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July 2015

CAMP: Sugar Coated Science

Investigate the sources of sweetness. Explore the history of candy and its ingredients. Mix up some tangy treats and calculate probability using your favorite flavors of Skittles. Design, construct, and market a candy bar creation of your own. Not recommended for children with food allergies.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXSUG0727
Fee: $155 Members

CAMP: Shocking Electrical Disc

Make static electricity with simple charging devices. Build a project with batteries, bulbs, and wire. Experiment with different circuit patterns.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXSHK0727
Fee: $155 Members

CAMP: Archeology for Beginners

Find out how archaeologists discover ancient civilizations. Use the tools they use and make an artifact from a mysterious culture.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXARC0727
Fee: $155 Members

Preschool Science: Dinomania

Look at dinosaur bones, make some different kinds of dinosaurs and visit our paleontology hall.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 10-11:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRDIN0727
Fee: $115 Members

CAMP: Detective Science

Be a detective and learn how to fingerprint, perform fiber analysis and chromatography. Hone your powers of observation and deduction. Join together to investigate a crime scene on the last day.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXDET0727
Fee: $155 Members

CAMP: 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 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXCAS0727
Fee: $155 Members

3D Inflatables

Work as an engineer team to design and build an inflatable creature. Transform 2D plastic bags in to 3D sculptures using your imagination.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNINF0727
Fee: $155 Members

Creative Circuits

Based on work at the MIT Media Lab, explore electricity as you create a light-up postcard. Learn to make the light flash and fade using a programmable microcontroller. Take your creation home at the end of the week to share with friends and family.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNCIR0727
Fee: $155 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, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YTAPP0727
Fee: $195 Members

Your Brain and Optical Illusions

Explore ways to fool your eye and deceive your brain! Learn how tricks of scale, color and motion affect the brain. Visit the Perception Theater in the exhibit halls. Make your own optical illusions and explain how they work to your family and friends.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNOPT0727
Fee: $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 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXMIN0727
Fee: $195 Members

August 2015

Camp Runestone

Come where fantasy and fact are swirled together to create bewitching tales. Apparate from one adventure to another as you examine the exploits of Harry P. and other famous fictional characters. Make herbal potions. Learn the stories behind fantastic flora and fauna from carnivorous plants to vampire bats. Fly off with a surefire spell for distinguishing truth from fiction.
Age(s): 7-11
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5, Aug 6, Aug 7
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: Blake School in Hopkins
Course Code: YDRUN0803
Fee: $335 Members

Camp Wabasha Sets Sail

Make a splash with art, science and theater! Explore boats and buoyancy while mapping and charting at sea. Create amazing works of art that reflect the beauty of life underwater. Even create your own play about mermaids and sharks! Camp Wabasha is a collaboration between ArtStart, the Science Museam of Minnesota, and SteppingStone Theatre. Scholarships are not available for this camp.
Age(s): 6-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5, Aug 6, Aug 7
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDWAB0803
Fee: $270 Members

Preschool Science: Earth Science

Explore with weather phenomena such as rain, wind, sun, and even tornadoes. Paint with crystals and start your own rock collection.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5, Aug 6, Aug 7
Time: 8:45-9:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPEAR0803
Fee: $60 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, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5, Aug 6, Aug 7
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNCOM0803
Fee: $195 Members

LEGO Zipline

Build LEGO creations that run up and down a zip line, crawl on a tightrope, and more. Experiment to make your LEGOs zip faster or slower, then get them back to the top of the line.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5, Aug 6, Aug 7
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNZIP0803
Fee: $155 Members

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, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5, Aug 6, Aug 7
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNPAD0803
Fee: $195 Members

CAMP: Jewelry Maker's Workshop

Work with materials and tools to design and make your own necklaces and other jewelry. Examine different gemstones and find out where they come from. Learn how many cultures have decorated themselves throughout time.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5, Aug 6, Aug 7
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXJMW0803
Fee: $155 Members

CAMP: Build a Fort

Imagine a fort too big to fit under the dining room table. Come build big with cardboard and creat the life-size fort of your dreams!
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5, Aug 6, Aug 7
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXBAF0803
Fee: $155 Members

Preschool Science: Earth Science

Explore with weather phenomena such as such rain, wind, sun, and even tornadoes. Paint with crystals and start your own rock collection.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5, Aug 6, Aug 7
Time: 10-11:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YREAR0803
Fee: $115 Members