Museum of the Coastal Bend to hold four-day History Explorers Camp

The Museum of the Coastal Bend will host a four-day History Explorers Camp for children ages 9-12 from Tuesday, July 11 to Friday, July 14.

The camp will start each day at 9 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.

“This is a fun-filled camp that will feature history, art and science hands-on activities,” said Amanda Lanum, the museum’s educational coordinator. “Campers will have the opportunity to learn about what makes the Coastal Bend area so unique.”

The camp will feature the following topics each day:

Tuesday, July 11 – “Early Years of Texas” will help campers learn about the history of Texas from Native Americans to Spanish missions. Campers will use a pump drill, decide what path to take to get their cattle to market, and work in teams to gather supplies for their missions. Wednesday, July 12 – “Art of Texas” will allow campers to paint their own Texas landscapes using paints made from berries. Campers will also become archaeologists and try to re-assemble pottery, and work on an enrichment project for the Texas Zoo. Thursday, July 13 – “The History and Science of Toys” will help campers learn about non-Newtonian fluids with home-made slime. Campers will also discuss what toys of the past are still popular today, and work together to create the biggest bubbles. Friday, July 14 – “Native Animals of Texas” will allow campers to find out what animals and plants are native to Texas. Campers will also learn what bones can tell us about the past, and spend some time with some special guests from the Texas Zoo.

The cost for the camp is $65 per child ($59 for museum members). Registration forms are due by July 5 and can be picked up at the museum or downloaded at

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located on Victoria College’s Main Campus at 2200 E. Red River Street in Victoria.