Grades 3 – 5 Camps

Cold Blooded Critters

Monday, June 18, 2018 9 AM

Slither your way into an unforgettable week of reptile and amphibian exploration. Dispel common “tall tales” about these fascinating cold-blooded creatures with a visit to the Museum’s living herpetological collection and a field trip to the San Diego Zoo’s Reptile Walk. Investigate these diverse animals as you track them on hikes through Balboa Park. Camp includes visits to the Museum’s exhibitions Fossil Mysteries, Water: A California Story, and Unshelved.

Members $295 | Non-members $320

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I Am an Ologist

Monday, June 25, 2018 9 AM

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a scientist at The Nat? Spend the week in the shoes of a paleontologist, entomologist, herpetologist, ornithologist, and a botanist. Each day we’ll discover a new natural science and conduct experiments, create crafts, and spend time in our natural world. We’ll take a field trip to the San Diego Zoo and meet with scientists behind the scenes at The Nat.

Members $295 | Non-members $320

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Rock On!

Monday, July 9, 2018 9 AM

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. Build a volcano and create a rock and mineral collection. We’ll make crafts, perform experiments, and visit Balboa Park. Rock on!

Members $295 | Non-members $320

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Paleo FBI

Monday, July 16, 2018 9 AM

Do you “dig” paleontology? Ever wonder how fossils are formed and found? Then join the Fossil Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In this camp, we’ll learn and work like real scientists. We’ll travel back in time to the age of dinosaurs as we unlock Fossil Mysteries and take a look at local discoveries uncovered by the Museum’s own Paleontology Department. We’ll train like agents, hold a press conference, and make art projects about our discoveries.

Members $295 | Non-members $320

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Kaleidoscope: Art & Science

Monday, July 23, 2018 9 AM

Is there art in science? Is there science in art? This creative camp will investigate these questions as we explore natural science and all its beauty, diversity, and inspiration. We’ll look to our outside world and explore color, movement, and sound and let it serve as our muse in hands-on activities, art projects, and theater games. Our exhibition Coast to Cactus in Southern California will be our lab and inspiration. Come discover the beauty of natural science.

Members $295 | Non-members $320

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Explore Balboa Park

Monday, July 30, 2018 9 AM

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 The Nat, the oldest scientific institution in southern California. We’ll hike, make art projects, and uncover the hidden secrets of the Park. We’ll celebrate all things Balboa Park. Put on your walking shoes!

Members $295 | Non-members $320

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Deep Sea Adventure

Monday, August 6, 2018 9 AM

Dive into a week of ocean discovery. 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. Spend an engaging week conducting experiments, playing games, and making ocean-inspired art.

Members $295 | Non-members $320

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I Am an Ologist

Monday, August 13, 2018 9 AM

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a scientist at The Nat? Spend the week in the shoes of a paleontologist, entomologist, herpetologist, ornithologist, and a botanist. Each day we’ll discover a new natural science and conduct experiments, create crafts, and spend time in our natural world. We’ll take a field trip to the San Diego Zoo and meet with scientists behind the scenes at The Nat.

Members $295 | Non-members $320

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