Monday Summer Camps

Preschool Play Date


Monday, June 5, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages: 3-6

Cost: $30 non-members, $25 members

Come join us for a morning of fun activities, music and craft all geared for preschool aged children.  Please bring a water bottle.




Monday, June 12, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Ages: 4-9

Cost: $50 non-member, $45 member

Enjoy some toe-tapping fun in the world of music. We will listen to different styles of music, hear from musicians about their craft, make our own instruments, and move to the beat.




Monday, June 19, 9:30 am-1:30 pm

Ages: 4-8

Cost: $40 non-members, $35 members

Put on your paleontologist hat and discover the world of dinosaurs. We will uncover fossils, make our own fossils, and do other exciting dinosaur-related activities.


Science of Baking


Monday, June 26, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Ages: 6-10

Cost: $50 non-members, $45 members

Put on your chef hat and join us to decorate an apron and learn the science behind baking. We will make lunch and a snack plus the chef will leave with recipes. Inform of any food allergies.


Yellowstone Forever


Monday, July 10, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Ages: 6-12

Cost: $50 non-members, $45 members

Explore Yellowstone National Park through STEAM (STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math plus Arts). We will do art projects and experiments using both sides of the brain.




Monday, July 17th, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Ages: 8-12

Cost: $30 non-members, $25 members

Based on the SciGirls PBS Show, this camp is for girls who learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and get to dabble in chemistry and physical sciences. Try your hand at experiments and STEM projects such as squishy circuits and LED digital bling.


Sign Language


Monday, July 24, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Ages: 5-8

Cost: $35 non-member, $30 member

Explore and learn some of the silent world of sign language. Complete a gardening glove hand-shape, play games, and more.




Monday, July 31, 9:30 am -1:30 pm

Ages: 4-8

Cost: $40 non-member, member

Join us for creepy crawly fun in the world of insects. Explore how insects live, their habitats, and how insects can help humans. We will have edible creepy crawlies and make bug crafts to take home.


Young Author’s Camp


Monday, August 7th, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Ages: 8-13

Cost: $50 member, non-member

Sharpen your pencils and learn and experiment with different styles of writing such as poetry, story starters, and more. We will hear from a real author about what it’s like to write a book.

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Examples can be viewed below.  Wise Wonders future innovative STEM-based exhibits, programs, and special events will help to develop critical thinking, communication skills, creativity, and real-world problem solving through collaboration.  These skills are vital to the creation of lifelong learners, and promoting positive futures for our local Montana children.  Exposing children to STEM at an early age supports children’s overall academic growth and lays a foundation of possibilities.

S = Science –a way of thinking and can involve experimenting, predicting, observing, discovering, and asking questions.  Do/did any of your children ever ask questions?

Examples – compare and contrast rocks, explore sand and water, roll a ball

T = Technology – a way of doing things using tools, inventing, identifying problems, and making things work.

Examplescomputers, simple machines such as gears, pulleys & wheels.

E = Engineering – a way of doing such as solving problems, using a variety of materials , designing, building, creating things that work.

Examples blocks, planning and designing structures.

M = Math – a way of measuring with sequencing, patterns, shapes, volume, and size.

Examples counting, matching shapes, patterns, and measuring.


High demand jobs in STEM related fields in Montana:  Computer and Mathematical Science, Architects and Technicians, Engineers, and Technicians, Life and Physical Scientists, and Social Scientists.

STEM education’s importance cannot be overstated.  Public and private resources have come together, in unprecedented ways, to restore and strengthen America’s role as the driver of innovation and discovery.

Why STEM Education Is Important For Everyone – Article From Science Pioneers

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics—STEM, and therefore, STEM education—are vital to our future—the future of our country, the future of our region and the future of our children. Besides, STEM is everywhere; it shapes our everyday experiences.

Have you considered how often we experience STEM in our lives? Science is our natural world— sun, moon and stars…lands and oceans…weather, natural disasters, the diversity of nature, animals (large, small, microbial)…plants and food…the fuel that heats our homes and powers transportation…The list is almost endless. In today’s world, technology means computers and smartphones, but it goes back to television, radio, microscopes, telegraph, telescopes, the compass, and even the first wheel. Yes, engineering designs buildings, roads, and bridges, but it also tackles today’s challenges of transportation, global warming and environment-friendly machines, appliances and systems. We only have to look around to see what improvements to our lives and our homes have been engineered in the last decade alone. We encounter mathematics at the grocery store, the bank, on tax forms, in dealing with investments and the family budget. Every other STEM field depends on mathematics. STEM is important, because it pervades every aspect of our lives.

Let’s consider how STEM effects what is closest and dearest to us—our children. STEM is their future—the technological age in which they live, their best career options, and their key to wise decisions. In 2009, the United States Department of Labor listed the ten most wanted employees. Eight of those employees were ones with degrees in the STEM fields: accounting, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, information sciences and systems, computer engineering, civil engineering, and economics and finance. According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while others are growing at 9.8%. Health care workers with associate degrees to doctors of medicine will average 20% more in life time earnings than peers with similar degrees in non-health care.

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