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YOUNG EXPLORERS WINTER CAMP 2017-2018 -- "Hunt, Discover, Learn: How to Collect!"

EDU classroom 2


  • Filled with materials-based and hands-on activities
  • For Kinder through 5th grade
  • From 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • $85 per child per camp (10% discount for members)


December 21, 2017:    "Hunt, Discover, Learn: How to Collect!"

Have you ever wanted to start a collection, but didn't know how? We will show you how to get started collecting, how to record data, and then how to store and display your treasures. You will be taught by Mike Sanchez, author of Natural History Collector: Hunt Discover Learn- Expert tips on how to care for and display your collections and turn your room into a cabinet of curiosities.  Everyone in camp will receive a signed copy of the book to continue their collecting adventures.  Build a plant press and collect specimens, assemble a collectors notebook, and create displays of various sorts with items collected in the museums Learning Garden and shared from our teaching collection.  This class will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of the museums research collections of rocks, minerals, fossils and bioscience items.


Things You Need to Know

Aftercare will be available from 4:00–5:00 p.m. for an additional fee of $10 per day. Aftercare payment must be paid by cash or check on the first day of camp at 8:30 a.m.

All classes are scheduled rain or shine. Kindergartners must have experience in full day classes before attending. Museum staff (including instructors, aides and all other staff) cannot disperse prescription or over-the-counter medications.

·        Pack a lunch, two snacks and a water bottle for your camper. 

Once a class is filled, a waiting list will be maintained; no deposit is required. People on the waiting list will be notified in sequential order. If you wish to reserve a space in the program you must make the full payment within three days of notification.The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science reserves the right to cancel any event that does not reach a minimum of 6 participants. A full refund will be given if the session is cancelled by the Museum due to low enrollment

  • Young Explorers’ scholarships are available, contact or call (505) 841-2848

To inquire about camp openings or for more information, please contact Charlotte at or call (505) 841-2848


$85.00. Museum members receive a 10% discount.
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