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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.

Last day to register is June 3, 2020.

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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 more! Examine the movements, habitats, and senses of animals with daily experiments. Build an obstacle course for worms. Get creative with chemistry to test scientific phenomena as you mix emulsions and test what floats in slimy substances.

Last day to register is June 10, 2020.

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Hunt for salamanders, set up insect traps, and “fish” for microplankton on biology expeditions. Soar to new heights as you study seed dispersal. Find animals in different ecosystems on hikes through nearby Schenley Park. Investigate woodlands and streams farther afield on an extended-day field trip to Powdermill Nature Reserve, the museum’s environmental research center.

Activity fee: $50

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

Last day to register is June 10, 2020.

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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 museum and Schenley Park quests to find Pokémon.

Last day to register is June 10, 2020.

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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 your own illustration in true Egyptian style. Get hands-on with the science of preserving mummies. Explore the stories of Egyptian gods and goddesses before unleashing your creativity as you write and perform your own mythical tale.

Last day to register is June 10, 2020.

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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.

Activity fee: $50

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

Last day to register is June 10, 2020.

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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.

Last day to register is June 17, 2020.

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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 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.”

Last day to register is June 17, 2020.

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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.

Last day to register is June 17, 2020.

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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.

Activity fee: $50
Day trip to National Aviary: museum pick-up at 3:00 p.m.

Last day to register is June 17, 2020.

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Magic and science are about to collide! Craft your own potions and discover which concoctions are for friends and which are for foes. Investigate the science behind expanding elixirs and experiment with changing ordinary metals to gold in a lesson in alchemy. Explore transfiguration in the natural world. Compare magical creatures to those of the non-magical world as you study fire-breathing dragons, mystical mermaids, and more!

Last day to register is June 17, 2020.

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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. 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.

Activity fee: $50

Field trip day to National Aviary: museum pick-up at 3:00 p.m.

Last day to register is June 17, 2020.

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Immerse yourself in a classic 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 your path and see where it takes you!

Last day to register is June 24, 2020.

No camp on July 3. Camp is in session on June 29-July 2.

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Experiment with sticky green oobleck 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 is June 24, 2020.

No camp on July 3. Camp is in session on June 29-July 2.

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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.

Last day to register is July 1, 2020.

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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.

Last day to register is July 1, 2020.

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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.

Last day to register is July 8, 2020.

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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.

Last day to register is July 8, 2020.

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Investigate frogs, newts, worms, and other creepy crawlies that live in and around ponds. Collect real specimens and engineer a mini habitat so you can study them like a scientist. Build and test your own frog boats and model beaver dam. Find out what a toad’s dinner tastes like and experience a new perspective on pond ecosystems in an edible bug activity (optional).

Last day to register is July 15, 2020.

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Jump like a frog, walk like a bear, and slide like an otter! Discover how our human skills stack up against some of nature’s finest animal athletes. Belt out wildlife anthems to commemorate our week-long Outdoor Olympics. 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!

Last day to register is July 13, 2020.

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