Summer Camp

NHMU Summer Camps Win City Weekly's Best of Utah 2022

Thanks to all the City Weekly readers 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! 


Availability Update as of June 1st 

We have availability in the sessions listed below. 

Rising Kindergarten Sessions

  • No open spots at this time

Rising First Grade Sessions

  • No open spots at this time

Rising 2nd & 3rd Grade Sessions

  • No open sessions at this time

Rising 4th & 5th Grade Sessions

  • No open sessions at this time

Public registration for NHMU's Summer Camps is now open.

  • Navigate the Summer Camp menu on the left side of this page (or bottom of the page on mobile) to browse and register for camps.
  • We highly recommend you use a desktop device for the registration process.
  • Once you add camps to your cart, you have a 15-minute window to add other camps and complete your purchase.
  • Many camps are already full and remaining spaces are limited. So don't delay as seats won't last long!
  • If you are having problems, refresh your browser.  


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
  • 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

  • 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

Applications for Summer 2023 are now closed

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 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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