Petaluma Wildlife & Natural Science Museum

Petaluma Wildlife Museum's Summer Camp

Petaluma Wildlife & Natural Science Museum, 201 Fair St, Petaluma, CA 94952

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Welcome to our fun and educational summer camp program! In 2019, the PWM Summer Camp was re-structured with new and innovative ideas to engage and enthrall children between the ages of 5 -12 years. In 2024, campers can once again look forward to fun-filled weeks of ‘up-close-and-personal’ animal interactions, cool educational games/activities, art and crafts, and special guest presenters. The curriculum will include learning about the history of the museum; animal care and handling; wildlife preservation, conservation and ecology; and will also incorporate relevant animal themes and activities correlating with the availability of our amazing guest presenters.

The following are just a few of the activities that may be offered each week:

  • Gardening
  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Field games
  • Puzzles, board games, activities
  • Nature-based arts and crafts
  • Water play…

And, in-line with an emergent curriculum, we anticipate there to be many MANY more child-inspired ‘special’ projects…!

Every day campers can look forward to handling and caring for the museum animals under the close supervision of our Live Animal Curator, trained student docents, and camp counselors.

Requirements:

  • Camp hours will be from 9:00am-1:00pm daily.
  • Campers will need to bring a snack, lunch, and a water bottle every day.
  • Each 1-week session is $400 (including a camp T-shirt).
  • A one-time 5% discount is available for siblings enrolled in the same session. To be eligible, you must register both siblings at the same time. Choose your session above, select two or more from the quantity dropdown, and add to cart.

Looking forward to seeing your family this summer!

Policies

Cancellation PolicyPayment in full is due at time of registration. A 50% refund will be given for a cancellation, up to 30 days prior to start of summer camp (June 17, 2024). Registration fee is non-refundable if cancellation is made within 30 days of first day of camp.
Sibling DiscountA one-time 5% discount is available for siblings enrolled in the same session. This discount will apply to the entire purchase.

To be eligible, you must register both siblings at the same time. Choose your session above, select 2 or more from the Quantity dropdown, and add to cart.

Location

Petaluma Wildlife & Natural Science Museum, 201 Fair St, CA 94952
Petaluma Wildlife & Natural Science Museum Petaluma Wildlife & Natural Science Museum

The Petaluma Wildlife Museum is, at its core, an organization dedicated to the growth, development, and success of its teenage docent staff; without them, our organization has no meaning and our mission would be incomplete. From the very beginning, under the tutelage of PWM founder, Ron Head, the entirety of the Museum has served as a tool to help our Petaluma High School students develop and acquire a toolbox of practical and social skills learned by running a fully-functional natural history museum. In addition to the academic lessons of wildlife conservation and preservation, our students learn and practice all aspects of small animal husbandry, landscaping, facilities maintenance, public speaking, fundraising, project development and execution, and community service. By the time our students graduate from our program, they will have gained up to three years of leadership, team-building, and public speaking experience, learned first-hand the value of community service and power of empathy, and, hopefully, a gained a circle of friends and compiled an emotional scrapbook of memories that will last them a lifetime.

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