Open Presidents' Day:  

Open Monday, February 20, 2023. Plan your visit.

Registration opens mid-late February
Museum members will get advance registration. Become a member today!

Camp Explorations is a hands-on, interactive, science-focused summer camp program. 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!  

*Campers must comply with applicable University of Michigan public health policies at the time camp occurs. The policies are subject to change, and we will keep parents informed.

Adventure AM & PM Sessions

For completed grades K-5
$205 per AM session (Week of 7/5-7/7 is $123)
$195 per PM session (Week of 7/5-7/7 is $117)
50 camper limit

Little Explorers Sessions

A camp for the museum’s littlest explorers, ages 4-5
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AM sessions only)
$165 per session (Week of 7/5-7/7 is $100)
15 camper limit

  • Lunch is supervised for those attending both the AM and PM sessions.
  • All sessions are Monday-Friday, except Week 4, which is Wednesday-Friday (no camp Monday and Tuesday, July 3rd-July 4). 
  • Aftercare is available following all afternoon Camp Explorations sessions from 4:00-6:00 PM for $75/week (7/5-7/7 is $45).

Session dates and themes located in the tabs below. Visit our FAQ page for more information.




The U-M Museum of Natural History has scholarships available for Washtenaw County campers in need of financial help. Scholarships are available for campers that qualify for free or reduced lunch at their school. 

  • Adventure Sessions Scholarship covers $180 of AM and $170 of PM session ($100 for Week 4 sessions) of the cost of the camp session and is limited to 2 sessions per child. Aftercare fees are waived. 
  • Little Explorer Sessions Scholarship covers $145 ($80 for Week 4) of the cost of the camp session and is limited to 2 sessions per child. 

Please email with the qualifying letter to apply for a scholarship.

Cancellation Policy

A $35 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds. Refunds will be given if requested at least 14 days before your camp start date. No refunds will be given if requested within 14 days of your camp start date.  Please notify the camp office in writing for any cancellation requests. 

Processing Fee

A $20 processing fee will be assessed for any requested registration changes after confirmation of your registration. Please double check your schedule and registration form before submitting your registration.

Camp Explorations reserves the right to remove any child from camp if his/her/their behavior is overly disruptive, inappropriate, or creates a safety hazard. In such cases, the child will be immediately removed from camp and asked not to return, possibly for the remainder of the camp and/or the remainder of the summer. In these cases, no refunds will be given.


Please contact the camp office at
or call 734-647-6421.