New York State Museum announces Time Tunnel 25th annual summer day camp

Time Tunnel, the New York State Museum’s 25th annual summer day camp, will be held in two-week sessions from July 2 through August 10. Time Tunnel offers a diverse approach to learning in the creative environment of a natural history museum. A staff of educators, scientists, artists, counselors and outstanding college students work together to provide day campers with summer activities that are both fun and educational.

The camp is open to children entering first through eighth grades and is divided into three two-week sessions, each with a different theme. Participants can register for one of the sessions or for the entire program. A limited number of one-week sessions are also available.

Session 1: July 2-13

“Extinct and DeFunked”

From dinosaurs to dodos, to long-lost languages, fossils and outdated gizmos and gadgets, campers and Museum staff will explore things that have disappeared. Where are all of the Wooly Mammoths and Mastodons? What happened to the Passenger Pigeon or the rotary phone, a television with no remote control? Time Tunnelers will investigate the ever changing environment and everyday world in which we live.

Session 2: July 16-27

“The Glory of Stories”

Campers will explore stories within many of the Museum’s exhibits, learning about Ice Age hunters, lumberjacks and the Bucket Brigade. Campers will climb inside the Museum’s Starlab to learn about constellations and hear stories from various cultures.

Session 3: July 30-August 10

“Time Tunnel’s Greatest Hits”

This is Time Tunnel’s 25th year and campers will be treated to a variety of the most popular programs including “Born to be Wild” and “It’s Tough to be a Bug”.

The fee for each two-week session is $400, or $1,100 for all three sessions, if application and payment is postmarked by May 4. After May 4 the fee is $450 per session. Time Tunnel Extra is available for early morning and late day care for an additional fee. For more information or to register call (518) 402-5019 or e-mail [email protected]

Further information can be obtained by calling (518) 474-5877 or visiting the museum website at

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