Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Crafted for students entering grades 1 – 12 in the Fall of 2023. MOR’s quality camps stimulate learning throughout the summer. Join us in our outdoor classrooms and experiment spaces to learn about history, science, and art. Meet new friends, create crafts, and play active games. Camps fill up fast, so make your summer plans today!


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


  • 5-Day Camps: $275/camper for museum members, $315/camper for non-members
  • 4-Day Camps: $220/camper for museum members, $250/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 eight (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.


Registration links opened for current Museum of the Rockies members on Monday, January 9, 2023. Online camp registration will open to the general public on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 10.

For questions, please email our education team at

  • 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 Sam Rosenbaum at

2023 Summer Camp Schedule

DatesGrades 1 – 2Grades 3 – 5Grades 6 – 8Grades 9 – 12
June 19 – 23SOLD OUT - Astronauts in Training /// SOLD OUT - Backyard BallisticsSOLD OUT - Junior PaleontologistsN/AN/A
June 26 – 30SOLD OUT - Junior PaleontologistsSOLD OUT - Astronauts in Training /// SOLD OUT - Backyard BallisticsN/AN/A
July 3, 5 – 7SOLD OUT - Surviving Yellowstone /// SOLD OUT - Junior PaleontologistsSOLD OUT - Art and ScienceN/AN/A
July 10 – 14SOLD OUT - Art and ScienceSOLD OUT - Surviving YellowstoneSOLD OUT - Fossil FanaticsN/A
July 17 – 21SOLD OUT - NEW! Paleo ArtN/ASOLD OUT - Surviving YellowstoneFossil Fanatics
July 24– 28SOLD OUT - Little Museum on the PrairieSOLD OUT - NEW! Paleo ArtN/ANew Camp Coming Soon
July 31 – August 4SOLD OUT - NEW! History HuntersSOLD OUT - Little Museum on the Prairie /// SOLD OUT - Monsters and MysteriesN/AN/A
August 7 – 11SOLD OUT - Monsters and MysteriesSOLD OUT - Museum Masters /// SOLD OUT - NEW! History Hunters N/AN/A

2023 Summer Camp Descriptions

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.

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.

What historic hijinks and mysteries lurk in Montana’s past? In this camp, we will discover the stories of mountain men, gold seekers, homesteaders, and more. Explore ancient artifacts and dust off forgotten manuscripts as we hunt Montana’s historic treasures.

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.

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.

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.

How do we know what the ancient Earth looked like? How would a dinosaur fit into the living environment around it? In this camp, express your creative self and scientific mind as we paint, draw, sculpt and study the dinosaurs of ancient Montana.

You do not need to be an artist for MOR’s art-specific summer camp! Our exhibits and collections will inspire projects such as paleo art, modeling, watercolor, chemical reactions, and more. We will get creative and put the A in STEAM education.

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.

Investigate the wide variety of science about Yellowstone! Learn what it takes to survive in its open wilderness! Meet microbes, plants, animals, and geysers, make Yellowstone-themed crafts, and much more in this camp about the first National Park.

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.