Programs & Services

Registration Open Now for Museum’s Many Summer Camp Courses for Kids

April 19th, 2018

Registration is now open for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Sciences summer camp programs. The camps are for grades K-5 as indicated. Kindergarteners must have experiences in full-day classes before attending. 

  • Young Explores Camp: Wild Weather & Curious Climatology, June 18-22 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)– Become a meteorologist for a week - adventure through lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms. K-2 & 3-5 sections;

  • Da Vinci – From Parachutes to Outer Space, June 25-29 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) - Explore and create inventions, ponder what Leo would have thought about the planets & try your hand at various flying machines. K-2 & 3-5 sections;

  • Da Vinci II – From Water to Bats to Rocks, July 9-13 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) – Da Vinci spent much of his notebook space drawing and learning about the world and then devising fantastical inventions. K- 2 & 3-5 sections;

  • Water is Wonderful - Water is Life, July 16 – 20 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) - Explore the many facets of water during a hot summer week. Explore waters physical qualities, artistic ideas & well experiments. K-2 and 3-5 sections;

  • Dino Detectives, July 23 - 27 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) - Emerging Paleontologists will break rocks, create habitats & dig for bones. K-2;

  • Habitat in the Garden, July 23 - 27 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) - Get your hands dirty - explore the diversity of our Learning Garden- look for critters & provide habitat. 3-5;

  • Space Detectives, July 30 - Aug. 4 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) - Blast off through the solar system and beyond creating and learning about celestial objects and space flight. K-2;

  • Naturally Naturalists, July 30 - Aug. 4 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) - Discover surprising and incredible areas of Albuquerque- explore the Sandias, start a collection, with a sneak peek behind the scenes. 3-5;

  • Science Sleuths, Aug. 6 - 10th (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) - Explore the museum visiting the exhibit halls & behind the scenes - experimenting & creating & learning K-2 & 3-5 sections.

Aftercare will be available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day for $10/day.

For more information or to register for any of these programs, log onto the museum website

The per week price per camp is $300 per student or ($270 for members). For additional information, contact Deb Novak,, 505-841-2836.

About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibitions, programs and workshops in Geoscience, including Paleontology and Mineralogy, Bioscience and Space Science. It is the Southwest’s largest repository for fossils and includes a Planetarium and a large format 3D DynaTheater. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and new year’s day. 1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800.  Events, news releases and images about activities at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and other divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at

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