Paleontology Rocks! Discover Camp


Calling all Future Paleontologists! Join the Museum at Prairiefire for some fossil hunting fun! Participate in our second annual paleontological field school, reserved for middle-school students. Come to the MAP for four, half-day sessions covering different aspects of paleontology.


Campers have the option to choose between three different four-day sessions in June. Each session takes place

Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 12:00 p.m. (Jun. 5-8 & Jun. 19-22)

Monday-Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Jun. 12-15, located at Johnson County Community College)


Cost is $129 per participant.


             Session One (Located at the Museum at Prairiefire)

  • Monday, June 5th: Geology 101
  • Tuesday, June 6th: Paleontology 101
  • Wednesday, June 7th: Paleontologists in Training
  • Thursday, June 8th: Paleontologists in Action

             Session Two (Located at JCCC)

  • Monday, June 12th: Geology 101
  • Tuesday, June 13th: Paleontology 101
  • Wednesday, June 14th: Paleontologists in Training
  • Thursday, June 15th: Paleontologists in Action

             Session Three (Located at the Museum at Prairiefire)

  • Monday, June 19th: Geology 101
  • Tuesday, June 20th: Paleontology 101
  • Wednesday, June 21st: Paleontologists in Training
  • Thursday, June 22nd: Paleontologists in Action

Field Camp Out


Those students who complete Paleontology Rocks! will be eligible to participate in our “Field Camp Out”, taking place Saturday, June 24th through Sunday, June 25th. Using knowledge gained in Paleontology Rocks!, campers will participate in two fossil collecting sessions as well as an overnight camp out led by MAP scientists!


Campers and their chaperones will stay overnight at Lake Wilson, near Russell, Kansas (1 adult is required to register per participating family).


The Field Camp Out will only be available to campers who completed the initial Discover Camp.

Cost is $200 per camper.

MAP Members receive 10% off registration fees. Those who register by April 10th will receive $10 off Paleontology Rocks! and Field Camp Out.


To reserve your spot, please contact:

Tim Shaban at tim@museumatpf.org or (913) 333-3551