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Examine the biology, medicine, and health issues unique to large animals. Start by investigating the amazing skeletal structures and circulatory systems that support giraffes and dinosaurs. Discover how giant creatures create their own mini-ecosystems with fascinating examples of symbiosis and parasitism between animals of all sizes. Visit a ranch for horseback riding and compare modern and prehistoric horses at the museum to track their evolutionary path.

Field trip day to Rolling Hills Ranch: museum pick-up at 3:00 p.m.

Last day to register is July 31, 2019.

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Join us for an end-of-summer bonus week featuring fun and games in the art museum. Warm up by sketching inside and outside the museum. Stretch your art endurance as you try drawing, painting, and sculpture. Take your imagination and your skills to the next level as you participate in fun art challenges. These activities will be a cool cool-down after a summer full of art camp fun.

Last day to register is Aug 7, 2019.

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Take your love for nature to the next level. Experience what it’s like to be a museum scientist—in the field and in the lab. Check out the tech and other gear used by museum scientists. 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.

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

Last day to register is August 7, 2019.

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Turn your world upside down as you explore the strangest things. Examine the line where the known and unknown meet and use the tools of science to separate science fact from fiction. Check out weird museum collections and observe oddities of the natural world. Identify artificial and natural electromagnetic fields and see if you can manipulate them to transmit messages. Dig into humanity’s collective fears through exploration of our shared myths and legends.

Last day to register is August 14, 2019.

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