Sign-up your child for Youth Curator Camp today!

Sign-up your child for Youth Curator Camp today!

Sign-up your child for Youth Curator Camp today! Youth Curator Camp is an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to meet the museum's scientists and educators, learn about the museum, and participate in fun, hands-on activities and programs led by the scientists! In addition, campers will enjoy pizza and a movie in the museum's Education Center! It all takes place on Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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A list of programs campers will participate in are listed below. Registration is only $30 per camper and only $25 per camper for VMNH members. The deadline to register is Monday, December 4.

Tricky Tracks
Presented by Dr. Nancy Moncrief, Curator of Mammalogy
In this activity campers will investigate animal tracks and make their own field guides they can use to identify tracks of local mammals. They'll learn that feet can tell us a lot about an animal's behavior. Each camper will also have the opportunity to make a replica mammal foot to take home.

Art From the Past
Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Moore, Curator of Archaeology
Junior curators will explore how people in the past used art to express themselves and communicate with each other and how archaeologists find and learn about art in the past. Students will learn about different types of art such as rock art, decorative patterns on ceramics, tattoos, and jewelry and will make some art of their own art to take home with them.

Copy a Fossil
Presented by VMNH Staff
Museum scientists often make copies of bones and teeth from fossils and recent animals in order to share them with other museums or make displays. In this special activity, each camper will get the opportunity to paint and bring home their own fossil cast (an exact copy of the original), to make it look as close to the original as they can, or make it any color they want! Perfect for the season, there will be teeth casts of reindeer, plus crocodiles and sharks, perfect to bring home for the holidays!

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$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

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