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Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History offer pre-camp care hours for children ages 6–13 enrolled in camps. Sessions include age-appropriate activities and games.

Registration must be made for the entire week. Pre- and post-camp care are not available on a day-to-day basis.

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From mega quakes to alien invasions, debunk fact from fiction in popular sci-fi doomsday scenarios. Observe climate change in a bottle, build your own asteroids, and study real-world zombies. Examine real fossils to understand mass extinction, and learn how ecosystems survive and adapt to extreme forces of nature. Head into the woods on an extended day trip to Powdermill Nature Reserve, where you will prove your mettle in the face of an impending zombie apocalypse… better safe than sorry! 

Day trip day to Powdermill Nature Reserve: museum pick up at 6:30 p.m. Late afternoon snack provided.

The last day to register for this camp is June 6, 2018.

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Welcome to the show! Art Cat needs your help putting on the best circus in town. From planning and performing to creating costumes and sets, Art Cat can’t do this without you! Bring your big ideas and be ready to wow the audience; your family is invited to the final performance on the last day of camp.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 6, 2018.

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Enjoy a slimy week of science, and discover some of nature’s coolest critters. Meet weird prehistoric creatures, get your hands on mystery slime, watch a slithery snake, and more! Delve into the movements, habitats, and senses of animals with daily experiments. Build an obstacle course for worms. Get creative with chemistry to test scientific phenomena. Mix emulsions, and test what floats in slimy substances.

The last day to register for this camp is June 6, 2018.

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Take a stroll across Japan by viewing our exhibition of Hiroshige's Tokaido Road. Inspired by this work, campers will map out a journey of their own, creating a traveler's guide and models of stops taken along the route. Where will travelers rest? What is the landscape like? Where does your journey begin and where does it end? Come and get lost with us!

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 6, 2018.

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To make something realistic is just one way to give visual form to your world. Think like an artist as you experiment with a wide range of tools to try out marks, smudges, and textures that can become expressive works of art. Start realistic and discover how nontraditional materials and processes can fuel your creative imagination. Discover artists who think beyond pencils and paintbrushes to use the ideas of drawing and painting in innovative ways.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 6, 2018.

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Push, pull, and squish clay into anything you can imagine—from functional vessels like bowls and cups you can actually use to sculpted figures of your pet or an imaginative creature of your own design! Try out the potter's wheel and learn hand-building techniques inspired by artists in the museum collection. Use colorful glazes to give your work a personal touch. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up three to four weeks after camp.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 6, 2018.

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Do you favor the watery worlds of Monet or the drips of Jackson Pollock? A landscape that looks perfectly real or an abstraction open to interpretation? Get to know great paintings in the museum’s galleries. Discover first-hand the wide range of techniques for applying paint from smooth as glass to thick and textured. Build your skills through experiments with a variety of painting techniques and color mixing strategies. Choose your favorite approach to create your own masterpiece.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 6, 2018.

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Do you have what it takes to survive a pandemic? Find out as you learn how to treat and contain outbreaks of real and fictional diseases—from chickenpox to zombie-ism. Learn about virus transmission and how to identify “patient zero.” Improve your skills by learning about basic first aid, nutrition, and hydration needs and what to do when technology breaks down. Test your new survival techniques on a day trip to Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Day trip day to Powdermill Nature Reserve: museum pick up at 6:30 p.m. Late afternoon snack provided.

The last day to register for this camp is June 13, 2018.

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Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History offer post-camp care hours for children ages 6–13 enrolled in camps. Sessions include age-appropriate outdoor activities, games, and library visits—all in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. A light snack is provided at post-camp care.

Registration must be made for the entire week. Pre- and post-camp care are not available on a day-to-day basis.

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Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History offer pre-camp care hours for children ages 6–13 enrolled in camps. Sessions include age-appropriate activities and games.

Registration must be made for the entire week. Pre- and post-camp care are not available on a day-to-day basis.

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Build your animal care skills in this camp for pet enthusiasts. Learn about different types of animals that can be kept as pets, from familiar companions like cats and dogs to exotic birds and reptiles. Study how pets grow and change as they get older, and design the ideal habitat for your favorite animal. Turn the camp classroom into a menagerie, and explore the secret life of pets.

The last day to register for this camp is June 13, 2018.

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Big, bigger, biggest! Design and build a skyscraper, a giant house, or an extra tall school—stretch your imagination to think of how to make it happen. Experiment with peers to find the best ways to build big with different materials. Bring your imagination and your biggest ideas!

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 13, 2018.

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Push, pull, and squish clay into anything you can imagine—from a bowl you can actually use to sculpted figures of your pet, or an imaginative creature of your own design. Try out the potter’s wheel and learn hand-building techniques inspired by artists in the museum collection. Use colorful glazes to give your work a personal touch. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up 3-4 weeks later. Materials fee is included in the price.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 13, 2018.

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Get an up-close look at Dinosaurs in Their Time, find out where those big bones came from, and learn all about prehistoric animals. Study specimens, make fossil casts, and dig for replica bones like a real paleontologist. Meet the creatures that roamed with the dinosaurs—early mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

Choose morning or afternoon session.

The last day to register for this camp is June 13, 2018.

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Design a house limited only by your imagination. Learn how architects combine functional needs for a building with designs that excite our imaginations. Try lots of creative ways to make a house and represent your dream ideas in a variety of architectural drawing and model-making methods.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 13, 2018.

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Are you fascinated by the possibilities of life on other planets? Making plans for that future reality requires the creative thinking of both artists and scientists, and that means you! Spend a week combining what we know from science with the speculative and creative thinking process of artists to invent what humans will need to eat, sleep, work, and play in worlds we can only imagine. Learn the strategies of design thinking to iterate concepts for what buildings and cities will look like, what our smart clothing will do, and how we will travel around a planet that’s not at all like earth.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 13, 2018.

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Find sunny views of nature by Monet, Cassatt, Renoir, and their friends in our Impressionist gallery. Take your art supplies outdoors and create art en plein air as the French masters did. Learn how to mix colors to show natural light and shadow. Invite your family and friends to a mini exhibition at the end of the week.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 13, 2018.

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Printmaking is a way of making multiple versions of your original image, sometimes making subtle changes from one to the next. Find inspiration in the exhibition Hiroshige’s Tokaido Road and in the museum’s galleries. Learn historical techniques like etching and modern processes like silkscreen. Reuse printed materials to create brand new artworks. Experiment with the printing press to create works in a series.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 13, 2018.

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Painting is a way of expressing your ideas about the world through your personal lens. Learn techniques by comparing old masters to the work of artists who continue to reinvent painting today. Discover which methods suit your expressive goals—smooth brushstrokes or thick and textured impasto? Are you a painting purist or will you incorporate digital or other media? The museum’s collection and exhibitions offer inspiration for your work, with expert guidance from the instructors, curators, and conservators.

Last day to register is June 13, 2018.

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