Museum BaseCamp

Through August 10, 2018

Through mid-2018 the Museum’s highly popular Backyard and Nature Club House will receive enhancements and new exploratory program spaces.

During this time, a new outdoor nature engagement area, BaseCamp is located on the south side of Mission Creek from September 2017 through Summer 2018.

BaseCamp is open daily from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM with the exception of the following dates:

  • No BaseCampon June 15 after 1:00PM
  • No BaseCamp or Bug Boot Camp on Saturday, June 16
  • No BaseCamp or Bug Boot Camp from Wednesday, June 27-Sunday, July 1 

BaseCamp features:

  • Build Zone
    Create structures using bamboo poles.
  • Search Zone
    Dig deep and search for invertebrates*, and play with tractors in our mulch pile.
  • Nature Art Zone
    Use things found in nature to make beautiful masterpieces.
  • Naturalist Field Station
    Open daily from Noon-5:00 PM* (*Subject to change)
    Every weekday and weekend, a Naturalist will open up our Field Station Tent and share natural objects, live insects, and other small critters.*
  • Bug Boot Camp
    Offered daily from 10:30-11:30 AM through September 4. No sign-up required, and walk-ins are welcome. Use tools, magnifiers and ID guides with a Naturalist to discover a variety of insects and more found in the Museum's mulch pile.

Want to explore the outdoors more? Download our nature exploration guides: