Colors of the Desert Summer Camp — at the Museum

Bright Green Beetle

Blue Butterfly

Monday, Wednesday, Friday — July 19th, 21st, 23rd 2021
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Ages: Going into Grades 6-8 in the Fall of 2021

Explore colors and how they are perceived (or not!) by both humans and animals. This camp combines art and science, where microscopes and paintbrushes work side by side as we investigate and create a colorful world. Campers will also explore the Museum and use nature as a creative inspiration for projects. Participants will draw, paint, experiment, and observe. They will learn the foundational principles of scientific illustration, optics, and natural pigment production — and get to meet live animals!


Desert Museum Members:

COVID Precautions

The Desert Museum will follow all CDC recommendations at the time of camp which could include mask-wearing and social distancing. Specific health and safety actions will be communicated with all campers and caretakers prior to camp.

Safety: The health and safety of your camper and our staff is our priority. As such, the following measures will be in place and adhered to.


Campers need to bring their own snacks and lunch, water bottle, hat, wear sturdy shoes and layered clothes for the weather. In addition, masks must be worn properly at all times.


If cancellation is made more than 15 days from scheduled program/camp date, payments will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds can be made within 15 days.

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