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
*Must be fully potty trained to attend camp
Buggin’ Out- June 15th-19th Currently full, waitlist available
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 CURRENTLY FULL, WAITLIST AVAILABLE
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 CURRENTLY FULL, WAITLIST AVAILABLE
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 CURRENTLY FULL, WAITLIST AVAILABLE
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 CURRENTLY FULL, WAITLIST AVAILABLE
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.
If your child is enrolled and unable to participate in camp, the PG Museum must be notified in writing as soon as possible.
If written cancellation is 4 weeks prior to the start of camp, the total amount, minus the $25 registration fee, will be refunded. If cancellation is less than 4 weeks prior to the start of your camp, we reserve the right to retain half of the tuition, but at our discretion we can give full refunds based on illness, family emergency or other unforeseen circumstances.
It is our policy that no refunds be granted in connection with late arrivals, early departures, camper dismissals due to misconduct or illness during camp.
For questions about refunds, please contact Ann Wasser, the Education Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participant Number Requirement
The PG Museum operates on a required minimum number of registered participants for each session offered. If you register your child in a session and the minimum numbers cannot be met, you will be notified up to 3 weeks prior to the start of the session that it will be canceled due to low enrollment and a full refund or credited tuition towards another session or year will be offered. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in your summer plans.