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SPRING MINI CAMP

Creature Features

Bryan, TX — The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce its Spring Mini Camp program, Creature Features, March 11-15.  

The animal kingdom is filled with creatures with unique features! Join our fun as we travel around the world studying the amazing vision, hearing, & locomotion of select animals, and their incredible hunting and survival skills. Through lessons, interactive games, and crafts, we will discover fascinating creature features found throughout the animal kingdom. 

 

Campers will also enjoy specimens and exhibits from the Museum’s Collections, a rare opportunity to see real items illustrating the fascinating abilities of many animals.

Students may come for one day, for several days, or even all five. Explore  different animal topics including: Enhanced Eyes & Ears; Teeth, Tongue & Taste; Animal Armor; Terrific Tales; Fancy Feet. Join us for adventures in creature features!  

 

Studying history and science helps children, ages 4-12, to learn and understand the world around them. The Brazos Valley Museum Natural History offers children learning opportunities in a safe, fun, and educational setting. 

Monday, March 11, 2024: Enhanced Eyes & Ears 

Our eyes and ears will be on the animal kingdom as we learn about how animal eyes and ears work. We will investigate how some animals can see in the dark, how some depend on their ears to stay cool, and much more. Come learn with us as we study these creatures’ features up close to understand how they work for each animal’s advantage.

  

Tuesday, March 12, 2024: Teeth, Tongue, & Taste 

Did you know that there are some animals that use their tongues to help them smell? Or, that we  can learn about an animal’s diet just by studying their teeth? Today animals open their mouths wide as we explore the important role their teeth and tongue play in helping them to survive. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024: Animals Armor  

An animal’s armor may come in the form of fur, feathers, or scales. Jump into the animal  kingdom with us as we learn how animals use their armor for protection, to hide from predators, or to show off their creature features.

Thursday, March 14, 2024: Terrific Tails 

Why do animals have tails? From a rattlesnake’s tail that rattles a warning, to animals that use their tails for balance or communication, we will discover creatures in the animal kingdom that  teach us why tails are so important.

 

Friday, March 15, 2024: Fancy Feet 

Why are there so many types of feet in the animal kingdom? Some feet are made for walking, others for swimming, and others are perfect for hunting. As we explore the world of animals and  their different habitats, we will focus on their locomotion as well as how their specialized feet help them to survive.

The Museum facilities include classroom areas, the Discovery Room, and a  40-acre park, all used to enhance the learning experience. Staff members are experienced teachers and, to ensure personalized instruction, classes are kept small. Classes fill up quickly, so register online today!

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Monday, March 11

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Enhanced Eyes & Ears

TUESDAY, March 12

9 a.m - 3  p.m.

Teeth, Tongue, & Taste

WEDNESDAY, March 13

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Animals Armor

Thursday, March 14

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Terrific Tails

Friday, March 15

9 AM - 3 PM

Fancy Feet

Registration

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.

Camp Prices

Members:

$60 per camp day (plus a 5% Registration Fee)

Non-Members:

$65 per camp day (plus a 5% Registration Fee)

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

Additional Discounts

Full Session Discount: $10 discount offered for registration of all 5 sessions

Sibling Discount: $2 per session discount offered for each additional child

Refund Policy

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

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