New Mexico Museum of Natural History Summer Camp

1801 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone:
505-841-2822

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Prehistoric Preschool is a Museum program for 3-5 year-olds and their adult companions to explore natural history topics in a supportive and fun atmosphere. All activities are child-centered, hands-on, and age appropriate. Classes include two hours of crafts, songs, games, puppet shows, investigating specimens from the Museum's collections, Museum visits, and a fun and healthy snack.

Dinosaur Detectives (Entering Kindergarten or 1st Grade in 2011–2012 School Year) Become a junior paleontologist and time travel through New Mexico’s Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras seeking prehistoric animals. Discover how paleontologists use detective skills and trek through Triassic and Jurassic forests, cross Cretaceous seas, and traverse Tertiary grasslands in search of answers. Activities include art projects, games, stories, investigating real specimens from the Museum’s collections, and visits to the Museum’s exhibits. Classes are limited to 15 children and are taught by two adult instructors and one aide. Cost: $125 (10% discount for Museum members) Time: Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. OR 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Dates: August 1-5

Knee High Naturalists (Entering Kindergarten in the 2011–2012 School Year) Investigate nature as a naturalist and explore the amazing diversity of New Mexico’s habitats. Spend the week learning about the animals, plants, and rocks of our mountains, grasslands, deserts, and rivers. Learn to use basic scientific tools and enhance observation and identification skills. Activities include art projects, songs, games, stories, investigating real specimens from the Museum’s collections, and visits to the Museum’s exhibits. Classes are limited to 13 children and are taught by two adult instructors and one aide. Cost: $125 (10% discount for Museum members) Time: Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. OR 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Dates: August 8-12

Full-Day Field and Museum Programs

Natural World Around Us (Entering 2nd or 3rd Grade in 2011–2012 School Year) Explore the natural world of the Albuquerque area. Investigate volcanoes, sand dunes, rivers, and mountains. Mornings are in the field hiking and discovering these unique habitats. Afternoons are in the Museum for related hands-on science activities, crafts, stories, and visits to the Museum’s exhibits and watch our latest DynaTheater film. Each session is limited to 13 participants and is taught by two adult instructors. Field trip transportation is included. Cost: $250 (10% discount for Museum members) Time: Weekdays, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dates: June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July1

Eco Adventures (Entering 4th, 5th, or 6th Grade in 2011—2012 School Year) Become a citizen scientist participating in real ecosystem monitoring around the Albuquerque area. Assess biological diversity, measure water quality, test ambient air and soil temperature, and determine soil and rock type using scientific field equipment. Learn how to use the Museum as a scientific resource during visits to our exhibits and research collections; watch our latest DynaTheater film. Each session is limited to 13 participants and is taught by two adult instructors. Field trip transportation is included. Cost: $250 (10% discount for Museum members) Time: Weekdays, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dates: July 11-15

Art Adventures (Entering 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th Grade in 2011–2012 School Year) View New Mexico’s natural history through the lens of an artist. Hike throughout Albuquerque’s open spaces and visit the Museum’s exhibits and scientific collections as inspiration in creating your very own Naturalist Journal. Experiment with different art mediums like charcoal, watercolor, pen and ink, pastel, and scratchboard; watch our latest DynaTheater film. Each session is limited to 13 participants and is taught by two adult instructors. Field trip transportation is included. Cost: $250 (10% discount for Museum members) Time: Weekdays, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dates: July 18-22

Full-Day Field and Museum Program with One-Night Overnight Camping Sandia Explorers (Entering 4th or 5th Grade in the 2011–2012 School Year) Hike and explore a different life zone of “watermelon” mountain. Four of the seven life zones of North America exist in the Sandias. Ascending in elevation from the base to the crest is equivalent to a trip from the Sonoran Desert in Mexico to the Hudson Bay in Canada. Discover the roles that geology, elevation, and weather play in determining what type of forest grows where and which animals make each forest their home. This session includes field trip transportation, and three meals during the overnight are included. Sessions are limited to 13 participants and taught by two adult instructors. Cost: $290 (10% discount for Museum members) Times: Monday-Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Thursday 8:00 a.m.-overnight, return Friday 3:30 p.m. Dates: July 25-29

2016 Camp Information

Camp Type:

  • Day Camp

Camp Season:

  • Summer

Camp Subject:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Science/Nature

Camp Age:

  • 3 Years Old
  • 4 Years Old
  • 5 Years Old
  • 6 Years Old
  • 7 Years Old
  • 8 Years Old
  • 9 Years Old
  • 10 Years Old
  • 11 and up

2016 Camp Sessions

  • Arts & Crafts, Science/Nature
    3 Years Old, 4 Years Old, 5 Years Old, 6 Years Old, 7 Years Old, 8 Years Old, 9 Years Old, 10 Years Old, 11 and up

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