Curator Club 2


CC2 provides educational science enrichment on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. Members receive a membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum of Natural History, a CC2 t-shirt, and a certificate for three (3) free admissions to bring a friend.

Grades 6, 7, 8

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Saturday February 10 - 12:15-2:30 PM
Who Done it?  Use forensics to help us solve a murder mystery!

Saturday March 16 - 12:15-2:30 PM
Predators of the sky!   Discover the world of raptors.

Saturday April 6 - 12:15-2:30
Life Cycles – Explore the unique life cycles of insects and amphibians!

Price - $25 per individual/activity



CC2 - Ecology Camp - 9:00 AM - noon

July 22-26 - Ecology Camp - The world is complex! Learn about the interactions between different life forms and their environments with hands on observations and experiments in the museum and the living laboratory of campus.

Price - $150/camper

*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.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required as space is limited.


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:  CC2

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.
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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 
  • Closed-toe shoes for the dissection class. 


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.