2014-2015 Winter Camp
December 22-23, December 26, and December 29-31 and on January 2nd.
Camp times and topics will be posted later.

2014-2015 Young Explorers Winter Science Program

Become a New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science scientist for a day! Investigate Museum exhibits, examine our fossils and specimens, speak with our paleontologists, curators and scientists! Each day we will explore a different science topic utilizing all the expertise the Museum has to offer! Classes will meet from 9am-4pm. Before care is available from 8 am-9 am and aftercare is available from 4 pm-5:00pm for an additional fee. Classes are $75 each. 10% discount for Museum members.
Daily full-day camps for children Kindergarten through 5th grade. Classes begin December 22-23, December 26, and December 29-31 and on January 2nd. No classes are available December 24th or 25th or January 1st. Before and after care available for an additional fee.

Each day's session is a stand-alone science camp. Sign up for one session, more than one, or for all of them.

  • Dinosaurs and Friends,December 27th 2013-- Why is Coelophysis our state fossil? Did you know that the oldest known mammal fossil ever discovered is on display at our Museum? Learn more about adelobasileus and many other prehistoric creatures as we trek through geologic time in the Museum!
  • Earth to Mars, December 30th 2013-- What does it take to travel to Mars? What does Mars look like on its surface? Join us as we explore space travel, Martian versus Earth geology, and much, much more!
  • Tracks and Scat, January 2n2013-- Animals can hide forever, but they always leave traces! Scat in the snow? Tracks in the mud? Don your naturalist hat and become an animal sleuth as we ferret out clues for the existence of hidden critters of ALL kinds around us.
  • New Mexicos Ice Age, January 3rd 2013-- Whats the difference between a Woolly Mammoth and a Columbian Mammoth? Who else was roaming New Mexico during the Ice Age? Find out while we explore the grasslands with mountain glaciers of Ice Age New Mexico.


You can pay for before care and aftercare in the Museum the day of your class. Please contact us to reserve your before care an/or after care placement, please contact Kelly White at Turn on JavaScript!.
Before care is from 8am - 9pm costs $10 per child. After care is from 4pm-5:30pm and costs $20 per child. Before and aftercare can be paid by check or cash at the time of drop-off or pick-up. There is no member discount for our before and aftercare program.

Safety is our primary concern for both our teachers and your campers. We will follow Museum protocol in regards to weather related closure or delays. In the event of Museum closure or delay, make-up classes will be offered if possible and at the sole discretion of Museum personnel. Please call the Museum Weather Number at 841-2800 option 8 for delays and closures.

All campers must be picked-up by 4:00 PM. Campers still at the Winter Science Program after 4:10 PM will automatically be enrolled in our aftercare program. Payment for aftercare must be made by cash or check at time of camper pick-up.
-Our camp instructors are teachers or scientists. They have all completed first aid and CPR. All instructors submit to a background check before teaching camp.
-Please note that Museum staff cannot take responsibility for dispensing prescription or over-the-counter medications.
-Campers are required to provide their own lunch, snack, and drink. Campers must wear appropriate clothing and shoes for active learning.
-The minimum number of participants for a class is 6.
Preregistration is required at BrownPaperTicket.com. 
Cancellations made within seven days before the program are subject to forfeiture of the full payment. Cancellations made prior to seven days before the program are subject to a 20% handling fee. A waiting list will be maintained for each session that is full; no deposit is required. People on the waiting list will be notified in sequential order. Full refund will be given if the session is canceled by the Museum due to low enrollment. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science reserves the right to cancel any event that does not reach a minimum of 6 participants.
2014 Young Explorer Required Waivers and Forms
Need for participation in class.  Print up, fill out and bring to first day of your class.
Video & Photo Waiver (861 KB PDF)
2012 Consent for a Minor Participation Form (2.92 MB PDF)
2012 Heath History Form (3.43 MB PDF)