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Unwrap archaeological mysteries by investigating the life and lore of ancient Egypt. Experience a day in the life of pharaohs, scribes, and other ancient Egyptians. Dig into ancient murals and create an illustration in true Egyptian style. Explore the stories of Egyptian gods and goddesses before unleashing your creativity as you write and perform your own mythical tale.

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

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Experience what it’s like to be a museum scientist—in the field and in the lab. Check out navigation tech and outdoor gear. Meet real scientists who have traveled around the world. Go outside every day to advance your skills in tracking animals and surveying their habitats for health and pollution indicators. Collect and analyze your own observations during a mini field study at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Field trip 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 15, 2022.

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Post-Camp is for children ages 6+.

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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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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 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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What could be more fun than transforming a piece of the earth into an object of your own design? Combining technical skill with imagination, learn how to raise a form on the potter’s wheel and practice a variety of hand-building techniques. Make boxes, bowls, and cups, or sculpt animal forms that are realistic or abstract. Select and apply underglazes to give your work its finished appearance. Find inspiration in the artworks in the museum’s collection. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up three to four weeks after camp at the museum. A $25 materials fee is included in the price of this camp.

The last day to register for this event 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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Learn more about your favorite dinosaurs! Get an up-close look at real fossils in the exhibition Dinosaurs in Their Time. Find out where these big bones came from, and learn all about prehistoric animals. Dig for replica bones like a real paleontologist, make fossil casts, and study authentic dinosaur specimens. Meet the creatures that roamed with the dinosaurs—early mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

This half-day camp keeps pace with active 4- and 5-year-olds and includes a mid-morning snack.

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

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Creating 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. Discover how nontraditional materials and processes can fuel your creative imagination. Look at work by artists who think beyond pencils and paintbrushes to push the ideas of drawing and painting in innovative directions. Workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus and includes visits to CMU’s Digital Fabrication Lab. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

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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Crickets and beetles and flies…oh my! Scour the stream, grounds, and Nature Center to discover Powdermill’s creeping creatures. Construct a 5-star bug hotel while learning how to protect insect habitats. Have fun with mud as you make seed bombs and search for decomposers. Build your own bug, go on a scavenger hunt, and cheer for your favorite cockroach as they compete for the title of “World’s Fastest Roach.”

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

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

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Alliances are hard to maintain in any galaxy. Deepen your understanding of the Star Wars universe by comparing intergalactic cultures to their counterparts on planet Earth. Discover how environmental factors impact cultural development, and design your own world—complete with its own society! Join with existing peoples of the Star Wars universe, and see if you can preserve the “Alliance” in a mock council meeting. Help us, “Padawans”—you are our only hope!

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

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3, 2, 1... Action! Become an art camp filmmaker! Find inspiration from Carnegie Museum of Art’s collection and learn about the stories told in art. Bring your drawings, paintings, and sculptures to life in an animated stop-action sequence. Play, practice, perform, and collaborate with your fellow campers to create a short movie in the galleries! Use art materials to make scenery and props for your productions. Invite friends and family to your art movie premiere on the last day of camp.

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

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Have you always dreamed of being a veterinarian? Investigate basic biology throughout the animal kingdom. Learn what you can do to help animals stay healthy—in the wild and in your backyard! Design and create idyllic habitats for animals in the museum’s popular Living Collection. Interact with animals of all shapes and sizes on an animal themed day trip.

Field trip to the National Aviary: Museum pick-up at 3 p.m.

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

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Investigate healthy habitats and animal care for diverse species like bugs, lizards, and mammals. Learn about animal nutrition in the wild, and perform experiments to uncover the ingredients in dog food. Meet some furry friends. Analyze the behavior of animals large and small on an extended-day trip to the National Aviary. Compare animal anatomy by examining skeletons from museum specimens. Try your hand at real and/or digital dissections of insects, fish, and mammals.

Field trip to National Aviary: Museum pick-up at 3 p.m.

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

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Post-Camp is for children ages 6+.

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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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