During teacher workdays, the Museum offers exciting and educational one-day camps that are sure to appeal to the scientist in everyone.
- Classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- For Children in grades Pre-K to Fifth (children must be at least 4 years of age and able to hand all aspects of using the bathroom alone in order to participate).
- MiniCamp: $45 – members; $55 – non-members
- Before Care (7:45am-9:00am): $5 per camper
- After Care (4:00pm-6:00pm): $12 per camper
To register, submit online registration here or download and complete the registration form from this site.
All camp participants must also complete a 2014-2015 emergency contact form, also available on our website. Once completed, please email the forms to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax forms to (305) 646-4300, Attn: MiniCamp, or visit the Museum to register in person.
For more information, call the Public Programs Registrar at (305) 646-4222.
2014-2015 Dates and Themes
Thursday, September 25, 2014: Body Basics
Your body is one spectacular machine! Explore from your nose to toes, inside and out, to discover how our different systems work in this operation to discover the human body. View x-rays and skeletons, model your digestive system, test your memory and learn how the brain connects everything together to make you your amazing self.
Friday, October 24, 2014: Space Exploration
4, 3, 2, 1... Blast off! Join us for an out of this world journey into outer space and explore the hidden wonders of the galaxy and beyond. Investigate planets near and far as an astronaut by building your own astronomical tools, making your own Mars rover, creating moon sand, and even eating astronaut food! Follow Rusty Rocket for a unique trip into space in the Planetarium and then take home some goopy alien slime as your souvenir from space.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014: CSI Science
Calling all detectives, a cookie has been taken from the cookie jar! In this investigative camp, you are the detective! Follow the clues using techniques that real forensic scientists use to solve the case, including fingerprinting, DNA collection, chromatography, and much more.
Friday, January 16, 2015: Dinosaurs
Stegosaurs, Raptors, and Tyrannosaurus Rex, oh my! Welcome to prehistoric times where you can dig up the dirt about all things dino. Dig deep to uncover fossils that are millions of years old, design your own dinosaur style body armor, become your favorite dino for a day with a fun hat, and meet our very own dinosaur descendants hiding in plain sight in the wildlife center (can you guess who they are?).
Tuesday, February 17, 2015: Heart beats
Beep, beep...beep, beep... Energize your heart in this lively mini camp focused on food, fitness, and you. Compete in an adventurous obstacle course then fuel up while learning about how food affects your body. Design a deliciously yummy (and healthy) meal, learn to take your pulse, enter in a dance off on the energy dance floor, and much more!
Friday, March 20, 2015: Brain waves
Become the ultimate brainiac in this fun filled mini camp all about the brain. Challenge your brain (and fellow campers) in the ultimate memory competition to see who can remember the most. Travel through your nervous system to discover how the brain connects the entire body, test your senses and find out if any are super senses, dissect a sheep brain, and much more!
Friday, April 3, 2015: Nano
What do butterflies, kale, geckos, and nanobots have in common? They all show us the amazing properties of things on the nano scale! Come explore nano science and how nano in nature inspires cool new technologies like stain resistant cloth and invisibility.
Mark Your Calendars:
- Winter Camp: Begins the week of December 22, 2014
- Spring Camp: March 23-27, 2015
- Summer Camp: Begins the week of June 15, 2015