Activities Calendar

Summer Day Camps

Camp Archie - Summer Camps at Morrill Hall

Summer camps at Morrill Hall are hands-on, minds-on experiences where campers explore natural history topics. Each camp is led by one of UNSM's full-time educators, with potential opportunities to engage with our museum researchers.*

During each camp, participants will participate in a variety of activities, a snack will be provided, and each camper will make items they can take home. 

The topics and details for our 2022 summer camps are listed below. 

* Researcher participation based on camp topic and researcher availability. 

Mini and Mighty

Morning Session - Session Full, waitlist available
July 11-15
9am-12pm
Grades K-2

Explore insects underfoot that often get overlooked! 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.

 

Afternoon Session
July 11-15
1:30-4:30pm
Grades K-2

Explore insects underfoot that often get overlooked! 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!

SOLD OUT - Waitlist available
July 18-22
9am-12pm
Grades 3-5

Nebraska has a rich fossil history from sea monsters to elephants in our backyard! We will lead young paleontologists on a journey through time, looking 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.


Space Camp

July 25-29
9am-12pm
Grades 4-6

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.