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Immerse yourself in a choose-your-own-adventure experience and unravel the Mystery of the Missing Artifact. Work as a team to collect clues and use forensic science techniques to interpret the evidence. Discover hidden secrets of the museum and go behind the scenes to follow the leads. Choose a path and see where it takes you!

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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Piece together a prehistoric mystery as you explore the science of paleontology. Map and excavate a mock dig site, wrap your finds in plaster fossil jackets, and transport them to the laboratory classroom. Build hands-on fossil prep skills by reconstructing discoveries and analyzing bones. Stack up your finds against the specimens in the exhibition Dinosaurs in Their Time to discover what bone you’ve found, which dinosaur it came from, and how that part of the skeleton functioned.

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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Post-Camp is for children ages 6+.

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Travel to the future and make art and architecture inspired by an imagined world. Think creatively about the world you know to create landscapes, architecture, clothing, and games that people of the future might inhabit, wear, and use. Catch a glimpse of “futurist” landscapes and architecture in the museum’s galleries, then return to the present on the last day of camp to report back to your family and friends with your paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Includes a walking trip to Carnegie Mellon University!

The last day to register for this event is July 6, 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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Whether you are a skilled potter or eager to get your hands into wet clay for the first time, this workshop will provide expert guidance to help you achieve your artistic goals. Learn how to raise a form on the potter’s wheel and practice a variety of hand-building techniques, all inspired by the museum’s outstanding collection of ceramic art. Select and apply glazes to give your work its finished appearance. Visit the kiln room to learn about the firing process. Work will be fired and available for pickup three to four weeks after the workshop. A $25 materials fee is included in the price of this camp.

The last day to register for this camp is July 6, 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 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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Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and more—they’ve all changed life on our planet over and over again. Discover how people and ecosystems have responded to extreme events throughout geologic time. Construct model lava flows, asteroid impacts, and volcanoes. Build a model city and put it to the test with a mega-quake-tsunami challenge on Friday.

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

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Design a dream house of the future while exploring green technologies at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture. Learn how smart architecture can conserve natural resources and combine this new knowledge with design inspiration from the galleries to create an environmentally conscious home. Through the use of 3D modeling software and more, you will build new skills, unlock your creativity as a green designer, and build your architecture portfolio. This workshop meets on Carnegie Mellon’s campus and uses CMU’s digital studio. Students will make regular walking trips to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The last day to register for this camp 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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Jump like a frog, walk like a bear, and dance like a bird! Discover how our human skills stack up against some of nature’s finest animal athletes. Learn how animals compete in the food web. Encounter live animals and explore adaptations for life in the stream, forest, and pond. Test your skills in the Deep Woods Decathlon as you take on the challenges of being a wild animal!

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is July 4, 2022.

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It’s Fashion Week at Carnegie Museum of Art! Be part of the team that designs, creates, and models original works of textile art. Learn how to tie-dye, hand sew, and use a sewing machine. Create your own fabrics with stamped patterns or other unique embellishments of your own design. Find inspiration for designs from our artwork collection. Make a mood board to get your ideas flowing! Organize and star in a runway show in the Hall of Architecture on the last day of camp to show off your creations!

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

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Investigate the intricate balance of the human body. Dissect a brain, and conduct a mock coronary bypass on a real heart. Discover surprising evidence in fossils and ancient skeletons that reveals how medicine and disease have evolved throughout time. Find out what it’s like to be a real medical student on a field trip to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s training facilities.

Field trip to University of Pittsburgh WISER facility: museum pick-up at 3:00 p.m.

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

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Post-Camp is for children ages 6+.

You must have a camp registration for the same week to enroll.

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Pre-Camp is for children ages 6+.

You must have a camp registration for the same week to enroll.

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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 July 13, 2022.

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Put on your detective hat and dive into the mysteries of nature at Powdermill. Track animals through the forest and figure out “Whodunit.” Uncover changes in bird populations and investigate clues to reveal stories from the forest’s past. Learn the secrets trees keep beneath their bark and how their fungal agents spread information. Unveil the identities of mysterious organisms, dissect an owl pellet, and discover the role entomology plays in solving wildlife crimes.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is July 11, 2022.

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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 artworks in the museum collection. Use colorful underglazes to give your work a personal touch. Projects will be fired and available for pick-up 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 event is July 13, 2022.

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