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Age 6 - 7

It’s not trash, it’s art! Get inspired and inventive with recycled materials and everyday objects to create extraordinary art out of the ordinary. Explore the way artists reduce, reuse, recycle, and respond to environmental issues. Each day you will draw, sculpt, or collage with a new material. Collaborate with other campers to create an unconventional material art installation in your studio that will impress your friends.

The last day to register for this camp is August 3, 2022.

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Get an inside look at paleontology from the gigantic Diplodocus to the tiny Archaeopteryx. Cover land, sea, and sky while searching for unusual pterosaurs, ichthyosaurs, birds, and mammals. Peek into PaleoLab where museum scientists work on fossils every day. Go on a dinosaur dig. Make a mask of your favorite prehistoric beast, and move like a dinosaur in a special relay race.

The last day to register for this camp is August 3, 2022.

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Join us for an end-of-summer bonus week featuring fun and games in the art museum. Warm up by sketching inside and outside the museum. Stretch your art endurance as you try drawing, painting, and sculpting. Take your imagination and your skills to the next level as you participate in fun art challenges. These activities will be a relaxing cooldown after a summer full of art camp fun.

The last day to register for this camp is August 10, 2022.

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Navigate the Nile to discover what life was like in ancient Egypt. Learn about the role of animals in Egyptian life and lore. Make a splash with hands-on activities as you investigate the importance of rivers. Watch the mysteries of mummification unfold through dehydration experiments with fruits and vegetables. Observe live insects and see how they measure up to the mystical ancient scarab. Bring mythology to life by designing costumes and acting out your favorite stories.

The last day to register for this camp is August 10, 2022.

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See it! Smell it! Hear it! Touch it! Discover how your brain decodes the world. Learn how vision impacts taste buds by taking a blind taste test. Follow your nose to solve a smelly mystery. Sharpen your eyesight as you search for clues on a sensory scavenger hunt. Become a nocturnal naturalist by training your ears to identify owls, insects, and other nighttime critters.

The last day to register for this camp is August 10, 2022.

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Explore nature’s wild, weird, and wacky wonders. Investigate flying mammals, bizarre horns, and mixed-up dinosaurs. Scout through Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems to find minerals that look like cookies, French fries, stars, and bubbles. Test out the science of food to find out what makes Jell-O transform from a liquid to a solid, and sink your teeth—literally—into a yeast experiment with rising bread!

The last day to register for this camp is August 17, 2022.

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