School’s Out Holiday Camps
SCHOOL’S OUT HOLIDAY CAMP
Our Camp Discovery offers a School’s Out Holiday Camp program. We have one-day camps on school holidays and five-day camps during the winter and spring breaks. Camp Discovery is designed to give children entire days filled with exploration and hands-on learning. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Before and after care is available. Camp fees include all workshop materials and chaperoned exhibit exploration. Plus all camps include an exciting IMAX film adventure! Children should bring two snacks, lunch and a drink. The Museum also offer a box lunch program for campers.
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2018/2019 Camp Schedule
November 12, 2018
LET’S MAKE SOME WAVES
Did you know that there are types of waves other than the ones in the ocean? Engineer a machine that explores how waves are formed, learn about seismic waves during an earthquake lab, and make some noise to better understand how our ears use waves to hear sounds!
November 21, 2018
CAMP DISCOVERY FAVORITES
Didn’t get a chance to come and join camp discovery last summer? Don’t worry! We chose some of summer camp’s most popular activities and stuffed them into one day! Create color-changing chemical reactions; watch gravity create works of art right in front of your eyes, and more!
November 23, 2018
THE SCIENCE OF ARCHIMEDES
Archimedes was a mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer- he’s also the theme of our new exhibit The Science of Archimedes! Learn how the Archimedes screw works and help build one, have fun with geometry and create geometric artwork, and explore how Archimedes used mirror reflections to save cities from invading ships!
December 24, 2018
Camp Discovery is going to be cooler than cool today as we experiment with some super cold substances: dry ice and liquid nitrogen. Learn how arctic adaptations help animals survive in the extreme cold and create your own ice crystal globe!
December 26 – 28, 2018
Join us as we explore the museum from top to bottom and participate in hands-on activities to expand your knowledge of our exhibits! Create things that fly using jet propulsion when we visit our To Fly exhibit, learn about extreme weather and visit the Storm Center, journey deep into the human body in Powerful You, hang out in Gizmo City and learn how to build pulleys and solve puzzles!
December 31 – January 4, 2019
Take a trip around the world this week as we voyage to different environments found all over earth! Meet turtles, scorpions, snakes and more and see what adaptations each has acquired to live in its environment. Create your own living biome and play Eco-twister where you try to survive in a shrinking habitat!
January 7, 2019
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO!
From racing cars to soaring rockets, today is all about speed! We will be testing how fast and how high we can make things go! Be prepared to participate in a solar car race and a rocket flight competition then, create your own accelerating roller coaster!
January 21, 2019
Today, become a video game designer by creating your own virtual story and digitally bringing your game to life! Prepare for a full day of video game design while we learn the basics of computer graphics, writing storyboards, and game coding!