Digging Up Dinosaurs

Calling all dinosaur fans! Come spend a week exploring the world of dinosaurs! Just how big, small, old, colorful, smelly, hungry were dinosaurs? How did they move, find food or escape predators? Which ones lived in North Carolina? We’ll explore these questions and more; even going behind-the-scenes to see fossils and meet paleontologists. You’ll have… Read More >

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Eco-Advocates

Have you ever wondered what you can do to make the world a greener place? Join us for a week of fun nature-oriented adventures and service-learning projects. We will explore the benefits of mass-transit with a ride on the R-line to visit downtown locations to do trash assessments. Other adventures include detecting and removing invasive… Read More >

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Natural Clay Creations

Learn to sculpt North Carolina wildlife. Each day we will prowl the Museum’s exhibits and use our discoveries to inspire clay creations. Artist and educator, Courtney Cappa, will introduce four clay hand-sculpting techniques over the course of the camp. We’ll wrap up the week with a sculpture using our new skills. Come explore the Museum… Read More >

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Code Your Own Adventure!

Start your journey learning computer science the fun way by building a fantasy adventure game completely from scratch using Processing, a powerful, cross-platform Java-based language. During this course, you will learn the fundamentals of coding, be introduced to 3D modeling and 3D printing and create a custom video game limited only by your own creativity!… Read More >

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“Ology” Camp

Discover the worlds of “ologies”! This year explore zoology (animals), entomology (insects), ichthyology (fish) and “grossology” (disgusting things). Each day we will tackle a new “ology” with real specimens, models, live animals and behind-the-scenes tours. Did you attend “Ology” Camp last summer? No worries, we have new topics and adventures planned! Questions: Please visit the… Read More >

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Have you ever wanted to look beyond the Museum’s exhibits to see how a museum works? Meet researchers, educators, exhibit curators and collection managers and take a rare look behind the scenes. The week will be full of creativity, teamwork and new experiences. Design your own mini-exhibit to share with Museum visitors and your family… Read More >

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Things That Fly

Investigate what flutters, flaps, hovers and glides! Explore how flying predators hunt and how flying prey escape. Discover why honeybees swarm and how plants move through the air. Use scientific tools, games and live animals to explore the wonderful world of wings. Questions: Please visit the Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions page for more information… Read More >

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