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NHMU Kindergarten camps are designed for children who will enter kindergarten in the fall of 2017 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 summer break at the same time—check your school schedule before registering.
Price and duration of camps vary. See individual listings.
Discover the world around us by using your senses. Every day campers investigate the natural world using one of the five senses to observe and investigate. There will be a variety of hands on explorations, Museum tours, art projects, and an array of exciting learning opportunities—both inside and outside the Museum.
Week 1 | June 5 – 9 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $150 — Registration for this camp is now closed.
Week 6 | July 10 – 14 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $150 — Registration for this camp is now closed.
Partner Camp with Tanner Dance
This session will have students actively exploring mammals and reptiles (including dinosaurs!), from classification and comparing young with their parents to understanding what an animal needs to survive, and exploring life-cycles. Campers will investigate the Museum’s exhibits, create animal-related projects and artwork all while making new friends and acquiring life-skills in science. Tanner Dance staff will join us each day, adding music and movement. Family is invited to join us on the last day of each session for an informal dance performance.
Week 2 | June 12 – 16 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $150 — Registration for this camp is now closed.
Week 8* | July 25 – 28 (*T-F) | 9:00am – 11:30am | $120 — Registration for this camp is now closed.
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 by 3:00pm. Campers will be escorted from one location to the other during the lunch hour.
Week 2 | June 12 – 16 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $275 — Registration for this camp is now closed.
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 19 – 23 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $150 — Registration for this camp is now closed.
Week 7 | July 17 – 21 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $150 —Registration for this camp is now closed.
In this camp session, students will utilize the scientific method to explore their world. They’ll use scientific tools to observe, collect and interpret data 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 26 – 30 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $150 — Registration for this camp is now closed.
Week 10 | August 7 – 11 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $150 —Registration for this camp is now closed.
Join us as we explore ever-our changing seasons, severe weather patterns, temperature and more! Campers will create shadow and sun print art, tour the Galleries, build rain sticks and weather vanes, investigate how weather affects plant and animal growth, and track daily atmospheric phenomena.
Week 5* | July 5 – 7 (*W-F) | 9:00am – 11:30am | $90 — Registration for this camp is now closed.
Week 9 | July 31 – August 4 | 9:00am – 11:30am | $150 — Registration for this camp is now closed.