Camp-InsCamp-In Overview

What happens at the Museum when the lights go out? Find out by attending our Camp-In program!


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Toll free in North America (outside Alberta)

Toll free in Alberta
310-0000 then (403) 823-7707

Outside North America


What to expect:

Program runs on select Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bunk down in our world-renowned Dinosaur Hall, rotate through four evening programs, then tour the galleries beginning at 10:00 the next morning! Price includes all activities and materials, bedtime snack, breakfast, and admission to the Museum.

Who can participate?

The program is available for children between the ages of 5-13. Adult chaperones (age 18+) are required to attend at a ratio of one to every five campers. Children under the age of five (babies and toddlers) are not permitted to attend or participate in any portion of the Camp-In program (there are no exceptions).


(includes GST)

Child/Youth (ages 5-13) $44.00
Required Chaperone (1:5 ratio) $44.00
Additional Chaperone $44.00

Camp-In Program Overview PDF

Chaperone Responsibilities


CLICK HERE to view program availability and submit an online reservation request.

Please note that the Camp-In program is only available during October, November, February, March, and April.


Current activities may include but are not limited to:

Fossil Casting - Make a cast from a mold of a real fossil, learn where it was found and how old it is!

Digging for Dinos - Dig for real fossils in dig tables using the techniques and tools a palaeontologist would. 

Matrix Sorting - Learn to identify fossil from rock and about distinguishing characteristics between fossils.

Dinos in the Dark - Using flashlights, learn all about theropod dinosaurs in a darkened Lords of the Land gallery tour

Cretaceous Alberta Dinos - Learn all about Cretaceous fossils found in our area in this gallery-based program

Craft – Pendant making, magic clay ornament or flying pterosaurs. Campers make/paint/decorate a craft to take home with them in this very popular program.



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