Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Crafted for students entering grades 1 – 8 in the fall of 2021, 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.


5-day Camps
$215 per camper for museum members | $255 per camper for non-members
Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

4-day Camps July 6 – 9*
$175 per camper for museum members | $205 per camper for non-members
Tuesday – Friday | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This week of camps will be modified due to the 4th of July holiday.

Registration & Payment

  • Registration opens for current Museum of the Rockies members on Monday, January 11 at 6 a.m. 
    • A staff member will be available at 7 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
  • Registration opens to the general public on Monday, January 25 at 9 a.m.
  • Full payment is required upon registration. If your family needs to cancel your participation, $50 of this fee is nonrefundable with eight or more days' notice; $75 will be non-refundable less than seven days before the camp starts.
  • A limited number of Summer Camp scholarships are available. Submit a LearnMOR scholarship application.

Use this link to register for 2021 Summer Camps.

2021 Summer Camp Schedule

DatesGrades 1 – 2Grades 3 – 5Grades 6 – 8
June 21 – 25Astronauts-In-TrainingJunior Paleontologists // Disgusting Science N/A
June 28 – July 2Junior Paleontologists // Disgusting Science Astronauts-In-TrainingN/A
July 6 – 9*SurvivalBackyard BallisticsVikings
July 12 – 16VikingsSurvivalBackyard Ballistics
July 19 – 23Backyard BallisticsVikingsSurvival
July 26 – 30Monsters and Mysteries // Yellowstone ExplorersLittle Museum on the PrairieN/A
August 2 – 6Little Museum on the PrairieMonsters and Mysteries // Art and Science N/A
August 9 – 13Art and Science // Museum Masters Museum MastersN/A

Summer Camp Descriptions

We will use our 2021 changing exhibit The Vikings Begin to make discoveries about the mightiest explorers! Who were they? What treasure did they leave behind? What weapons did they use, and where did they raid? What happened when a Viking died and what’s with the horns on the hats? We will learn all about Nordic culture, conflict, and exploration in this exciting camp.

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.

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

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 build 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.