SPRING MINI CAMP
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce its Spring Mini Camp program, Canine Connections, from 9 am to 3 pm on March 13, 14, 16, and 17.
As the first domesticated animal, dogs have lived with humans throughout recorded history. This week, we will connect with canines as we learn all about their ancestors, and how modern dogs continue to play important roles in our communities. Campers will also enjoy Dog Tales: The Human Canine Connection, a new special Museum exhibit showcasing the fascinating natural history of dogs, their closest canine relatives, and their special bond with humans.
Studying science and history helps children learn and understand the world around them. The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History offers children ages 4 through 12 learning opportunities in a safe, fun, and educational setting. Through non-traditional teaching techniques, creative activities, and Museum artifacts, campers will explore the natural world!
Monday, March 13th: Wolves & Coyotes
Can you tell a wolf and coyote apart? Today we will learn all about these canine species, where they are found, how they survive, and even how they are portrayed in popular childhood stories.
Tuesday, March 14th: Foxes
Did you know that Grey foxes are the only canine species that can retract their claws? Learn all about this, as well as many more fun facts that make foxes a popular and interesting animal.
Wednesday, March 15th: Jackals & Wild Dogs
Jackals and wild dogs, both relatives to the wolves, coyotes, and foxes, have amazing features and adaptations that allow them to thrive in all forms of environments around the world. Travel with us as we learn about these habitats and how these fellow canines have learned to survive and thrive there.
Thursday, March 16th: Prehistoric Dogs
Long before domesticated dogs, prehistoric canines such as Leptocyon and the Dire Wolf roamed the land. Today we will learn all about prehistoric animals and explore the journey of how they became companions to humans.
Friday, March 17th: Modern Dogs
Have you ever heard dogs referred to as “man’s best friend?” From Great Danes to Chihuahuas, we’ll explore modern dog breeds, the roles they play in today’s society, and the human canine connection.
The Museum facilities include classroom areas, the Discovery Room, and a 40-acre park, all used to enhance the learning experience. Museum staff members are experienced educators and classes are organized by age groups. Of course, this means classes fill up quickly, so don’t wait to register!
Monday, March 13
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wolves & Coyotes
TUESDAY, March 14
9 a.m - 3 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, March 15
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Jackals & Wild Dogs
Thursday, March 16
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, March 17
9 AM - 3 PM
Online registration is the preferred registration method. Please click the reserve now button to register. Pre-registration is required for your child to attend, and one-half of the total registration fee is needed to hold your child’s space. Museum programs fill quickly, so please register early.
Please note our registration policies:
All registrants must pay in advance.
Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Telephone registrations cannot be accepted.
To register your child or children for this program, please submit one form per child using one of the following methods:
Register by Mail
Mail completed registration form(s) and payment to:
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Attn: Spring Mini Camp
3232 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, Texas 77802
Register by Fax
Fax this form 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 cancelled.
$55 per camp day (plus a 5% Registration Fee)
$60 per camp day (plus a 5% Registration Fee)
All registrants must pay in advance. Registrations accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Full Session Discount: $10 discount offered for registration of all 5 sessions
Sibling Discount: $2 per session discount offered for each additional child
Refunds are not available unless a replacement camper is located to fill the vacancy.
Winter Mini Camp 2023: Train TravelersBVMNH’s Train Travelers Winter Mini Camp is an entertaining adventure all about the world of trains. Each day features interactive lessons, games, and crafts featuring trains. Join us as we explore the world of trains.
Monday, December 18: All about TrainsWhy do trains have so many wheels? How does a train stay on the tracks? We will answer this and more as we learn all about parts of a train, how some trains work, and the first railroad tracks.
Tuesday, December 19: Trains in HistoryWe will travel back in time to learn about the first railroads and when train travel was very popular. We will discover how trains changed over time and how railroads shaped towns, including Bryan/College Station.
Wednesday, December 20: Careers with TrainsWhat goes on behind the scenes in the train world? We’ll explore some fascinating careers in the world of locomotives. From train conductors to signal engineers, we’ll examine the people who help trains travel, and how they stay safe around trains.
Thursday, December 21: Types of TrainsTrains have come a long way since the first steam locomotive. Jump aboard as we travel through time to see a variety of trains throughout history. Why were steam engines, freight trains, passenger trains, and even circus trains created, and how did they work?
Friday, December 22: Trains TodayToday, you can still ride on a vintage steam train at only 15 miles per hour. This is quite different from some modern trains that allow us to travel at more than 200 miles per hour! What new train technology helped make this possible? Join us as we learn about technological advances, famous trains in movies, the popular model train hobby, and more!