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July 2014

Get Set to be a Vet

Explore the careers of veterinarians, discover how to take better care of your pets and make dog treats. Learn safe behavior around dogs, examine real animal X-rays and perform a mock surgery.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNVET0714
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


Teen Movie Studio

Work collaboratively with the rest of your crew to produce a short movie over the course of the week. Specialize in directing, camera work, digital video editing, production design or other roles to complete the video. Celebrate with a premiere screening and post your project online.
Age(s): 13-16
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 17, Jul 16, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 18
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LTTMV0714
Fee: $205, $195 Members

LEGO Castle

Learn about medieval technology and build drawbridges, catapults, and a castle using LEGO Technic pieces.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 16, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 17, Jul 18
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXLEG0714
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


Technology Tasters

Experiment with all kinds of things you can do with technology! Create art and stories on the computer, explore animation, and build moving machines with LEGO WeDo motors and sensors.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 18, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXTEC0714
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Crazy Foam!

Make a super foam-erator, build and play with mountains of shaving cream, concoct foamy chemistry experiments and construct with plastic foam.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 18, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXCFM0714
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Ultimate Scratch

Use Scratch to build your own interactive computer game the first week of camp. Advance your Scratch 2.0 skills in the second week as you power up, make your own blocks, and use the camera to control the game with your body. Access your game online to play later. Two-week camp: you must register for both weeks.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Two weeks, Mon-Fri, Jul 14, Jul 15, Jul 16, Jul 17, Jul 18, Jul 21, Jul 22, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNULT0714
Fee: $410, $390 Members

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


Preschool Science: Cars, Trucks, and Things That Go

Experiment with gravity, gears, wheels, ramps, tracks, and vehicles in motion. Play the Go, Dogs, Go! game and make a car or truck to take home.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Tue & Thu, Jul 15, Jul 17
Time: 10:30am-12:15pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRCAR0715
Fee: $43, $41 Members

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


Flight Camp

Travel through time as we explore the science of flight - from prehistoric flying animals and plant material to the powered flight we use today. Visit with live birds and examine a wide collection of insect specimens. Design, build, and test a variety of paper airplanes and rockets.
Age(s): 8-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 25, Jul 24, Jul 23, Jul 22, Jul 21
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: U of M, St. Paul campus
Course Code: YDFLT0721
Fee: $352, $335 Members

Treasure Camp

Where's the best place to find secret treasure? Right here at summer camp! Explore what makes an object valuable as you measure, weigh and count your treasures before you hide them. Draw a map campers can follow to find a treasure chest you build in the carpentry workshop.
Age(s): 6-10
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 25, Jul 22, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 21
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDTRS0721
Fee: $336, $320 Members

Preschool Science: Jewelry and Costumes

For Kings and Queens! Sort beads in this colorful camp. Use patterns to make a costume to take home.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Mon, Wed & Fri, Jul 21, Jul 23, Jul 25
Time: 9-10am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPJWL0721
Fee: $33, $31 Members

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


LEGO Animals

Find out how you can use LEGO Technic pieces to make something that looks like a dog. Model different types of animals and learn about biomechanics and different types of animal movement using rubber bands for muscles.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25, Jul 22, Jul 21
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXAML0721
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 21, Jul 25, Jul 24, Jul 23, Jul 22
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNMRN7211
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


Chemistry in the Kitchen

Learn about changes of state, emulsions, and density using different foods and cooking techniques. You'll even be able to eat your experiments!
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 24, Jul 23, Jul 22, Jul 21, Jul 25
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXCHM0721
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 25, Jul 24, Jul 23, Jul 22, Jul 21
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNMRN7212
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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 21, Jul 22, Jul 25, Jul 24, Jul 23
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXPUP0721
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Video Mashup

Master the art of video special effects. Cut and paste video clips using Final Cut editing software. Learn how to use green screen technology to put yourself into a movie.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 22, Jul 21, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNVID0721
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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


Preschool Science: Jewelry and Costumes

For Kings and Queens! Sort beads in this colorful camp. Use patterns to make a costume to take home.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Mon, Wed & Fri, Jul 21, Jul 23, Jul 25
Time: 10:30am-12:15pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRJWR0721
Fee: $66, $62 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 25, Jul 24, Jul 23, Jul 22, Jul 21
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNTSA0721
Fee: $210, $200 Members

Design a "Smart" Houseboat

Create a high-tech dream houseboat of the future. Using handheld computers and recycled materials, build and design a mini houseboat. Add light and sound, and sail your boat in the meandering stream in the Big Back Yard before you bring your boat home.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 25, Jul 24, Jul 21, Jul 22, Jul 23
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNHSB0721
Fee: $236, $225 Members

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


SciGirls Camp

If you enjoyed Camp Curie, this is the camp for you now! Explore the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with SciGirls, the popular TV show. Work as a team to develop and conduct a variety of hands-on investigations. Discover the impact of women in science past and present.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 21, Jul 22, Jul 23, Jul 24, Jul 25
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNGRL0721
Fee: $163, $155 Members