Explore the central coast’s natural wonder this summer with the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History!

Have fun and explore the natural world, while engaging in enjoyable and educational activities. These programs fill up fast, so hurry and reserve your spot today. This year, the Museum is offering eight excellent summer camp programs including camps for TK-2nd Grade and 3rd-5th Grade. See below for detailed information on each camp.

ALL Camps:
Non-member $335
Family Member and above $285

Campers are required to be within the specified grade and age range at the start of camp. Drop off for campers begins at 8:45 a.m. TK-2nd ends at 1pm, 3rd-5th ends at 3pm. We request pick up for campers no later than 15 minutes after camp ends.

Please contact Nick Stong at stong@pgmuseum.org or call 831.648.5716 ext. 20 for more information.  For discounted registration, become a Museum Family Member here.


For kids who will be going into TK-2nd grade in the fall (*No younger than 4 years old @ start of camp, must be potty trained )

Ocean Explorers Camp — (6/3-6/7)

Join us for an exciting and hands-on exploration of life under the sea! Through themed activities, games, crafts, and walking field trips, campers will discover the endless wonders of life in the ocean. Explore tide pools, view plankton through a microscope, and more during Ocean Explorers Camp.

Buggin’ Out Camp — (6/10-6/14)

Join us for a week of creeping, crawling bugs at the Museum! Through hands-on activities, crafts, games, and more, we’ll uncover the world of bees, butterflies, spiders, and other many-legged creatures. We’ll explore the Museum’s gardens and local parks as part of our adventure into understanding the amazing world of bugs!

Dinosaurs — (6/24-6/28) — FILLED

Go back in time for a week of prehistoric wonder as we explore the age of the dinosaurs! T. rex teeth, a mosasaurus skull, and an allosaurus claw are just a few items campers will explore this week. Campers will also dig for fossils, explore the Museum’s exhibits, and create arts and crafts.

Outer Space — (7/8-7/12) — FILLED

Join us for extraterrestrial exploration during the Museum’s first Outer Space Camp! We’ll learn about the planets, stars, and galaxies that make up the Universe. Campers will create their own planets, design and launch jet-powered rockets, build a lunar lander, and more during an out-of-this-world week!

Wildlife Safari Camp — (7/15-7/19)

Join us for a week of camp that will be all about animals. Meet the predators and prey (both the feathered and the furry) that call the Museum home. We’ll explore skulls, bones, nests, and more during this hands on week of animal adventures!

Mysteries of Nature — (7/22-7/26)

Everyone likes a good mystery! Join us for a week of sleuthing as we explore the mysterious, spooky, unusual, and fascinating parts of the natural world. Bubbling science experiments, homemade slime, and fantastical creatures will headline this week of unexpected science fun!

3rd-5th grade

For kids who will be going into 3rd-5th grade in the fall

Expedition Camp — (6/17-6/21) 

Only explorers need apply! Join us for a week outdoors as we take summer camp on the road! Each day of camp will feature a new location, where we’ll embark on an adventure of discovery and learning within the unique settings of our local parks and open spaces. Drop-off and pick-up locations will vary, and will be within a 10 mile radius of the Museum.

Women of Science — (7/29-8/2)

Join us for this girls-only week of summer camp as we explore the lives of some of the world’s most famous and accomplished scientists. We’ll turn the spotlight towards famous botanists, biologists, astronomers, and more, as we learn about the lives and accomplishments of some of the many amazing Women of Science.