Summer Camp 2014

Summer Camp at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology encourages creative activities to learn about other people, places and time periods throughout the world. Using hands-on activities, like drama, science, music, cooking, and art, children will travel the world, learning about people and cultures. For Children Ages 5-11. 

 Summer camp photo of someone laughing

Creativity, friendship and fun at summer camp!

Children and instructor gather around a sink.

Hogwarts Potions Academy makes chemistry magical.


Summer Camp Registration for Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology begins Tuesday, April 1, 2014! 

Come in person or mail in your applications.  Brand new themes for a half day schedule. Designed for ages 5-11. 

Fun begins June 30, 2014

Price Per Session:  Monday-Thursdays  Half Day (a.m. ) price is $75 a week.  Please note that Week 1 is a short week  - Monday-Wednesday.  The price for this week is per day $25 or $75 for all three days (the museum will be closed July 3rd and 4th).

2014 Camp Schedule

Week I June 30-July 2     Explore Fantasy Worlds— Three camps in one week

Pick and choose or sign up for all three! $25 per camp day.

Mon-Harry Potter/ Tues-Dr. Who/ Wed-Pirates of Caribbean

Find out the answers to these questions and more: What’s your patronus?

What do time lords know about aliens? Did pirates really walk the plank?                                                                                                              

Week II July 7– July 10  Shipwreck Archaeology

The museum’s exhibit tells the story of navigation and the shipwreck of the Frolic in 1850. 

How do archaeologists explore underwater? Find out about famous shipwrecks.

Week III July 14-17     Cosmic Volcanoes

Volcanoes are essential to life on Earth.  Could they be the key to finding life beyond Earth?

Discover the most active volcano in our solar system. Can volcanoes be icy cold?

Week IV July 21-24   Jungle Safari

Explore the jungle ecosystems in Africa, Asia, South America and Australia. 

Go on a Symbiotic Safari to see the relationships between animals on these continents.

Click here for summer camp registration form. 

Make checks payable to:  CSUC Research Foundation  

Come to the museum to pay or mail to:  Museum of Anthropology CSU, Chico, CA 95929-0400                                                              

Have questions? Give us a call or send a quick email!
Phone: 530-898-5397    


Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday 11-3

Monday-Thursday 11-3

Closed between exhibitions.  See exhibition schedule for specific dates.

Note: The Museum of Anthropology is completely wheelchair accessible.

Our Location

The museum is located in the Meriam Library complex, next to the Janet Turner Museum


Museum of Anthropology
CSU, Chico 95929-0400

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Phone: 530-898-5397

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