School's Out Camps

MOSS is hosting 12 School's Out Camps during PIR Days for the 2018-2019 school year. 

  • Separate groups for grades K-2 and 3-5

  • 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

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

  • $250 for the spring break week (March 18-22, 2019) for Museum of the Rockies or MOSS members (only 1 membership required) / $275 for non-members

  • Camp descriptions are below

  • Gear list found here

  • For program and registration questions, please contact Liz Green at lgreen@outdoorscience.org or 406-582-0526

Registration is open!


Camp Descriptions:

Arctic Adventure

Monday, January 21st, 2019 | 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 season.  How do animals survive the winter? Get ready for plenty of outdoor experiments involving snow and ice, as well as a snow shoeing adventure! Campers will also explore the MOR exhibits: Polar Obsession and Into the Arctic!


Majestic Montana

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

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


Mindbender Mania

Monday, March 18th, 2019 - Friday, March 22, 2019 | 9:00am - 3:30pm | $250 MOR or MOSS members / $275 non-members

Expand your mind with hands-on puzzles, games, and STEM challenges during this week long spring break camp. Be amazed by our hands-on experiments! Set up tests, record data, and learn what it’s like to be a real scientist! Campers will also explore the MOR exhibit: Mindbender Mansion!


Super Soil Science

Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 9:00am - 3:30pm | $60 MOR or MOSS members / $65 non-members

Get the dirt on dirt! Soil is alive beneath our feet and crawling with critters. Dive into the amazing world of soil science as you test soil samples, and get up close and personal with decomposers like worms and arthropods.

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 not meeting minimum enrollment, refunds will be issued to all registrants. 

For inquiries, please contact:

Liz Green, lgreen@outdoorscience.org