Summer programs available for elementary students

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Becoming a junior paleontologist and traveling through time may be easier than one thinks.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) offers summer programs for elementary students that take them to places they would never be able to reach otherwise.

Kindergarteners and first graders can joint the Dinosaur Detective team that meets week days for three hours. Options for this class are morning or afternoon.

Exploring the natural world by investigating volcanoes, sand dunes, rivers, and much more is made easy for those in second and third grade. Natural World Around Us is hands on program that includes science activities, crafts, stories, and even a planetarium show. This camp is offered weekdays from 8 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.

Base Camp to Summit is for fourth to sixth graders only. They will be exploring the Sandia Mountains ecosystem while learning about the mountains geology, plants, and animals. This exploration includes hikes and field trips. This is also weekdays from 8 a.m. though 3:30 p.m.

For more information on other classes or prices, visit their website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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