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Summer Camps at Morrill Hall

Children journey through time this summer during half-day camps at Morrill Hall!

Each day campers will explore natural history and science topics through hands-on activities. Museum camps are led by experienced educators who will guide your children through a variety of activities exploring the natural world around them.

Each camp is one week long and divided by grade level. Child must be entering one of the grades listed in the camp description to participate.

Camp Times:
Check-In: 8:30-9:00am
Camp Time: 9:00am-noon
Check-Out: noon-12:15pm

Museum Members: $95.00 per child per camp
Non-Members: $105.00 per child per camp
*Pricing includes camp materials and snack each day. For the safety of all campers and exhibits, no outside food or drink is allowed in the Museum.

More Camp Information and Cancellation Policy are listed at the end of this page.

....Look, Listen, Explore

July 9-13 | Register »
Ages 3-5, child must be accompanied by one adult

Use your five senses to explore the natural world. Every day will focus on exploring natural history at the Museum using a different sense.

....Mini and Mighty

July 16-20 | Register »
1st-2nd Grade

Look Out Below! Mini and Mighty will be exploring insects underfoot that often get over looked. Campers will be examining our crawly invertebrate friends and their importance to the world around them by interacting with live specimens, collecting samples and even creating their own mini exhibit.

....Elephants, Dinos, and Rhinos Oh My!

July 23-27 | Register »
3rd-5th Grade

Nebraska has a rich fossil history from sea monsters to elephants in our backyard. We will lead young paleontologists on a journey through time, taking a look at some of the gigantic creatures that used to call Nebraska home. Campers will have opportunities to work with actual fossils as we use them to investigate these great beasts and what they can tell us about how they lived.

....Junior Naturalist Scientist

July 30 - August 3 | Register »
6th-8th Grade

Investigate the world around you as a junior naturalist. Let’s look through leaf litter, search the sky for birds, investigate insects, and learn how to make your own natural history collection. We’ll also take a behind-the-scenes tour of the UNSM Research Collections.
Camp Information and Cancellation Policy

Check-In and Check-Out
Photo identification is required each day for the adult picking up the camper. Only authorized adults listed on the registration form will be allowed to pick-up the camper.

Other Information
- Camps take place both inside and outside the Museum
- Wearing sunscreen is encouraged for all campers.
- If your child has special dietary requirements or allergies, be sure to list them on the registration form and confirm them with the Museum upon reservation confirmation.
- One snack per child per camp day is provided. For the safety of all campers and exhibits, no outside food or drink is allowed in the Museum.

Cancellation Policy
All camp registrations are considered final. Registrants who provide a written notice of cancellation to elephant@unl.edu before May 15, 2018 will receive a refund if for some reason an individual registration needs to be cancelled.

The Museum reserves the right to cancel any camp program due to minimum enrollment, inclement weather, or any unforeseen circumstances, in which a full refund will be issued for the camp program cancelled.

Behavioral Issues
Behavioral issues will be dealt with on a one-to-one basis with the registrant and parent/guardian.

If you have questions regarding camp programming or policies please email elephant@.unl.edu or call 402-472-6302.