Field Explorers Summer Camps Grades 6-8

About this recurring event

Budding scientists will explore and get an up-close look at how museum experts research and create the displays seen at the museum.

Several students and an instructor observing a soil sample in the museum's outside gardens.

In our one-week camp sessions, tween campers will explore our special exhibition Jurassic Oceans: Monsters of the Deep. They’ll explore the dinosaur halls, practice making scientific observations, and learn how we study animals from the past.

In the two-week camp, participants will get a look at what the scientists of the Field Museum collect and choose to exhibit. They'll learn from the professionals who make the collections into the dynamic displays and interactions you see in the Field’s halls. Using the skills developed in this camp, participants go on to design and create their own displays to be shown in a one-time-only exhibition

The grade band for each camp refers to the grade a camper will be entering in the fall. One- and two-week sessions run Monday–Friday, 9am–3pm. Aftercare is available until 5pm for an additional $125, and space is limited.

Scholarship applications have closed for 2022 summer camps.

COVID safety requirements

All attendees five years of age or older will be required to show valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Valid proof of vaccination consists of one of the following: vaccination card, photocopy of vaccination card, digital record or app, or printed record from vaccine provider. Face masks must be worn throughout the duration of camps, except when eating or drinking.

When you register for camp, you’ll be required to sign an agreement to adhere to the Field Museum’s COVID-19 Attendance Policy.

Find the perfect camp option

Dates Theme One week Two weeks
    June 20–July 1 CLOSED Making your Case  
$900 per camper, $800 members
    July 11–15  SOLD OUT Jurassic Oceans $500 per camper, $450 members  
    August 1–12 CLOSED Making your Case   $900 per camper, $800 members
    August 15–19 CLOSED Jurassic Oceans $500 per camper, $450 members  


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