Family Discovery Camps are coming to the Florida Museum! Explore the natural world with scientists and Museum staff in this outdoor experience for the whole family. Discover how scientists work in the field and learn how to use the tools of science yourself.
Camps are designed for children finishing grades K-6 and accompanying adults. Each week’s two-hour session will cover a different museum-based topic and includes outdoor exploration of the University of Florida Natural Area Teaching Laboratory. Camps are outdoors so wear appropriate footwear and clothes that can get dirty or wet!
Pre-registration is required. Registration for each camp closes the Thursday before.
|July 17 – Birds||9-11 a.m.||$12||$10||[Event passed]|
|July 24 – Insects||9-11 a.m.||$12||$10||SOLD OUT|
|July 31 – Mushrooms & Fungi||9-11 a.m.||$12||$10||Sign up for Fungi!|
|August 7 – Water (NEW DATE)||9-11 a.m.||$12||$10||Sign up for Water!|
* Prices are per participant
- Each session includes a themed 2-hour session filled with science investigations, outdoor explorations and activities led by scientists and educators.
- Camps are designed for children finishing grades K-6 and their family.
- Participants will be given activities to take home and continue the fun.
- Each camp has a capacity of 20 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Registration is $12 for non-members and $10 for members, per participant.
- Social distancing guidelines will be implemented. Masks recommended.
Come explore with Lepidopterists (scientists who study butterflies and moths) Kristin Rossetti and Matt Standridge from the Florida Museum’s Daniels Lab to learn the many wonders of the insect world and how scientists collect and study insects in the field. Investigate a diversity of live insects and their life cycles, role as pollinators and learn the importance of museum collections.
Mushrooms and fungus are extremely cool. Join us this week with a walk on the wild side with fungal scientist and organizer of Florida Academic Lichen and Fungi Enthusiasts League, Sarah Prentice. Check out the local fungi and learn what may be in your back yard.
Learn more about water and what lives in it! Scientist Crystal Hartman, from UF’s Fishing For Success program, will lead our adventure as we come face to face with some amazing aquatic invertebrates and fishes. This camp is water-based so wear appropriate footwear and clothes that can get dirty or wet!
*This event was originally scheduled for July 10 but was moved due to Tropical Storm Elsa.