Winter Camp List

Grades 1 & 2

Team Green

Monday, December 18, 2017 9 AM

Join the green team and get ready for a day of adventure while learning to be a superhero or superheroine that can save our planet. Campers will design their own super-logos, masks, capes, and create the perfect secret identity to help save Planet Earth. Non-stop, action-packed fun for all! 

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Ocean Commotion

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9 AM

What’s that commotion in the ocean? From tide pools to the deep blue sea, there’s so much to discover off the San Diego Coast. We’ll dive right in to the wonders of the ocean with Museum visits, ocean investigations, and sea critter-inspired art projects. It’s sure to be a whale of a time! 

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Animal X-Games

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9 AM

Let’s get wild and investigate the wonderful and wacky survival techniques of animals. We’ll spend the day exploring some of the most extreme features of the animal kingdom such as speed, anatomy, behavior, and diet. We’ll visit the Museum, make an extreme craft and take a hike in the Park. Let’s get extreme!

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Dinosaur C.S.I.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 9 AM

Wish you had a time machine? Become a dinosaur detective and join the Cretaceous Scene Investigation (C.S.I.) team. Dig into the lives of these giant ancient 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 prehistoric world. 

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Nuts for Nature

Friday, December 22, 2017 9 AM

Are you crazy about nature? Become a nature detective and find out how scientists use clues to learn about animal behavior and habitats. We’ll learn how to identify and interpret a variety of signs that animals leave behind. Each day we will sharpen our scientific skills through activities, crafts, and hikes in Balboa Park. Let’s unlock the mysteries of the natural world together.

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Grades 3-5

Ology Adventure

Monday, December 18, 2017 9 AM

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a paleontologist, entomologist, herpetologist, or an ornithologist? We’ll spend the day dabbling in natural science and becoming citizen scientists as we conduct experiments, create crafts, and explore our newest exhibition, Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage. You never know, we may even run into a Museum scientist or two.   

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Rock Hounds

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9 AM

Discover the splendor and science hidden right underneath 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’ll sniff out the answers these questions and more as we explore the Museum, create rockin’ crafts, and take a hike in Balboa Park.

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Super Survivor

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9 AM

What does it take to survive? Learn how adaptations help plants and animals survive and thrive in their habitats. We’ll visit exhibitions in the Museum and the Nature to You Loan Library to observe specimens up close. We’ll unlock clues, both modern and prehistoric, to see how living things survive nature’s toughest challenges.

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Ocean Adventure

Thursday, December 21, 2017 9 AM

Dive into a day of ocean discovery as we explore the deep blue and the fascinating creatures both big and small found beneath the waves. We’ll spend lots of time in the Museum and investigate animals ranging from plankton to the great blue whale. We’ll also delve into marine conservation and how we can protect our great Pacific Ocean. Spend an engaging day conducting experiments, playing games, and making ocean inspired art.

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Fossil Bureau of Investigation

Friday, December 22, 2017 9 AM

Do you “dig” paleontology? Then join the Paleo Fossil Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) for the day. In this camp we’ll learn and work like a real paleontologist. We’ll train as investigative science agents, conduct experiments, make an art project, and tour the Museum for fossil finds. 

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