Youth & Family Programs

Enjoy family field trips and fun days, and find classes for the little ones. Our Prehistoric Preschool and Young Explorer's Summer Camps have been crafted especially to help kids learn while having fun!

Family Fun Days & Field Trips
Search for fun days at the Museum, or search for trips to take with the entire family!
Prehistoric Preschool
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.
SMNHC Summer Programs
Fun outings for scout groups, summer camps, and any group looking for outdoor education and excitment. Programs can be designed for each groups specific needs.
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Young Explorers Summer Science Camp
Week-long, full-day or half-day camps for children entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. Sessions begin June 8 and end August 7, 2015.
Young Explorers Winter Science Program
Daily full-day camps, 9am-4pm, for children Kindergarten through 5th grade. Classes begin Dec 22-23rd, December 26, and December 29-31 and on Jan 2nd. Before and after care available for an additional fee.
Young Explorers Spring Break Science Program
We are sorry to announce that we will not have a 2015 Young Explorers Spring Break Science Program this year due to construction of the new STEM Education Wing. Look for brand new programming in our brand new space in 2016!
Junior Docents
The Junior Docent Program is 21 Years Old! Our Junior Docent Program provides a comprehensive, hands-on, minds-on museum experience for students who are entering eighth grade through twelfth grade in the coming fall.