Youth Climate Quest

Join us for a climate quest! We will look at different sustainable projects within the Museum. Starting at the ground level, learn about climate science, green initiatives downtown, and solutions local leaders are implementing in our community. We will continue the quest by taking a walking field trip to a local garden and travel by… Read More >

Who Lives Underground?

Dig into the world beneath your feet! Meet the animals that burrow, tunnel, hunt and wiggle underground. Use scientific tools to discover soil, dissect seeds and unearth antlions. We’ll wrap up the week by planting a pollinator garden, take part in a Citizen Science program and use soil to a create a piece of art…. Read More >

Ink The Museum

Come take a look behind the scenes of our Museum while you learn to draw. Local artist and educator, Courtney Cappa, will show you how to use ink to create drawings of the Museum’s exhibits, live animals and architecture. Find unique locations to inspire your drawings as you learn new drawing techniques. A professional ink… Read More >

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 >


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. You will discover hidden features of the Museum’s LEED Platinum certified building. See how “wild” of a city Raleigh can be when you use cameras to spot wildlife… Read More >

City Scientist

Become a City Scientist and discover the fascinating life that calls downtown Raleigh home. From tiny springtails and pavement ants to gray foxes and flying squirrels, we’ll use scientific tools and our observation skills to see how they thrive in the Museum’s backyard. During camp we’ll contribute to a Citizen Science program such as iNaturalist… Read More >

Digging Up Dinosaurs

Calling all dinosaur fans! Come spend a week exploring the world of dinosaurs! Just how big, small, old, colorful, smelly, and hungry were dinosaurs? Learn how dinosaurs moved, find food, and escape hungry predators. Look at the fossils we find in North Carolina while we excavate the mysteries of the past with live animal encounters…. Read More >

“Ology” Camp

Did you ever want to dig deeper into the world of “ologies”? This is the camp for you! Come explore the worlds of mammalogy (mammals), paleontology (ancient life), ornithology (birds) and geology (rocks and minerals). Each day we will tackle a new “ology” with real specimens, models and live animals. We will meet Museum researchers… Read More >

Mountains to the Sea

North Carolina has it all! Join us as we explore our state from the mountains to the sea! Starting our exploration at the coast, we will focus on aquaculture and whale conservation. Next, we will investigate our backyard, the Piedmont, identifying local wildlife and helping a Museum ornithologist document downtown bird populations. We will wrap… Read More >