Curator Club

Curator Club

“Saturday mornings at Curator Club were always a highlight of my child’s week.”
- Curator Club Parent

Grades 3, 4, 5 - Saturdays and Summer Camps

Curator Club provides educational science enrichment on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Curator Club members receive a membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum of Natural History, a Curator Club t-shirt, and a certificate for three (3) free admissions to bring a friend.

A child wearing a curator club tee shirt.

CC Summer Camps - 9:00 AM - noon

June 24-28th – Collect It Camp - Go behind the scenes to investigate the Oakes Museum’s collections of eggs, insects, artifacts, and more, while exploring why people collect!

July 8-13th – Animals Camp - FULL - Using the museum and the surrounding natural world, each day campers will learn about a different animal group (invertebrates, fish, reptiles/amphibians, birds and mammals)

Price - $150/camp/week

*Before camp care will be available for the above three camps from 8-9 a.m. Games,  puzzles and crafts will be provided with staff oversight. The cost for before camp care is an additional $25/week.

Pregistration and prepayment are required as space is limited.

Register Here

Make an Online Payment

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Checks may be mailed to:

    The Oakes Museum of Natural History 
    Messiah University
    One University Avenue 
    Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055

    Attn: Curator Club


The Oakes Museum of Natural History reserves the right to cancel any program or change any program, in order to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations.  All prepaid participants will receive a full refund.  In case of inclement weather, please call 717-691-6082 for information regarding cancellations or delays.

Need-based scholarships are available. For more information contact us at

What to Bring

  • Labeled Water bottle (if needed) 
  • No crocs or flipflops for water or hiking activities 
  • Sunscreen (if needed) 
  • Dress for the weather as we may be outside 

Curator Club Mission Statement

Fulfilling part of the Oakes Museum mission, the Curator Club is a multifaceted science enrichment program for community children, grades 3 to 8. The program provides scientifically-based, hands-on learning experience for the participants, challenging them to explore and question their world.


Curator club tee shirt