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Winter Camp


Nature Museum Winter Camp 2020 registration is now open!

Nature doesn’t take a break in the winter, and neither does camp at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! We love to teach and learn about nature in all weather—even snow! This winter break, the Nature Museum will be hosting its annual Winter Camp, embracing all that Mother Nature has to offer during our coldest months.

Campers ages 4 to 11 can join the Museum for one to four fun-filled days of child-led outdoor play, science activities, live animal encounters, and more! A healthy snack will be provided to campers daily. Join other camp families for complementary coffee at the Museum every morning during drop-off!

“He talked about [winter camp] more than he talks about an average school day! He was a little apprehensive going to a new place and I was thrilled he said he loved it after his first day! I will do this camp for both kids next year! Good job!” - Camp Parent

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Camp Dates

Starting planning your winter break now! Winter Camp will take place on the following days:

  • Monday, December 30, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
  • Friday, January 3, 2020

Winter Camp works with your schedule. Register your camper for one, two, three, or all four days.

New this year: Extended hours! Camp takes place daily from 9am to 2:30pm.

4-Year-Old Camp

Four Year Old Campers

Our youngest campers nurture their natural curiosities as they observe, explore, and play each day at camp. Our Winter Camp staff will help these young campers explore and notice the different living things that survive in our backyard habitats all winter long.

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5 & 6-Year Old Camp

Five and Six Year Old Campers

These campers use their natural ability to explore, investigate, and question the world around them during this unique winter camp experience. Our Winter Camp staff is excited to play, and help guide campers to make discoveries as they explore and learn about winter's survivors.

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7 to 11-Year-Old Camp

Seven and Eight Year Old Campers

Our oldest campers use their science skills through investigations, experiments, and explorations of the Nature Museum and the outdoors. Winter Camp also provides campers a chance to collaborate and share what they learn with their team, strengthening communication skills and fostering friendships

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Registration is now open! Register your camper by Monday, Novemebr 25, 2019 and save $10 on the daily rate. Plus, save 15% when you register for all four days.

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Please email the Camp Director at with further questions.

Save on camp pricing when you become a Nature Museum member. Click here to become a Museum member or renew your membership!

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