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 - Saturdays and Summer Camps

A student wearing curator club 2 shirtCC2 - 2023 - Saturdays - 12:15-2:30

January 14th: Trash Eaters!  Discover what animals happily eat trash and how this helps them survive!

February 4th: Cells and ‘Scopes!  Use Microscopes to see plant and animals cells—the building blocks of life!

February 11th: Colors, Colors Everywhere! Learn how colors are made, and what makes each color different.

March 4th: Tree of Life! Trace life from Amoebas to Zebras as you learn about the world of Animals!

March 18th: React!  Perform chemical reactions, categorize acids and bases, and learn more about chemistry!

April 1st: Animal Super Senses Discover the super senses of lions, butterflies, owls and other animals!

Price - $20 per individual/activity

Or pay $100 for all six activities and save $20!

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


Summer Camp

Our summer camps are weeklong, half-day camps, running 9-noon each day.  The cost is $150/camper and there is a before care option for $25.

July 10-14 - 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.


Register for CC2 

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 

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.