Kids' Programs & Camps

Explore, discover and have fun at the museum! These programs are discovery-based and include hands-on activities and introductions to live animals. Lindsay Wildlife Museum offers two ways to experience the natural world - at the museum and in the field.


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Animal Life Cycles :: CP-110

Wed, April 02, 2014 - Wed, April 30, 2014

FIVE WEEK CLASS--Plants and animals grow up in different ways. Learn about all the changes they make as they go from beginning to end.

  • Register now! - Full, waitlist only
  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $56.00 (Member: $45.00)

Animal Life Cycles :: CP-112

Wed, April 02, 2014 - Wed, April 30, 2014

FIVE WEEK CLASS--Plants and animals grow up in different ways. Learn about all the changes they make as they go from beginning to end.

  • Register now! - Full, waitlist only
  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $56.00 (Member: $45.00)

Animal Habitats Mini Camp--Teacher’s Helpers :: CC-344

Tue, April 22, 2014 - Thu, April 24, 2014

SPRING BREAK THREE DAY MINI CAMP--Animals make their homes in all sorts of interesting places. Sometimes they are easy to find and sometimes they are well hidden. Meet some of our live animals and learn all about the places they live. Mini camp is scheduled during Mount Diablo Unified School District’s spring break.

Animal Caretakers Mini Camp--Teacher’s Helpers :: CC-348

Tue, April 22, 2014 - Thu, April 24, 2014

SPRING BREAK THREE DAY MINI CAMP--Learn how our animal keepers care for our animal ambassadors and how our vetrinary staff cares for our hospital patients. Mini camp is scheduled during Mount Diablo Unified School District’s spring break.

Animal Habitats Mini Camp :: CC-342

Tue, April 22, 2014 - Thu, April 24, 2014

SPRING BREAK THREE DAY MINI CAMP--Animals make their homes in all sorts of interesting places. Sometimes they are easy to find and sometimes they are well hidden. Meet some of our live animals and learn all about the places they live. Mini camp is scheduled during Mount Diablo Unified School District’s spring break.

Animal Caretakers Mini Camp :: CC-346

Tue, April 22, 2014 - Thu, April 24, 2014

SPRING BREAK THREE DAY MINI CAMP--Learn how our animal keepers care for our animal ambassadors and how our vetrinary staff cares for our hospital patients. Mini camp is scheduled during Mount Diablo Unified School District’s spring break.

Mini Monday--Bring on the Birds

Mon, April 28, 2014

Encourage your young naturalist’s curiosity at Mini Monday, a special day for children and their caregivers. Animal encounters, activities and crafts help connect your child to our natural world and all its wonders. Fee: $20 for the first child ($10 museum members), $6 for each additional child ages 2 and up. Children under 2 free with one paid admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Pre-registration is not required. Nut-free refreshments provided.

  • Ages: 2-5 + Adult
  • Price: $20.00 (Member: $10.00)

Animal Bits and Pieces :: CP-114

Wed, May 07, 2014 - Wed, May 28, 2014

FOUR WEEK CLASS--Beaks, tails, paws and claws! Animals have special parts that help them move, eat and survive in the wild. Discover how some animals’ bits and pieces are alike and how some are different.

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  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $45.00 (Member: $36.00)

Animal Bits and Pieces :: CP-116

Wed, May 07, 2014 - Wed, May 28, 2014

FOUR WEEK CLASS--Beaks, tails, paws and claws! Animals have special parts that help them move, eat and survive in the wild. Discover how some animals’ bits and pieces are alike and how some are different.

  • Register now!
  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $45.00 (Member: $36.00)

Mini Monday--Springtime Babies

Mon, May 19, 2014

Encourage your young naturalist’s curiosity at Mini Monday, a special day for children and their caregivers. Animal encounters, activities and crafts help connect your child to our natural world and all its wonders. Fee: $20 for the first child ($10 museum members), $6 for each additional child ages 2 and up. Children under 2 free with one paid admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Pre-registration is not required. Nut-free refreshments provided.

  • Ages: 2-5 + Adult
  • Price: $20.00 (Member: $10.00)

Perfect Pollinators :: CP-118

Wed, June 04, 2014 - Wed, June 25, 2014

FOUR WEEK CLASS--Animals and plants have a special relationship. Discover how bees, butterflies, moths, bats and other animals help make plants grow.

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  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $45.00 (Member: $36.00)

Perfect Pollinators :: CP-120

Wed, June 04, 2014 - Wed, June 25, 2014

FOUR WEEK CLASS--Animals and plants have a special relationship. Discover how bees, butterflies, moths, bats and other animals help make plants grow.

  • Register now!
  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $45.00 (Member: $36.00)

Discovery Thursdays--Water Science :: CC-304

Thu, June 05, 2014

Come enjoy a program full of hands-on animal activities, science experiments and a fun environment exploring games geared just for kids beginning thier “school experience”. Adult attendance is not required.

Discovery Thursdays--In the Pond :: CC-306

Thu, June 12, 2014

Come enjoy a program full of hands-on animal activities, science experiments and a fun environment exploring games geared just for kids beginning thier “school experience”. Adult attendance is not required.

Discovery Thursdays--Eggs, Eggs, Eggs! :: CC-308

Thu, June 19, 2014

Come enjoy a program full of hands-on animal activities, science experiments and a fun environment exploring games geared just for kids beginning thier “school experience”. Adult attendance is not required.

Only Owls--Teacher’s Helpers :: CC-354

Fri, June 20, 2014

TWO HOUR WORKSHOP-Owls are our silent neighborhood caretakers coming out at night to work and play. Become an owl expert as we meet a live owl and explore what makes them so special.

  • Register now! - Full, waitlist only
  • Ages: 11-15
  • Price: $20.00 (Member: $14.00)

Only Owls :: CC-350

Fri, June 20, 2014

TWO HOUR WORKSHOP--Owls are our silent neighborhood caretakers coming out at night to work and play. Become an owl expert as we meet a live owl and explore what makes them so special.

Only Owls :: CC-352

Fri, June 20, 2014

TWO HOUR WORKSHOP--Owls are our silent neighborhood caretakers coming out at night to work and play. Become an owl expert as we meet a live owl and explore what makes them so special.

Predators and Prey Mini Camp--Teacher’s Helpers :: CC-360

Tue, June 24, 2014 - Thu, June 26, 2014

THREE DAY MINI CAMP--Predators and prey have special adaptations and behaviors. Meet some live predators and prey while exploring what these animals do to survive.

Predators and Prey Mini Camp :: CC-356

Tue, June 24, 2014 - Thu, June 26, 2014

THREE DAY MINI CAMP--Predators and prey have special adaptations and behaviors. Meet some live predators and prey while exploring what these animals do to survive.

Predators and Prey Mini Camp :: CC-358

Tue, June 24, 2014 - Thu, June 26, 2014

THREE DAY MINI CAMP--Predators and prey have special adaptations and behaviors. Meet some live predators and prey while exploring what these animals do to survive.

Discovery Thursdays--Dinosaurs :: CC-310

Thu, June 26, 2014

Come enjoy a program full of hands-on animal activities, science experiments and a fun environment exploring games geared just for kids beginning thier “school experience”. Adult attendance is not required.

Saturday Keeper Workshop--Mammals-Teacher’s Helpers :: CC-364

Sat, June 28, 2014

TWO HOUR WORKSHOP---What is it like to be an animal keeper at Lindsay Wildlife Museum? Meet a keeper and learn how they care for, train, and communicate with our animal ambassadors.

Saturday Keeper Workshop--Mammals :: CC-362

Sat, June 28, 2014

TWO HOUR WORKSHOP---What is it like to be an animal keeper like at Lindsay Wildlife Museum? Meet a keeper and learn how they care for, train, and communicate with our animal ambassadors.

Mini Monday--Home in the Desert

Mon, June 30, 2014

Encourage your young naturalist’s curiosity at Mini Monday, a special day for children and their caregivers. Animal encounters, activities and crafts help connect your child to our natural world and all its wonders. Fee: $20 for the first child ($10 museum members), $6 for each additional child ages 2 and up. Children under 2 free with one paid admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Pre-registration is not required. Nut-free refreshments provided.

  • Ages: 2-5 + Adult
  • Price: $20.00 (Member: $10.00)

Bug Bonanza--Camp Counselors :: CAMP-704

Mon, July 07, 2014 - Fri, July 11, 2014

They are creepy! They are crawly! Explore the world underneath your feet. Discover the unique characteristics that insects and spiders have and meet some insect predators.

Bug Bonanza Summer Camp :: CAMP-702

Mon, July 07, 2014 - Fri, July 11, 2014

They are creepy! They are crawly! Explore the world underneath your feet. Discover the unique characteristics that insects and spiders have and meet some insect predators.

Discovery Thursdays--Sprouting Seeds :: CC-312

Thu, July 10, 2014

Come enjoy a program full of hands-on animal activities, science experiments and a fun environment exploring games geared just for kids beginning thier “school experience”. Adult attendance is not required.

Animal Adaptations--Camp Counselors :: CAMP-708

Mon, July 14, 2014 - Fri, July 18, 2014

Enter the world of wierd and wonderful animals. Discover the differences between animals by learning what makes each one special, able to protect its family and find food, water and shelter.

Animal Adaptations :: CAMP-706

Mon, July 14, 2014 - Fri, July 18, 2014

Enter the world of wierd and wonderful animals. Discover the differences between animals by learning what makes each one special, able to protect its family and find food, water and shelter.

Discovery Thursdays--Magnets :: CC-314

Thu, July 17, 2014

Come enjoy a program full of hands-on animal activities, science experiments and a fun environment exploring games geared just for kids beginning thier “school experience”. Adult attendance is not required.

Amazing Animal Bodies--Camp Counselors :: CAMP-712

Mon, July 21, 2014 - Fri, July 25, 2014

Do all animals have backbones? What kind of heart does a lizard have? How does a frog breathe? Join us for a week of hands-on activities, games, songs and crafts that will explore amazing animal body systems and how they compare to our own.

Amazing Animal Bodies :: CAMP-710

Mon, July 21, 2014 - Fri, July 25, 2014

Do all animals have backbones? What kind of heart does a lizard have? How does a frog breathe? Join us for a week of hands-on activities, games, songs and crafts that will explore amazing animal body systems and how they compare to our own.

Discovery Thursdays--Beak Cafe :: CC-316

Thu, July 24, 2014

Come enjoy a program full of hands-on animal activities, science experiments and a fun environment exploring games geared just for kids beginning thier “school experience”. Adult attendance is not required.

Saturday Keeper Workshop--Reptiles & Amphibians--Teacher’s Helpers :: CC-368

Sat, July 26, 2014

TWO HOUR WORKSHOP---What is it like to be an animal keeper at Lindsay Wildlife Museum? Meet a keeper and learn how they care for, train, and communicate with our animal ambassadors.

Saturday Keeper Workshop--Reptiles & Amphibians :: CC-366

Sat, July 26, 2014

TWO HOUR WORKSHOP---What is it like to be an animal keeper at Lindsay Wildlife Museum? Meet a keeper and learn how they care for, train, and communicate with our animal ambassadors.

Mini Monday--Crazy About Mammals

Mon, July 28, 2014

Encourage your young naturalist’s curiosity at Mini Monday, a special day for children and their caregivers. Animal encounters, activities and crafts help connect your child to our natural world and all its wonders. Fee: $20 for the first child ($10 museum members), $6 for each additional child ages 2 and up. Children under 2 free with one paid admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Pre-registration is not required. Nut-free refreshments provided.

  • Ages: 2-5 + Adult
  • Price: $20.00 (Member: $10.00)

Animal Families--Camp Counselors :: CAMP-716

Mon, July 28, 2014 - Fri, August 01, 2014

Animals live in all types of homes in very special places called habitats. Discover what animals can live in your backyard or in the Sierra Mountains. Each day will focus on a different habitat.

Animal Families :: CAMP-714

Mon, July 28, 2014 - Fri, August 01, 2014

Animals live in all types of homes in very special places called habitats. Discover what animals can live in your backyard or in the Sierra Mountains. Each day will focus on a different habitat.

Discovery Thursdays--Buzzing Bees :: CC-318

Thu, July 31, 2014

Come enjoy a program full of hands-on animal activities, science experiments and a fun environment exploring games geared just for kids beginning thier “school experience”. Adult attendance is not required.

Mini Monday--Crazy About Reptiles

Mon, August 25, 2014

Encourage your young naturalist’s curiosity at Mini Monday, a special day for children and their caregivers. Animal encounters, activities and crafts help connect your child to our natural world and all its wonders. Fee: $20 for the first child ($10 museum members), $6 for each additional child ages 2 and up. Children under 2 free with one paid admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Pre-registration is not required. Nut-free refreshments provided.

  • Ages: 2-5 + Adult
  • Price: $20.00 (Member: $10.00)