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KidSummer First Chance Club Registration: January 23-27, 2023

Member Registration: February 1-10, 2023
(forms will be in your January/February Tidings)

General Registration: Begins February 20, 2023
(forms will be online)

Questions? Email Barbara Knoss:

Adventures in Nature & Science

Weekly, the student will study insects, mammals, pollinators, water, weather, feathers. reptiles, and marine life. All students must be within the required age range of the group on the first day of the session they are registered for.

First Encounters
Ages 3 & 4

Come seek adventure! In First Encounters, your child will develop a love for nature & science and have an opportunity to develop independence. First Encounters has activities that are geared for this age level so that everyone has fun through exploration and adventure. Children must have had their third birthday, be toilet trained and able to use the restroom independently.
Limited to 12 students per week.

Nature Sleuths I & II
Ages 4 - 6

Earn your badge! Nature Sleuths uncover the mysteries of Cape Cod's natural world. Students will learn through interactive STEAM activities like outdoor games, hikes, creative crafts, and science experiments.
Limited to 12 students per week.

Eco Explorers
Ages 7 & 8

Become an Explorer! Eco-Explorers will traverse the variety of ecosystems offered on Cape Cod. As an Explorer they will learn about the natural history of Cape Cod and all that it has to offer. Children will explore the trails, play outdoor games, and create science based investigations and experiments.
Limited to 12 students per week.

Terra Nova
Ages 9 & 10

Discover the Earth in a new way - Join Terra Nova! Using the landforms found around the Museum, Terra Nova allows children to develop an understanding and appreciation for nature and science through STEAM activities, trail hikes, games, science experiments, and projects.
Limited to 12 students per week.

Extreme Science
Ages 11 & 12

Join the Extreme Team! Extreme Science expands the knowledge that children have about nature and science, challenging the students to go beyond their understanding using investigation, experiments, projects, trail exploration, and other science related activities. The Extreme Science team also has the opportunity to go paddle boarding.
Limited to 12 students per week.

Junior Naturalists
Ages 13 - 15

This program is part classroom and part practicum experience for middle school students, which counts as volunteer hours for school/community requirements. Students get to go behind the scenes, help visitors, and use the Museum and grounds as a living classroom. Student activities include: guest services, hiking, teaching, and special Museum event duties. 
Limited to 8 students per week.

*Junior Naturalist hours are 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. They earn 20 hours of community service per week.

KidSummer Art
Ages 7 - 12

Discover nature through the creative lens! KidSummer Art students will get to explore nature not only through hiking on Museum grounds but also through artistic interpretations using a variety of different mediums. Students will get to experiment with different art making tools while they explore the diverse ecosystems Cape Cod has to offer.
Limited to 8 students per week.

All students must be within the required age range of the group the first day of the registered session.

Weekly Sessions:

Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
June 26, 2023 - August 11, 2023
Prorated 3 day week of July 4th

Members $400 per child, per week.
Non-Members $450 per child, per week

Junior Naturalist:
Members $300 per child, per week
Non-Members $350 per child, per week

Prorated 3 day week of July 4th:
Members $265 / Non-Members $300.
Junior Naturalists:
Members $180 / Non-Members $210

Fee & Refund Policy:

  • Registration will not be processed unless accompanied by full payment.
  • $50 of each tuition is a non-refundable administrative fee.
  • 50% will be refunded if cancellation is made at least 5 days prior to the start of the session.
  • Sessions are not pro-rated for missed days.
  • Complete refunds will be made if a program is cancelled for insufficient registration.

KidSummer Financial Aid Form