Registration for Summer 2020

February 4-5: Registration opens at 9:00am for Friends of the Museum Brimley, Explorers, Naturalist Society level and  Family+1 level members. Registration temporarily closes at 6:00pm on February 5th and reopens at 9:00am February 6th. The registration link will be emailed the evening before your priority registration date.
February 6-15: Registration expands to include Friends of the Museum Family level members at 9:00am. Registration temporarily closes at 6:00pm February 15th and reopens at 9:00am February 18th. The registration link will be emailed the evening before your advanced registration date.
February 18: Registration opens to the public at 9:00am. A link to register will be added to the Summer Camps website.

Registration is completed with our online system, Active Network. Registration is first come, first served. Camps traditionally fill quickly. Friends of the Museum members save $30.00 per camp. Not a Museum member? Join today!

Each child can enroll in up to 2 weeks of camp. The Museum will cancel any excess registration. A $30.00 processing fee per camp is required if the Museum cancels excess registration.


The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences welcomes all campers and strives to provide an equal experience to any child registered for our camps. We are committed to open and honest communication with guardians to ensure the best experience for all of our campers.

If a camper’s conduct poses physical harm or risk to self or others we may ask to meet with guardians or other caretakers to develop and implement strategies to help with success. After a reasonable amount of time and effort has been made, the individual may be asked to forego the summer camp experience until alternative behaviors are learned.

If your child can benefit from any modification and/or support in order to fully enjoy their time at camp, please contact

What grade/level camp is appropriate for my child?

Grade levels stated in program descriptions are now those of the upcoming school year (2020–2021). Please double-check to make sure that you sign your child(ren) up for the appropriate age groups. We cannot make exceptions. Falsified registrations will be cancelled and the registration fee will be refunded minus the $30.00 processing fee per camp.

Following Wake County kindergarten eligibility requirements, campers must be five years old on or by August 31, 2020, to be eligible for kindergarten camps. A copy of the birth certificate or its equivalent must be emailed to upon registration.


The Museum can grant refunds only when a cancellation is received before 5:00pm May 21 2020. Cancellations received after May 21th will not be eligible for a refund. A $30.00 processing fee per camp is required for all refunds. If we are alerted as soon as possible of a child’s illness or family emergency immediately before camp begins, we will do our best to provide a full refund, minus the $30.00 processing fee.


Camps with low enrollment 3 weeks prior to the start date are subject to cancellation.  Campers will be contacted to investigate the possibility of enrollment in another camp.  A full refund will be issued if summer camps are cancelled by Museum staff.


The Museum does offer a limited number of scholarships for camp. Eligible applicants will be entered into a lottery drawing. All scholarship applicants will be notified by email on or before Wednesday, February 19th. Scholarship recipients must contact to set up an appointment, complete registration and make their payment.


Interested in an internship or working for our Summer Camps program? Visit our Summer Camps Employment page.


For additional information and camp policies, please visit our Summer Camps Frequently Asked Questions page.

Still have questions? Email or call 919.707.9889.