Join us for our at-home virtual summer camp where your kids can stay connected to camp and interact with others their age! The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History virtual summer camp sessions mix a live Zoom program hosted by museum educators, with daily crafts, independent science activities and a weekly family activity. Home Explorers topics include paleontology, astronomy, zoology and more! For completed grades 1-6.
Each session includes:
Some supplies are not provided (ex. scissors, crayons, markers). Each registered camper will receive one camp shirt for the summer.
Out of state interested camp families, please contact the Camp Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campers will need access to a computer or tablet (with a microphone and camera), and reliable internet. Once you register, more information will be emailed to you about the virtual platform and how to pick up materials. Curbside, contactless pickup will be done at the museum.
Each session is $125.
All times are with a counselor live on a Zoom link.
Completed 1st and 2nd graders:
Completed 3rd and 6th graders:
*The Counselor Corner is a place where your counselor will be available live each day to help you with any of the crafts or independent projects for that day.
Virtual Solar System Safari, July 6-10 OR August 3-7 (Register for ONE session)
Explore the planets and stars in our wonderful solar system, discover a new planet and train like an astronaut. Visit the night sky with feeds from our Planetarium & Dome Theater and discover what you can see from your home! It will be an out-of-this world adventure right from your home!
Virtual Fantastic Fossils, July 13-17 OR July 27-31 (Register for ONE session)
Travel back in time to discover the ancient world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. How were their fossils formed and what do they tell us? Help solve prehistoric mysteries with paleontology. Virtually visit the museum’s Evolution: Life Through Time exhibit and see real specimens. Find out what happened to the dinosaurs and why we can still see their relatives today!
Virtual Try It! Science, July 20-24
Try a little bit of all the science topics! Try It! Science topics include chemistry, physics and engineering. See if you can build the tallest tower to hold one of your favorite toys! How far can you launch a pom-pom with a catapult made from everyday materials? Design and build a race car that will travel the furthest.
Virtual “Ology” Camp, August 10-14
Explore the worlds of geology (rocks and minerals), mammalogy (mammals), entomology (insects), archaeology (human history and prehistory) and more! Each day we will virtually tackle a new “ology” with specimens, museum exhibits, crafts and activities.
Pickups for each session (beginning July 10th) are the week before at the following times:
Due to the 4th of July holiday, the pickups for the week of July 6 will be:
Thursday July 2 from 4:00-5:30pm OR
Sunday, July 5 from 3:00-4:00pm
If a family has children in different age groups, they can pick up the boxes at the same time. We will be emailing instructions for the contactless pickup with your camp instructions.
Registration is now open!
Please download and complete the registration form and email to email@example.com. We are only able to accept registration forms electronically. We will confirm your registration by email and then will contact you for payment. Please do not send credit card information via email.
Scholarships available for campers in Washtenaw County
The scholarship covers $100 of the session fee and is limited to 1 session per child.
Please submit in writing to the camp office at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you need assistance for camp.