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Winter Break Day Camps

Winter Break Day Camps

Winter Break Day Camps

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is offering special day camps for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade during winter break on December 26-30. Each day offers different themed sessions with fun, educational programs. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will require students to bring a sack lunch.

Camp registration deadline is December 16.

Morning session: 9 a.m.–noon
Noon-1 p.m. 
Afternoon session: 
1 p.m.-4 p.m.


Members: $50 full day/$200 all five days per student 
Non- Members:
$60 full day/$240 all five days per student


Members must register and create a log in password to receive the member discount. This can be done after selecting a camp by clicking on the links in the upper right-hand corner of the page.


Camp Sessions 

Polar Opposites

Monday, Dec. 26, 2022
Do you know the difference between the Arctic and the Antarctic? Which one is the North Pole and which one is the South Pole? We’ll compare each region’s characteristics and explore the differences. You’ll discover what animals call these places their home.


Birds of a Feather

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022
This camp is for the birds! In this camp, you’ll experience an up close encounter with a few of our bird friends. Explore the characteristics of a raptor and other unique traits certain birds have. You’ll also watch the newest 4D movie, “Conquest of the Skies”.


Nature's Rule-breakers

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022
Some animals just don’t follow the rules. But you won’t see them in timeout for breaking them! We’ll explore how these exceptional animals go beyond the rules and chart their own course in nature.


Museum Magic

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022 
The River Museum is full of magic, and during this session, you’ll turn into a magician! You’ll learn magic tricks and experience how animals are magicians too. Impress friends and family with the magic tricks you learned. Come see what tricks our animals can do!


Winter Carnival

Friday, Dec. 30, 2022
Join us for an end of the year celebration as we transform the River Museum into a carnival. Roll a dice, pick a card, or toss a ball! We’ll design and play a variety of carnival games.



Cancellation/Refund Policy - Pre-registration is required for all Winter Break Day Camp classes and must be received on Dec. 16, 2022. A full refund or transfer will be granted if cancellations are received by that date. In the event that a session should be cancelled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, you will be notified via email or phone by 7:30 a.m. on the day of the program. The River Museum will then reschedule your child for an upcoming session if possible or refund accordingly.

Contact Education Programs Manager Kaelyn Howe at 563-557-9545 x222 or