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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 underglazes to give your work a personal touch. Projects will be fired and available for pickup at the museum three to four weeks after camp.

Last day to register is June 2, 2021.

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Navigate the Nile to discover what life was like in ancient Egypt. Learn about the role of animals in Egyptian life and lore, and investigate the importance of rivers. Watch the mysteries of mummification unfold through dehydration experiments with fruits and vegetables. Observe live insects and see how they measure up to the mystical ancient scarab. Bring mythology to life by designing costumes and acting out your favorite stories.

Last day to register: June 2, 2021.

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Stretch your arms to make drawings as big as your body! Expand your vision to create your biggest ideas. Throughout the museum, we will locate artists’ BIG thoughts and techniques and come up with BIG questions to generate BIG drawings. We will make BIG chalk and BIG crayons to make drawings on BIG paper inside and outside of the museum.

Last day to register is June 9, 2021.

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Navigate the Nile to discover what life was like in ancient Egypt. Learn about the role of animals in Egyptian life and lore, and investigate the importance of rivers. Watch the mysteries of mummification unfold through dehydration experiments with fruits and vegetables. Observe live insects and see how they measure up to the mystical ancient scarab. Bring mythology to life by designing costumes and acting out your favorite stories.

Last day to register: June 9, 2021.

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It’s time for a movement-filled week of art-making! Let movement inspire your mark-making as you explore the galleries to find ideas for your experiments. Look at moving artworks and create your own! Use your feet, your hands, and your body to create sculptures that move, paintings that vibrate, and a parade performance through the galleries. Invite your family and friends to join us for our moving gallery celebration.

Last day to register is June 16, 2021.

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Come and catch them all! Join Pokéteam Carnegie to explore the natural world of Pokémon. Learn about different Pokémon and examine their habitats to discover what makes them strong. Meet entomologists and compare the life cycle of Pokébugs to real insects. Build and hatch your own creature egg. Create your own Poké Ball and Pokémon creature based on real features of amazing animals. Go on quests to find Pokémon in the museum and Schenley Park.

Last day to register: June 16, 2021.

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What kinds of spaces can you design outdoors? Learn about animal architects and how they create their own spaces from natural materials. Explore materials and building techniques while creating spaces for making and playing. Build models, make drawings, and create life-sized spaces. Explore nearby Schenley park and Carnegie Mellon's campus to see examples of different building techniques. This camp takes place mostly in the outdoor spaces around the museum.

Last day to register is June 23, 2021.

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Come and catch them all! Join Pokéteam Carnegie to explore the natural world of Pokémon. Learn about different Pokémon and examine their habitats to discover what makes them strong. Meet entomologists and compare the life cycle of Pokébugs to real insects. Build and hatch your own creature egg. Create your own Poké Ball and Pokémon creature based on real features of amazing animals. Go on quests to find Pokémon in the museum and Schenley Park.

Last day to register: June 23, 2021.

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Experiment with sticky green slime and blue goo (not for chewy chewing). Join the Lorax to learn how to grow and maintain a mini garden. Investigate the diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores with Sam-I-am. Check out unique habitats, and design a Wocket for your pocket. Meet animals from the museum’s Living Collection, and create a fantastical Seussical Zoo.

Last day to register: June 30, 2021.

No camp on July 5. Camp is in session on July 6-July 9.

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Join Art Cat on a color adventure! Mix colored paint, build with colorful materials, draw with colored pencils, and experiment with colorful oil pastels. Find inspiration in the most colorful artworks in the collection. Choose a path through the gallery to look at blue or red paintings. Learn about the color wheel and how and why artists choose colors. Create artworks of your own in your favorite colors and have a celebration of all things color on the last day of camp!

Last day to register is July 7, 2021.

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Discover the amazing creatures living in and around your home! Explore nearby Schenley Park to look for insects, amphibians, and reptiles. Hunt for insects in leaf litter, go on a mammal scavenger hunt, and show off your moves in our Dancing With The Birds competition. Conduct plant pigment experiments, and dissect fruits and vegetables. Uncover micro mysteries using magnifiers and a video microscope.

Last day to register: July 7, 2021.

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Discover the amazing creatures living in and around your home! Explore nearby Schenley Park to look for insects, amphibians, and reptiles. Hunt for insects in leaf litter, go on a mammal scavenger hunt, and show off your moves in our Dancing With The Birds competition. Conduct plant pigment experiments, and dissect fruits and vegetables. Uncover micro mysteries using magnifiers and a video microscope.

Last day to register: July 14, 2021.

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We will create a public sculpture park from materials we find outside. Journey into the natural world as an artist and an adventurer. Find all the of the sculptures that nature has made out of materials from stumps to stones, give them names, and call them art! We will take nature walks, sketch, make rubbings, draw, and journey through the museum galleries to discover how artists are inspired and fascinated by the world around them.

Last day to register is July 14, 2021.

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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 underglazes to give your work a personal touch. Projects will be fired and available for pickup at the museum three to four weeks after camp.

Last day to register is July 21, 2021.

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Enter the world of the dinosaurs as you dive into the prehistoric ecosystems in the exhibition Dinosaurs in Their Time. Perform investigations with mud, rocks, minerals, and fossils. Compare the skulls and teeth of predators and prey, and learn how dinosaurs digested food. Study specimens and then predict colors and patterns of dinosaur skin. Watch your own dinosaur adaptations evolve as you make a “Me-a-saurus.”

Last day to register: July 21, 2021.

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Enter the world of the dinosaurs as you dive into the prehistoric ecosystems in the exhibition Dinosaurs in Their Time. Perform investigations with mud, rocks, minerals, and fossils. Compare the skulls and teeth of predators and prey, and learn how dinosaurs digested food. Study specimens and then predict colors and patterns of dinosaur skin. Watch your own dinosaur adaptations evolve as you make a “Me-a-saurus.”

Last day to register: July 28, 2021.

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We will create a public sculpture park from materials we find outside. Journey into the natural world as an artist and an adventurer. Find all the of the sculptures that nature has made out of materials from stumps to stones, give them names, and call them art! We will take nature walks, sketch, make rubbings, draw, and journey through the museum galleries to discover how artists are inspired and fascinated by the world around them.

Last day to register is July 28, 2021.

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Explore nature’s wild, weird, and wacky wonders. Investigate flying mammals, bizarre horns, and mixed-up dinosaurs. Scout through Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems to find minerals that look like cookies, French fries, stars, and bubbles. Test out the science of food as you get gassy with yeast and jiggly with Jell-O!

Last day to register: August 4, 2021.

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Explore nature’s wild, weird, and wacky wonders. Investigate flying mammals, bizarre horns, and mixed-up dinosaurs. Scout through Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems to find minerals that look like cookies, French fries, stars, and bubbles. Test out the science of food as you get gassy with yeast and jiggly with Jell-O!

Last day to register: August 11, 2021.

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