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Schools Out Day Camps

Throughout the school year, public schools in Missoula have conferences or teacher professional days where students are out of class. Unfortunately, most working parents do not have these days off.  On most of these days the Missoula Insectarium hosts “Schools Out Bug Camps”. These day camps are full days of fun games, activities, adventures and lots and lots of bug time.

Fall Dates
Monday 9/25
Thursday 10/19 – FULL, NO SPOTS AVAILABLE
Friday 10/20
Friday 11/10

Cost: $50, $45 for members
Length: 9am – 4pm
Ages: 5 – 11

For more information: Museum Educator, Carolyn Wiley Taber – carolyn@missoulabutterflyhouse.org

Summer Camps

 

Each summer we host three wonderful, week-long day camps here at the Insectarium. Each day features bug holding opportunities, time outside observing bugs in their natural habitat, and fun games, projects and activities.

Cost: $200, $180 for members
Length: 9am – 4pm, 5 consecutive days
Ages: 5 – 11

Camp: Insect Investigations
Dates: 6/26 – 6/30
Description: This is a camp for all future scientists! Each day campers will be conducting bug-themed experiments and will take part in the Insectarium’s upcoming Citizen Science project. Whether we’re testing out the strength of a bess beetle, building bug-inspired biomimicry inventions or documenting the insects found in our community, there will be plenty of fun and scientific discovery to go around.

Camp: Art & Arthropods
Dates: 7/17 – 7/21
Description: Art & Arthropods is a camp at the intersection of art and science. We’ll explore a wide range of bug related topics through the lens of art. We’ll learn about spider silk, camouflaging techniques, color warnings, and more by creating unique, fun and creative art projects. The camp will culminate in an Arthropod Art Show open to friends and family. We’ll spend time indoors with our Bug Ambassadors as well as time outside participating in the Insectarium’s upcoming Citizen Science project.

Camp: Bug Based MOVEments
Dates: 7/31 – 8/4
Description: Does your young bug lover have the wiggles? Does he or she learn best while moving around? Then this is the camp for them! We’ll learn by playing throughout this camp with a special focus on how arthropods move through the world. Join us to crawl like a millipede, scamper like a centipede, float like a butterfly and more. We’ll spend time indoors with our Bug Ambassadors as well as time outside running around and participating in the Insectarium’s upcoming Citizen Science project.

Camp: Ecology Adventures
Dates: 8/14 – 8/18
Description: This camp covers a wide range of arthropod related topics and approaches them through the lens of ecology; how arthropods fit into their local habitats and ecosystems. We’ll learn all about the power of camouflage, arthropods in the food chain, a range of different life cycles and so much more. We’ll learn all kinds of fun bug facts by playing games, creating art work, holding live bug ambassadors and participating in the Insectarium’s upcoming Citizen Science Project.

For more information: Museum Educator, Carolyn Wiley – carolyn@missoulabutterflyhouse.org

Click here to register for Summer Camps

 

 

As you can see, we have a good amount of fun with our Bug Campers! Scroll through for some great images from this summer’s three bug camps.