Camp registration starts on October 15, 2015 at 9am.
2015-2016 Young Explorers Winter Science Program
Become a New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science scientist for a day! Investigate Museum exhibits, examine our fossils and specimens, speak with our paleontologists, curators and scientists! Each day we will explore a different science topic utilizing all the expertise the Museum has to offer! Classes will meet from 9am-4pm. Aftercare is available from 4 pm-5:00pm for an additional fee. Classes are $75 each. 10% discount for Museum members for camp classes.
Daily full-day camps for children Kindergarten through 5th grade. Camp days are December 21, December 22, December 23, and December 28, December 29, December 30 and on January 4nd. No classes are available December 24th or 25th or January 1st-3rd. Each day is sold individually. After care available for an additional fee.
Each day's session is a stand-alone science camp. Sign up for one session, more than one, or for all of them.
New Mexico’s Dinosaurs!- What is the longest dinosaur ever found in New Mexico? Who is our most recent discovery? Learn all about the amazing and diverse dinosaurs that roamed our state so long ago!
Space Science!- Did you know Larry’s Lookout on Mars is named after our very own scientist, Dr.Larry Crumpler? Find out what he and the space crew have been doing on Mars lately. Blast off with us to explore the new discoveries from our favorite dwarf planet, Pluto!
New Mexico Animal Art!- Have you ever seen our state insect, the tarantula hawk wasp? Do you know how fast a roadrunner can run? Come explore our New Mexico creatures through art and observation!
Africa!- Did you know New Mexico was once a grassland and has a Rift Valley? Explore the amazing creatures of our own past and learn about contemporary African animals! Campers will enjoy our new Dynatheater show!
Arthropod Adventures!- What do lobsters, cockroaches, and centipedes all have in common? Join us for a day of exploring the exciting world of animals with multiple body parts, exoskeletons, and segmented legs and figuring out what makes an arthropod an arthropod. We will delve into the variety of shapes and sizes of these fascinating critters, the wide range of habitats and niches they fill, and explore the fascinating roles that these important critters play in the environment.
Volcanoes!- New Mexico could be called The Land of Volcanoes! We have at least one example of each of the different types of volcanoes! Make your very own volcano! Study the geology that makes our dynamic planet so wonderfully explosive!
Robots and Technology!- Come and watch our Dynatheater movie, Robots! We’ll explore the technology that is behind some of the current amazing robotic advancements! Are you ready? They’re coming!