Dig Camp and Curiosity Camp - Summer 2017 Day Camps

Child wearing a Dig Camp t-shirt excavates items from a dig box.

For kids ages 8-13 who are inspired by discovery.

Location: Michigan History Museum, Lansing
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; before care begins 7:30 a.m., after care ends 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $275 per child

Dig Camp

How do we learn about our past when we have no books, photographs or other information available?


Kids in Dig Camp discover new and exciting ways to explore the world around and under them. Through daily quests and hands-on activities, they find out what archaeologists can learn from an animal bone, a broken plate or a change in the color of the soil.

NEW! Curiosity Camp

Our newest camp shows kids around the town to introduce them to fascinating Michigan stories. Using the Michigan History Museum as home base, campers explore organic farming, maker spaces, the FBI and so much more. Each day offers a new set of activities, including design challenges and virtual reality. The week ends with a pizza party and campers sharing their inspirations and discoveries in the Curiosity Showcase .

Additional Information for Day Camps

Each camper receives a free t-shirt. Before care (beginning at 7:30 a.m.) and after care (ending at 5:30 p.m.) is available at no extra charge.

Campers should bring a sack lunch and one snack each day. Please note that lunches will not be refrigerated; a microwave is available for campers to use.

For more information, please contact us.

The Michigan History Museum—flagship of the Michigan History Museum System—is located in the east wing of the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Sunday admission and weekend parking are free. Read more Michigan History Museum visitor information.

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

Updated 04/17/2017