The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has announced that it is offering eight summer camp programs in 2019 for youths from kindergarten through fifth grade.
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Pacific Grove, CA, March 18, 2019 — The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has announced that it is offering eight summer camp programs in 2019 for youths from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Participants will have fun exploring the natural world while engaging in enjoyable and educational activities. Programs fill up fast, so early registration is encouraged. This year, the Museum is offering eight excellent summer camp programs, including camps for TK-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade. Cost for all camps: non-member, $335; family member and above, $285.
Here are the summer camps for 2019:
CAMP FOR TK-2ND
For kids who will be going into TK-2nd grade in the fall (no younger than 4 years old at start of camp, must be potty trained).
OCEAN EXPLORERS CAMP — (6/3-6/7)
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)
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. Explore the Museum’s gardens and local parks as part of this adventure into understanding the amazing world of bugs!
DINOSAUR CAMP — (6/24-6/28)
A week of prehistoric wonder as campers explore the age of the dinosaurs. T. rex teeth, a mosasaurus skull, and an allosaurus claw are just a few of items campers will explore during this hands-on week of dino discovery. Campers will also dig for fossils, explore the museum’s exhibits, and create arts and crafts.
OUTER SPACE CAMP — (7/8-7/12)
Campers join in on a week of extraterrestrial exploration during the Museum’s first Outer Space Camp. Through games, activities, crafts, and exhibits, 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)
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. Campers join in on a week of sleuthing as they 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.
CAMP FOR 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 this camp for a week outdoors as the Museum takes summer camp on the road. Each day of camp will feature a new location, where campers embark on an adventure of discovery and learning within the unique settings of the area’s 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 this girls-only week of summer camp as campers explore the lives of some of the world’s most famous and accomplished scientists. The spotlight turns toward famous botanists, biologists, astronomers, and more, as campers learn about the lives and accomplishments of some of the many amazing Women of Science.
Note: 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. Pick up campers no later than 15 minutes after camp ends.
Please contact Nick Stong at stongpgmuseum.org, call (831) 648.5716 ext. 20, or go to the website page at https://www.pgmuseum.org/summer-camp
for more information. For discounted registration, sign up to become a Museum member.
About the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
In 1883, our museum opened its doors among the first wave of natural history museums in America. Naturalists of this era, such as John Muir And Louis Aggasiz, began a national tradition of hands-on science education and nature preservation. The museum has continued this tradition for 130 years. The museum’s mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world. It envisions a community of curious minds, engaged in discovering the natural heritage and cultural legacy that exist today on the Central California Coast. The Museum is a catalyst for conservation and a valued learning resource in this region, facilitating active inquiry for all ages.
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA, 93950
Fax: (831) 648-5755
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901