Exterior of the Natural History Museum

Kids can explore natural history museum during President’s Day camp

Children of members of the Case Western Reserve community have a unique chance to be among the first to explore new offerings at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 19.

As part of its ongoing collaboration with the President’s Committee on Child Care Options (PCCCO), the museum again is providing university families a camp involving everything from dinosaurs who lived millions of years ago to live animals they will see in person during a program that day. In addition, participants will help the museum pilot a new geology program it is developing. 

The program is open to up to 30 children of faculty, staff or students in grades K-6. It runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum (1 Wade Oval Dr.), although check-in begins at 8:30.  CMNH provides snacks, but children are expected to bring their own sack lunches with drinks. 

The camp’s cost is $50, and pre-registration is required. Information on how to register can be found online by clicking here or copying and pasting this link into a browser: account.cmnh.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=22600. 

The child care committee has engaged area partners in providing programming since 2013, starting with two weeklong spring break offerings. Subsequent offerings include a winter break program and several one-day holiday camps with CMNH.

As with previous PCCCO offerings, individuals with household incomes of $50,000 or less are eligible for financial assistance in covering the fee for the President’s Day camp. Those with questions about financial assistance and their eligibility can contact Human Resources Manager Amy Sheldon at amy.sheldon@case.edu  or 216.368.5000.