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July 2015

Mini Minecraft

Bring the world of Minecraft to life! Construct imaginative costumes and wonderful objects. Pick up some real rock knowledge. Note: We will not play the Minecraft game in this camp.
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: YXMMC0706
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Calling All Marine Biologists

Through hands-on activities, look at the adaptations of ocean animals, from dolphins to fish to the octopus. Dissect a squid and make a coral reef model.
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: YNMAR0706
Fee: $163, $155 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

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

T-Shirt 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: 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

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

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

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

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

Dazzling Digital Art

Create dazzling digital art designs then print and exhibit your work. Using DesignBlocks, a free design program, you'll create and explore designs and patterns that bring together art, math, and computer programming.
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: LLNDAZ0713
Fee: $205, $195 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

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

Bees, Bats, and Butterflies

Come learn what all the buzz is about. One out of every three bites of food depends on a pollinator. Make a bee block home, discover how insects pollinate, and do the waggle dance!
Age(s): 6-10
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 20, Jul 21, Jul 22, Jul 23, Jul 24
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: U of M, St. Paul campus
Course Code: YDBBB0720
Fee: $341, $325 Members

Journey to Space

Blast off into outer space this summer! Create a space animation, experiment with laws of gravity, and explore the challenges humans face in space. Visit the "Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience" special exhibit and get ready for an other-wordly adventure!
Age(s): 6-10
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 20, Jul 21, Jul 22, Jul 23, Jul 24
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDSPA0720
Fee: $362, $345 Members

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: Monday through Friday, Jul 20, Jul 21, Jul 22, Jul 23, Jul 24
Time: 8:45-9:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPRAL0720
Fee: $63, $60 Members