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August 2014

Movie Magic Camp

Bring adventure to the big screen! Work in teams to plan a storyboard. Design and build simple makeup, costumes and props. Create short films and animations using digital cameras. Take on each role of movie making, from director to actor, to managing sound and lights. Learn some tricks and illusions behind special effects. On Friday, attend your own big screen movie premiere.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 13, Aug 12, Aug 14, Aug 15, Aug 11
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDMVE0811
Fee: $362, $345 Members

Design and Build a Mini-Golf Course

Play the museum's mini-golf course. Design and build a tabletop version of your own mini-golf hole using a variety of materials; there will be a mini-golf tournament the last day of class.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 15, Aug 14, Aug 13, Aug 12, Aug 11
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNGLF0811
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


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, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14, Aug 15
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXMFM0811
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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


Introduction to Chemistry

Enter the exciting world of chemistry! Investigate chemicals and colors, gases and liquids, weights and densities.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 15, Aug 14, Aug 13, Aug 11, Aug 12
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNCHM0811
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Preschool Science: Sound & Music

Move to the music and explore rhythm. Compare the sounds of a variety of instruments. Make an instrument to take home. There is more to music than loud noise.
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Mon, Wed & Fri, Aug 11, Aug 13, Aug 15
Time: 9-10am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPSND0811
Fee: $33, $31 Members

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


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 12, Aug 13, Aug 14, Aug 15, Aug 11
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNDCG0811
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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


Carpentry for Kids: Castles

Head to the carpentry workshop to play with scale. Design and build a miniature castle out of wood, cardboard, found treasures, and your ingenuity and skill.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14, Aug 15
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXCAS0811
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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, Aug 15, Aug 14, Aug 13, Aug 12, Aug 11
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXLEG0811
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


Preschool Science: Sound & Music

Move to the music and explore rhythm. Compare the sounds of a variety of instruments. Make an instrument to take home. There is more to music than loud noise.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Mon, Wed & Fri, Aug 11, Aug 13, Aug 15
Time: 10:30am-12:15pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRSND0811
Fee: $66, $62 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, Aug 15, Aug 14, Aug 13, Aug 12, Aug 11
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNBRN0811
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Carpentry for Kids: Castles and Catapults

Design and build a miniature castle to scale using wood, your ingenuity and skill. Experiment with medieval technology like trebuchets and catapults to defend your castle.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 15, Aug 14, Aug 13, Aug 12, Aug 11
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNCAT0811
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


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, Aug 15, Aug 14, Aug 13, Aug 11, Aug 12
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNTSA0811
Fee: $210, $200 Members

Teen Computer Game

Build your own interactive adventure game using a NEW programming software from the MIT Media Lab - Scratch 2.0! 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 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14, Aug 15
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LTCMP0811
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Dino Diggers

Dinosaur lovers! Explore the lives and times of your favorite ancient reptiles. Meet Triceratops, Apatosaurus, T. Rex, and Giganotosaurus! Visit the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 15, Aug 14, Aug 13, Aug 12, Aug 11
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXDDG0811
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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, Aug 13, Aug 14, Aug 15, Aug 12, Aug 11
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXDET8111
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


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, Aug 15, Aug 14, Aug 13, Aug 12, Aug 11
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXDET8112
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Preschool Science: Fast and Slow

Observe a slow-moving animal, experiment with tracks to make balls and cars move fast and slow. Set up a fast and slow goo race.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Tue & Thu, Aug 12, Aug 14
Time: 10:30am-12:15pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRFST0812
Fee: $43, $41 Members

Camp Curie: A Science Camp for Girls

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 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: St. Catherine University
Course Code: YDCUR0818
Fee: $336, $320 Members

Camp Wabasha Illuminated

Brighten up your summer with art, science and theatre! Create light and shadow as you design masterpieces from scratch. Explore luminescence, what glows in the dark, and visit the Light Exhibit. Produce a play that explores Camp Wabasha: Illuminated! Camp Wabasha is collaboration between ArtStart, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and SteppingStone Theatre. Scholarships are not available for this camp.
Age(s): 6-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 18, Aug 19
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDWAB0818
Fee: $270, $270 Members

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 18, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNCMC0818
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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