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Take a stroll across Japan by viewing our exhibition of Hiroshige's Tokaido Road. Inspired by this work, campers will map out a journey of their own, creating a traveler's guide and models of stops taken along the route. Where will travelers rest? What is the landscape like? Where does your journey begin and where does it end? Come and get lost with us!

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 6, 2018.

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Big, bigger, biggest! Design and build a skyscraper, a giant house, or an extra tall school—stretch your imagination to think of how to make it happen. Experiment with peers to find the best ways to build big with different materials. Bring your imagination and your biggest ideas!

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 13, 2018.

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Design a house limited only by your imagination. Learn how architects combine functional needs for a building with designs that excite our imaginations. Try lots of creative ways to make a house and represent your dream ideas in a variety of architectural drawing and model-making methods.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 13, 2018.

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Are you fascinated by the possibilities of life on other planets? Making plans for that future reality requires the creative thinking of both artists and scientists, and that means you! Spend a week combining what we know from science with the speculative and creative thinking process of artists to invent what humans will need to eat, sleep, work, and play in worlds we can only imagine. Learn the strategies of design thinking to iterate concepts for what buildings and cities will look like, what our smart clothing will do, and how we will travel around a planet that’s not at all like earth.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 13, 2018.

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Lords and Ladies! Travel back in time and experience life during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Try your hand at metalsmithing, heraldry, architecture, and painting as you discover medieval mythology and monsters. If you liked this camp last year, don’t miss the new adventures this summer.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is June 20, 2018.

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Design a dream house for the future. Discover how technology has transformed our ability to design everyday objects and spaces. Use unique tools, like VR/AR, drones, and 3-D scanning apps, to design and build complex 3-D forms that inspire future buildings. Use these projects to build your portfolio and demonstrate new skills.

Last day to register is June 20, 2018.

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Learn from the past and jump into the future to discover ways cities are designed with the environment in mind. Take a tour of famous places in Pittsburgh and learn ways art and technology are used to create sustainable buildings. Complete challenges and work as a team to build an eco-city from the ground up.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 4, 2018.

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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, finding ideas to shape the ideal environment for your toys is easy. Through drawings and architectural models, design living spaces that are just the right size for tiny toys with architectural models and drawings.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 4, 2018.

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Big, bigger, biggest! Design and build a skyscraper, a giant house, or an extra tall school—stretch your imagination to think of how to make it happen. Experiment with peers to find the best ways to build big with different materials. Bring your imagination and your biggest ideas!

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 18, 2018.

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Design a dream house for the future. Discover how technology has transformed our ability to design everyday objects and spaces. Use unique tools, like VR/AR, drones, and 3-D scanning apps, to design and build complex 3-D forms that inspire future buildings.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 18, 2018.

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Become an architect…of fun! Climb on the museum’s play sculpture, the Lozziwurm, for “research” and get inspiration from sculptures and architectural models in the museum’s galleries. Learn the design process to create the imaginative playground of your dreams—from ideas to sketches to physical model.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 25, 2018.

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Learn from the past and jump into the future to discover ways cities are designed with the environment in mind. Take a tour of famous places in Pittsburgh and learn ways art and technology are used to create sustainable buildings. Complete challenges and work as a team to build an eco-city from the ground up.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 25, 2018.

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Take a look inside buildings as you discover what makes them stand. Learn about different construction techniques and how material properties affect the form of designed objects and spaces. Explore the biology of buildings and create the structure, skin, and nervous system of your own designs.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is July 25, 2018.

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Do you pull the couch apart to use as building material? Join your fellow fort builders for an unforgettable week of imagination and play. Search the galleries for inspiration in designing and constructing your secret space, and get to know the hidden spaces in the museum. Experiment with unusual materials and collaborate with your friends to form larger hideouts.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is August 1, 2018.

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Take a look inside buildings as you discover what makes them stand. Learn about different construction techniques and how material properties affect the form of designed objects and spaces. Explore the biology of buildings and create the structure, skin, and nervous system of your own designs.

Campers will meet at the Courtyard Entrance to the museum each morning.

Last day to register is August 1, 2018.

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