Winter Mini-Camp

Mad Scientists

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce its Winter Mini Camp program, Mad Scientists, on December 21-23, 28-30.

Winter Mini-Camp 2015Mad about rocks, stars, fossils, weather, or the ocean? Ever wonder what it might be like to be a scientist? Kids ages 4-12 can become a Junior Scientist at BVMNH’s Mad Scientist Winter Mini Camp! Each day is an adventure in a different field of science. Explore a variety of scientific disciplines through experiments, interactive lessons, crafts games, and more. Go mad about science at your local natural history museum!


2015 Camp Dates

Monday, December 21 - Meteorologist
Tuesday, December 22 - Marine Biologist
Wednesday, December 23 - Paleontologist
Monday, December 28 - Astronomer
Tuesday, December 29 - Chemist
Wednesday, December 30 - Geologist

Camp Activities

Studying science and history helps children, ages 4-12, to learn and understand the world around them. The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History offers children learning opportunities in a safe, fun, and educational setting. Through non-traditional teaching techniques, fascinating lessons and activities, and supplemented with real Museum specimens. Campers will explore the secrets behind several scientific disciplines!

Students may come for one day, for several days, or even all six! Fields of science to be explored include:  meteorology; marine biology; paleontology; astronomy; chemistry; and geology.  

The Museum facilities include classroom areas, the Discovery Room, and a 40-acre park, all used to enhance the  learning experience.  Our staff members are experienced teachers and, to ensure personalized instruction, classes are kept small, with a teacher to student ratio of 1:10.  Of course, this means classes fill up quickly, so don’t wait to register! Register on line at:

Camp Details

WHERE: All Winter Mini Camp sessions take place at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

WHO: The programs are designed for children ages 4-12.

WHEN: Camp will run from 9 am to 3 pm. Before and After Camp Care is available for an additional fee of $5.00 per hour. All campers must arrange Before and After Camp Care prior to the day needed. Late fees may be assessed for late pick-up.

MEALS: Lunch must be provided for all children. Please include 2 snacks and a water bottle.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required for your children to attend, and one-half of the total registration fee is needed to hold your child’s space.

Brochure and Registration Form [PDF]

Museum programs fill quickly, so please register early. To register your child or children for this program, please submit one form per child.

Mail completed registration form(s) and payment to:
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Attn: Winter Mini Camp
3232 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, Texas 77802

OR this form can be faxed to the Museum at (979) 774-0252. A check must be received at the above address within five (5) working
days either by mail or in person or your child’s reservation will be

OR visit to register online. A check must be received at the above address within five (5) working days either by mail or in person or your child’s reservation will be cancelled.

  • All registrants must pay in advance.
  • Registrations accepted on a first come, first served basis.


Full Session Discount: If you enroll your child for all 6 sessions, you will receive $2 off each day.

Sibling Discount: $2 off each session for each additional child.

Refund Policy

*Refunds are not available unless a replacement camper is located to fill the vacancy.