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June 2014

Robotics Lab

Automaton, cyborg, bionic, android - how do they differ from each other? Discover what inspires robotics engineers as you assemble your robot kit and explore its capabilities. Program handheld computers to control sensors and motors on a robot. Investigate artificial intelligence and biomimicry. Learn about the Kinematic Chain. Build a robotic arm.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDRTC0616
Fee: $373, $355 Members

Carpentry for Kids: Furniture

Use the lingo of the carpenter and the tools of the trade. Build a pine and plywood table to use in a fort or bedroom.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXFUR0616
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Drawing + LEGO = Animation

Combine drawings and LEGO bricks into your own creation. Make a movie and use SAM animation software to film your movie. Share your films online.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXDRW0616
Fee: $205, $195 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Preschool Science: Life Science

We'll turn the classroom into a living laboratory with animals and plants to observe. We'll go outside to examine critters and look through a microscope at tiny creatures. We'll talk about what makes something alive.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 9-10am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPLIF0616
Fee: $55, $52 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Light Up Fashion

Create a unique light-up garment for your American Girl or similar doll. Explore electronics and soft circuit materials as you experiment with wearable circuits.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNFSH0616
Fee: $236, $225 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Disease Detectives

Use a microscope and study different kinds of pathogens. Examine the body's immune system and see how diseases spread. Participate in a simulation of an epidemic where you will be on a team of scientists fighting a disease outbreak.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNDIS0616
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Rotten Camp

Come have a rotten time! Control the stages of decay in our kitchen laboratory. Stop the rot - mummify an egg and experiment with different ways salt preserves food. Discover how worm poop and microorganisms can be our friends.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXRTN0616
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Blow It Up!

Make exploding pillows, check out a Mentos fountain and experiment with different kinds of rockets in this exciting camp.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXBLW0616
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Preschool Science: Life Science

We'll turn the classroom into a living laboratory with animals and plants to observe. We'll go outside to examine critters and look through a microscope at tiny creatures. We'll talk about what makes something alive.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 10:30am-12:15pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRLFS0616
Fee: $110, $104 Members

Tsunamis, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes

This class is all about natural disasters. Put your hand in a tornado, make a model of an earthquake and watch a volcano erupt.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 20, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXTSN6161
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Tsunamis, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes

This class is all about natural disasters. Put your hand in a tornado, make a model of an earthquake and watch a volcano erupt.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXTSN6162
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Carpentry for Kids: American Girl Doll Furniture

Make furniture for American Girl and similar dolls. Learn tool use and safety techniques so that you can continue to design and build furniture at home.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNAGD0616
Fee: $163, $155 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Game Pad

Design your own adventure game using Scratch software. Write a story, design an environment, create characters and add sound effects. Build your own game controller to play your game.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNPAD0616
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Design an App

Hey game designers! Take the next step and design your own app. Share it with your friends to test and play. Using the free version of the Stencyl program, you can build a professional quality game that can be played on computers, the web or even portable devices.
Age(s): 13-16
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19, Jun 20
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LTAPP0616
Fee: $205, $195 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


LEGO Machines and Structures

Learn new LEGO building techniques to make machines that move and structures that can bear weight.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 20, Jun 19, Jun 18, Jun 17, Jun 16
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXLEG0616
Fee: $163, $155 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Star Adventures

Explore galaxies far away, learn more about your favorite star movies, build spacecraft and play with rockets.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 20, Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18, Jun 19
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXSTA0616
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Great Space Camp

Blast off into outer space this summer! Create comets, asteroids, and stars. Experiment with the laws of gravity and make a variety of model rockets. Explore the challenges humans face in space. Get ready for an other-worldly adventure.
Age(s): 7-11
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 27, Jun 23, Jun 24, Jun 25, Jun 26
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: St. Catherine University
Course Code: YDSPA0623
Fee: $336, $320 Members

Carpentry Camp: Bridges

Put on your hard hat for a week of building bedlam. In a large group build a bridge you can stand on and crawl through. Bring on the wrecking ball as you experiment with the strength of different building materials and knock down structures you design.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 23, Jun 24, Jun 25, Jun 26, Jun 27
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDBDG0623
Fee: $341, $325 Members

Design a Computer Game: Create Your Own Adventure Game

Build your own interactive adventure game and story using programming software from the MIT Media Lab - Scratch 2.0! Select a theme, write a story, build an environment, create characters, and add puzzles and sound effects. Access your game online to play later.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jun 27, Jun 26, Jun 25, Jun 24, Jun 23
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNDCG0623
Fee: $205, $195 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.


Preschool Science: Rainbows and Light

Experiment with mirrors, prisms, and kaleidoscopes. Split color apart and mix colors together. Make a color column to take home.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Mon, Wed & Fri, Jun 27, Jun 23, Jun 25
Time: 9-10am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPRBW0623
Fee: $33, $31 Members

This class is full but you can get onto the waitlist for free.