Museum Summer Camps


Space Camp

A child jumps onto a stomp rocket launcher in front of the museum.

Learn  about space science through hands-on activities.  Topics include the aurora, rockets, our Solar System, and more. Experience the wonder of outer space with us this summer!


Session I: May 31-June 2, 2023. 9 am-noon. For 5-7 year olds.
$90 (non-member),  $75 (UAMN member)

Session II: June 5-9, 2023. 9 am-noon. For 8-12 year olds. 
$150 (non-member), $115 (UAMN member)

Taught by UAMN educators.

Register by May 12. $25 deposit due at time of registration.
Scholarships available. Inquire at

Space Camp is proudly presented by Dr. Walt & Marita Babula.

UAMN image by J.Arseneau

NASA partner logoNASA HEAT logo


UAMN is a partner in the NASA Heliophysics Education  Activation Team (HEAT). NASA HEAT supported under cooperative agreement number NNH15ZDA004C.



Bug Camp

For students entering grades 3-7

Session I: July 17-21, 2023, 9 am-noon. CAMP FULL.
Session II:
July 24-28, 2023, 9 am-noon. CAMP FULL.
Clipart of a beetle on a dark green background.
Learn about Alaska’s insects and their relatives - from our beautiful butterflies and dragonflies to our less-loved mosquitoes and spiders. Through field, forest and pond, under rocks, in flowers and everywhere else, we’ll collect (catch and release some, keep others to build a collection of preserved specimens campers can take home) and study these fascinating many-legged tiny animals.

Session I taught by Derek Sikes, UAMN Curator of Insects, and Melissa Sikes, Natural Resource Education Specialist at the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District .
Session II taught by Taylor Kane, UAF Ph.D student.

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.


Interested in Adult Bug Camp? Read more here.

Visit our Virtual Museum page or check the calendar for additional opportunities.