Enjoy Summer Camps at the Museum! Camps create lasting friendships and memories through hands-on, minds-on activities and exploration. Unearth fossils, learn about different cultures and meet fascinating members of the animal world.
Camps are designed for students enrolled in grades 1-4 for the 2020-2021 school year. Nature Photography is for grades 5-6. Lep Camp is for grades 5-8. Students should dress for outdoor activities and full-day students should bring a sack lunch.
Pre-registration is required. Registration for members begins March 1 and open registration begins March 15. Registration for each week closes the Thursday before.
Camps are filled in the order registration forms are received. You will be notified if your first choice(s) are not available. Confirmation letters are emailed two weeks from receipt of registration.
A refund (minus a $25 administrative fee per child, per class) will be issued if written cancellation is received no less than 10 working days prior to the beginning of a class. Refunds will not be given for weather-related cancellations.
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Water covers about 70% of the Earth’s surface! Explore the many ways water is part of our lives—from how we use it at home and in recreation, to the impact of storms on humans and the environment.
Why can some birds fly? What is a birdbrain? Do birds of a feather really stick together? Answer these questions and more as you learn about birds, including Florida’s fine, feathered friends.
Ever wondered about the ground beneath your feet? Uncover the many ways geologists study the world around us—from deep ocean exploration to monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes.
Are ants insects? Do moths really eat clothes? Inspect the vast world of insects and their importance to Earth’s ecosystems.
Why are dogs called man’s best friend? Let’s find out the history of dogs and their connection with wolves. And we might learn a little about the history of cats and other pets too.
The sky’s the limit! Explore rockets and other innovations in aerospace technology while learning how and why we venture into the sky.
Would you drive to Kansas to visit the grocery store? Many species travel long distances throughout the year. Discover who these animals are and the reasons why!
Lights, cameras, action! What is the science behind your favorite movie? How are sound effects made? Learn movie tricks and skills to create your own theatrical masterpieces!
How do archaeologists know about Egyptian pharaohs? How were the pyramids built? Why is Egypt called the gift of the Nile? Unlock the secrets of this ancient civilization.
We are the champions! Learn about the tallest mountains, oldest tortoises, smallest trees and largest mammals living today. Explore the superlatives in nature and see what makes them unique.
From dinosaurs to trees and sharks to shells, fossils come in all shapes and sizes! Discover how they are formed and why they are a window to the past!
Amphibians rock! Bright red or transparent, small as a fly or large enough to eat a bird, frogs are among the most remarkable animals on earth. Investigate local wetlands and learn about the creatures that call them home.
Worms, ants, pollen and whales are all on some animal’s menu. Explore the differences among carnivores, herbivores and every other kind of –vore! Learn why species eat what they eat and what really is for lunch.
Ready to go outside and swing a butterfly net? Lep Camp is an opportunity for adventurous campers in grades 5-8 to experience insect collecting in the field, and learn how to create your own scientific collection. Join scientists from the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity for this hands-on science experience.
Monkey business is the order of the day. Join us as we study apes, monkeys, lemurs and more! Discover what it means to have primate pride!
Photography is a wonderful way to see nature in a new light. Campers in grades 5-6 learn basic photography skills to take amazing photos. (Please note: Students provide their own digital cameras.)
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Help a deserving child in our community attend a Museum program with the new Camp and Programs Fund! The Florida Museum offers scholarships for children in need. These scholarships are funded by donations from Members, volunteers and Museum friends like you!