Summer Camps

Dive into the sciences this summer and investigate natural history through activities and hands-on exploration. Examine fossils, discover ancient cultures and meet some of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom.

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Classes are designed for students enrolled in grades 1-6 for the 2014-2015 school year. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 352-273-2061.

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SessionsCamp TimesMembersNon-members
Morning (AM) 8:30 a.m.-noon $115 $125
Afternoon (PM) 1-4:30 p.m. $115 $125
All Day (Best Value!) 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $220 $245
Field Camps (FC:All Day) 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $265 $295

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  • Drop-off for the morning and full-day sessions is 8-8:30 a.m.
  • Pickup for the morning session is noon-12:30 p.m.
  • Drop-off for the afternoon session is 12:30-1 p.m.
  • Pickup for the afternoon and full-day sessions is 4:30-5 p.m.

How to Register

Registration for each camp closes the Thursday prior to the start of that camp. Registrations will be accepted by mail, fax or online only. ONLY PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS MAY PROVIDE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THROUGH UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WEBSITES.

Classes will be filled in the order that registrations are received. You will be notified if your first choice(s) are not available. Confirmation letters will be mailed two weeks from receipt of registration.

Registration for members will begin March 1 and open registration begins March 15.

Register Online or Download a Registration Form

June 9-13

Water, Water Everywhere (AM 1)
Wolf to Woof (PM 1)

June 16-20

Down to Earth (AM 2)
Insect Expedition (PM 2)

June 23-27

First Colony: An Archaeological Exploration Field Camp! (FC 1) - ALL DAY
Bird Brains (AM 3)
First Colony: An Archaeological Exploration! (PM 3)

July 7-11

Up, Up and Away! (AM 4)
Great Migrations (PM 4)

July 14-18

Nature Photography (FC 2) - ALL DAY
In My Backyard: Wetlands and Swamps (AM 5)
Inventions (PM 5)

July 21-25

Fossil Fever (AM 6)
Nature’s Champions (PM 6)

July 28-Aug. 1

What’s for Lunch? (AM 7)
Primate Pride (PM 7)

Important Information

  • Students should dress for outdoor activities and full-day students should bring a sack lunch.
  • During field camps, students are transported by trained staff members in a Museum van.
  • Limited scholarships are available. Please call 352-273-2061 for more information.
  • Registrations will be accepted by mail, fax, or online.
  • Camps will be filled in the order registration forms are received.
  • Confirmation letters will be mailed two weeks from receipt of registration.
  • Waiting lists are available.
  • A refund (minus a $25 administrative fee per child, per class) will be issued if written cancellation is received no less than 10 working days prior to the beginning of a class.


Sponsor a Smile!

summer camp sponsor a smileHelp a deserving child in our community attend a Museum program. Camps create lasting friendships and memories through hands-on, minds-on activities and exploration. The Florida Museum offers scholarships for children in need. These scholarships are funded by donations from Members, volunteers and Museum friends like you!

To make a donation and enrich the life of a child in our community, contact Tiffany Ireland at or 352-273-2061.

More information on how you can support worthwhile programs at the Florida Museum.

Want to SAVE on summer camps? JOIN the Museum! Remember: Membership does NOT guarantee space in summer camps. 

Museum programs and activities are sponsored in part by the Florida Museum Associates Board.

Disclaimer: The Florida Museum of Natural History does not consider itself to be nor hold itself out as a dependent care center for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code.