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Welcome to our Current Camps/Classes

Nature Adventures™ offers classes, workshops, camps at the Museum and Sea Center for children ages 2–12 years to inspire a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world. This children's program is designed to provide children with opportunities to experiment, experience, and observe the natural world around them, while engaging in the scientific process. Pre-registration is required for most programs.

Click on the "ENROLL ONLINE" button to enroll your child in a camp/class.

SUMMER CAMPS 2015
Weekly from June 15-August 21, 2015
Online registration opens
March 9, 2015
WINTER CAMPS 2015 
December 21-31, 2015
Online registration opens
October 2015
Nature Adventures Summer Camps 2015
Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 4-6
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Jiggly, Squishy, Slimy Sea Creatures
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Become a mighty-mighty sea squirt as you discover the wonders of marine life both inside the Sea Center and along the seashore. Explore the squirting, jiggling, and amazing things aquatic animals do. Uncover the mysteries of our local aquatic marine life. Discover treasures that await you during daily beach explorations.

Location:
Sea Center

June 15-19, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.

August 3-7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (New class added)
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.

August 17-21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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I Love Dirt!
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

What mysteries are buried in our backyards? Time to get dirty! Uncover critters that live in the dirt. Learn how they change dead things into soil so plants can grow. Discover treasures from worms to rocks to artifacts. Get messy while exploring and squishing soil at Rocky Nook Park. Build a take-home garden, a bug habitat, and a rock sculpture.

Location:
Museum

July 6-10, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members


space left: 4 students

August 3-7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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Creepy Crawlies and Fleeting Fliers
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Discover the incredibly diverse world of insects and bugs. Meet spiders that hunt, beetles that farm, and roly-poly garbage collectors. Have an insect party and try to sing like a cricket, dance like a bee, and eat like a butterfly. Watch how some creepy crawlies become fleeting fliers as they change form!

Location:
Museum

July 13-17, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.

August 17-21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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Little Birders
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Learn about local birds as you hike around the Museum campus. Build a bird feeder to take home. Explore bird habitats, adaptations, and life cycles as you discover which birds visit the Museum during the summer. Keep track of the birds that come to our Backyard for a kids' bird count.

Location:
Museum

August 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 6-9
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3, 2, 1 Blastoff!
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explore what it takes to be a space adventurer through spacesuit building and physical training, run in "gravity boots," sleep while standing up, and work with floating objects. Design and build your own rocket for a journey into outer space. On your way to the moon, study the stars and other galaxies. When you land on the moon, take a giant leap for "kid kind."

Location:
Museum

June 29 - July 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (4 day camp)
$192 Members, $204 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.

August 3-7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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Crash, Bang, Boom!
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explode stuff. Make a mess. Catch a water balloon and try not to get wet. Build the strongest structure you can, and then test it against gale-force winds and powerful earthquakes. Devise clever tricks to shock your parents and impress your friends. Become a Master of Disaster and see how science holds the key to excitement!

Location:
Museum

July 13-17; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.

August 17-21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members


space left: 2 students
   
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Megalodon and Mega Beasts
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Develop your paleontology skills by finding and excavating fossils of land and sea in our field lab. Build dinosaur models and examine them to learn how these "terrible lizards" looked, moved, and lived. Explore some ancient sharks by looking at fossils. Create fossil replicas of a shark and investigate why there are so few shark fossils. Discover how we can find out a shark's age from its backbone. Learn about the diversity of species, sizes, and adaptations.

Location:
Museum

July 13-17, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.

August 17-21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members


space left: 1 students
   
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CSI: Mission Canyon
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Who left that footprint? Or dropped that feather? Who has the trickiest disguises and the sneakiest hiding places? Learn how certain adaptations allow animals to prowl and fly without detection, and how human skills compare. Develop your forensic skills by learning to read fingerprints, dissect owl pellets, and understand how insects help solve the Museum's greatest animal mysteries.

Location:
Museum

July 20-24, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.

August 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members


space left: 1 students
Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 8-10
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Spelunkamp
Ages 8-10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explore the science of cave environments. Learn how stalagmites and stalactites grow. What creatures live in this dark environment? Discover the different ways animals use caves and adapt to their dark surroundings. Build a model cave to take home. Please note: there will be a rock climbing experience at SB Rock Gym. This camp has an additional $15 rock climbing fee.

Location:
Museum

August 3-7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$255 Members, $270 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 9-12
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Creatures in the Sand and Sea
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Get wet and get going on your way to becoming a marine scientist. Discover characteristics of tiny creatures as you fine tune your knowledge of the Sea Center's live aquatic collections. Go on a behind the scenes tour inside SBMNH's Collections and Research Center. Make a splash along the shore as you collect marine samples. Please note: drop off and pick up location will be at SBMNH for one day during the week.

Location:
Sea Center

August 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members


space left: 4 students
   
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Robot World
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Become a robot engineer as you apply your skills putting together hardware and software for your mechanical challenge. Learn to build your robot and maneuver it around a track. Create your own robot to conquer a challenging feat.

Location:
Museum

August 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$240 Members, $255 Non-Members


space left: 1 students
 

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