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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 7, Aug 6, Aug 5, Aug 4, Aug 3
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 5, Aug 4, Aug 3, Aug 6, Aug 7
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDWAB0803
Fee: $270, $270 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 7, Aug 6, Aug 5, Aug 3, Aug 4
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNCOM0803
Fee: $205, $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 5, Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 3, Aug 4
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXJMW0803
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


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 6, Aug 5, Aug 4, Aug 3, Aug 7
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXBAF0803
Fee: $163, $155 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 7, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5, Aug 6
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNWOR0803
Fee: $205, $195 Members

CAMP: LEGO Zipline

Build LEGO creations that run down a zip line, crawl on a tightrope, and more. Experiment to make your LEGOs zip faster or slower.
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 7, Aug 6, Aug 5, Aug 4, Aug 3
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXZIP0803
Fee: $163, $155 Members

CAMP: Hide in Plain Sight

Ever wonder what is all around us, but hiding just out of sight? Come creat camouflage and study animal adaptations. See what you have never seen before!
Age(s): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 7, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5, Aug 6
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXHID0803
Fee: $163, $155 Members

Ocean Expedition Camp

Dive into the deep blue sea to discover whales, sharks, and other deep-sea creatures. Build your favorite ocean organism for our walk-through ocean environment. Step up close to sharks at a local aquarium. Head to the lab to dissect a squid. Explore human impact on the salty solution that covers two-thirds of our earth's surface.
Age(s): 7-11
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 13, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 14
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: Hamline University
Course Code: YDOCN0810
Fee: $336, $320 Members

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


Wonka Week

Over the week you will explore the Chocolate Factory, from the waterfall to the glass elevator. Discover lick-a-bility, snozz appeal, chew-a-lotto, and wheresitgo in the Physical Plant. In Storeroom Three, search the world for the fantastic ingredients. In the Inventing Room, experiment with drips, drops and rolling nuts to design your own candy creations. You don't need a golden ticket for this camp. Not recommended for children with food allergies.
Age(s): 7-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 14, Aug 13, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YDWNK0810
Fee: $336, $320 Members

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


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): 3-5
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 13, Aug 14, Aug 12, Aug 11, Aug 10
Time: 8:45-9:45am
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YPPHY0810
Fee: $63, $60 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 14, Aug 13, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LXDRW0810
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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


CAMP: Secret Hiding Places

Construct ways to hide your secret treasures. Make hidden trap doors, camouflage, and tricks to fool the eye.
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: YXSEC0810
Fee: $163, $155 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, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNHSB0810
Fee: $236, $225 Members

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


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): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 14, Aug 13, Aug 12, Aug 10, Aug 11
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YNWIZ0810
Fee: $163, $155 Members

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


Video Mashup

Master the art of video special effects. Cut and paste video clips using Final Cut editing software. Learn how to use green screen technology to put yourself into a movie.
Age(s): 9-12
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 14, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: LNVID0810
Fee: $205, $195 Members

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


CAMP: Carpentry 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): 6-8
Date: Monday through Friday, Aug 13, Aug 14, Aug 12, Aug 11, Aug 10
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Science Museum
Course Code: YXPIN0810
Fee: $163, $155 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

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.


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

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