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MEMBERS ONLY! Early registration for Discovery Camp registration is open for Fairbanks Museum members through Wednesday, February 8.

MEMBERS ONLY! Early registration for Discovery Camp registration is open for Fairbanks Museum members through Wednesday, February 8.

February 6, 2023| Category: Education

Get to know what lives and grows in some of the amazing biomes that make up our home planet. Take a walk on the wild side with us as we explore each brimming layer of the tropical rainforest, discover how creatures handle the extreme temperatures of the desert, and join us on safari to compare the animals that inhabit the vast grasslands of both Africa and North America.
Fairbanks Museum members enjoy discounts on these popular camps. Not a member? Join or renew today by clicking here.
If the session you’re hoping to join is full, please contact Karina Weiss ( to be placed on our waiting list.

Rainforest Rendezvous

  • June 26-30 for ages 4-5 FULL
  • July 3-7 (please note there is no camp on July 4th) for ages 6-8 FULL
From leopards sulking on the forest floor to toucans perched high in the canopy, rainforests are home to many fascinating creatures. Campers will take a deep dive into the different layers of the tropical rainforest and discover the bountiful life that lies within each. Register now.

Destination Desert

  • July 10-14 for ages 4-5
  • July 24-28 for ages 6-8 FULL

Did you know that the Sahara desert averages only about 3 inches of rain per year? Creatures in these extreme conditions survive with little to no water, while also braving both the daytime highs and nighttime lows as the temperature  shifts dramatically at dawn and dusk. In this week of camp, we will take a look at the variety of plants and animals that live in the desert, and the strategies they employ to survive there. Register now

Grazing the Grasslands

  • July 31-Aug 4 for ages 4-5 FULL
  • August 7-11 for ages 6-8 FULL
From the North American prairies where bison roam to the African savannahs where giraffes graze, grasslands can be found on six out of the seven continents on Earth. These extensive biomes are home to a wealth of wildlife, and campers will explore the relationships between the grasses, grazers, and predators. Register now

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Advanced Drones & Robots Camp

  • June 26-30 for ages 11-14 (only for returning campers) FULL
In this action-packed week exploring both drones and robots, campers will dive deeper into building and programming their own creations… from scratch. Please note this camp week is only for those who have completed our Drones & Robots camp in previous years.

Drone Camp FULL

  • July 31-Aug 4 for ages 9-12
From yesterday’s science fiction to today’s science facts, we live in a world where drones are already a part of people’s everyday lives. Each child will construct and fly their very own drone! You don’t need any experience with coding to join.

Robot Camp FULL

  • Aug 7-11 for ages 9-12
If you could make your own robot, what would you want it to do? Come find out what you can make with some imagination and the skills you’ll learn with us! You don’t need any experience with coding to join, but we will be learning some of the languages used every day by robots and computers. Each camper will also get to construct a real, re-programmable robot that they will get to take home with them at the end of the week!

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