Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Crafted for students entering 1st – 12th grade in Fall 2022, Museum of the Rockies’ quality camps stimulate learning throughout the summer. Join us in our outdoor classrooms and experiment spaces to learn about history and science, meet new friends, create crafts, and play active games. Camps fill up fast, so make your summer plans today before they go extinct! 

CAMPS

  • 5-Day Camps run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • For the week of July 4th, 4-Day Camps will run Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. due to the observation of the Fourth of July holiday.

PRICING & PAYMENT

  • 5-day camps: $245/camper for museum members, $285/camper for non-members
  • *4-day camps: $195/camper for museum members, $225/camper for non-members 

Full payment is required upon registration. If you need to cancel a camper’s participation, $50 of this fee is nonrefundable with 8 or more days’ notice; $75 will be non-refundable with less than seven (7) days before the camp starts.

Limited scholarship funds are available via this LearnMOR scholarship application.

ONLINE CAMP REGISTRATION

Registration links opened for current Museum of the Rockies members on Monday, January 10 at 10 a.m. If camps are not sold out, online camp registration will open to the general public on Monday, January 24 at 10 a.m. For questions, please email our education team at programs@montana.edu.

  • A museum staff member will be available at 10 a.m. for anyone needing assistance navigating our online registration system. 
  • To ensure a smooth registration process, please make sure your membership is current and you have created a login to our online registration system. 
  • To be added to the museum member waitlist for sold-out camps, please email Ashley Hall at programs@montana.edu. A general public waitlist will open on January 24 at 10 a.m.

2022 Summer Camp Schedule

DatesGrades 1 – 2Grades 3 – 5Grades 6 – 8Grades 9 – 12
June 20 – 24Sold Out: Astronauts-In-TrainingSold Out: Junior Paleontologists // Sold Out: Disgusting ScienceN/AN/A
June 27 – July 1Sold Out: Junior Paleontologists // Sold Out: Disgusting ScienceSold Out: Astronauts-In-TrainingN/AN/A
July 5 – 8*Sold Out: SurvivalSold Out: Backyard BallisticsN/AFossil Fanatics
July 11 – 15Sold Out: Backyard BallisticsSold Out: SurvivalN/AFossil Fanatics
July 18 – 22Sold Out: Yellowstone ExplorersN/ASurvival
// Sold Out: Backyard Ballistics
N/A
July 25 – 29Sold Out: Little Museum on the PrairieSold Out: Monsters and Mysteries // Sold Out: Yellowstone ExplorersN/AN/A
August 1 – 5Sold Out: Art and ScienceSold Out: Little Museum on the PrairieSold Out: Museum MastersN/A
August 8 – 12Sold Out: Museum MastersSold Out: Art and ScienceN/AN/A

2022 Summer Camp Descriptions

Calling all future paleontologists! If you love fossils, this camp is for you. Spend a week at Museum of the Rockies immersed in learning about the museum’s world-class dinosaur discoveries and learn the skills it takes to become a paleontologist. We will explore nearby fossil sites of interest and spend time outdoors exploring Montana’s incredible geology. Lace-up your boots and get ready to DIG in.

Look out! If it is flung, shot, launched, or thrown, it’s ballistics. We will have an explosive time with spears, arrows, rocks, rockets (and potatoes?) in this exciting physics-based summer camp with plenty of hands-on projects.

You do not 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.

Try a little bit of everything that Museum of the Rockies has to offer. Each day we will dabble in a different topic - paleontology, space, history, engineering, and more, featuring the best bits and alternative projects from MOR’s favorite camps.

Luck favors the prepared! We will 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

What does it take to become a real paleontologist? How do fossils get discovered, prepared, and put on display? We will go through the entire process of paleontology in this camp, “discovering” and preparing a fossil and building a mini-exhibit for display at MOR.

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.