School's Out Camps

2019-2020 MOSS PIR Day Camps at MOR

  • Open to grades K-3

  • $60 per day for Museum of the Rockies and/or MOSS members (only 1 membership required) / $65 per day for non-members

  • $250 for the spring break week (March 16-20, 2020) for Museum of the Rockies or MOSS members (only 1 membership required) / $275 for non-members

  • MOSS School's Out Camps are held at the Museum of the Rockies from 9:00am to 3:30pm

  • Your child will be engaged in outdoor, hands-on learning as much as possible during each day of camp!

  • All curriculum meets Montana State standards and Next Generation Science Standards

  • Gear list found here

  • For program and registration questions, please contact MOSS at info@outdoorscience.org or 406-582-0526

Registration is now open!


Camp Descriptions:

Montana on My Mind

October 17th & 18th, 2019 | 9:00am - 3:30pm | $60 MOR or MOSS members / $65 non-members

What makes Montana so special? What animals are native to Montana? What adaptations help Montana animals survive? Explore the unique geology, plants, and animals that make our state unique with hands-on science activities!


Amazing Arthropods

October 28th & 29th, 2019 | 9:00am - 3:30pm | $60 MOR or MOSS members / $65 non-members

Did you know that the strongest creature on Earth is an arthropod? Arthropods make up the largest group of creatures in the animal kingdom and include insects, arachnids, myriapods (such as centipedes), and crustaceans. Students will have the exciting chance to observe and handle live creatures and discover what makes them so important to ecosystems


Super Snow Science

January 20th, 2020 | 9:00am - 3:30pm | $60 MOR or MOSS members / $65 non-members

Get up close and personal with snow and ice and have FUN exploring the science behind the Winter season.   Get ready for plenty of outdoor experiments involving snow and ice, as well as a snow shoeing adventure!


Winter Animal Adventure

January 27th, 2020 | 9:00am - 3:30pm | $60 MOR or MOSS members / $65 non-members

Did you know there’s a frog that freezes almost solid in the winter and then thaws out in the spring? How do animals survive long, cold winters?  Learn about wonderful winter adaptations used by Montana animals! 

Marvelous Messy Science

February 17th, 2020 | 9:00am - 3:30pm | $60 MOR or MOSS members / $65 non-members

Explore chemistry and physics during this exciting day of science camp. Be amazed by our hands-on experiments! Set up tests, record data, and learn what it’s like to be a real scientist! We’ll also get outside and discover “chemistry in nature” all around us.

Radical Reptiles!

(Spring Break) March 16th - 20th | 9:00am - 3:30pm | $250 for MOR or MOSS members (only 1 membership required) / $275 for non-members

Calling all junior herpetologists for an exciting week meeting reptiles and exploring their world! This week-long Spring Break camp is an adventure into the world of herpetology, utilizing live interactions, observations and STEAM activities. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the lizards, snakes and turtles from MOSS!

Wild and Wonderful Watersheds

April 2nd & 3rd, 2020 | 9:00am - 3:30pm | $60 MOR or MOSS members / $65 non-members

What’s special about aquatic environments and the wildlife found in and around them? Learn about the importance of this amazing ecosystem by taking a close look at fish and aquatic habitats. Get ready for experiential activities related to our wonderful watersheds.

Be Prepared

Your camper will have the best experience if they're prepared for everything the day brings. Our gear list can be found here. Feel free to contact us with any questions about necessary gear.

Program Expectations

On the first day of MOSS camp, instructors lead students in understanding expectations for safety and respect. If a student's behavior presents a concern for their safety or the safety and enjoyment of others, they may be removed from all or part of camp. In such cases, no refunds are issued and the student may be precluded from participating in future MOSS programs.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations made up to 31 days prior to the program start date will be refunded, minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for “no shows,” withdrawals, illnesses, or cancellations made within 30 days of the program start date. If MOSS must cancel a program due to unforeseen circumstances or due to not meeting minimum enrollment, refunds will be issued to all registrants. 

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