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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children can explore the wonders of caves, prowl with some of the largest cats from across the world, brave the Caribbean Sea’s rich past to learn of its unique culture and much more during summer camps at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Museum member registration begins today (March 15) and general registration begins April 1. Summer camps begin June 14 and are available for students in grades 1-6 for the 2010-2011 school year. Summer field camps are offered for students in grades 5-6, ages 9-11 only. Prices for camps range from $117 to $270 for members and $130 to $300 for non-members.

Morning camps run from 8:30 a.m. to noon and afternoon camps from 1-4:30 p.m. All-day camps and field camps are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Camps provide a challenging and fun environment for children to learn through activities, crafts, literature, museum resources and outdoor exploration.

Registrations are accepted through mail, fax or online and all camps will be filled in the order the registration forms are received. For more information and to register online visit For more information, call 352-273-2061.

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Florida Museum Summer Camps:

June 14-18
Cave of Wonders (A.M. Camp)
Globtrotters, Africa (P.M. Camp)

June 21-25
Cunning Kitties (A.M. Camp)
Caribbean Breeze (P.M. Camp)
Bio Lab (Field Camp)

June 28 – July 2
Something Scaly (A.M. Camp)
Home, Home on the Range (P.M. Camp)

July 19-23
Flash Fire Forests (A.M. Camp)
Megalodon (P.M. Camp)
Absolutely Aquatic (Field Camp)

July 26-30
Insect Expeditions (A.M. Camp)
Peoples of the Ice (P.M. Camp)

Aug. 2-6
Unsung Heroes (A.M. Camp)
Sprout Science (P.M. Camp)
Zoology (Field Camp)

Aug. 7-9
Ocean Odyssey (A.M. Camp)
The City Life (P.M. Camp)

Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054,