’s largest Lepidoptera collections! Investigate butterfly and moth life cycles, their role as pollinators and what may live in your backyard! (Ages 6-10) The afternoon session is now FULL, a waitlist is available.
Crocodiles and alligators have ruled the “Gator Nation” for millions of years. Find out more about these and other reptiles, including snakes, lizards and turtles. (Ages 6-10) The afternoon session is now FULL, a waitlist is available.
Guest speaker: Jade Salamone, Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Conservation Education Curator.
From bats to cats and shrews to whales, mammals are marvelous and diverse! Compare characteristics, behaviors and adaptations of mammals native to Florida and from around the world. (Ages 6-10)
Guest speakers: Jade Salamone and Aditi Jayarajan.
Rainforests have a greater diversity of life than any other land habitat in the world. Explore stories about rainforests and the plants, people and animals that call them home. (Ages 6-10)
July 27-31: Lep Camp
Join scientists virtually from the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity for this online science experience. Campers ages 10-14 will learn about insect collecting and how to create a scientific collection. This camp includes supplied material of pinning equipment, selected insect specimens, collection box and net.
Aug. 3-7: Nature Photography
Photography is a wonderful way to see nature in a new light. Campers ages 10-14 will learn basic photography skills and how to take amazing photos. (Please note: Students provide their own digital cameras.)
Disclaimer: The Florida Museum of Natural History does not consider itself to be nor hold itself out as a dependent care center for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code.