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July 2015

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-Fri, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNMLK0706
Fee: $419, $399 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, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNCOM0706
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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


CAMP: Carpentry Dollhouse

Through the lens of an architect, create a model of a one-room house with an electric light. Play with scale and frame house building. Gain new carpentry skills as you use jigs and saws.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXDOL0706
Fee: $163, $155 Members

CAMP: 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, Jul 6, Jul 7, Jul 8, Jul 9, Jul 10
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXDRW0706
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Constructopedia

Experiment with familiar building systems such as LEGO and K'nex as well as some new ones. Figure out what each system does best and combine systems to build from your own plans. Build tall structures and experiment with ways to collapse them like a demolition crew. Try building with unusual materials during this week of building bedlam. Co-sponsored by St. Catherine University.
Age(s): 6-9
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: St. Catherine University
Course Code: YDCON0713
Fee: $336, $320 Members

Minecraft Camp

Bring the world of Minecraft to life. Construct imaginative costumes and wonderful objects. Pick up some real rock knowledge. Use Scratch software to create your own 2D adventure computer game inspired by Minecraft. Note: We will not play the Minecraft game in the camp.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDMIN0713
Fee: $362, $345 Members

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


Preschool Science: Ocean Homes

Eat seaweed, make fish prints, play in the sand and dance like a dolphin in this class about ocean life.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 8:45-9:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPOCH0713
Fee: $63, $60 Members

CAMP: LEGO Puppets

Create robotic dancing puppets using the LEGO WeDo robotics kit, motion modules, and fun, easy-to-shape foam. Program your puppet to move, talk, and respond to your movements.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXPUP0713
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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


CAMP: Up: Science of Flight

Travel through time as we explore the science of flight, from prehistoric flying animals and plant material to the powered flight we use today. Set your sights to the sky as you make your own flying machine.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXUPS0713
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Wizard School

For fans of Harry P: take a potions class, learn the science of magic, make some flying things and learn the history behind dragons and alchemy.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNWIA0713
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


CAMP: Gears and Contraptions

Make gadgets and contraptions using pulleys, wheels, axles, ramps, and levers. Play with different combinations of gears and construct a gearbox to take home.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXGAC0713
Fee: $163, $155 Members

T-Shirts Artists

Make custom images that can be printed on T-shirts using screen printing techniques, stencils, and drawing mediums. Work with glow-in-the-dark, metallic, and neon inks! Bring 100% cotton T-shirts and fabric to work on.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNTSH0713
Fee: $210, $200 Members

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


Wizard School

For fans of Harry P: take a potions class, learn the science of magic, make some flying things and learn the history behind dragons and alchemy.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNWIZ0713
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


CAMP: Lots and Lots of Rocks

Study sand, pebbles, minerals, and rocks from Antarctica to Minnesota. Learn how they are formed and where they can be found. Start your own collection and organize and display your finds.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXROC0713
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Preschool Science: Ocean Homes

Eat seaweed, make fish prints, play in the sand and dance like a dolphin in this class about ocean life.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 10-11:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YROCH0713
Fee: $121, $115 Members

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, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNDIS0713
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


CAMP: Minifigure Movie Stars

Make a LEGO minifigure into the star of your animated film adventure. Learn new animation tricks every day. Build LEGO sets. Edit the video and add sound and credits. Watch your film online.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXMIN0713
Fee: $205, $195 Members

CAMP: Wizard School

For fans of Harry P: take a potions class, learn the science of magic, make some flying things and learn the history behind dragons and alchemy.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXWIZ0713
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


CAMP: 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, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXMAS0713
Fee: $163, $155 Members

T-Shirts Artists

Make custom images that can be printed on T-shirts using screen printing techniques, stencils, and drawing mediums. Work with glow-in-the-dark, metallic, and neon inks! Bring 100% cotton T-shirts and fabric to work on.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 13, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNTSP0713
Fee: $210, $200 Members