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Discovery Series - Overnight Programs

A note about our overnight programs: Unless otherwise indicated, families will spend the night in the host institutions. It is highly recommended that you bring sleeping bags, foam pads, and pillows to these programs, as you will be sleeping on the floor.

Upcoming Programs

A Night at the Museum

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History – New Haven, Connecticut

Saturday, June 2–Sunday, June 3, 2018
Participants get a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s paleontology, entomology, and botany departments during this program filled with fascinating workshops and discoveries. Families learn how fossil preparators extract dinosaur bones from the surrounding matrix, and meet other Yale scientists to learn how their research is helping us understand the evolutionary history of life on Earth. This overnight program begins around 5 p.m. on Saturday and ends around 11 a.m. on Sunday. Dinner, a snack, and light breakfast are included. Participants should bring sleeping bags, mats, and pillows as they will be sleeping on the museum floor.

Cost: $195 per person, Register now

Volcano Campout

Mount St. Helens Institute – Toutle, Washington

Saturday, July 28Sunday, July 29, 2018
Participants in this overnight adventure experience a volcano at night while learning about the ever-changing landscape of Mount St. Helens and the fascinating geological discoveries underway there. CTYers and their families engage in hands-on scientific activities including an evening hike and interactive discussions with educators about the Pacific Northwest’s volcanic landscapes, natural processes, and cultural past. Trek in the Blast Zone area and marvel at the dramatic views of the volcano, the Pumice Plain, and Spirit Lake. This campout in the Science and Learning Center offers spectacular views of the crater and lava dome. This overnight program begins around 2 p.m. Saturday and ends around noon on Sunday. It includes dinner and a continental breakfast and lunch. Participants should bring sleeping bags, mats, and pillows as they will be sleeping in bunk beds. Detailed information will be available upon registration.

Cost: $195 per person, CLOSEDAdd me to the wait list

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