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August 2015

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 19, Aug 18, Aug 17, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: St. Catherine University
Course Code: YDCUR0817
Fee: $336, $320 Members

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 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 17, Aug 18
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDCAC0817
Fee: $362, $345 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 21, Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19, Aug 20
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNCOM0817
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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 19, Aug 18, Aug 17, Aug 20, Aug 21
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNBLW0817
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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

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

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

CAMP: Physics Toys

Make toys to take home that spin, balance and move. Explore the basics of motion and forces in this fun 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: YXPHY0817
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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

Preschool Science: Cardboard Castles

Use introductory engineering principles to build large cardboard creations. Explore age appropriate mathematics concepts such as sorting and pattern making. Design your own creative costume to take home!
Age(s): 3-5
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28
Time: 8:45-9:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPCAS0824
Fee: $63, $60 Members

Gamer Girls

Are you a gamer girl? Design an interactive game with characters that you create using Scratch 2.0 software. Add your own sound and animation. Post your game online to share with others.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNGAM0824
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Space Adventure

Blast off in to outer space this summer! Experiment with laws of gravity and explore the challenges humans face in space. Get ready for an other-wordly adventure!
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNSPA0824
Fee: $163, $155 Members

CAMP: Super Scratch

Use programming software from MIT Media Lab to build your own interactive game and story. Scratch 2.0 allows you to make a game at the museum and continue programming at home.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXSUA0824
Fee: $205, $195 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 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXVET0824
Fee: $163, $155 Members

CAMP: Castle Construction

Head to the construction workshop to play with scale. Design and build a miniature castle out of woody cardboard, find treasures, and use your ingenuity and skill.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXCAT0824
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


LEGO State Fair Midway

Recreate in miniature your favorite attractions on the midway with LEGOs. Use the LEGO WeDo sensors and motors to spin the rides, perceive the ring toss accuracy, or drop the clown into the dunk tank. Post video of your projects online.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNMID0824
Fee: $205, $195 Members

Preschool Science: Cardboard Castles

Use introductory engineering principles to build large cardboard creations. Explore age-appropriate mathematics concepts such as sorting and pattern making. Design your own creative costume to take home.
Age(s): 5-6
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28
Time: 10-11:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YRCAS0824
Fee: $121, $115 Members

This class is full.


CAMP: Super Scratch

Use programming software from MIT Media Lab to build your own interactive game and story. Scratch 2.0 allows you to make a game at the museum and continue programming at home.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXSUP0824
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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


3D Worlds

Investigate the world of 3D design, game-making, and programming. Explore 3D Worlds a variety of programs during a week in the third dimension.
Age(s): 13-16
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 24, Aug 25, Aug 26, Aug 27, Aug 28
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YTWOR0824
Fee: $205, $195 Members