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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Adventure Tuesday Club--Wonders Underground :: CC-396

Tue, April 07, 2015 - Tue, April 28, 2015

FOUR WEEK CLASS--Tarantulas, gophers, worms, snakesall sorts of amazing animals can be found underground. Uncover more about these creatures, and meet some of them too!

Adventure Tuesday Club--Full of hands-on animal activities, science experiments and games, our afternoon program is for kids beginning their “school experience”. Adult attendance is not required.

Burrowing Buddies :: CP-139

Wed, April 08, 2015 - Wed, April 29, 2015

FOUR WEEK CLASS--Tarantulas, gophers, worms, snakes. All sorts of amazing animals can be found underground. Uncover more about these creatures, and meet some of them too!

  • Register now! - Full, waitlist only
  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $48.00 (Member: $40.00)

Burrowing Buddies :: CP-140

Wed, April 08, 2015 - Wed, April 29, 2015

FOUR WEEK CLASS--Tarantulas, gophers, worms, snakes. All sorts of amazing animals can be found underground. Uncover more about these creatures, and meet some of them too!

  • Register now! - Full, waitlist only
  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $48.00 (Member: $40.00)

Mini Monday--Spring Into Wildlife

Mon, April 27, 2015

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)

Adventure Tuesday Club--Nature’s Noses :: CC-398

Tue, May 05, 2015 - Tue, May 26, 2015

FOUR WEEK CLASS--How do different creatures “smell”? What else do they use their snouts for? In this class, sniff out more about some of the incredible way animals use this part of their body.

Adventure Tuesday Club--Full of hands-on animal activities, science experiments and games, our afternoon program is for kids beginning their “school experience”. Adult attendance is not required.

Snouts and Sniffers :: CP-141

Wed, May 06, 2015 - Wed, May 27, 2015

FOUR WEEK CLASS--How do different creatures “smell”? What else do they use their snouts for? In this class, sniff out more about some of the incredible way animals use this part of their body.

  • Register now!
  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $48.00 (Member: $40.00)

Snouts and Sniffers :: CP-142

Wed, May 06, 2015 - Wed, May 27, 2015

FOUR WEEK CLASS--How do different creatures “smell”? What else do they use their snouts for? In this class, sniff out more about some of the incredible way animals use this part of their body.

  • Register now! - Full, waitlist only
  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $48.00 (Member: $40.00)

Mini Monday--Wings, Wings and more

Mon, May 18, 2015

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)

Happy Habitats :: CP-143

Wed, June 03, 2015 - Wed, June 24, 2015

FOUR WEEK CLASS--What makes up an animal's habitat? Meet some of animal ambassadors and learn about what they need to live in their special homes.

  • Register now!
  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $48.00 (Member: $40.00)

Happy Habitats :: CP-144

Wed, June 03, 2015 - Wed, June 24, 2015

FOUR WEEK CLASS--What makes up an animal's habitat? Meet some of animal ambassadors and learn about what they need to live in their special homes.

  • Register now!
  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $48.00 (Member: $40.00)

Camp Helper Session I: Fossil Friends :: CAMP-721

Tue, June 16, 2015 - Thu, June 18, 2015

Do you love wildlife and enjoy playing with children? Apply to become a Summer Camp Helper and assist our museum educators in guiding kids through wildlife-themed games, crafts, and other activities during our summer mini-camps. Meet our animal ambassadors alongside our campers and engage in a variety of wildlife topics. Camp Helpers must submit a written application. Spots fill up quickly, so sign up today! For Camp Helper Application, please contact Jessica Groetsch, Education Specialist, at jgroetsch@lindsaywildlife.org or (925) 627-2924.

  • Ages: 12-17
  • Price: $60.00 (Member: $45.00)

Summer Camp Session I: Fossil Friends :: CAMP-720

Tue, June 16, 2015 - Thu, June 18, 2015

T-Rex, stegosaurus, mastodon, and more incredible animals once walked the earth. Become a budding paleontologist and discover fun facts about these creatures of long ago, and how they are related to some of our animal ambassadors. Experience new adventures with live animals, songs, games, activities, and art projects. Enjoy small intimate setting in Lindsay Wildlife's two private classrooms, outdoor gardens, and adjacent Larkey Park. Maximum size of each camp is 25 with a 4:1 camper to helper ratio. Camps run Tuesday–Thursday in the afternoon. Camp shirt, snacks and drinks included.

Raptors Workshop :: CC-414

Sat, June 20, 2015

TWO HOUR WORKSHOP--What is a day in the life of an animal keeper like at Lindsay Wildlife? Meet a keeper and learn how animal keepers care for, train and communicate with our animal ambassadors.

Mini Monday--Digging Dinosaurs

Mon, June 22, 2015

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)

Camp Helper Session II: Fossil Fever :: CAMP-723

Tue, June 23, 2015 - Thu, June 25, 2015

Do you love wildlife and enjoy playing with children? Apply to become a Summer Camp Helper and assist our museum educators in guiding kids through wildlife-themed games, crafts, and other activities during our summer mini-camps. Meet our animal ambassadors alongside our campers and engage in a variety of wildlife topics. Camp Helpers must submit a written application. Spots fill up quickly, so sign up today! For Camp Helper Application, please contact Jessica Groetsch, Education Specialist, at jgroetsch@lindsaywildlife.org or (925) 627-2924.

  • Ages: 12-17
  • Price: $60.00 (Member: $45.00)

Summer Camp Session II: Fossil Fever :: CAMP-722

Tue, June 23, 2015 - Thu, June 25, 2015

From sharks to shells, trees to T-Rexes, fossils come in all shapes and sizes! Discover how these ancient creatures are related to some of our animal ambassadors of the present. Experience new adventures with live animals, songs, games, activities, and art projects. Enjoy small intimate setting in Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s two private classrooms, outdoor gardens, and adjacent Larkey Park. Maximum size of each camp is 25 with a 4:1 camper to helper ratio. Camps run Tuesday-Thursday in the afternoon. Camp shirt, snacks and drinks included.

FRIDAY NIGHT AT LINDSAY!

Fri, June 26, 2015

What adventures happen in the evening? Join us for a new family-oriented event! Meet animals, make a craft or star gaze with the Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society. Street Dog Truck in the parking lot. 

Fee: $15 Adult plus child, $5 for each additional child (ages 2-17), $10 Adult Member plus child, $5 for each additional child (ages 2-17)

  • Price: $15.00 (Member: $10.00)

Camp Helper Session III: Bug Out :: CAMP-725

Tue, July 07, 2015 - Thu, July 09, 2015

Do you love wildlife and enjoy playing with children? Apply to become a Summer Camp Helper and assist our museum educators in guiding kids through wildlife-themed games, crafts, and other activities during our summer mini-camps. Meet our animal ambassadors alongside our campers and engage in a variety of wildlife topics. Camp Helpers must submit a written application. Spots fill up quickly, so sign up today! For Camp Helper Application, please contact Jessica Groetsch, Education Specialist, at jgroetsch@lindsaywildlife.org or (925) 627-2924.

  • Ages: 12-17
  • Price: $60.00 (Member: $45.00)

Summer Camp Session III: Bug Out :: CAMP-724

Tue, July 07, 2015 - Thu, July 09, 2015

Did you know that scientists have identified over a million different species of insects? Bug out with insects, arachnids and other awesome arthropods! Experience new adventures with live animals, songs, games, activities, and art projects. Enjoy small intimate setting in Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s two private classrooms, outdoor gardens, and adjacent Larkey Park. Maximum size of each camp is 25 with a 4:1 camper to helper ratio. Camps run Tuesday-Thursday in the afternoon. Camp shirt, snacks and drinks included.

Hop, Slither & Slide :: CP-146

Wed, July 08, 2015 - Wed, July 22, 2015

THREE WEEK CLASS--Get ready to get up and move as we meet a variety of our animal ambassadors and learn about the neat ways they use their body to get around.

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  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $36.00 (Member: $30.00)

Camp Helper Session IV: Amazing Animal Architects (Girls Only) :: CAMP-727

Tue, July 14, 2015 - Thu, July 16, 2015

Do you love wildlife and enjoy playing with children? Apply to become a Summer Camp Helper and assist our museum educators in guiding kids through wildlife-themed games, crafts, and other activities during our summer mini-camps. Meet our animal ambassadors alongside our campers and engage in a variety of wildlife topics. Camp Helpers must submit a written application. Spots fill up quickly, so sign up today! For Camp Helper Application, please contact Jessica Groetsch, Education Specialist, at jgroetsch@lindsaywildlife.org or (925) 627-2924.

  • Ages: 12-17
  • Price: $60.00 (Member: $45.00)

Summer Camp Session IV: Amazing Animal Architects (Girls Only) :: CAMP-726

Tue, July 14, 2015 - Thu, July 16, 2015

Animals build all sorts of amazing things. Explore nature’s engineers to learn more about building structures. Experience new adventures with live animals, songs, games, activities, and art projects. Enjoy small intimate setting in Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s two private classrooms, outdoor gardens, and adjacent Larkey Park. Maximum size of each camp is 25 with a 4:1 camper to helper ratio. Camps run Tuesday-Thursday in the afternoon. Camp shirt, snacks and drinks included.

Reptiles & Amphibians Workshop :: CC-416

Sat, July 18, 2015

TWO HOUR WORKSHOP--What is a day in the life of an animal keeper like at Lindsay Wildlife? Meet a keeper and learn how animal keepers care for, train and communicate with our animal ambassadors.

Mini Monday--Bug Bonanza

Mon, July 20, 2015

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)

Camp Helper Session V: Shake, Rattle and Roll :: CAMP-729

Tue, July 21, 2015 - Thu, July 23, 2015

Do you love wildlife and enjoy playing with children? Apply to become a Summer Camp Helper and assist our museum educators in guiding kids through wildlife-themed games, crafts, and other activities during our summer mini-camps. Meet our animal ambassadors alongside our campers and engage in a variety of wildlife topics. Camp Helpers must submit a written application. Spots fill up quickly, so sign up today! For Camp Helper Application, please contact Jessica Groetsch, Education Specialist, at jgroetsch@lindsaywildlife.org or (925) 627-2924.

  • Ages: 12-17
  • Price: $60.00 (Member: $45.00)

Summer Camp Session V: Shake, Rattle and Roll :: CAMP-728

Tue, July 21, 2015 - Thu, July 23, 2015

Are you ready to have a roaring good time and make some noise? Animals make all kinds of sounds to communicate. Get loud with crafts, songs, and games, and meet some of our vocal animal ambassadors. Experience new adventures with live animals, songs, games, activities, and art projects. Enjoy small intimate setting in Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s two private classrooms, outdoor gardens, and adjacent Larkey Park. Maximum size of each camp is 25 with a 4:1 camper to helper ratio. Camps run Tuesday-Thursday in the afternoon. Camp shirt, snacks and drinks included.

Camp Helper Session VI: Carnival of Carnivores :: CAMP-731

Tue, August 04, 2015 - Thu, August 06, 2015

Do you love wildlife and enjoy playing with children? Apply to become a Summer Camp Helper and assist our museum educators in guiding kids through wildlife-themed games, crafts, and other activities during our summer mini-camps. Meet our animal ambassadors alongside our campers and engage in a variety of wildlife topics. Camp Helpers must submit a written application. Spots fill up quickly, so sign up today! For Camp Helper Application, please contact Jessica Groetsch, Education Specialist, at jgroetsch@lindsaywildlife.org or (925) 627-2924.

  • Ages: 12-17
  • Price: $60.00 (Member: $45.00)

Summer Camp Session VI: Carnival of Carnivores :: CAMP-730

Tue, August 04, 2015 - Thu, August 06, 2015

Hungry to learn more about animals? Get ready to “meat” some amazing predators. Learn about their unique adaptations that let them sit on the top of the food chain. Experience new adventures with live animals, songs, games, activities, and art projects. Enjoy small intimate setting in Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s two private classrooms, outdoor gardens, and adjacent Larkey Park. Maximum size of each camp is 25 with a 4:1 camper to helper ratio. Camps run Tuesday-Thursday in the afternoon. Camp shirt, snacks and drinks included.

Prehistoric Pals :: CP-148

Wed, August 05, 2015 - Wed, August 19, 2015

THREE WEEK CLASS--Do you love dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures? Meet some of our animal ambassadors that are related to these amazing creatures from the past!

  • Register now!
  • Ages: 2-3 plus Adult
  • Price: $36.00 (Member: $30.00)

Camp Helper Session VII: Backyard Naturalist :: CAMP-733

Tue, August 11, 2015 - Thu, August 13, 2015

Do you love wildlife and enjoy playing with children? Apply to become a Summer Camp Helper and assist our museum educators in guiding kids through wildlife-themed games, crafts, and other activities during our summer mini-camps. Meet our animal ambassadors alongside our campers and engage in a variety of wildlife topics. Camp Helpers must submit a written application. Spots fill up quickly, so sign up today! For Camp Helper Application, please contact Jessica Groetsch, Education Specialist, at jgroetsch@lindsaywildlife.org or (925) 627-2924.

  • Ages: 12-17
  • Price: $60.00 (Member: $45.00)

Summer Camp Session VII: Backyard Naturalist :: CAMP-732

Tue, August 11, 2015 - Thu, August 13, 2015

Become a naturalist in your own backyard by opening your eyes to the nature that surrounds us every day. Learn about the wildlife in our surrounding parks and neighborhoods through live animal encounters, interactive activities and crafts. Experience new adventures with live animals, songs, games, activities, and art projects. Enjoy small intimate setting in Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s two private classrooms, outdoor gardens, and adjacent Larkey Park. Maximum size of each camp is 25 with a 4:1 camper to helper ratio. Camps run Tuesday-Thursday in the afternoon. Camp shirt, snacks and drinks included.

Mammals Workshop :: CC-418

Sat, August 15, 2015

TWO HOUR WORKSHOP--What is a day in the life of an animal keeper like at Lindsay Wildlife? Meet a keeper and learn how animal keepers care for, train and communicate with our animal ambassadors.

Camp Helper Session VIII: Animal Caretakers (Girls Only) :: CAMP-735

Tue, August 18, 2015 - Thu, August 20, 2015

Do you love wildlife and enjoy playing with children? Apply to become a Summer Camp Helper and assist our museum educators in guiding kids through wildlife-themed games, crafts, and other activities during our summer mini-camps. Meet our animal ambassadors alongside our campers and engage in a variety of wildlife topics. Camp Helpers must submit a written application. Spots fill up quickly, so sign up today! For Camp Helper Application, please contact Jessica Groetsch, Education Specialist, at jgroetsch@lindsaywildlife.org or (925) 627-2924.

  • Ages: 12-17
  • Price: $60.00 (Member: $45.00)

Summer Camp Session VIII: Animal Caretakers (Girls Only) :: CAMP-734

Tue, August 18, 2015 - Thu, August 20, 2015

Are you a girl who loves animals? Learn how professional animal caretakers show their love for our animal ambassadors, and how you can take better care of the animals around you through a variety of hands-on activities and animal encounters. Experience new adventures with live animals, songs, games, activities, and art projects. Enjoy small intimate setting in Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s two private classrooms, outdoor gardens, and adjacent Larkey Park. Maximum size of each camp is 25 with a 4:1 camper to helper ratio. Camps run Tuesday-Thursday in the afternoon. Camp shirt, snacks and drinks included.

Mini Monday--Caring for Critters

Mon, August 24, 2015

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)