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2021 Summer@NHMU Second & Third Grade Registration

Second and Third Grade In-Person Summer Camp Sessions

NHMU second and third grade camp sessions are for students who will enter either of these grades in the fall of 2021. All sessions are offered in a full-day, Monday-Thursday format. We'll have a morning and an afternoon snack break, along with a mid-day lunch break. Two substantial snacks and a non-refrigerated lunch and drink will need to be brought from home. Face coverings with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that cover the nose and mouth will be required by all staff and program participants. Be sure to familiarize yourself with our COVID-19 policies and procedures as well as our cancellation and refund information prior to registering for camp. Please note that not all school districts begin and end summer break at the same time—check your school schedule before registering.

Please Note: Please Note: Due to our smaller group sizes, we will be offering a wait list this summer. Click here to submit a wait list request.

Click here to view and download a complete guide to our first grade sessions. 


Going My Way?

During this week of orienteering investigations, campers will gain a basic understanding of mapping and location. Once these concepts are familiar, we’ll dive into geocaching; learning how to use the equipment and then going on a few geocaching adventures. While we’re outside exploring, we’ll study the flora and fauna that surrounds the Museum. Soil and weather science will also be on the agenda.

Week 1 | June 7 – 10 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — Registration Closed

Week 5 | July 12 – 15 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — Registration Closed


Art & Mystery Science

This amazing hands-on camp builds upon a child’s natural curiosity as we explore science and art concepts. We’ll investigate color with tile art, batik, and chromatography while creating artwork with shaving cream, marbles, and more! Afternoons will be spent sharpening our observation skills while identifying and lifting fingerprints and shoe prints.  We’ll also analyze fibers and extract our own DNA!

Week 2 | June 14 – 17 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — Registration Closed

Week 6 | July 26– 29 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — Registration Closed


Science Mash-Up

From biology and botany to geology, physics, and chemistry --we’ve got a full slate of amazing hands-on experiences planned. We’ll spend part of our days outside observing and studying webs, nests, plants and clouds. We’ll also investigate friction with roller coaster designs, circuits with LEDs, and color mixing with salt and shaving cream. We’ve got the fun--all we need is YOU!

Week 3| June 21 – 24 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — Registration Closed

Week 7 | August 2 –5 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — Registration Closed


Art of Physics
Partner Camp with Clever Ocotpus

Monday and Tuesday will be spent outside on the Museum’s Terraces with staff from Clever Octopus, Utah's only creative reuse center, investigating scale with art projects like creating giant flowers, pocket-sized pets, humongous insects, and more—all supplied with recycled items. Wednesday and Thursday will have campers with Museum staff exploring more physics topics such as mass, motion, light, and sound. Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU.

Week 3 | June 21 – 24 (M-Th)  | 8:30am – 4:30pm  | $310 — Registration Closed

Week 5 | July 12 – 15  (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — Registration Closed


Rock & Roll, Museum-Style

Calling all rockhounds...have we got a great camp for you! Our week will be loaded with geologic investigations from volcanoes and earthquakes to the rock cycle, erosion, and tectonics. We’ll also spend some time diving into fossils and ancient ecosystems. We may even get the inside scoop on new dinosaur discoveries with tours of our Paleo Lab and collections areas.

Week 4 | June 28 – July 1 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — Registration Closed

Week 8 | August 9 – 12 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — Registration Closed


Things w/ Wings
Partner Camp with Tracy Aviary

Join us for a week of aeronautical study as we investigate everything that flies, soars, glides, orbits, or floats in the sky from planes, kites and rockets to birds, mammals and insects! Monday and Tuesday campers will be at Tracy Aviary exploring the world of birds from bone density, beaks, and feet to flight patterns and habitats. Wednesday and Thursday will be spent at the Museum, exploring the forces of flight with activities involving kites, planes, rockets, and more! Drop off and pick up on Monday and Tuesday take place at Tracy Aviary. Wednesday and Thursday will be at NHMU.

Week 7 | August 2 – 5 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — Registration Closed


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