Fall & Winter Break Camps 2021
When school is out, Camp is in!
Looking for something amazing for your kids to do during school breaks? At the Museum, your child will experience fun and wonder, see IMAX films and planetarium shows, and explore the marvels of our temporary exhibitions. Each day will be something new as we bring together our favorite camp themes and activities for 2021 break camps!
Camps offered for grades K – 1, 2 – 3, and 4 – 5. Purchase available camps here.
Break Camp Dates
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., daily
Fall Break Camps
November 22 – 24
$160 member, $175 nonmember
Winter Break Camps
Week 1: December 20 – 23
Week 2: December 27 – 30
$210 member, $235 nonmember
Scholarships are Available!
If you qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch, you may qualify for a scholarship that covers 50% or 100% of your camp fees. Scholarship registration is by phone only, call Guest Services at 303.370.6000, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
DMNS Camp Safety
DMNS prioritizes the health and safety of your camper. We are monitoring and will follow all public health guidelines for camps. The following procedures were implemented for 2020 camps and may change based on the most current health guidance.
Capacity for each camp will be reduced for 2021 school break camps to 20 children per group. We are monitoring all public health guidelines for camps. Once camp groups are formed, the group will remain together for the entirety of the camp registration period. As much as possible, groups will be kept separate when indoors.
Face coverings will still be required for camp staff and campers throughout the day, except during snacks, meals, and some outdoor activities. Campers and staff are allowed to wear face covering outdoors if they choose. Campers should arrive to camp with face coverings for check in.
Please note our policies and procedures have been updated to align with the current state health order for face coverings in child care settings, including camps.
Children and staff will maintain physical distance (6 ft), as much as possible. Limited group sizes, rooms and activities will be set-up to naturally support this distancing.
To help campers stay healthy we will have set times for washing hands, including when campers arrive at the Museum, before and after eating food, after using the restroom, and after touching items or surfaces that may be frequently touched by other people.
Read more about what the Museum is doing to keep our guests safe here.
*Photo above taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.
DMNS Camp Registration Form Policy
Check out our updated Camp Policies and Procedures.
Once you have purchased your camp(s), you will receive an email from CampDocs with an invitation to create a CampDoc account to then complete your CAMPER REGISTRATION FORMS. To complete your registration form, you will need information required of all State-Licensed child care programs. Each child you registered will need one form filled out, regardless of how many camps they will be attending. We encourage you to have your form completed at least three weeks before the camp start date to allow plenty of time for review and any necessary edits.
To ensure that your child has a great experience at camp and for their safety, any Camper Registration Forms not submitted for review or confirmed as “Approved” by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science one week prior to the upcoming registered camp date will have their camp registration for the purchased week forfeited without refund. The purchaser of the camp will be asked to provide the email of the individual responsible for the completion of any and all registration forms.
If your child(ren) attend public schools in the state of Colorado, there is a good chance that we already have access to their updated immunization forms in the correct format. We will not need immunizations from your camper(s). If your campers are coming from out of state, or do not attend public schools, we will need this information before they can start camp. You will be notified if we require you to submit your immunization records via your Camper Registration Form.