Colors of the Desert Summer Camp — at the Museum

Bright Green Beetle

Blue Butterfly

July 18-22, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Ages: for students entering Grades 6-8 in the Fall of 2022

Explore colors and how they are perceived (or not!) by both humans and animals. This camp combines art and science, where microscopes and paintbrushes work side by side as we investigate and create a colorful world. Campers will also explore the Museum and use nature as a creative inspiration for projects. Participants will draw, paint, experiment, and observe. They will learn the foundational principles of scientific illustration, optics, and natural pigment production — and get to meet live animals!


Desert Museum Members:
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Optional for Adults:

Work from home—from the Museum!
$95 for all 5 days of camp

Don’t want to drive back and forth every day? Stay and work/play at the Museum while your child is at camp! Your work station includes:

COVID Precautions

The Desert Museum will follow all CDC recommendations at the time of camp which could include mask-wearing and social distancing. Specific health and safety actions will be communicated with all campers and caretakers prior to camp.

Safety: The health and safety of your camper and our staff is our priority. As such, the following measures will be in place and adhered to.


If cancellation is made more than 15 days from scheduled date, a $25 administrative fee will apply. No refunds can be made within 15 days.

If you’re interested in being put on a waitlist or notified about future Summer Camp dates, please contact

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This camp is presented in partnership with NSF’s NOIRLab.

Retrieved from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum web site on 10-07-2022