Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Summer Camp 2023

Travel the World without Leaving Home!

Summer Camp at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology encourages creative activities to learn about other people, places, and periods worldwide. Each day our expert teachers and college student aides provide daily adventures with local guests, stories, experiments, or art projects to bring the topic to life. For Children Ages 5-11

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Ages 5-11
M-Th 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$150 per session or $280 for both!
Museum Camp @ CSU’s Valene Smith Museum of Anthropology
Registration begins April 17

kids working on an activity at a table
Campers do ceramics
boy doing an excavation activity

Week 1 Rock, Sand, & Clay: Earth Science Meets Art

July 17-20, 2023

Campers will marvel at the subterranean tunnel that welcomes them into the Main Gallery and the secret world beneath our feet. Campers will find out how fossils get made, that we live near a volcano, and how to use soil for painting, tattoos, and tie-dye art. This camp offers immersive, interactive experiences to discover the art and science of soil.

Activities Include Tie Dye, Volcanos, Rocks, Tattoos, Ancient Writing, Fungi & more.

Week 2 Movies & Storytelling: Travel the World in Films

July 24-27, 2023

Everyone loves a good story and movie. Against the backdrop of the North Gallery’s new Film Tourism exhibit, campers will explore the magic and stories that connect us to different worlds, both real and imagined. Campers will see snippets of movies that link us to activities and hands-on projects. Grab a friend and step into the fandom and fun that the silver screen creates for everyone.

Activity Themes; Ocean: Nemo & Dory; Africa: Wakanda World; Asia: Raya & Last Dragon; Americas: Coco & Turtle Island