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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: 12:00-12:15pm

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.

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

June 17-21 | Register now
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.

....Mini and Mighty

July 15-19 | Register now
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.

....Space Expedition

July 29-August 2 | Register now
4rd-6th Grade

Join us on a voyage through the solar system and the universe beyond. Campers will investigate phases of the moon, explore Earth’s rotation and revolution, and come face to face with larger-than-life meteorites in our planetarium.

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 20, 2019 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.