School Break Camps

Welcome to the Tallahassee Museum’s camp program!  As a nationally accredited history and natural science museum, we are excited to bring science and the arts, to life through engaging hands-on activities.  Our integrated approach implements creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication into each day’s lesson plan. From encounters with wildlife to exploring cultural heritage, your child will have an enriching camp experience at the Tallahassee Museum. 

For more information, please check out the Parent Handbook below. If you still have questions, then please email registrations@tallahasseemuseum.org

2022-2023 Day Camps!

REGISTRATIONS

Day camps are designed for Kindergarten – 5th graders.
For Preschool Camps (ages 3-5 years, fully potty trained) register here!

Camp is from 9am-4pm $55 members/$60 nonmember

Extended care is 7:45am-9am and 4pm-5:30pm for $8

Must register online.

Online registration will close 72 hours before the start of camp.

A $25 administrative fee for program date/time change is applied to any change made in addition to the allowed change, or one that is less than 2 weeks prior.
Please see Parent Handbook for information on refunds.

Tree to Tree Adventure Camps: Parents must complete the Tree-to-Tree e-zwaiver prior to day camp. Children 41” – 60” tall may use the TREEmendous Adventures Course, $15 per child. Children at least 54” tall may use the Canopy Crossing Course, $25 per child. You will pay this fee the morning of camp – cash, check, or credit card
****Fees are in addition to the camp fee.  Tree to Tree waivers must be filled out each time your child participates in the course.***

CAMP LUNCH PROGRAM

The Museum’s Trail Break Café offers a lunch program for K-5th grade campers. Lunch order forms may be downloaded from the forms section. Forms should be filled out by a parent or guardian, and sent with payment to camp with campers.

FORMS

Parent Handbook (please review this)

Pick Up Authorization (in addition to any names your provided during registration)

Medication Dispense Form (if your camper(s) needs to take medication during camp hours)

Camp Lunch Form (if you want to purchase lunch from the museum)

DAY CAMP 2022-2023

For Preschool Camps (ages 3-5 years, fully potty trained) register here!

December 19 – Winter Wonderland

We may not get real snow here, but we will make fake snow and bake cinnamon cookies. Campers will get to use the resources around them to make beautiful works of art. They can even make gifts for their friends and family. Together we will enjoy all the fun things of winter.

SOLD OUT – email registrations@tallahasseemuseum.org for waitlist

For Preschool Camps (ages 3-5 years, fully potty trained) register here!

December 20 – Kitchen Chemistry

Campers will learn how to make a fire on a wood-fired stove. We will then practice some simple recipes and the chemistry behind them.

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For Preschool Camps (ages 3-5 years, fully potty trained) register here!

December 21 – Migration and the Winter Solstice – T2T

Together we will discover animals that migrate to warmer areas this time of the year. Manatees travel to warmer waters and birds fly south for the winter.
Parents must complete the Tree-to-Tree e-zwaiver  to day camp. Children 41” – 60” tall may use the TREEmendous Adventures Course, $15 per child. Children at least 54” tall may use the Canopy Crossing Course, $25 per child. You will pay this fee the morning of camp – cash, check, or credit card
****Fees are in addition to the camp fee.  Tree to Tree waivers must be filled out each time your child participates in the course.***

Register Here

For Preschool Camps (ages 3-5 years, fully potty trained) register here!

December 22 – Radical Reptiles

Let’s learn about the 4 reptiles! Here at the museum we can find them all. We will learn about their similarities and differences; we will even meet some up close!

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For Preschool Camps (ages 3-5 years, fully potty trained) register here!

December 23 – Winter Traditions

People from all over the world have different traditions this time of the year. Campers will learn about these traditions, taste some food, and have fun!

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For Preschool Camps (ages 3-5 years, fully potty trained) register here!

December 27 – International Visit a Zoo Day

In honor of International Visit a Zoo Day, campers will learn all about the museum’s animals and all the work behind taking care of them.

Register Here

For Preschool Camps (ages 3-5 years, fully potty trained) register here!

December 28 – Dino Mite

Campers will spend the day learning about dinosaurs and fossils. What did dinosaurs eat? What happened to the dinosaurs? We will explore different fossils and try to dig up the past.

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For Preschool Camps (ages 3-5 years, fully potty trained) register here!

December 29 – Histories Mysteries

The Tallahassee Museum has a lot of history. Together we will explore the historic buildings, discover the past, and learn what it was like to be a child in the 1880s.

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For Preschool Camps (ages 3-5 years, fully potty trained) register here!

December 30 – Zip into the New Year – T2T

Learn about different New Year traditions and make crafts to go along with them. Campers will be ready to count down to the New Year!
Campers will also participate in Tree to Tree Adventures in the morning.
Parents must complete the Tree-to-Tree e-zwaiver  to day camp. Children 41” – 60” tall may use the TREEmendous Adventures Course, $15 per child. Children at least 54” tall may use the Canopy Crossing Course, $25 per child. You will pay this fee the morning of camp – cash, check, or credit card
****Fees are in addition to the camp fee.  Tree to Tree waivers must be filled out each time your child participates in the course.***

Register Here

January 3 – Mammals, Reptiles, and Birds: What’s the Difference?

Campers will learn the similarities and differences of mammals, reptiles, and birds. With the help of live animals and biofacts, campers will have a better understanding of the different animals they see in nature.

Register Here

For Preschool Camps (ages 3-5 years, fully potty trained) register here!

 

COMING SOON

February 20 – Jr. Zoo Keeper

Campers will learn what it is like to be a zookeeper. It is important to have knowledge about the animals and know what makes them happy and healthy.

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March 13 – World Wildlife Day

This year, World Wildlife Day (WWD) has been celebrated under the theme “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”. The celebrations sought to draw attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora, and to drive discussions towards imagining and implementing solutions to conserve them.

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March 14 – Grossology

Today we will be testing different slimes, learning about the digestive system, and play in the mud. Plan to get dirty and smelly!

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March 15 – T2T – Outdoor Explorers

Campers will get a chance to participate in Tree to Tree Adventures. Then they will learn how to stay safe while exploring nature. We will learn how to build a campfire and enjoy the sounds of nature.
Parents must complete the Tree-to-Tree e-zwaiver  to day camp. Children 41” – 60” tall may use the TREEmendous Adventures Course, $15 per child. Children at least 54” tall may use the Canopy Crossing Course, $25 per child. You will pay this fee the morning of camp – cash, check, or credit card
****Fees are in addition to the camp fee.  Tree to Tree waivers must be filled out each time your child participates in the course.***

Register Here

March 16 – Jim Gary and his 21st Century Dinos

In honor of Jim Gary’s birthday, we are celebrating his life and accomplishments. We will tour our collection of dinosaurs made from recycled car parts, create our own recycled projects, and

March 17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Campers will learn the real history of Saint Patrick. They will learn about shamrocks, paint with all things greens, and enjoy a Saint Patrick’s Day snack! Please let us know if your camper has any allergies or dietary restrictions.

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March 21 – International Day of Forests

We will explore the different forests we have on the 52 acre property! Put your walking shoes on because we will spend the day outside appreciating nature and everything it has to offer. We will even make a fire!

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April 7 – Things that Fly – T2T

Birds fly. Insects fly. Planes fly. Campers fly..? Today we will discover all things that fly including campers! They will get to participate in Tree to Tree Adventures!
Parents must complete the Tree-to-Tree e-zwaiver  to day camp. Children 41” – 60” tall may use the TREEmendous Adventures Course, $15 per child. Children at least 54” tall may use the Canopy Crossing Course, $25 per child. You will pay this fee the morning of camp – cash, check, or credit card
****Fees are in addition to the camp fee.  Tree to Tree waivers must be filled out each time your child participates in the course.***

Register Here