Summer Camp 2022

Explore the new museum and the fun, engaging, and hands-on learning opportunities offered this summer.

Registration is open!

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Half Day Camps

$175 DelMNS (Level Two and higher) and Winterthur Members/$215 non-members | 9 a.m.–noon.

Animal Tales

Take an adventure through the new museum, exploring and meeting animals from different habitats around the world!

June 6-10

We Love Dinosaurs! SOLD OUT

Explore new dinosaurs in the PaleoZone and learn who roamed this region, as well as other fun facts about these prehistoric marvels. This camp is sold out.

June 13-17

Full Day Camps

$265 DelMNS (Level Two and higher) and Winterthur Members/$300 non-members.
Reduced fee for camps July 5–8: $215 DelMNS (Level Two and higher)
and Winterthur Members/$240 non-members. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Extended care available.

Creatures of the Night

Nocturnal animals are incredible! Discover how these strange and wondrous creatures live without light.

June 20–24 | June 27–July 1
July 5–8 (Tuesday–Friday only, fee reduced)

Animals Near and Far

Travel the world through our new museum! Explore incredible animals along the way, each one uniquely adapted to live in its environment – whether in our backyards or all the way in the Arctic.

July 11–15 | July 18–22 | July 25–29

Nature School

As our campers prepare for the school year ahead, we’ll take to the woods for our classes. This play-based week of outdoor learning helps your kid practice skills and routines they’ll need for school this year. We’ll use the world around us and the power of play to learn important skills as well as science and nature content. Join us for one week or for two. Each day and week are unique!

August 1–5 | August 8–12

Super Silly Science

What’s better than messy, shocking, and stinky science? Exploring it at a new museum with new friends! Get ready for a week of wacky fun science experiments, games, and more. It’s time to get super silly, in the name of science.

June 20–24 | June 27–July 1 | August 1–5 (Limited spots left for August 1-5, register soon!)

Superheroes and Story Books

Some of our favorite superhero and fairytale stories are inspired by animals and nature. We’ll create our own superheroes and fantasy stories inspired by the animals we explore.

June 20–24 | June 27–July 1

Global Animal Adventure

From your backyard, to the rainforests of the Amazon, to the coldest parts of the Arctic, animals are uniquely adapted to thrive in their environment. Join us on this week-long adventure around the world, as we use our new exhibits and fun activities to dig into the super awesome ways animals survive vastly different environments.

July 5–8 (Tuesday–Friday only, fee reduced) July 11–15 | August 8–12

Pocket Monsters and Real Life Monsters (The good kind!)

Explore the similarities between your favorite Pokémon and animals found all throughout the world. We’ll look at the worlds of Pokémon and the ecosystems around the world to turn your everyday adventuring into a real-life Pokémon hunt.

July 18–22 | July 25–29

Mystery at the Museum

Explore the similarities Get to know the museum in a way like no other, through cracking a mystery! Something mysterious has happened during our new opening and we’re enlisting campers to help us solve the mystery using their acute sense of observation, love of fun science experiments, and some seriously creative thinking.

July 18–22 | July 25–29

Ecosystem Adventurers

Every ecosystem is its own amazing world to explore filled with unique plants, animals,
and features. It’s time to venture through the museum and into our surrounding outdoor spaces to get a new view on the world

 July 5–8 (Tuesday–Friday only, fee reduced)
August 8-12

Nature’s Inventors

Ever wonder how someone came up with the idea for Velcro? What about antifreeze? Learn about the amazing plants and animals
that inspired some of humankind’s greatest and most used inventions!

July 11–15 

Delaware Museum of Nature and Science: Uncovered

Explore the museum in a way that can only
be done through behind-the-scenes camp.
Curious how we care for our animals?
How were our exhibits created?
What types of science
happen here on a
daily basis

August 1–5  

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Join or renew your membership to the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science while registering for camp and receive significant discounts on camp registration. Your membership supports our mission to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery.

Families who are members of DelMNS or Winterthur when registering must continue their membership throughout their child’s time in camp. Learn more about membership.

Registration Policies

Please review the policies below.

Required forms must be completed, submitted, and received a minimum of three weeks prior to the start date of your first registered camp. If forms and immunization records are not received by that date, your registration will be cancelled per our cancellation policy.

For those registering for multiple camps, only one set of forms is required at least three weeks prior to the first camp. Campers may not attend camp until registration is confirmed by DelMNS staff.

All camps are subject to cancellation due to lack of minimum registration requirements, changes in public health regulations, or other unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation for one of the above reasons, full refunds will be provided.

All requests for transfers and cancellations will be charged a $25 administrative fee. A 50 percent refund, minus the $25 administrative fee, will be issued for cancellations between
May 1–31. No refunds will be issued for cancellations beginning June 1.

Please note: if during the summer camp season, there is a significant change in the public health status of our area, it will result in a change to how we manage camp. In this case, we will communicate to parents and guardians what options we can provide around their child’s camp registration.

Health and Safety Policies

As always, we prioritize the safety of campers, their families, and our staff. Safety protocols and procedures are ingrained in programming to ensure a safe environment for campers. We actively monitor information from the Centers for Disease Control, the State of Delaware, and the American Camp Association to inform our policies and procedures.

We are excited to offer campers the opportunity to purchase daily lunches, snacks, and beverages through the new Rest, Relax, and Recharge dining area. Menu options and fees will be provided closer to the start of camp.

Those not purchasing food through DelMNS are responsible for bringing their own food and drink to camp. Campers must each have their own designated lunches. Sharing food is not allowed, even among siblings.

We are committed to creating a safe, accessible, and fun summer camp experience for all campers. Families are required to fill out a medical form for their child describing in detail allergies and other important health/ personal information. Our staff reviews all medical forms and works with families to provide the best camp experience possible. Because our camp takes place in a public space, we cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment.