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June 2014

Build a Remote Control Car

Build a self-propelled wire-controlled vehicle using batteries, motors, and wiring. Test out your car's performance under a variety of conditions.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNRCC0630
Fee: $130, $124 Members

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


LEGO Vehicles for Girls

Find out the secrets of torque and speed using LEGO models that you design to shoot down a road or climb over obstacles.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXLEG0630
Fee: $130, $124 Members

Math Travels

Across desert sands, around the world, and beyond the edge of time, math games have been played. Learn to play games that use dominoes, cards, boards and playing pieces and make some to take home.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXMTH0630
Fee: $130, $124 Members

Mad Scientists Lab

Concoct chemical potions and conduct crazy physics experiments. Work with dry ice and explore motion.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXMAD0630
Fee: $130, $124 Members

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


Introduction to Carpentry

Head to the workshop and safely start to use carpentry tools such as saws, hammer and nails. Measure wood and build a wooden toy to take home.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXITC0630
Fee: $130, $124 Members

Preschool Science: Build It

Build skyscrapers and other structures. Experiment to see how much weight a bridge can hold.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Monday through Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 10:30am-12:15pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRBLD0630
Fee: $86, $82 Members

Float Your Boat

Some things float, and some things don't. What makes this so? Would you like to know? Make your own submarine! Experiment with water, waves, buoyancy, density, and much more in this introduction to science at sea. Get ready to be wet!
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXBTS0630
Fee: $130, $124 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 Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXDRW0630
Fee: $164, $156 Members

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


LEGO Tools

Assemble tools out of LEGO Technics pieces. Design gadgets to solve everyday problems like drawing a perfect circle or reaching your light switch from your bed.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXTLS0630
Fee: $130, $124 Members

Earth, Water and Wind

Explore our planet's land, water and air. Grow your own crystals, build a stream, fly kites and experiment with air pressure.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXWTR0630
Fee: $130, $124 Members

Milk Carton Boat Construction

Lake Calhoun is calling you to join this buoyant engineering team to design and sail boats built of milk cartons. Head to the computer lab the first week and use 3D software to create innovative boat designs. Investigate structures that float and experiment with race-approved materials. Week two, you'll work in small groups using designs from week one to build boats to enter in the race. We'll meet Sunday at the Milk Carton Boat Races on Lake Calhoun to see all our boats cross the finish line.Two-week class: you must register for both weeks.
Age(s): 10-14
Date: Two weeks, Mon-Thu and Mon-Fri, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNMLK0630
Fee: $360, $343 Members

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


Maker Camp

Learn by doing. Pick up your tools and spend a week making projects in the carpentry workshop. Build marble mazes and games. Finish the week building your own design to take home.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNMAK0630
Fee: $130, $124 Members

Chain Reaction Contraption

Create a ridiculously long series of mechanical and electrical actions that end in a grand finale! Learn about basic circuitry, then incorporate electric motors in your chain reaction to knock down, push, or make objects move through the air.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNRCT0630
Fee: $164, $156 Members

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


LEGO Micro Design

Use LEGO construction to build tiny models and a miniature city.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Thursday, Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 2, Jul 3
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNMIC0630
Fee: $130, $124 Members

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


July 2014

Camp Curie: A Science Camp for Girls

Scope out the wide world of science topics, from biology to physics. Explore new areas every summer. Develop and perform experiments, and unearth ancient mysteries. Meet and work with women scientists and learn about the history of women in science. Discover the meaning of STEM with the Camp Curie team! Co-sponsored by St. Catherine University.
Age(s): 6-9
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: St. Catherine University
Course Code: YDCUR0707
Fee: $336, $320 Members

Comic and Animation Convention

Come to our cartoon convention. Wield a pen to experiment with different ways to sequence your illustrated adventures. Sketch your own comic and publish it in our anthology. Design a unique LEGO character. Bring it to life using SAM Animation software. Add music or sound to complete the production for viewing on Friday at our convention's culmination.
Age(s): 7-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDCMC0707
Fee: $362, $345 Members

Design a "Smart" House

Create a model of a high-tech dream home of the future. Using handheld computers and recycled materials, build and design your mini-house. Add light, sound, and program the house to turn on the stereo, and scare away burglars. Take your house home!
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNSMT0707
Fee: $236, $225 Members

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


Introduction to Chemistry

Enter the exciting world of chemistry! Investigate chemicals and colors, gases and liquids, weights and densities.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNCHM0707
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


Preschool Science: Dinomania

Look at dinosaur bones, make some different kinds of dinosaurs and visit our paleontology hall.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Mon, Wed & Fri, Jul 7, Jul 9, Jul 11
Time: 9-10am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPDIN0707
Fee: $33, $31 Members

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


Carpentry for kids: the Pinball Machine

Design and construct your own tabletop pinball machine with wood and other materials. Experiment with the dynamics of action/reaction and cause/effect.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXPIN0707
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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