MOR summer camps are crafted for students entering 1st - 8th grade in the Fall of 2020. Our quality camps stimulate learning throughout the summer. MOR’s outdoor classrooms and experiment spaces encourage each child to learn about history and science, meet new friends, create crafts, and play active games.
Updated June 3, 2020 | 4:50 p.m.
We are excited to share that the Museum of the Rockies will be offering our full eight weeks of camp programs as planned beginning Monday, June 22, 2020.
MOR has modified its summer camp policies and procedures in alignment with the Gallatin City-County Health Department released guidelines for summer youth camps. A few significant changes to highlight include:
Daily temperature and health checks for instructors and participants
All summer camps are currently sold out. However, with the fluid nature of the COVID-19 crisis, camp rosters are changing daily. If you would like to join us, please register your child using the wait lists below.
With summer just around the corner, we are excited to dive into preparing for camps and look forward to seeing you in the upcoming weeks and months.
You may cancel your camper's registration by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancelation policy updated 4/9/2020
As a result of the fluid nature of the COVID-19 situation, for the 2020 summer camp season, Museum of the Rockies is extending full refunds to families that request a cancellation in writing or via email at least 14 days prior to the first day of their camp. Requests made within this 14-day period will forfeit $100 for each summer camp registration based on our regular cancelation policy.
NEW REGISTRATION SYSTEM
New for 2020, we've changed to a new registration software - Versai. You will need to create a New Account in Versai, and you will need your MOR Membership Number from the back of your card to receive member pricing. Please have patience as we work out the kinks in the new system.
Versai Registration Instructions
$215 per camper for MOR members | $255 per camper for non-members.
Full payment is required upon registration, $50 of which is non-refundable. $100 non-refundable less than 14 days before the camp starts.
Limited scholarship funds are available for MOR children’s programming. See below for details.
Learn MOR Scholarship Fund
For a child, every new encounter is an opportunity to learn and engage with the world. Museum of the Rockies programs take children’s insatiable curiosity and use it to educate them in an interactive manner. Thanks to the Learn MOR Scholarship Fund, established in 2009 by Allan and Anna Lee Roush, the Museum awards scholarships to deserving children for all types of programming. MOR strongly believes all children should have access to museum programming, regardless of membership or financial status. All families in need of support are welcomed to complete a scholarship form. Scholarships are based on need and will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis, which may take several days. After being awarded a Scholarship, you will be given a discount code to use with the Versai Registration system. The submission of the scholarship application does not guarantee registration for a camp, as camps sell out quickly.
For more information, please call 406.994.5282.
Registration opened at 9 a.m., Monday, January 6, 2020
NEW! Museum Masters - Can't decide which camp to try? Miss out on your favorite? This camp will let you try a little bit of everything that Museum of the Rockies has to offer. Each day we'll dabble in a different topic - paleontology, space, history, engineering, and more, featuring the best bits and alternative projects from MOR's favorite camps.
NEW! Art and Science - You don't need to be an artist for MOR's art-specific summer camp! Projects will be inspired by our exhibits and collections and will include paleo art, sketching, watercolor, photography, and more. We will get creative and put the A in STEAM education.
NEW! Reptiles! - Our changing exhibit for 2020 – Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly – will inspire this camp for all young zookeepers and reptile fans. Live snakes, turtles, crocodiles, geckos, and our visiting zookeeper will help us learn about the differences between families of reptiles, and inspire cold-blooded crafts, slithery games, and other herpetological activities.
Let's Do Chemistry - Grab your lab coat and goggles! Exciting eruptions and crazy experiments with acids and bases, kitchen chemistry, slimes, mystery powders, and other astonishing reactions make this camp perfect for a young mad scientist or potions master.
Survival - Luck favors the prepared! We'll improvise shelter, sanitize water, scavenge food, sample emergency rations, make disaster plans, and learn navigation and first aid skills. You'll be ready for anything after this camp.
Astronauts-In-Training - Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? We're calling on kids with the "right stuff" to join us on an out-of-this-world adventure, discovering how rockets work and how humans can live in space long term.
Disgusting Science - Dig into the science of being disgusting. Learn about the human body's gross, but necessary functions like boogers, barf, and belches. Uncover the nasty world of animals through roaches, mealworms, and other creepy crawlies. Make "interesting" snacks, drinks, and crafts. Things will get gross!
Little Museum on the Prairie - Step back in time at our Living History Farm and Bozeman of the late 1800s. Help around the Tinsley house with gardening, chores, making crafts, and playing the games of pioneer times.
Monsters and Mysteries - Is it science, pseudoscience, or movie magic? How can you tell if something is real or not? Explore strange topics like UFOs and aliens, Loch Ness monsters, and even look for Sasquatch, all while making a short film about our odd experiences.
Jr. Paleontologists - What does it take to become a real paleontologist? How do fossils get discovered, prepared, and put on display? We'll go through the entire process of paleontology in this camp, "discovering" and preparing a fossil, and building a mini-exhibit for display at MOR.
Yellowstone Explorers - Investigate the wide variety of science about Yellowstone! Meet microbes, plants, animals, and geysers, make Yellowstone-themed crafts, and much more in this camp all about the first National Park.
Science on Two Wheels - What's the science behind a bicycle? What's the easiest way to pedal up a hill? How do you patch a flat? Why do some bikes have such skinny tires, and how do they keep from tipping over? We'll answer these questions and more as we explore Bozeman by bike and discover the science and engineering behind the world's most efficient invention: the bicycle!
Challenge Accepted - Prepare for an Olympic-sized science challenge! We'll break into teams and spend the week making mousetrap cars, balsa bridges, and improvised catapults. Teams will test each other's scientific knowledge as we prepare for a friendly camp competition on Friday. Who will emerge victoriously?