Sneak Peek is Now Open
Our Summer Camp Sneak Peek is now open. Sneak Peek lists registration dates, camp sessions, camp dates, times, fees, etc., to give you the opporunity to start planning in advance. Follow the links in the Sneak Peek menu on the left side of this page (bottom of page on mobile) to explore more by grade range.
NHMU Summer Camps Win City's Weekly's Best of Utah 2022
Thanks to all the voters who voted NHMU's Summer Camps the best in Utah in 2022. We are truly thrilled for the award and thankful for the trust you put in us. In 2023 we will continue to provide high-quality, science-based programming for kids in kindergarten through the sixth grades.
Copper Club Members, February 27th at 9:00am:
Registration opens at 9:00am for Museum Members at the Copper Club level. The registration link will be emailed to all Members at this level prior this priority registration time. Note that registration will temporarily close at 5:00pm on March 1st and reopen at 9:00am on March 2nd. Click here for information on becoming a Copper Club Museum Member.
Family Members and above, March 2nd at 9:00am:
Registration expands to include Family, Naturalist, and Curator level Members at 9:00am. The registration link will be emailed to all Members at these levels prior to this early registration time. Note that registration will temrprarily close 5:00pm on March 6th and reopens at 9:00am on March 7th. Click here for information on becoming a Family, Naturalist, or Curator level Museum Member.
Scholarship Applications, March 6th at 9:00am:
NHMU offers a limited number of scholarships for camp. Scholarships cover 100% of camp fees and will be awarded to students who receive free or reduced price lunch in the Free or Reduced School Lunch Program, or whose families meet the Income Eligibility Guidelines for the program. The application link will be added to the bottom of the Summer Camp page. Scholarship applications must be received by 5:00pm March 22nd, 2023. All eligible applicants will be entered into a lottery ddrawing and awardees will be notified by email on or before April 5th, 2023. If we have remaining funds, additional information will be posted after this time.
Public registration opens March 7th at 9:00am:
A link for all open camp sessions will be added next to the title of the session on each of the summer camp grade-range pages.
Summer Camp Overview
At NHMU, we are committed to cultivating lifelong skills in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) investigations that promote independence, nurture teamwork, and inspire resiliency and innovation while providing time to explore the natural world. Our Summer Camp programs take full advantage of the Museum's exhibits and collections as well as the incredible natural environments around our site.
Your child will:
- explore the natural world from new perspectives
- put the scientific method into action
- engage in authentic experiences with Museum staff and collections
- make new friends and have fun!
2023 Summer Camps
What we know so far about 2023 Summer Camps
- Limited class sizes with high staff to child ratios
- NEW this year: Kindergarten sessions will be offered from 9am - Noon and from 1 - 4pm, M-Th.
- AM and PM sessions will be identical; full day registration is not permitted.
- First grade sessions will run from 9am - 4pm, M-Th
- Second - sixth grade sessions will run from 8:30am - 4:30pm, M-Th
- All sessions will run Monday - Thursday only; no camp on Friday.
- We will not offer camp programming the weeks of July 4 and July 24, due to holidays.
- Partner Camps will be 2 full days at the Museum and 2 full days at the partner location, unless otherwise noted.
Communicable disease precautions will continue:
- Staff are required to have up to date COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Scheduled disinfection of high touched surfaces several times throughout the day and each evening in lab spaces.
- Scheduled hand washing times throughout the day; hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility.
- Masks are not required, but are certainly allowed.
If you need to cancel your child’s camp registration, email the Camp Director at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date at . If we are able to fill your spot, you will receive a full refund, less a $15 fee. If we are not able to fill your spot, we will refund 60% of your registration fee. Registrations canceled two weeks or less prior to the camp start date, will not receive a refund.
2023 Summer Camp Scholarship Information
The Natural History Museum of Utah strives to provide high-quality, inclusive programming to children attending kindergarten through the sixth grades. We are thankful to our camp sponsors, who have generously donated funding toward our scholarship program. Scholarships cover 100% of camp fees and will be awarded to students who receive free or reduced price lunch in the Free or Reduced School Lunch Program, or whose families meet the Income Eligibility Guidelines for the program. A registration link will be posted here on March 6th at 9:00am. Please note that because funds are limited and demand for camp is high, qualifying for a scholarship does not guarantee a scholarship award. In addition, while do our best to fulfill requests, qualifying for a scholarship does not guarantee a spot in summer camp. The scholarship program allows one scholarship per child per summer. If a family has more than one child, the parent or guardian may submit a separate application for each child in the household. Preference will be given to new applicants, however applicants who have received a scholarship in the past will still be considered. Parents or guardians are responsible for providing transportation each day of camp as well as a lunch, if the camp session is offered in a full-day format. Potential applicants do not need to register for the summer amp in which they are interested at this time. Grade levels stated in the camp descriptions are for the upcoming school year (2023-2024). Not all school districts begin or end at the same time--check your school start date before applying for a scholarship spot. Scholarship applications must be received by 5:00pm March 22nd, 2023. All eligible applicants will be entered into a lottery ddrawing and awardees will be notified by email on or before April 5th, 2023. If we have remaining funds, additional information will be posted after this time.
Questions? Email Summer Camp Director, Shelli Campbell.