Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Do you have a student entering 1st to 12th grade in the Fall of 2024? If yes, then you must check out the amazing STEAM-themed camps at MOR! These camps will allow you to explore the worlds of history, paleontology, science, art, and much more all summer long! Learn from the experts, make new friends, create craft projects, and participate in active games. These camps are in high demand, so make sure to secure your spot before they fill up!

5 – Day Camps | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday
$275/camper for museum members, $315/camper for non–members

4 – Day Camps (week of July 4th) | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Wednesday, and Friday
$220/camper for museum members, $250/camper for non–members

Registration and payment is online only using the links below.

  • Registration opens for current Museum of the Rockies members on Monday, January 8 at 10 a.m.
  • Non–member registration opens Tuesday, January 16 at 10 a.m.
  • All sales are final and non-refundable.
  • Limited scholarship funds are available via this LearnMOR scholarship application.

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 ensure your membership is current, and you have created a login to our online registration system. 

2024 Summer Camp Schedule

DatesGrades 1 – 2Grades 3 – 5Grades 6 – 8Grades 9 – 12
JUNE 17 – 21Sold Out | Backyard BallisticsSold Out | Junior PaleontologistsN/AN/A
Sold Out | Astronauts in Training
JUNE 24 – 28Sold Out | Junior PaleontologistsSold Out | Backyard BallisticsN/AN/A
Sold Out | Astronauts in Training
JULY 1 – 3, 5Sold Out | Surviving YellowstoneSold Out | Art and ScienceN/AN/A
Sold Out | Junior Paleontologists
JULY 8 – 12Sold Out | Art and ScienceSold Out | Surviving YellowstoneSold Out | Fossil FanaticsN/A
JULY 15 – 19N/ASold Out | Paleo ArtSold Out | Surviving Yellowstone Fossil Fanatics
JULY 22 – 26Sold Out | Little Museum on the PrairieN/A Paleo ArtN/A
JULY 29 – AUGUST 2Sold Out | History HuntersSold Out | Little Museum on the PrairieN/AN/A
Sold Out | Monsters and Mysteries
AUGUST 5 – 9Sold Out | Monsters and MysteriesSold Out | Museum MastersN/AN/A
Sold Out | History Hunters

2024 Summer Camp Descriptions

You do not need to be an artist for MOR’s art–specific summer camp! Projects will be inspired by our exhibits and collections, including paleo art, modeling, watercolor, chemical reactions, and more. We will get creative and put the A in STEAM education. Grades 1 – 2, 3– 5

Are you curious about what it takes to become an astronaut? We are searching for kids who possess the “right stuff” to join us on a thrilling journey beyond our planet, where they will explore the inner workings of rockets and discover how people can sustain long-term living in space. Grades 1 – 2, 3 – 5

Look out! If it is flung, shot, launched, or thrown, it’s ballistic. 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. Grades 1 – 2, 3 – 5

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. Grades 6 – 8, 9 – 12

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. Grades 1 – 2, 3 – 5

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a true paleontologist? How are fossils discovered, prepared, and ultimately displayed for the public to see? Join us for an immersive experience in paleontology where you will learn about the entire process, from excavating fossils to preparing them for display. By the end of our camp, you will have the opportunity to create your own mini exhibit, showcasing the fossil you discovered and prepared. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore the world of paleontology! Grades 1 – 2, 3 – 5

Travel back in time to the late 1800s with our Living History Farm and Bozeman experience. Immerse yourself in the daily activities of the Tinsley family, such as gardening, completing chores, making crafts, and playing pioneer games. Grades 1 – 2, 3 – 5

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 while making a short film about our odd experiences. Grades 1 – 2, 3 – 5

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. Grades 1 – 2, 3 – 5

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. Grades 3 – 5, 6 – 8

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 all about the first National Park. Grades 1 – 2, 3 – 5, 6 – 8