Summer Camps

Have fun this summer at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History! Explore the natural world, while engaging in fun and educational activities. Museum summer camps target specific age ranges with approximately nine camp programs for children ages 4 to 12. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Wasser (831) 648-5716 Ext. 14.

*After care available during select weeks. See below for more information.

Summer Camp 2015

KinderCamps, 4-6*  Years Old

9am-1pm       $200/week

*Must be fully potty trained to attend camp

Buggin’ Out- June 15th-19th

Dragonflies, caterpillars, and bees! Discover the beauty of bugs. Chirp like a cricket, care for live insects, and be a busy bee during a week full of games and activities where we learn what’s fun about everything creepy and crawly.

Animal Adventures July 13th-17th

How far can a puma jump? How do whales keep warm? Discover the amazing world of animals! Hunt like a shark, navigate like a sea otter, and search for birds as we play games, read stories, and learn all about the animal kingdom.

Art & Nature  July 20th-24th

Life inspires art as we discover the colors, patterns, and sounds of the outdoors. Create musical instruments from nature, make your own paint, dye fabric with flowers and travel into the world of art and nature.

Nature Guides, 7 - 9 Years Old

9:00 am - 3:30 pm        $250 / week

Field Biologist  June 29th- July 3rd

Bugs, bones, & botany! Travel to the dunes, beach, and forest as a field biologist. Dissect owl pellets, explore tidepools, and create field journals as we identify and learn about the natural world.

Water Wizards June 8th-12th

Water is essential for life on earth. During this week of wet explorations campers will experiment with the weird chemical and physical properties of water, traverse our local watershed and see how animals use water in creative ways.

Mad Science August 3rd-7th

Grab a lab coat and goggles, this week will be messy! Launch rockets using chemical reactions, conduct edible experiments, and more as we turn this summer camp into a mad scientist’s laboratory.

Art & Nature July 6th-10th

Sketch, photograph, and paint the animals and environments of the Monterey Bay. We’ll use watercolors at Lover’s Point, create habitat art in the forest, and design nature medallions. This week we use everything from canvas to camera to explore the beauty of art and nature.

Science Explorers, 10 - 12 Years Old

9:00 am - 3:30 pm      $250 / week

Forces of Nature JUne 22nd-26th

Is it possible to defy gravity? How can a building stand up to  an earthquake? During this week we will experiment with currents, create lightning, build a tornado in a box, and make a hovercraft as we find out if we can tame forces of nature.

Regional Park Rangers* July 27-31st

Lace up your hiking boots and slather on the SPF, this week is entirely outdoors! Explore Garland Ranch Regional Park, scour streams for macroinvertebrates, navigate by compass, ID the local wildlife, and hike the trails as we spend the week as a regional park ranger.

*Pick up and drop off will be at Garland Ranch.

After Camp Care

After Camp Program is offered to families who need afternoon supervision outside of regular camp hours. The hours for the After Camp Program are 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. during the Nature Guides   (7-9 years old) and Science Explorer (10-12 years old) camp sessions. Families must register prior to using this service. Camp staff will be on duty to play games, and do art and science projects with campers after the regular camp day . This service is available for an additional $50 per camper per week.