The outdoor-play, muddy hands, expanding minds, nature and science summer camp!
Nature Museum Summer Camp offers children ages four to eleven exciting and enriching nature-based learning experiences and the opportunity to explore our local urban habitats. Campers will spend their day outside building, climbing, digging, and inventing with natural and recycled materials as they enhance their imaginations and problem-solving skills while cultivating a love for nature and learning. We encourage campers to take the lead during activities and provide them the space to explore the nature of Chicago at their own pace with tools selected (or built!) by them.
Campers will use the indoor and outdoor grounds of the Museum as their classroom to foster critical thinking, social-emotional skills, and science practices through hands-on experiences with museum collections, exhibits, and live animal critter connections.