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Summer Camps

A real behind-the-scenes museum experience! You will learn from scientists, incredible collections of artifacts and specimens, and a great team of educators at the Burke Museum on the beautiful University of Washington campus.

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2014 IS NOW OPEN!
*10% discount for Burke Members or UW Net ID.

 

Little Dinos! 

So many dinosaurs to explore! Hold a real dinosaur bone, play dinosaur games and practice being a paleontologist with a real fossil-hunter.

Half-day camp for students entering grades K-1
Drop off 8:45, Camp 9:00–Noon, Pick up by 12:15
Session 1: June 30–July 3, 2014
Session 2: July 28–August 1, 2014

$200*

Little Explorers

Make big discoveries in a camp designed for our littlest scientists! Dissect a flower, hunt for bugs and get messy as you learn how to be a lifelong nature explorer!

Half-day camp for students entering grades K-1
Drop off 8:45, Camp 9:00–Noon, Pick up by 12:15
Session 1: June 23–27, 2014
Session 2: July 21–25, 2014

$200*

Dinos

Do you love dinosaurs? Become a junior paleontologist while you search for Jurassic plants, make fossil casts, peek into collections, and more!

Full-day camp for students entering grades 2-3
Drop off 8:30, Camp 9:00–3:45, Pick up by 4:00
Session 1: June 23–27, 2014
Session 2: August 4–8, 2014

$300*

Beyond Dinos

Who ruled earth after T.rex went extinct? From megalodons to mammoths, explore the fossils left behind after the dinos through to the Ice Age.

Full-day camp for students entering grades 4-5
Drop off 8:30, Camp 9:00–3:45, Pick up by 4:00
July 7–11, 2014
$300*

Dr. Mossbreath’s Mystery

The mysterious Dr. Mossbreath is back! Join us for an intrigue-filled adventure through the collections. Where will the clues lead? Help us solve the mystery!

Full-day camp for students entering grades 4-5
Drop off 8:30, Camp 9:00–3:45, Pick up by 4:00
July 14–18, 2014
$300*

Girls in Science

Learn first-hand from UW and Burke scientists. Explore your curious side while practicing real scientific procedures, visiting labs, and making discoveries in this special girls-only camp!

The Girls in Science camp is full. Those registering will be added to a wait list.

Full-day camp for students entering grades 6-7
Drop off 8:30, Camp 9:00–3:45, Pick up by 4:00
July 21–25, 2014
$350*

Girls in Science is made possible by generous grants from the Chevron Corporation and the Cooper-Newell Foundation.

Explore Archaeology

No dinosaurs here! Discover the stories of Washington's early human inhabitants. Investigate authentic museum artifacts and learn what it takes to be an archaeologist.

Full-day camp for for students entering grades 6-8
Drop off 8:30, Camp 9:00–3:45, Pick up by 4:00
June 30–July 3, 2014
$250*


 

Drop-off/Pick-up Times

Half-Day Camps

Drop-off: 8:45 AM
Camp: 9:00 AM–Noon      
Pick-up: by 12:15 PM

Full-Day Camps

Drop-off: 8:30 AM
Camp: 9:00 AM–3:45 PM   
Pick-up: by 4:00 PM

Extended Day Care

Available for $12/day or $50/week until 5:30 PM (full-day only, not available for half-day camps)

 

More Info

Burke Education
Email: burked@uw.edu
Phone: 206-543-9681

Join!

Become a member today. A Burke Family membership pays for itself in just three visits. Enjoy free admission to Burke exhibits and programs, exclusive access to members-only events (such as Behind-the-Scenes Night), a 10% discount on summer camp registration, and receive discounts on goodies in the Burke Café and gift shop!