Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Summer Camp at the Museum


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. collage of camp pictures from past years


Summer Camp Registration for Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology begins April 16, 2018!

Designed for ages 5-11.

Come explore where history and fantasy connect with games, art, and science. See the world through the lens of Anthropology! Plus Whacky Wednesdays— Optional Theme-related dress up days!

Camp Dates and Times

July 9-Aug 2 2018
M-Th 8:30am-12:30pm

$110 per weekly session for Early Bird Registration (before June 14th)
$120 per weekly session after June 14th

Superheroes: July 9-12 

Grab your cape and soar into a world of super fun activities. Create comic storyboards, test your superpowers and discover some superheroes across cultures.

History’s Mysteries: July 16-19

It’s a race against time to uncover the mysteries of the past. From escape room techniques to shipwreck archaeology try your hand at discovering the facts.

Shark Week: July 23-26

In this camp we will marvel at the awesome power of sharks! We will learn about their role in the ocean and enjoy a little bit of pop culture shark lore with movie clips and more.

Locked in the Library: July 30-Aug 2

Unlock the librarian’s secrets to solve the mysteries found inside your favorite books. Live inside the experiences ripped from the pages of the adventures from beloved characters.

Registration and Refunds

Registration online begins April 16th or come to the museum to pay Monday through Thursday 11-3 pm.      

Refunds will be issued for family emergencies.  Cancellations can be made two weeks in advance.  Credits will be issued for future camps beyond that point.


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