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It’s a beautiful day in our art-filled neighborhood! Together we will explore being kind to our neighbors through art-making. Learn how creating with others can demonstrate compassion, kindness, and be lots of fun! Draw, paint, and collage works of art for your family or friends, collaborate on a performance to share with fellow campers, and design and operate a kindness mobile.

The last day to register for this camp is June 8, 2022.

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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 to find out what makes Jell-O transform from a liquid to a solid, and sink your teeth—literally—into a yeast experiment with rising bread!

The last day to register for this camp is June 8, 2022.

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Push, pull, squish, and play with 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 artworks in the museum collection. Use colorful underglazes to give your work a personal touch. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up at the museum three to four weeks after camp. A $25 materials fee is included in the price of this camp.

The last day to register for this camp is June 15, 2022.

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Meet weird prehistoric creatures and some of nature’s coolest critters. Get your hands on mystery slime, observe a slithery snake, and build an obstacle course for worms! Examine the movements, habitats, and senses of animals with daily experiments. Get creative with chemistry to test scientific phenomena as you mix emulsions and test what floats in slimy substances.

The last day to register for this camp is June 15, 2022.

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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 a creature egg. Create your own Poké Ball and Pokémon creature based on real features of amazing animals. Go on museum and Schenley Park quests to find Pokémon.

The last day to register for this camp is June 15, 2022.

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Become an architect for animals, a designer for dolls, or a carpenter for cuddly things! From the grandeur of the Hall of Architecture to the museum’s exquisite miniatures and furniture collection, finding ideas to shape the perfect environment for your toy is easy. Go on a quest to find animals in their habitats and read stories to find more inspiration. Draw sketches, design floor plans, create models, and then build your tiny dream home. Your toys receive their very own key to their new homes on the last day of camp!

The last day to register for this camp is June 22, 2022.

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Investigate amazing museum marvels – from a giant whale jaw and flying pterosaurs to tiny insects and micro-crystals. Open a mystery bag each morning to go on themed adventures that let you explore the museum and build your own miniature exhibits. Learn how to use microscopes and make tiny objects seem larger than life. Go behind the scenes with scientists to see real specimens and meet living animals who call the museum home.

The last day to register for this camp is June 22, 2022.

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Come one, come all to the best show in town—a circus entirely created by YOU! Create costumes, design and paint sets, and plan a performance for the last day of camp! Read circus themed stories, sing songs, sketch your ideas, practice your best tricks, and enjoy the art-filled show all week long. Families are invited to attend the circus performance on the last day of camp!

The last day to register for this camp is June 22, 2022.

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Enter the world of the dinosaurs as you dive into prehistoric ecosystems in the exhibition Dinosaurs in Their Time. Perform hands-on 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.”

 

The last day to register for this camp is June 22, 2022.

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Shhh.... Can you keep a secret? Explore the secret world of animals that is normally hidden from human eyes. How do they eat, sleep, and play? Investigate the different habitats of animals big and small. Discover nature from an animal’s perspective and understand the importance of wildlife conservation. Make daily visits to the animal exhibits around the museum and venture outside to observe urban nature.

No camp on July 4. Camp is in session on July 5-8.

The last day to register for this camp is June 29, 2022.

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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 make beautiful music as part of a bird symphony. Conduct plant pigment experiments, and dissect fruits and vegetables. Uncover micro mysteries using magnifiers and a video microscope.

The last day to register for this camp is July 6, 2022.

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Search the galleries for your favorite artworks and artists to “invite” to your own art-filled party! Make your own art party decorations, paint a party portrait, create party favors, design invitations, and sculpt your own party food inspired by your museum adventures. Invite your family to an end-of-the-week celebration of all things art!

The last day to register for this event is July 6, 2022.

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Learn a variety of painting techniques and color mixing strategies while you playfully paint all week! Explore different paintable surfaces, from paper and canvas to found materials. Use marbles, straws, hands, toys, and other imaginative tools to create interesting textures and playful creations with paint while you spray, splatter, and scrape. Collaborate with your fellow campers to create a classroom mural and show off your project in a playful art show at the end of the week.

The last day to register for this event is July 6, 2022.

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Calling all wiggle worms! Join us at the museum for a wiggle-and-squiggle-filled art-making week! Use movement as inspiration. Wiggle (and squiggle) your way through the galleries to find ideas for your experiments. 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 in our moving gallery celebration.

The last day to register for this camp is July 13, 2022.

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POP! BAM! WOW! Explore the super powers of real-world animals, and plan your transformation into an amazing superhero. See how your web slinging compares to that of Peter Parker and your friendly neighborhood garden spider. Find out if any animals can leap tall buildings in a single bound. Create a superhero league with your new camp friends, and join a friendly competition to test your powers.

The last day to register for this camp is July 13, 2022.

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Journey into the wonder of the natural world as an artist and explorer. Take nature walks, sketch, draw, and visit the museum galleries to discover what inspires you. Venture out to see sculptures installed around the museum, and visit Phipps Conservatory to record textures, shapes, and colors in your sketchbook inspired by nature. Use your senses to paint, sketch, design, and transform your ideas into your own piece of art.

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022.

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Enter the world of the dinosaurs as you dive into prehistoric ecosystems in the exhibition Dinosaurs in Their Time. Perform hands-on 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.”

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022.

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Push, pull, squish, and play with 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 artworks in the museum collection. Use colorful underglazes to give your work a personal touch. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up at the museum three to four weeks after camp. A $25 materials fee is included in the price of this camp.

The last day to register for this camp is July 27, 2022

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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 a creature egg. Create your own Poké Ball and Pokémon creature based on real features of amazing animals. Go on museum and Schenley Park quests to find Pokémon.

The last day to register for this camp is July 27, 2022.

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Conduct hands-on investigations of mud, rocks, minerals, and fossils. Enjoy edible experiments that demonstrate how rocks and minerals form. Take a hike to nearby Schenley Park to examine historic rock layers, and hunt for specimens to start your own collection. Study the fluorescent properties of different materials to inspire a glow-in-the-dark design. Use rocks to create your own musical instrument and discover the many ways geology rocks!

The last day to register for this camp is July 27, 2022.

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