In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we at MINS will be doing our part to insure the health and well being of our visitors. With that in mind, the 2020 Dino Camp has been rescheduled. Please check the updated dates below. 

We thank you for your patience in this trying time.

This summer, join MINS for a week of exciting dinosaur fun. Children who have completed grades 1-5 can sign up for Dino Camp.  They get to explore the museum and learn about the world of dinosaurs. Each day, there will be hands-on experiences with real bones, fun learning activities, giveaways, and snacks.  At the end of the week, each camper will be recognized as an official MINS Amateur Paleontologist!


The exciting topics covered during Dino Camp will include:

  • What is an ‘Ice Age’?
  • Saber-tooth
  • Mammoths, Mastodons, and Other Nosey Creatures
  • Early Humans


$75 per child per session

A $20 non-refundable deposit is included in the registration fee

Session 1: Grades 1-2

July 6 - 9, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children who have finished

1st & 2nd grade

Session 2: Grades 3-5

July 20 - 23, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children who have finished

3rd, 4th, & 5th grade

Sessions are limited to 15 campers per session, so register early!

Click below to register online (PayPal payment required) or download a printable Registration Form.

Make checks payable to/Mail Entry forms to : Missouri Institute of Natural Science

2327 W. FR 190

Springfield, MO 65810

Come join the exciting fun!

Be sure to check out our other great Events and Group Outings!

M-F:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sun: Closed

*Times are subject to change.

We suggest calling ahead of your visit.


Museum - FREE (Donations appreciated)

Riverbluff Cave - not open to visitors at this time.


2327 W. Farm Road 190

Springfield, MO 65810


Phone: (417) 883-0594


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