The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is offering special day camps for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade during the Dubuque School District’s spring break.

Registration for 2018 camps is now closed. Continue to check back for updates.

Half-day and full-day options are available.  Morning sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon; afternoon sessions run from 1 p.m. to 4p.m..  A full day registration will require students to bring a sack lunch.  For your convenience, we offer early drop off starting 30 minutes before camp begins and late pick up until 30 minutes after camp ends.

Payment MUST be received to complete registration. Checks can be made payable to “NMRMA.” Checks can be mailed to or dropped off in person at: National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Attn: Melissa Wersinger, 350 E 3rd St, Dubuque, IA 52001. To pay by credit card, please call 563-557-9545 x 213


Member: $20 for first session; $15 for additional sessions

Non-Members: $30 for first session, $15 for additional sessions

Upcoming sessions:

Monday, March 26, 2018

Eggstravaganza (AM)
Are you ready for an egg-citing morning?  We’ll learn about egg-laying animals, go on an egg hunt, and conduct egg experiments.

Home Tweet Home (PM)
This camp is for the birds!  We’ll learn what birds eat by looking at their beaks and looking at their feet.  We’ll also help out our feathered friends by making feeders and building houses.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Map Quest (AM)
How did early explorers find their way through uncharted lands?  We’ll follow Lewis & Clark’s great adventure, learn how to make and read maps, and go on a treasure hunt across campus.

Trading Post (PM)
Step back in time as we transform the River Museum into an old fashioned trading post and barter for goods and services.  Will you come out ahead?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Raiders of the Lost Artifact (AM)*
We’ll channel Indiana Jones as we embark on an epic journey to find the lost artifact.  Safari hats and bullwhips not required.

Buried Secrets (PM)
We’ll uncover a good time in this camp that’s all about archaeology!  We’ll learn how archaeologists dig up the past and excavate our very own dig site.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Animalympics (AM)*
Do you have what it takes to go for the gold?  We’ll challenge records set in the animal kingdom as we attempt to outcompete wildlife champions in a variety of events.

Tinker Time (PM)*
Get your creative juices flowing, because it’s time to put the “Y” in DIY! Join us to explore the world of making things and try out a variety of crafts and trades.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Minecraft (AM)*
We’ll bring this popular computer game to life!  Beware: creepers and other monsters are all on today’s menu.
Block Party (PM)
We’re going to party, LEGO style!  Bring your building skills and creativity as we mess around with some cool projects.  This soiree will be epic!

Questions? Contact Melissa Wersinger at 563-557-9545 ext: 213 or