The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s Summer Camps offer children ages 2 - 13 the opportunity to explore science and nature through hands-on, interactive learning. Whether they are digging for fossils, exploding watermelons, or cooking over a campfire, campers will make exciting and unforgettable discoveries all summer long.
DMNH offers camp programs for children ages 2 through 13. Camp begins in early June and ends in late August.
Check back for our 2015 Summer Camp Guide!
Click any of the links below to learn more about our 2015 Summer Camp program.
Camps for 2- and 3-year olds
Camps for 4-year-olds
Camps for 5- and 6-year-olds
Camps for 7- and 8-year-olds
Camps for 9- and 10-year-olds
Camps for 11-13-year-olds
For additional questions about Summer Camps, please contact Programs Facilitator Julie Steinhauer at 302-658-9111, ext. 305.
Location and Hours
The Museum is located at 4840 Kennett Pike (Route 52) in Wilmington, Delaware. Camp hours for children ages 5 - 13 are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Camp hours vary for children ages 2 - 4.
This year, the Museum will be offering two overnight camps the week of June 29. These camps are for children ages 9-10 and 11-13. Children will enjoy a pizza dinner on Wednesday night and breakfast Thursday morning. Male and female campers will sleep in separate galleries of the Museum with camp staff of the same gender. More information pertaining to these camps will be sent in the camp welcome packet.
Daily extended care is available for all full-day camps for an additional fee from 8–9 a.m. and 4–5:30 p.m. The cost is $35 for morning care, $35 for afternoon care, or $65 for both. Campers arriving before 8:55 a.m. and leaving after 4:15 p.m. will be charged for extended care. Please indicate morning, afternoon, or both on the registration form.
Join and save! Become a Museum member when you register for camp and receive significant member discounts. Families who are members at time of registration must continue to be members throughout their child’s time in camp.
Registration and Cancellation
January 19 – February 1: Exclusive registration for members in the Sustaining ($75) and above categories.
February 2 - 15: Exclusive registration for members in the Household ($60) category.
February 16: Registration opens to the general public.
May 15: Cancellations made prior to this date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made between May 15 and 15 days prior to the start of the registered camp will receive DMNH Camp Credit, which must be used within one year of the date issued.
Don’t miss out on your child’s favorite Summer Camps!
Registering online is fast and easy, and gives you a better chance of getting your first choice of camp. Due to the popularity of online registration, we cannot guarantee space for registrations received by mail or fax.
Medical, Emergency Contact, and Media Release forms are now part of the initial registration process and will be included in your Welcome Packet. All forms MUST be completed and returned to DMNH prior to your child attending camp.
The Museum’s Summer Camps are peanut-free. Please contact us if you have any questions about this policy.