Travel back in time to explore The First Stargazers! Experience how ancient eyes saw the sky above. Your guide is Nashira, a friendly time traveler who reveals amazing tales from cultures all across the globe. Witness the very first stargazer making a moon calendar out of animal bone 30,000 years ago. Discover Kukulkan, the feathered serpent god of the Maya. You will also tower above the Giza pyramids, fly around fascinating Stonehenge, and have many more ancient adventures!
The cost is a $10 flat fee for 2-day morning care.
There is no late care available.
Grades 1-2. Discover new and rediscover old favorites from the wonderful world of dinosaurs! Examine real dinosaur fossils, think like a paleontologist, and learn how these amazing reptiles lived.
Grade K4-K5. Campers will learn why bugs are so important to our environment, how they defend themselves, what they eat and where they live. There will be lots to learn as we get up close and personal with live bugs from around the world!
Grades 1-2. Not every prehistoric animal was a dinosaur! Discover animals that lived before, during and after the time of the dinosaurs by investigating fossils.
Grade K4-K5. Junior geologists will discover how to compare and classify many different types of rocks and minerals. Each child will be sent home with the start of a rock collection that can be added to for years to come.
Grades 3-4. Spend your camp days with MPM educators and scientists learning about the science of dinosaurs and paleontology. Conduct a museum Dino Dig, investigate how geology informs us about the past, present and dig into the relationships between the extinct dinosaurs and creatures still living today. We'll research prehistoric timelines and create your very own set of fossils.
Grade K4-K5. This camp will introduce the Museum's family of prehistoric creatures and discover where they were found, what life was like when they roam the earth and the important roles of scientists doing the digging! If your child loves the Third Planet exhibit, this camp will be a hit!
Grades 3-4. Got mummies? We do! Join us for Mummy madness as we use the Museum's exhibit, Crossroads of Civilization: Ancient Worlds of the Near East & Mediterranean, as our research lab. Campers will investigate the science of mummification by wrapping a replica mummy, match wits with the Museum's famous Mummy Trivia Quiz, and get up close and personal with the Museum's two Egyptian mummies, Djed-Hor and Padi-Heru.
Grade K4-K5. The four layers of the Rainforest each provide different habitats for different animals. we'll learn about the familiar and the unique, from the frogs to the vultures as we explore and create.
Grade K4-K5. The ocean is one of the most interesting places on earth! Campers will learn about out amazing ocean ecosystems, dive deep into ocean activities and visit our undersea exhibitions to discover the secrets of the depths.
Grade K4-K5. If your child is a fan of MPM, this camp will provide information about exhibits that not many people know! We're willing to share our stories and provide a tool for each child to take home and be the expert on their next visit.
Grade K4-K5. We will use all of our senses as we listen for animal growls and calls, feel furs and hides and search for the best camouflaged animals in Africa. Which is the king of the savannah> What can we fins at the watering hole? find out the answers in this camp!
Grade K4-K5. The Museum is filled with different instruments and traditions from around the world/ let's travel around the globe to learn how instruments and music changed. We'll create music of our own from instruments from our collection!
Grade K4-K5. Paleontologists face a lot of questions in the field. We will look as the tools and techniques used to plot a dinosaur dig and ways to answer all those questions! Through digging into discovery, we will learn about some of tour Museum's oldest occupants. (Some content will be the same as Dinosaurs 101).
Grade K4-K5. 3...2...1... BLAST OFF! We'll visit MPM's planetarium together to learn about our solar system! We'll be able to see moons and constellations and learn about what makes our Earth special and different. Afterwards, we'll travel to other parts of the world to hear the stores different cultures passed down about the constellations they saw in the sky.
Grade K4-K5. There is nothing like the elegance of a flying butterfly! we will learn all about this beautiful insect through stories, an interactive metamorphosis activity and projects. Of course the day wouldn't be complete without a visit to out Butterfly Vivarium where dozens of live butterflies will fly around us as we celebrate all we learned.
Grade K4-K5. All aboard the Milwaukee Public Museum's streetcar to travel back in time to the Streets of Old Milwaukee! we'll compare what life was like a long time ago to today as we learn about daily life, visit the stores and homes in the Streets exhibit, and handle some real life artifacts that people long ago used in work and play.
Grades 1-2. Get up close to real live insects from around the world in this camp! Learn what insects eat, where they live and the important jobs they have in our environment.
Grades 3-4. Our beautiful planet has so many interesting and intricate ecosystems, and the Milwaukee Public Museum brings them right into our community! Come along for a close look at worldwide plants, animals, and humans, and the ways in which these systems are different, the same, but sill connected.