Winter Mini Camp

Early America: A Pioneer Adventure

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce its Winter Mini Camp program, Early America: A Pioneer Adventure, on December 27-29 & Jan 3-5.

Winter Mini Camp 

Love to dream about the early American frontier? Want to know more about what daily adventures pioneers faced? Kids ages 4-12 can become a frontier pioneer as they embark on the Museum’s Early America day camp! Each day is an eye-opening discovery of different historical mysteries. Explore pioneer life and challenges through stories, interactive lessons, crafts, games, and more. Go on an adventure at your local natural history museum!

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2017 Camp Dates

Wednesday Dec 27 – Covered Wagons
Thursday Dec 28 – Cattle Drives
Friday Dec 29 – Trains & Railroads
Wednesday Jan 3 – The Homestead
Thursday Jan 4 – Early Farming
Friday Jan 5 – Life in the Cities

Camp Activities

Studying history and science helps children, ages 4-12, to learn and understand the world around them. The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History offers children learning opportunities in a safe, fun, and educational setting. Through non-traditional teaching techniques, fascinating lessons and activities, and real Museum artifacts, campers will explore frontier life!

Students may come for one day, for several days, or even all five Adventure topics include: covered wagons; cattle drives; trains & railroads; homesteads; early farming; and life in the cities. 

The Museum facilities include classroom areas, the Discovery Room, and a
40-acre park, all used to enhance the learning experience. Our staff members are experienced teachers and, to ensure personalized instruction, classes are kept small, with a teacher to student ratio of 1:10. Of course, this means classes fill up quickly, so don’t wait to register! Register on line at: Winter Mini Camp December 2017.

Camp Details

WHERE: All Winter Mini Camp sessions take place at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

WHO: The programs are designed for children ages 4-12.

WHEN: Camp will run from 9 am to 3 pm. Before and After Camp Care is available for an additional fee of $5.00 per hour. All campers must arrange Before and After Camp Care prior to the day needed. Late fees may be assessed for late pick-up.

MEALS: Lunch must be provided for all children. Please include 2 snacks and a water bottle.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required for your children to attend, and one-half of the total registration fee is needed to hold your child’s space.

Brochure and Registration Form [PDF]


Museum programs fill quickly, so please register early. To register your child or children for this program, please submit one form per child.

Mail completed registration form(s) and payment to:
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Attn: Winter Mini Camp
3232 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, Texas 77802

OR this form can be faxed to the Museum at (979) 774-0252. A check must be received at the above address within five (5) working days either by mail or in person or your child’s reservation will be cancelled.

OR visit Winter Mini Camp December 2017 to register online. A check must be received at the above address within five (5) working days either by mail or in person or your child’s reservation will be cancelled.

  • All registrants must pay in advance.
  • Registrations accepted on a first come, first served basis.


Full Session Discount: If you enroll your child for all 6 sessions, you will receive $2 off each day.

Sibling Discount: $2 off each session for each additional child.

Refund Policy

*Refunds are not available unless a replacement camper is located to fill the vacancy.