Adventures in Nature | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Adventures in Nature Day Camp

Adventures in Nature is a day camp offered every summer and seasonally throughout the school year. Children in grades K through 8 have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of Museum topics — Earth's features, creatures, and cultures from around the globe. Enroll your children in our hands-on, interactive classes and they will learn about fascinating topics through active encounters that spark children's natural curiosity and creativity.

All camps are from 9 am to 3 pm daily and are typically one week in length.




Adventures in Nature Summer Day Camp

 June 18, 2018 - August 3, 2018

Registration is now open! To learn what we have to offer this summer, check out our Summer Adventures in Nature brochure!

Click here to register for A Bug’s Life: June 18-22, 2018

Click here to register for Dinosaurs!:  June 25-29, 2018

Click here to register for Blast to the Past: July 2-6, 2018 (no camp on July 4, 2018)

Click here to register for Garden Explorers: July 9-13, 2018

Click here to register for Paleo Quest: July 16-20, 2018

Click here to register for Oceans: July 23-27, 2018

Click here to register for Treasures of the Tar Pits: July 30 to August 3, 2018 (at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum)

Super Soccer Stars with Adventures in Nature Extended Care

For the week of July 31 - August 3 we are partnering with Super Soccer Stars to offer a rare opportunity for our camp extended hours at the La Brea Tar Pits. After Adventures in Nature camp, join Super Soccer Stars for 2 hours of a World Cup themed camp! Each day, campers will “travel” to a country whose team is participating in the FIFA World Cup 2018 to learn about their culture and styles of play! Experienced coaches will guide campers through skill-building activities, relay races, team building experiences and end the day with a mini World Cup tournament of their own!


Click here to register for Super Soccer Stars Extended Care. Families will need to log in with the following credentials to register for the Super Soccer Stars extended care camp- User Name: TAR(AS) Password: tarpits2018

AIN Summer Camp Scholarships

The scholarship application is now closed; thank you to everyone who applied. You will be notified by April 13, 2018 only if you are awarded a scholarship. Scholarships are on a first-come, first-served basis for families who qualify. Priority will go to families who have not received a past scholarship for Adventures in Nature.


Adventures in Nature Spring and Winter Day Camps

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Adventures in Nature Spring Day Camp on March 28 and March 29, 2018 and our Adventures in Nature Winter Day Camp on January 3 and January 4, 2018. We look forward to seeing you all this Summer!


To view the Youth Program Brochure, click HERE!

For more information, you may contact us at 213.763.3499 or

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