Programs & Events

Summer Day Camps

NEW in-person options added.

Join us for mammoth amounts of science exploration and fun!   
Join us to explore natural history and science topics. Kids will become scientists as they explore, observe, and experiment, all with the help of our experienced educators. 

In-Person Camps


Send your child for the morning, afternoon, or both! Students will explore the museum and engage in fun, interactive learning. Campers will spend time both inside and outside of the museum in a safe, socially-distanced environment (masks are required per UNL policy). A snack will be provided during each camp session. Campers attending both morning and afternoon camp will need to bring their own sack lunch. A day camp confirmation will be sent with additional details after registration. 

July 6-9th (Tuesday-Friday)

Archaeology Adventure
Join us for an archaeology adventure where you’ll excavate your own dig site, meet and ask questions to archaeologists, and learn about archaeological methods for understanding human history! We’ll look at gallery exhibits and Museum collection objects and artifacts from around the world to develop skills in archaeology and anthropology. 
     Grades 4-6     9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register Here>

Museum Makers - SOLD OUT
There are butterflies, beetles, and bulldog tarpons filling our museum. How do we take a collection and tell its story? Bring your imagination and your favorite collections (rocks, stuffed animals, seashells, old Oreo cookies, whatever!) and we’ll draw, cut, paint, and paste as we learn the art of the science found within our walls!
      Grades 4-6     1 - 4 p.m. Register Here>

July 13-16th (Tuesday-Friday)

Backyard Bugs - SOLD OUT
Look out below! We’ll be exploring the mini and mighty critters underfoot that often get overlooked. We’ll examine our crawly invertebrate friends and their importance to the world around them by seeing live insects, spiders, and worms up close outside and under the microscope, making crafts, and exploring the Museum!
      Grades 3-5     9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register Here>

Fossil Investigations
Discover what rocks! Explore what fossils and rocks reveal about the Earth’s amazing history. Campers will take a journey through time to explore rich fossil history, from ancient sea creatures to mighty mammoths.
      Grades 3-5     1 - 4 p.m.  Register Here>


Virtual Camp - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

We have partnered with Outschool to provide personal, fun, live online camps for kids. Virtual camps are led straight from our galleries by our skilled educators. Campers will have a blast exploring and using their science investigating skills! Outschool is an online platform for live classes and camps. You must register for free to become an Outschool member to enroll in one of our camps. Our camps are offered on this platform for a minimal fee. For the best experience, class sizes are limited to 15 students.