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 party

Birthday Parties

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

Night in the Museum

Enjoy interactive activities, meet live animals, and sleep next to lions, bears, or dinosaurs during Night in the Museum! » More
three campers working on a project

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
summer campers hunting for insects

Academy Explorers Summer Camp

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

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
teen camp

Academy Teen Programs

Teens ages 13–16 can attend either Animal or Invertebrate Husbandry Camp. » More
Young museum visitors look as specimens during a bicentennial event


Create crafts, engage in special activities, examine museum specimens, and meet live animals on selected weekends and holidays. » More
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Make a difference, browse our programs, and get involved with the natural world.