Family Programs

Whether it's camp, field trips, birthday parties, or more, sign up for enjoyable and memorable programs for families and children. You can also participate in family-friendly festivals and museum activities.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child's birthday with dinosaurs, butterflies, hands-on activities, and personalized attention from our staff. » More

Safari Overnights

Enjoy interactive activities, meet live animals, and sleep next to lions, bears, or dinosaurs during our Safari Overnights. » More

Spring Break Academy Explorers Camp

Spring Break Academy Explorers Camp invites campers to learn about natural science in a safe, fun, and  engaging way. » More

Academy Explorers Summer Camp

Real science is real fun all summer long with Academy Explorers Summer Camp. » More

September Explorers Camp

Campers will discover the fascinating world of dinosaurs, insects, and even the Academy’s live animals during this special Explorers Camp. » More

Tiny Tot Explorers

Younger children (ages 3–5) and their favorite adults can join us in exploring nature through games, crafts, songs, and museum adventures. » More


Create crafts, engage in special activities, examine museum specimens, and meet live animals on selected weekends and holidays. » More

Family Field Trips and Workshops

Family workshops and field trips feature hands-on experiences with nature, whether it's shell collecting, identifying wildlife, or hunting for fossils. » More
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