Camp Explorations 2020 — Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and in accordance with University of Michigan directives, the museum will not be able to operate in-person summer camp programming this summer. All 2020 Camp Explorations onsite sessions are cancelled.

We are exploring ways to offer alternative camp experiences. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey to help us understand the kinds of programming that would meet the needs of your campers. If you have not yet registered for camp and would like to be notified of alternative options, provide your email below.


All paid camp sessions will be refunded as soon as possible. We are working with the university to determine how we can securely issue refunds while our office is closed. We will notify camp families as soon as the refund process has been established.

In the meantime, check out our new Museum@Home web page. It includes some of your favorite programs that you can enjoy from your own computer or mobile device. Some are geared for children, others for families, and we also have science for adults.

U-M Museum of Natural History Camp Explorations

Camp Explorations is a hands-on, interactive, science-focused summer camp program for pre-K through middle school. Each session includes daily experiments, hands-on activities, related games, journaling and plenty of fun!

There are nine different sessions covering topics such as Archaeology, Paleontology, Astronomy, Forensic Science, Zoology and much more!

Questions? Please contact the camp office at We are currently working remotely and unable to answer phone calls.

Camp FAQ's

Visit the Camp FAQ page for frequently asked questions about camp.

Jr. Counselors

Visit the Jr. Counselor page for information on volunteering at camp.

Camp Blog

Visit the camp blog for information on current and past sessions.