Museum Explorer's Summer Camp




Session 1: June 13-17, 2022
Session 2: June 20-24, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Desert Museum and Coati Kids Club Members:
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Packrat Explorers (for children entering grades 1-3 in fall of 2022)

Discover the many wonders of the Sonoran Desert as we explore the Museum grounds, scamper in a canyon, scramble through a cave, and play like a packrat. We’ll search for treasures, do science experiments, and uncover the amazing adaptations of desert animals and plants both on grounds and in our classroom. Through up-close animal encounters, we’ll discover how arthropods, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals have different characteristics and behaviors that make each of these groups special. We’ll also create fabulous art projects, sing, make music, and enjoy desert stories. Join the fun!

Sonoran Scientists (for children entering grades 4-6 in the fall of 2022)

Calling all curious kids! The natural world is full of surprises and fascinating stories. During this STEAM-focused camp, kids will investigate the world around them using tips and tools of scientists. We’ll use exciting technology for nature discovery, and we’ll even get to meet some Desert Museum scientists and zookeepers along the way! Throughout the week we’ll explore the Museum, make nature-inspired art, and have up close experiences with a variety of desert animal friends. We’ll have a fancactus time!

Optional for Adults:

Work from homeā€”from the Museum!
$95 for all 5 days of camp

Don’t want to drive back and forth every day? Stay and work/play at the Museum while your child is at camp! Your work station includes:

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.


If cancellation is made more than 15 days from scheduled date, a $25 administrative fee will apply. No refunds can be made within 15 days.

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