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July 24, 2017 9 AM

Explora el Parque Balboa
¡Qué suerte tenemos de vivir en una ciudad que alberga el Parque Balboa! En este campamento exploraremos los jardines del Parque, aprenderemos su historia y cada día descubriremos su belleza natural.

July 24, 2017 9 AM

Exhibit Makers
Learn what it takes to develop, design, and build an exhibit component at theNAT.

July 24, 2017 9 AM

Digging into Dinosaurs
Stomp, dig, and roar with the dinosaurs! Join us as we journey into dinosaur realms, explore Fossil Mysteries and Ultimate Dinosaurs.

July 24, 2017 9 AM

Dinosaur Detectives
Wish you had a time machine? Become a dinosaur detective and dig into the lives of these giant reptiles as we step back millions of years.

July 28, 2017 2 PM

Rattlesnake Feeding in Water in California
Come watch two of our rattlesnake handlers feed our Red Diamondback rattlesnake then chat with them about the rattlesnake species that live in our region.

July 28, 2017 5 PM

Balboa Park After Dark
Special programming: Check back soon.

July 31, 2017 9 AM

Fossil Finders
Under your feet lie clues to the distant past.

July 31, 2017 9 AM

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
We’ll creep, crawl, and flutter by with some of the Earth’s most numerous and varied creatures.

July 31, 2017 3 PM

Paleo FBI
Do you “dig” paleontology? Ever wonder how fossils are formed and found? Then join the Fossil Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

August 4, 2017 5 PM

Balboa Park After Dark
Special programming: Check back soon.

August 5, 2017 10 AM

Meet Huxley the Hawk
Meet Huxley, the Harris’s Hawk, and talk with our Canyoneers about how you can see these birds in the wild.

August 7, 2017 9 AM

Hooray! For Habitats
San Diego’s diverse habitats allow us to journey from our rich coastline to the mountains and from ancient forests to the rugged desert wilderness, all in one day! Come explore the plants and animals in our backyards—both past and present.

August 7, 2017 9 AM

Rock On!
Discover the splendor and science that exists right under your feet! San Diego is one of the most famous gem-producing regions in the world, but where do these minerals come from and how are they formed? We will answer these questions and more as we explore the dynamic forces continually changing Earth.

August 7, 2017 9 AM

Remarkable Reptiles
Do you love critters that slither and creep? Explore the diversity of reptiles as we get up close and personal through encounters with living reptiles.

August 10, 2017 10 AM

Nature & Me Storytime - Fossils
Come enjoy an imaginative journey into nature through dynamic readings and visits to exhibitions.
  • Explora el Parque Balboa

    ¡Qué suerte tenemos de vivir en una ciudad que alberga el Parque Balboa! En este campamento exploraremos los jardines del Parque, aprenderemos su historia y cada día descubriremos su belleza natural. Visitaremos otros museos y echaremos un vistazo especial a TheNAT, la institución científica más antigua del sur de California. Caminaremos, haremos proyectos de arte y descubriremos los secretos ocultos de este famoso parque. Celebremos todas las cosas que ofrece el Parque Balboa. ¡Ponte tus zapatos cómodos para caminar!

    How lucky are we to live in a city that is home to Balboa Park? In this camp, we’ll explore the Park’s gardens, learn its history, and discover its natural beauty each day. We’ll visit other museums and take an extra special look at theNAT, the oldest scientific institution in southern California. We’ll hike, make art projects, and uncover the hidden secrets. We’ll celebrate all things Balboa Park. Put on your walking shoes!

    Miembros $ 265 | No miembros $ 290  -  Members $265 | Non-members $290

    Nota: Este campamento se impartirá íntegramente en español  -  Note: This camp will be taught entirely in Spanish

  • Exhibit Makers

    Learn what it takes to develop, design, and build an exhibit component at theNAT. Spend the week as an exhibit developer/designer/builder in this specialty camp for incoming 6th to 8th graders. We’ll visit the Museum’s exhibitions, including our new exhibition Ultimate Dinosaurs, to inspire you. Then you and your fellow campers will work as a team with our exhibit technicians to build an exhibit, which will culminate in a gallery opening, giving you a chance to share it with friends and family.

    Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28 | 9 AM–4 PM

    Members $365 | Non-members $390

  • Digging into Dinosaurs

    Stomp, dig, and roar with the dinosaurs! Join us as we journey into dinosaur realms, explore Fossil Mysteries and Ultimate Dinosaurs. We’ll spend the week investigating some of your favorite ancient reptiles. Go on a fossil hunt, sing, play, and create dino-inspired crafts. Spend the week learning about these magnificent creatures from our past.

    Members $156 | Non-members $181

    Note: This camp includes an $11 ticket to visit Ultimate Dinosaurs 

  • Dinosaur Detectives

    Wish you had a time machine? Become a dinosaur detective and dig into the lives of these giant reptiles as we step back millions of years. Our journey to the age of dinosaurs is packed with crafts, games, and activities that explore the secrets of a strange pre-historic world. We’ll tour the Museum’s traveling exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs and go on field excursions.

    Members $276 | Non-members $301

    Note: This camp includes an $11 ticket to visit Ultimate Dinosaurs 

  • Rattlesnake Feeding in Water in California

    Come watch two of our rattlesnake handlers feed our Red Diamondback rattlesnake then chat with them about the rattlesnake species that live in our region.