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Museum Camp (Durham)

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Museum Camp in Durham offers fun, discovery, and learning at our main campus. Your kids will enjoy indoor and outdoor learning environments, exciting activities, plus the best of the Museum.

Camp Curiosity (Chapel Hill)

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Camp Curiosity at the Montessori Community School in Chapel Hill provides learning experiences with more opportunities for outdoor play, connection between camp groups, and elective activities.

What parents say…

“My kids told me this week was the best week of their lives in the past year… The price is a bargain considering the educational enrichment, the counselors’ skills and experience, and the excellent organization of the whole process. I have such gratitude for what they did for my special needs children.”

— Ashley G

“The kids loved the Montessori School location and asked if they could go to school there. They were clearly sparked by the activities and talked to me (unprompted in many cases) throughout the week about what they learned.”

— Amanda F

Our daughter LOVED the rollercoaster physics camp! Every day at pick up she was full of stories and excitement!” 

— Erika H

Contact Us

For information about camps, or to contact camp staff during Summer Camps:
phone: 919.220.5429 x405

For reservation or account setup questions, or to cancel or change a camp week:

: 919.220.5429 x313

Museum Camp (Durham)

Durham Location

433 W. Murray Ave Durham, NC, 27704 919.220.5429

Camp Curiosity (Chapel Hill)

Chapel Hill Location

Montessori Community School 4512 Pope Rd, Durham, NC 27707 919.493.8541

Hours and Pricing


Camp Hours: 9:00am – 3pm

Morning Dropoff: 8:30am- 8:50am

AM Care: 8am – 8:30am

Afternoon Pickup: 3pm– 3:30pm

PM Care: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Camp Prices

Members: $325/week
General Public: $355/week

AM care: $25/week
PM care: $45/week
Lunch*: $50/week (Not available at Camp Curiosity)

* Lunch is only available at the Durham Museum Camp

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More Information

Cancellation Policy

The Museum can grant refunds for canceled camp sessions only up to and including May 17, 2024. No refunds will be issued after this date. Changes to individual camp sessions may be made up to two weeks before a session starts as available. Refunds and changes will incur a $50.00 fee per camp session.

If your camper cannot attend your week of camp due to a confirmed case or contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact our Reservations team ( to discuss options.

Photography Consent

I understand the Museum may photograph my child during class. I grant permission for photographs to be collected and used by the Museum of Life and Science.  (If permission is denied, no photographs will be taken of your camper).

Registration grants permission to use photographs in Museum of Life and Science publications and approved media sources, unless I request otherwise in writing.