Adventures in Nature

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Adventures in Nature Day Camps

Explore nature and science with seasonal camps for kids in grades K–8 at the Natural History Museum!

Whether it’s exploring dinosaurs or the nature all around us in new ways, Adventures in Nature Camps have provided three decades of unique, hands-on experiences for campers— giving them up-close access to 4.5 billion years of life on Earth. With so much adventure, your child’s camp memories will surely last a lifetime!

Check back for information on 2023 dates!

a young girl looks inside a drawer containing pinned insects

Our camps use the research and collections of the Museum as a jumping off point for exploration and adventure.

a group of children circled around an adult with a large paper, on a sunny day

Our camps are designed to explore science and nature in ways that spark curiosity and are as fun as they are interesting.

campers sit on the floor of a classroom, one girl raises her hand, while an adult uses a marionette puppet of a pterosaur

Campers explore topics— everything from bugs to dinosaurs— through developmentally appropriate and age-specific activities.

3 children and one adult look closely at a large beehive specimen behind glass

We keep a low staff-to-child ratio to provide the best experience to our campers. Our instructors and counselors are professional educators and students, with interest and experience in teaching and science.

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Our camps use the research and collections of the Museum as a jumping off point for exploration and adventure.

Our camps are designed to explore science and nature in ways that spark curiosity and are as fun as they are interesting.

Campers explore topics— everything from bugs to dinosaurs— through developmentally appropriate and age-specific activities.

We keep a low staff-to-child ratio to provide the best experience to our campers. Our instructors and counselors are professional educators and students, with interest and experience in teaching and science.

Your camper’s safety is our top priority.

As part of our commitment to health and safety of all visitors and staff, the Natural History Museum has consistently followed and enforced pandemic-related public health guidelines, and will continue to do so. Though the situation may change quickly,  the museum will continue to implement all current safety protocols required by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, L.A. City Municipal Code, and any state or federal agencies— in order to ensure a safe and fun experience for all!

View our full Adventures in Nature COVID-19 Safety Protocols here.

Adventures in Nature is made possible with support from Hitachi SCRCAC.