NHMU Kindergarten camps are designed for children who will enter kindergarten in the fall of 2018 and who are completely potty trained. Each camp is created using Utah’s Early Childhood Core Standards. For our full-day session, time between morning and afternoon sessions will be spent eating a lunch brought from home and exploring outside with Museum staff. Please note that not all school districts begin or end summer break at the same time—check your school schedule before registering.
Price and duration of camps vary. See individual listings.
Examine the world with your senses. Every day campers will explore the natural world using one of the five senses to observe and investigate. There will be a variety of hands-on discoveries, Museum tours, art projects, and an array of exciting learning opportunities—both inside and outside the Museum.
Week 1 | June 4 – 8 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $155 — This camp is no longer on sale
Week 6 | July 16 – 20 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $155 — This camp is no longer on sale
Partner Camp with Sarah Bly of Kidding Around Yoga
This session will have students actively exploring mammals and reptiles (including dinosaurs!). From classifying and comparing to investigating life-cycles and survival needs—we’ve got it all in this session. Campers will explore Museum exhibits, create animal-related projects and artwork all while making new friends and acquiring life-skills in science. At the end of each day, we’ll welcome Sarah Bly, certified Kidding Around Yoga instructor, who will be adding music and movement to our experience.
Week 2 | June 11 – 15 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $155 — This camp is no longer on sale
Week 8 | July 30 – August 3 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $155 — This camp is no longer on sale
This camp will provide ample opportunities for children to gain an understanding of force, motion, and the properties of materials. Using a wide range of resources in a variety of shapes and sizes, campers will strengthen problem-solving skills as they resolve an assortment of building and puzzle challenges. How can we make a structure balance? How do we make a bridge stronger? How do certain parts go together to make a whole? The possibilities are endless!
Week 3 | June 18 – 22 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $155 — This camp is no longer on sale
Week 7* | July 25 – 27 (*W-F) | 9:00am – 11:30am | $93 — This camp is no longer on sale
In this camp session, students will utilize the scientific method to explore their world. They’ll use scientific tools to observe, collect, and interpret information while communicating with others and drawing conclusions. Campers will go on Museum-wide scavenger hunts, explore our Paleontology Lab, and participate in many hands-on/minds-on activities as they learn about the world around them.
Week 4 | June 25 – 29 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $155 — This camp is no longer on sale
Week 9 | August 6 – 10 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $155 — This camp is no longer on sale
Join us as we explore our ever-changing seasons, severe weather patterns, temperature, and more! Campers will create shadow and sun print art, tour the Museum’s galleries, build rain sticks and weather vanes, investigate how weather affects plant and animal growth, and track daily atmospheric phenomena.
Week 5 | July 9 – 13 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $155 — This camp is no longer on sale
Week 10 | August 13 – 17 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $155 — This camp is no longer on sale
Into the Woods
Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden
A love of nature grows out of a child’s frequent contact with the natural world. In the morning, we’ll spend time at Red Butte, investigating the many inhabitants of the Garden while using our senses along the way. In the afternoon at NHMU, we’ll take time to slow down and actively investigate the plants and natural processes that surround us. Drop camper off at Red Butte Garden by 9:00am and pick up at NHMU at 3:00pm. Campers will be escorted from one location to the other during the lunch hour.
Week 8 | July 30 – August 3 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $280 — This camp is no longer on sale