DMNH camp is IN when school is OUT!

Explore science and nature through hands-on, interactive camps for a variety of ages at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Toddlers up to age three discover the world in Museum Babies camp. Preschoolers 4–6 years old explore dinosaurs with Museum Peeps morning camp. Campers completing kindergarten through sixth grade can choose from a variety of full-day camps. And, for ages 5–10, keep the fun going all year long with spring break, school day off, and evening camps.
Whether they are building a forest shelter, training like an astronaut, or making an exploding volcano, campers make exciting and unforgettable discoveries. All of our camps encourage children to create once-in-a-lifetime memories they will never forget!

Join us for our favorite camps, returning with exciting new activities, as well as brand-new camps debuting this year. Every camp includes outdoor fun, gallery exploration, traveling exhibit discoveries, live animal experiences, and so much more.

See individual camp listings in the toggles below, or review the print version of the Camp Guide.

Registration is open for Household and higher level Members. Not a Member? Join today and enjoy discounts on summer camp, events, and the Museum Store for all of 2020.

Join us for one or both of our action-packed Spring Break Camps, April 6-10 and 13-17!  Each day is spent exploring a different science or nature topic through games, crafts, science experiments, live animal presentations, and touring the Museum galleries and special exhibit, Tropical Odyssey. Campers must bring a bag lunch, snacks, and labeled water bottle EACH day.
Register for one or more days each week! $45 per day for DMNH Members, $52 per day for non-members.
Please note: extended care can be added as an addition to your order
Register for one or more days of Spring Break Camp: April 6-10
Register for one or more days of Spring Break Camp: April 13-17

Museum Babies: Animals Around the World

August 4, 11, 18, 25

Register for Museum Babies: Around the World

Museum Babies: Nature Explorers

August 5, 12, 19, 26

Register for Museum Babies: Nature Explorers
9–9:30 a.m.

Interested in camps for toddlers not yet in pre-kindergarten? Museum Babies is every Tuesday and Wednesday for four consecutive weeks in August from 9–9:30 a.m. In each series, learn and have fun with hands-on activities, including counting, matching, sorting, music and movement. Adults are expected to stay for the length of the program and are welcome to enjoy the Museum after the program.
Members/$25, Non-members/$40 per four-week session.

Museum Peeps: We Love Dinosaurs

June 8–12, 9 a.m.–noon
Drop off your child for a three-hour camp for kids completing pre-kindergarten. Museum Peeps has a similar structure to preschool with circle-time, exploration centers, snack time, music, movement, crafts, and story time. Please bring a snack and labeled water bottle.Does your camper love dinosaurs? Give them the chance to learn all about their favorite plant- and meat-eaters, make their own fossils, and go on a dino dig!

Members/$150, Non-members/$185

Register for Museum Peeps: We Love Dinosaurs

Completed Kindergarten

Ten weeks of camps exploring nature and science through games, interactive experiments, crafts, group activities and stories.

Members/$205, Non-members/$240 | Extended care available: 8–9 a.m. Monday–Friday,
4–5:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday (Not available Fridays), $35 for morning / $28 for afternoon / $58 for both

Creatures of the Night

June 15–19
Nocturnal animals are incredible! Discover strange and wondrous creatures living without the light.

Register for Creatures of the Night

Dinos, Dinos, Dinos

June 22–26
Calling all budding paleontologists! We need help identifying footprints, looking at dinosaurs and their modern cousins, hunting for fossils, and much more.

Register for Dinos, Dinos, Dinos

A Pirate’s Life

June 29–July 3
Ahoy, mateys! All hands on deck for a pirate adventure! Hunt for treasure, race boats, and make your own treasure chests.

Register for A Pirate’s Life

Superheroes Camp

July 6-10

Learn which animals are as strong as Superman™, as fast as The Flash™, or as agile as Wonder Woman™. Enjoy activities, games, and crafts as we discover the superheroes of the animal kingdom.

Register for Superheroes Camp

Space Camp

July 13–17
Blast off into outer space to learn about planets, stars, and moons, and explore our newest traveling exhibit, Be the Astronaut. This camp is out of this world!

Register for Space Camp

Arctic Adventures

July 20–24

It might be hot outside, but it’s cool at camp as we travel to the North and South Poles to visit polar bears and penguins in their frozen homes.

Register for Arctic Adventures

Pocket Monsters

July 27–31

Get your Poké Balls™ ready! In this Pokémon™-themed camp, discover the real life animal inspirations behind some of your favorite pocket monsters.

Register for Pocket Monsters

The Great Outdoors

August 3-7

Discover a new animal and habitat every day as we explore the great outdoors. We’ll hike through forests and meadows, play games, and make nature crafts to take home.

Register for The Great Outdoors

Animal Oddities

August 10–14

The Duckbilled Platypus, Star-nose Mole and Hagfish might be some of the most bizarre animals on the planet. Discover some of the slimiest, furriest, and strangest creatures in the world.

Register for Animal Oddities

Once Upon a Time

August 17–21

Once upon a time, there was a camp where your imagination could soar! Join us in reading animal tales, meeting live animals, playing games, and creating your own story.

Register for Once Upon a Time

Completed First–Second Grade

Ten weeks of adventure-filled science camps.

Members/$230, Non-members/$265 | Extended care available: 8–9 a.m. Monday–Friday,
4–5:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday (Not available Fridays), $35 for morning / $28 for afternoon / $58 for both

Slimy, Smelly, Creepy: Gross Science

June 15–19

If you love saying “Ew! Gross!” then you have come to the right place. Learn about some of the grossest things in nature and make your own nauseating discoveries!

Register for Slimy, Smelly, Creepy: Gross Science

Outer Space Odyssey

June 22–26

Travel beyond the Earth’s atmosphere to discover the wonders found in our solar system and beyond. Train like an astronaut and perform experiments to see what it’s like in outer space.

Register for Outer Space Odyssey

Gotta Catch ’Em All

June 29–July 3

Venture into the world of Pokémon™ and uncover the real world science inspiring the geography, creatures, battles, and collecting of your favorite cards and show.

Register for Gotta Catch ’Em All

Legends of the Hidden Museum

July 6–10

Become an archeologist, biologist, astronomer, botanist, and more as you unravel secrets from legends around the world and find the hidden treasure.

Register for Legends of the Hidden Museum

Mystery at the Museum

July 13–17

Can you solve the mystery at the Museum? Use your best detective skills to find clues, talk to witnesses, go behind the scenes of the Museum, and use forensic science to discover “who-dunnit!”

Register for Mystery at the Museum

The Science of Minecraft

July 20–24

From geology to physics to biomes, there is so much to learn from the video game Minecraft. Enjoy a week of exciting experiments based on this popular game.

Register for The Science of Minecraft

Creatures of the Past

July 27–31

What happened to the dinosaurs and many other creatures from the past 200 million years? Travel back in time to discover the amazing creatures once roaming the Earth.

Register for Creatures of the Past

Shark Camp

August 3–7

Spend a week exploring these titans of the oceans through hands-on activities, games, and crafts. Learn about a new shark each day and you’ll end the week as one jaw-some camper!

Register for Shark Camp

Earth’s Wild Ride

August 10–14

Discover the power of fire, ice, wind, and water as we explore earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and much, much more in this Earth-shaking camp!

Register for Earth’s Wild Ride

Super Silly Science

August 17–21

Perform mind-boggling science experiments in this always exciting, never boring camp. We’ll provide the lab coat and goggles—this camp might get messy!

Register for Super Silly Science

Completed Third–Sixth Grade

Ten active camps, including two with Thursday overnights. Overnight details included in your Welcome Packet.
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Members/$265, Non-members/$300, unless noted. | Extended care available: 8–9 a.m. Monday–Friday,
4–5:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday (Not available Fridays), $35 for morning / $28 for afternoon / $58 for both

Art Escapades Camp

June 15–19

Explore the artistic and scientific elements making up the Delaware Museum of Natural History. See firsthand how our newest traveling exhibit, Be the Astronaut, is put together and create your own exhibit for display in the Museum this summer.

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Protectors of the Planet

June 22–26

Do you have what it takes to protect the Earth? Explore what’s happening on our planet through hands-on experiments, projects, and outdoor exploration.

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Nature’s Inventions

June 29–July 3

Some of the biggest scientific breakthroughs come from nature. Learn about biomimicry as you explore evolution’s amazing adaptations and use them as inspiration for your own creations.

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Wilderness Explorers

**Thursday sleepover at the Museum** July 6–10

Practice tying knots, building campfires, trying skills learned from the Lenni-Lenape, and other activities that help you survive in the wild. Explore the outdoors and end the week by eating lunch over a campfire you build!
Members: $280, Non-members: $315
Regular 9 a.m.–4 p.m. schedule Monday–Wednesday; overnight on Thursday with pickup on Friday at 4 p.m.

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Young Engineers

July 13–17

Build beyond your imagination! Learn what makes certain structures strong by building bridges, miniature landscapes, and other engineering creations.

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DMNH Olympics

July 20–24

Get ready for the 2020 Summer Olympics at DMNH! As a team, play games inspired by the Olympics and some that are just downright weird, wild and fun.

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Camp Olympus

**Thursday sleepover at the Museum**

July 27-31

What’s your favorite myth or legend? Is it Star Wars, King Arthur, or those told by the Greeks? Create and battle monsters, read ancient myths, and prepare for Friday’s heroic quest.
Members: $280, Non-members: $315
Regular 9 a.m.–4 p.m. schedule Monday–Wednesday; overnight on Thursday with pickup on Friday at 4 p.m.

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Be the Astronaut

August 3–7

Join us as we launch into astronomy! Explore planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and the newest space missions as we visit our new traveling exhibit, Be the Astronaut.

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Behind the Scene Adventures

August 10-14

Go behind the scenes of DMNH, where all the action happens. Get up close with our live animals and visit areas in the Museum most people don’t see.

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Carnival Camp

August 17–21

Step right up and join the fun of the magnificent DMNH Carnival Camp coming to town! Join us on Friday for a mini-carnival designed and run by the campers with shows, science, and fun for the whole family.

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REGISTER EARLY!

REGISTRATION DATES:

January 6–18
Exclusive registration for DMNH Sustaining Members ($75) and above categories.
January 19
Special in-person registration is available at the Camp Fair only from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. for all families.
January 20–February 2
Exclusive registration for DMNH Household Members ($60) and above categories.
February 3
Registration opens to the general public.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Registering online is fast and easy, and gives you a better chance of getting your top choice of camps. Due to the popularity of online registration, we cannot guarantee space for registrations received by mail or fax. To register online, visit: www.delmnh.org/camps.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

All camps are subject to cancellation due to lack of minimum registration requirements. Full refunds will be made if a camp is cancelled due to lack of registration.
All other requests for transfers and cancellations are charged a $25 administrative fee. A 50 percent refund, minus the $25 administrative fee, will be issued for cancellations between May 1–31. No refunds are issued for cancellations beginning June 1.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION

A Welcome Packet with important documents and information will be sent after your camper’s registration is processed.

IMPORTANT FORMS

Media Release forms are part of the initial registration process and are available online at www.delmnh.org/camps as well as included in your Welcome Packet. All forms MUST be completed and returned prior to your child attending camp. A camper CANNOT attend camp until all forms and payments are completed.