Winter Camps

winter camp

December 30, December 31 

9 a.m.–3 p.m.
$45 per day (Members $40)
Registration required by December 23
Contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or email 
Payment is due at time of registration.
Post-camp child care is available from 3–6 p.m. for an additional $10 per child, per day.

Experience the fun and excitement of summer camp in December! Investigate science and culture over your winter break at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Each day of camp features new experiments, exhibition explorations, and creative activities for ages 6–13. Sign up for one or both days. 

Monday, December 30 
Peculiar Paleontology (Ages 6–7) 
Investigate prehistoric life to the extreme, from a gigantic mosasaur to tiny mammals
that shared the dinosaurs’ world! Investigate fossils, feathers, and more as you get
an inside look at Mesozoic paleontology.

Egyptian Exploration (Ages 8–10) *SOLD OUT 
Learn about the fascinating customs, crafts, and culture of ancient Egyptians by
exploring Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt. Try your hand at hieroglyphics, pottery, model
mummification, and more.

Tuesday, December 31 
Life on the Nile (Ages 6–7) 
Journey up the Nile to discover awesome ancient Egypt. Learn about the role of
animals in Egyptian life and lore. Explore the secret life of beetles by observing live
insects and seeing how they measure up to the mystical ancient Egyptian scarab.
Rockhounds (Ages 8–10) *SOLD OUT 
Take your interest in rocks to the next level with this in-depth geology investigation.
Examine rocks, gems, minerals, and fossils in the lab and in our exhibition halls.
Conduct experiments with model magma and lava to explore how geologic events
change the face of the earth.
Bringing Paleontology to Life (Ages 11–13) 
Learn about the science and art that go into recreating a view of prehistoric life
based on fossils from the field. Explore the collections to investigate ideas about
dinosaur skin, muscles, and movement.


Inclement Weather

Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation of programs, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, and WPXI.


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