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Spring Break Camp 2014 Registration

Adventures in the Natural World this Spring!

Make the most of your child's break from school by spending a day, two days, or even the entire week exploring science and the natural world! The Museum offers a selection of daily camps on a variety of natural history topics and science themes with plenty of hands-on activities.

  • Spring Break Camps are offered for children currently in 1st through 5th grades
  • Camp runs daily from Monday, April 14, through Friday, April 18, 2014
  • Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Each day has a different science and nature theme! Register for one, several, or all Spring Break Camps
  • The Spring Break Camp fee is $72 per day per child per session

Museum Members receive discounted pricing!  You can review member discounts in the next step of the registration process. Learn about Membership — and join — here.

Ready to get started? Browse the available camps by grade level and click register now to sign up.


First Grade Camps

Dinosaurs Rock! | First Grade | April 14 

It’s all about dinosaurs and geology today! The morning will find us exploring the world of dinosaurs. We’ll discover what they ate, how big they were, where they lived, and investigate how they get their names. The afternoon will be spent identifying rocks and minerals, collecting them, sorting them, and going on a Museum-wide scavenger hunt! 
 
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   

Registration for this session is now closed.


 Spaced Out | First Grade | April 15

Put your scientific skills to the test as you launch into outer space…and beyond! We’ll investigate the solar system, make and launch rockets, explore stars and constellations, and enjoy other spaced-out projects and activities.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   

Registration for this session is now closed.


 Power of Place | First Grade | April 16

Investigate the power of place from your bedroom to your house to your community as we connect the micro to the macro. Campers will discover how to use a compass and map as they explore Google maps, landmarks, and orientation. Our afternoon will be spent putting our new skills to work as we participate in a geo-caching activity.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   

Registration for this session is now closed. 


Bio Kids | First Grade | April 17

Jump into the web of life! Spend the morning in the amazing world of animals and their habitats as we explore food webs, predator / prey interactions, and locomotion. In the afternoon we’ll uncover the secret of how plants make their own food, create leaf prints, and head outside for a foothills ecological expedition.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

 This session is now full. 


Physics 101  | First Grade | April 18

Did you know that amusement parks are a hotbed for physics exploration? Throughout our day campers will be investigating the science of physics and motion through hands-on experiments. We’ll design and construct several types of roller coasters, create racecar rockets, and more.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   

 Registration for this session is now closed.




Second and Third Grade Camps

Space Flight | 2nd-3rd Grade | April 14

Journey with us as we investigate the mysteries of flight and astronomy.
We’ll spend the morning designing, creating and launching paper airplanes and rockets as we investigate concepts involved in flight such as lift, gravity, thrust and drag as well as Bernoulli's principle. Our afternoon will be spent exploring the planets and constellations in our solar system. We’ll also experiment with landing a space rover.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   

 Registration for this session is now closed.



 Ecology 101 | 2nd-3rd Grade | April 15

There’s an amazing ecosystem right outside our doors! As Field Detectives, we’ll track down evidence of the many ways animals and plants are interconnected by exploring food webs, habitats and more. Part of the day will be spent outdoors—rain or shine, so come dressed and prepared to explore and discover!
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   

 Registration for this session is now closed.



 Tinkering Studio | 2nd-3rd Grade | April 16

Join us as we get our creative juices flowing. Using a wide range of materials with a variety of shapes and sizes, campers will strengthen problem-solving skills as they resolve a range of challenge-based scenarios. Campers will brainstorm with classmates and then create doodles and designs that will become testable prototypes.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  

 Registration for this session is now closed.



 Scales to Feathers | 2nd-3rd Grade | April 17

Come investigate dinosaurs and their Mesozoic world with us! Explore the differences between meat and plant eating dinosaurs, make dino tracks, and learn about new dinosaur discoveries. Plus, discover how fossils are formed and where we find them.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   

 Registration for this session is now closed.



 Geo-Literacy | 2nd-3rd Grade | April 18

National Geographic has adopted the term "geo-literacy" to describe the combination of understanding and skills that enable people to make far-reaching decisions. Join us as we explore the geography of place, space, and environment. Campers will trace product origins, participate in geo-caching, and investigate interactive mapping.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   

Registration for this session is now closed.



Fourth and Fifth Grade Camps

Gear Heads | 4th-5th Grade | April 14

Sparks of creativity will fly in this day of gadget and gizmo exploration. We’ll use simple and series circuits to construct switches as we investigate electricity in the morning. Our afternoon will be spent deconstructing toys and widgets to identify gears and simple machines. We’ll then
use our new skills and all those doodads to concoct our own amazing new contraptions.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   

Canceled


Global Communities | 4th-5th Grade | April 15

Interactions, interconnections, and implications are the focus of the day as we dive into geo-literacy and its implications. Throughout the day, c
ampers will be tracking everyday products to their origins, following the path of e-waste, participating in geo-caching, and investigating interactive mapping.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   

 Canceled


 Past Worlds | 4th-5th Grade | April 16

The Natural History Museum of Utah is world famous for our dinosaur research! Bone up on your paleontology and geology skills as we explore our galleries and collections, identify and classify rocks, minerals, and crystals and talk to geology experts. Then, shift your focus to fossils as you discover how they are formed, where we find them, and even create your own! Plus, investigate the mysteries surrounding the numerous fossils found at Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   

 Canceled


 Built for Space | 4th-5th Grade | April 17

Join us as we investigate the solar system, explore planets, create a land rover, design and launch rockets, and participate in an egg drop activity. It’s sure to be out of this world! 
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

 Canceled


 Science Lab | 4th-5th Grade | April 18

Life is amazing at every level! Delve into the biological sciences from the microscopic to the grand scale as you extract DNA, make model cells, experiment on yeast cells, collect and observe pond life, participate in a dissection, and explore the foothill ecosystem around the Museum.  
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   

 

 Canceled 

 



 

 

 

 


 

 

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