Schools Out Day Camps

Throughout the year there are a few days that schools across Missoula close for teacher development programs or other events. Unfortunately for many working parents these dates don’t always line up with traditional office holidays. Missoula Insectarium is excited to host School’s Out Day Camps on many of these dates to give kids a fun, safe place to explore and learn while their parents are at work. These day camps are full days of fun games, activities, adventures, and lots and lots of bug time.

Spring 2019 Dates
Monday, January 21st
Monday, February 11th
Monday, February 18th
Friday, March 8th
Monday, April 22nd

Cost: $50, $45 for members
Length: 9 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: 5 – 11 p.m.

Sign your kids up for School’s Out Bug Camp today on our registration page!

For more information: Museum Educator, Carolyn Wiley Taber –

Summer Camps

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

Cost: $200, $180 for members
Length: 9 p.m. – 4 p.m. for 5 consecutive days
Ages: 5 – 11 p.m.

We plan to release our camp dates, descriptions and registrations for 2019 shortly! If you would like to join our mailing list to stay in the loop and get alerts when registration for this year’s camps open – enter your email in the space provided on the right of this page.

A few testimonials from past camp parents:

“I won’t hesitate to look for this camp and include it in our summer scheduling next year! I have video of my son presenting his science fair project to me and it is something I will cherish forever. He already knew so much about bugs, but he shocked me with the big words he was using and explanation of concepts that I don’t even fully understand. It was a super proud mom moment!” – parent of a past camper

“A month later and I’m still hearing bits and pieces of things Morgan learned, and memories from her time in camp.” – parent of a past bug camper

“On the drive home each day, my two kids and their two friends would go on and on relaying all the bug facts they learned each day. They would excitedly talk over each other, getting louder and louder, kindly correcting each other … I wish I recorded it. It was hilarious and they all learned a tremendous amount!” – parent of a past bug camper


For more information: Museum Educator, Carolyn Taber –



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.