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July 2015

Preschool Science: Dinomania

Look at dinosaur bones, make some different kinds of dinosaurs and visit our paleontology hall.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 8:45-9:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPDIN0727
Fee: $63, $60 Members

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


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 that responds to the world around it. Add sound and motor power, and take your boat sailing before you bring it home.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNHSB0727
Fee: $236, $225 Members

CAMP: 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 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXCZY0727
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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: $163, $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: $163, $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: $163, $155 Members

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


LEGO Brick Builder

Learn specialized building techniques such as SNOT, mosaics, micro scale, and more. Build together in a large collaborative project and photograph your creations to view online.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNBRI0727
Fee: $163, $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: $121, $115 Members

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


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: $163, $155 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: $163, $155 Members

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


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: $205, $195 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: $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 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXMIN0727
Fee: $205, $195 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: $163, $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: $163, $155 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: $352, $335 Members

Camp Wabasha Sets Sail

A S.T.E.A.M-based collaboration between ArtStart, The Science Museum of Minnesota and SteppingStone Theatre. Campers will have fun exploring the science of the sea, creating art reflecting the beauty of underwater life, and producing a play with their very own characters aboard! Camp Wabasha has brought together art, science and theatre for over 30 years! Join us for this unique camp experience! 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, $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: $63, $60 Members

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


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: $205, $195 Members

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


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: $163, $155 Members