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Field Explorers Summer Camps Grades K-1

About this recurring event

Curious young learners will explore and question specimens, fossils, and animal biology.

A group of seven children in blue, camp t-shirts wearing masks watch a video off-screen.

Some animal features seem helpful but others might lead us to wonder, "What in the world do I do with that?" In these five-day camps, campers will start each morning with one question about a specific animal feature. Where they end up and just how many answers and stories they uncover will be driven by new questions and experiments they test for themselves: What do I do with a feather like this? Or a tooth?

The grade band for each camp refers to the grade a camper will be entering in the fall. Choose a theme—feathers and birds, teeth and animals—or an exhibition to pique your camper’s curiosity. The K–1 camps are A Tooth of a Tale, Feathers on Display, Wild Color, and Jurassic Oceans.

One-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 Cost
    June 13–17 CLOSED A Tooth of a Tale $500 per camper, $450 members
    June 20–24 CLOSED Feathers on Display $500 per camper, $450 members
    June 27–July 1 CLOSED Wild Color (K-1) $500 per camper, $450 members
    July 11–15 SOLD OUT Jurassic Oceans (K-1) $500 per camper, $450 members
    July 18–22  CLOSED Jurassic Oceans (K-1) $500 per camper, $450 members
    August 1–5  CLOSED Wild Color (K-1) $500 per camper, $450 members
    August 1–5 CLOSED Jurassic Oceans (K-1) $500 per camper, $450 members
   August 8–12  SOLD OUT A Tooth of a Tale $500 per camper, $450 members
    August 15–19 CLOSED Feathers on Display $500 per camper, $450 members


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