Xplorations Summer Science Adventures available at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
Xplorations Summer Science Adventures available at the Houston Museum of Natural Science New classes offered for Summer 2014

HOUSTON-Dinosaurs, robots, and wizards - oh my! These are just a few of the signs that it's once again time for Xplorations Summer Camps at The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Camps begin June 2 and run through August 15. 

"Each year, the HMNS youth education department does an incredible amount of research to update our classes, to provide a unique summer camp program for kids that is filled with adventure, creativity and fun," said Nicole Temple, director of youth education. "Our goal, through Summer Xplorations camps, is for each child to gain a deeper understanding of science and the natural world around them, and at the same time have fun ‘learning by doing.'" 

Campers can understand how mummies were made in ancient Egypt in the Mummies & Mysteries class; learn about famous inventions and create their own in Extreme Machines; study up on veterinarians and the inner workings of an animal's body in Get Set to be a Vet; dig into the past, create a cast fossil, and learn about everything from sauropods to sabertooths in Dino Claws and Shark Jaws; journey through the world of castles, kings, and queens and learn what it takes to defend a fortress in Science of the Round Table; and much more. 

Additional examples of Xplorations summer camps include: 

  • For ages 6-7: Booms and Blast-Offs; Creepy Crawlies; Kitchen Chemistry; Water Works; Man's Best Friend; Junior Science Magic; Super Hero Science and more.
  • Ages 8 - 9: Amazing Animals; Bedazzled; Master Spy Camp; Super Science Magic; Survivor; Crime Scene Investigators; the new Treasure Hunters and many others. 
  • Camps available for ages 10-12 are: Archeology 101; Design and Destroy; Mad Scientist; Senior Space Commanders; Crime Scene Investigators plus others. 

Xplorations summer camps are also available at HMNS at Sugar Land, located at 13016 University Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. Before and after camp care are also offered. Visit hmns.org or call (713) 639-4652 for Camp Catalog and camp schedules at either location. 

Registration is available now for Members. Public registration begins Monday, March 24 and can be completed online. For questions or assistance with registration, please e-mail xplorations@hmns.org or call (713) 639-4652.


The Houston Museum of Natural Science-one of the nation's most heavily attended museums-is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.


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