Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2024 Registration is NOW OPEN!

Looking for a Grade Range Links? Check out the menu on the right (or above if you're viewing this on mobile.) You can also view the entire schedule on a single page by clicking here.

And remember, Museum Members at the Family level and above receive information on early registrations and discounts on sessions!

Registration will opened at 9am on the following dates:

  • February 29 for Copper Club Priority Registration
  • March 5 for Museum Members at the Family level and above
  • March 11 for public registration

Scholarship Applications are now closed. We are in the process of reviewing applications. Once current applications have been processed, if we have additional spots and/or funds, we will re-open the application process. Check back. 

Continue reading for more basic 2024 camp information, or view our Camp FAQ page for common camp questions. 

Camp Communications

Museum Members at the Family Level and above, will exclusively receive information on early registration for summer camp, including the early registration link, directly to their email on file. Unsure what email we have on file for you? Visit our Member Help Form, and we’ll be happy to help. 

NHMU Summer Camps Win City Weekly's Best of Utah

Thanks to all the City Weekly readers who voted NHMU's Summer Camps the best in Utah. We are truly thrilled and thankful. 

Summer Camp Overview

Children feel dinosaur bones next to a boy holding a bubble

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!

Important Information

  • Limited class sizes with high staff to child ratios
  • Kinder sessions are 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 - eighth grade sessions will run from 8:30am - 4:30pm, M-Th.
  • All sessions will run Monday - Thursday except for the weeks of July 1 and 22, which will be short weeks due to holidays. No camps on Friday.
  • We will not offer camp programming the week of Juneteenth.
  • Partner Camps will be 2 full days at the Museum and 2 full days at the partner location, unless otherwise noted.

Communicable Disease Precautions

  • 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 $20 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.

2024 Summer Camp Scholarship Information
Updated April 14, 2024: At this time, all 2nd-3rd grade scholarship sessions are full.

Applications for Summer 2024 have been re-opened and will remain open until we fill all scholarship spots and/or we deplete our funding. The link can be found on the right side when using a desktop or at the top if using mobile.

The Natural History Museum of Utah strives to provide high-quality, inclusive programming to children attending kindergarten through the eighth 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 on a first-come, first-served basis 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. We have reserved spots in each camp session for scholarships, so even if the session says it's full, we do have spots available. You'll be asked for a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice on the application. 

Questions? Email Summer Camp Director, Shelli Campbell.

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