GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students will have the opportunity to investigate life on the farm and immerse themselves in theatrical magic with the Florida Museum of Natural History through its newest series of spring break camps March 24-28.

These camps for students enrolled in grades K-5 for the 2013-2014 school year provide natural history exploration through museum exhibits and hands-on activities.

“Parents are always looking for fun and educational activities to do with children over the holidays,” said Florida Museum of Natural History public programs coordinator Catherine Carey. “Spring break camps at the museum are a perfect example of what to do to have happy campers at the house.”

Pre-registration is required for all camps and is available on the Florida Museum website at

In the morning students will get “Down on the Farm” by learning more about domestic animals and how they are essential parts of our lives. Students will explore the origins of their favorite furry friends and how they came to be household pets. This camp complements the museum’s temporary spring exhibit, “Wolf to Woof,” which examines the history, biology and evolution of dogs.

In the afternoon students will experience “Movie Magic” and discover the science behind the magic in movies and what puts the “special” in special effects.

Camps are offered as full- or half-day programs. For non-members the full-day program is $245 per student and the half-day cost is $125. For museum members, the full-day price is $220 and the half-day cost is $115.

For full-day camps, drop-off is between 8-8:30 a.m. and pickup is 4:30-5 p.m. The half-day camps can either be for the morning, with pickup from noon to 12:30 p.m. or for the afternoon, with drop-off from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

For questions or more information, call 352-273-2061.


Writer: Francis Diaz,
Source: Catherine Carey,
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054,