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August 2015

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, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXDRW0810
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Preschool Science: Forces and Physics

Experiment with all things motion! Explore with gravity, gears, wheels, ramps, and tracks. See propulsion in action. Discover how to make balls and cars move fast and slow.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14
Time: 10-11:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRPHY0810
Fee: $121, $115 Members

CAMP: LEGO Gadgets for Girls

Work with girls who love LEGOs to design and build amazing gadgets using pulleys, levers, and other LEGO Technics pieces.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXGFG0810
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Glowing Mythical Creatures

Create an imaginary creature based on fairytales and mythology. Use an Arduino ProtoSnap hand-held computer to program your creature to glow and make noise in response to light and sound. Take home your creature and your Arduino ProtoSnap.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNGLW0810
Fee: $236, $225 Members

Carpentry For Kids: the Pinball Machine

Design and construct your own tabletop pinball machine with wood and other materials. Experiment with the dynamics of action/reaction and cause/effect.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNPIN0810
Fee: $163, $155 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, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXWIZ0810
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


Comic Creator

Students will learn how to draw, write and structure comic strips using digital imaging software such as Comic Life, digital photography, and drawing programs such as Gimp and ArtRage.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNCMC0810
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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


Camp Curie (St. Kate's)

Scope out the wide world of science topics, from biology to physics. Explore new areas every summer. Develop and perform experiments, and unearth ancient mysteries. Meet and work with women scientists and learn about the history of women in science. Discover the meaning of STEM with the Camp Curie team! Co-sponsored by St. Catherine University.
Age(s): 6-9
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: St. Catherine University
Course Code: YDCUR0817
Fee: $336, $320 Members

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


Comic and Animation Convention

Come to our cartoon convention. Wield a pen to experiment with different ways to sequence your illustrated adventures. Sketch your own comic and publish it in our anthology. Design a unique LEGO character. Bring it to life using SAM Animation software. Add music or sound to complete the production!
Age(s): 7-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDCAC0817
Fee: $362, $345 Members

Preschool Science: Busy Bugs

Discover the fascinating world of bugs through movement and play. Go on a bug hunt, make bug art and eat bug snacks.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 8:45-9:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPBUG0817
Fee: $63, $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 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNCOM0817
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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


Blow It Up!

Make exploding pillows, check out a Mentos fountain and experiment with different kinds of rockets in this exciting class.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNBLW0817
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


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, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXDRW0817
Fee: $205, $195 Members

CAMP: Kinetic Robots

Design and build a model robot with moving parts. Dissect a machine to add pieces to your creation. Explore electricity, circuits and motors.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXRBT0817
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


CAMP: 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): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXVET0817
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Preschool Science: Busy Bugs

Discover the fascinating world of bugs through movement and play. Go on a bug hunt, make bug art and eat bug snacks.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 10-11:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRBUG0817
Fee: $121, $115 Members

Digital Flix

Become director and producer of your own films! Record short movies using a video camera then use software to edit, add sound and special effects. Post it online to share with your friends.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNDIG0817
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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


CAMP: Blow it Up

Make exploding pillows, check out a Mentos fountain and experiment with different kinds of rockets in this exciting camp!
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXBLW0817
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


Teen Computer Game

Build your own interactive adventure game using a programming software called Scratch. Learn advanced programming techniques such as scoring, lives and power-ups. Share and play your game with others or online.
Age(s): 13-16
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YTCOM0817
Fee: $205, $195 Members

CAMP: LEGO Space Station

What do people need to survive on a space station? Make components such as sleeping quarters, solar collectors, a greenhouse and a water recycling facility from LEGO Technic pieces, then put them together for our final project, a model space station.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXSPA0817
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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