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Winter Camps

January 2nd

Dino Detectives

What does a pigeon have in common with a T. rex? They’re both dinosaurs! Don your paleontologist’s hat and join us as we travel into the past to understand what makes a dino a dino and explore the environments they lived in! Dig in to the animal world of the past and learn all about what lived alongside the dinosaurs. Explore Museum collections, make fossils, and discover all about life in ancient New Mexico.  




January 3rd

Awesome Astronomy

Blast off on a celestial adventure through the solar system and beyond! Become a space explorer and investigate the solar system and Milky Way Galaxy with exciting activities and planetarium shows. We will explore the huge variety of celestial objects, the Winter Solstice, space flight, and so much more. Campers will enjoy all that the Museum has to offer including the planetarium! 



January 4th


What happens when you mix together a little science, add in some technology, pepper in a helping of engineering, and sprinkle a bit of math into one person? A STEM-ineer appears!  Our STEM-ineers will focus on the exploration of light. It’s something we use and see every day, but do we really understand it? Come along as we delve into the science behind flashlights and sunlight. Get inspired by scientists and explore, experiment, and create in the setting of a natural history museum


January 5th

Volcano Explorers

Join us as we explore what makes a volcano a volcano, and delve into the huge varieties of volcanoes found in New Mexico and in outer space on other planets. We will explore the geology of volcanoes through hands-on activities and Museum exhibits about volcanoes. Campers will enjoy all that the Museum has to offer including the Dyna-Theater show Volcanoes Fire of Creation!



Price per camp: Full Time $80.00 (Members: $72.00) 

· Camps are for children 5-10 from 

· 9:00-4:00 with drop off beginning at 8:45

· Aftercare available for $10/day


The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science reserves the right to cancel camps that do not reach a minimum of six participants. A full refund will be given if a camp is canceled for this reason. 

For more information about camps and financial support, contact Sioux Rivera, (505)-258- 8641.  


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