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Do you have what it takes to survive a pandemic? Find out as you learn how to treat and contain outbreaks of real and fictional diseases—from chickenpox to zombie-ism. Learn about virus transmission and how to identify “patient zero.” Improve your skills by learning about basic first aid, nutrition, and hydration needs and what to do when technology breaks down. Test your new survival techniques on a day trip to Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Day trip day 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 13, 2018.

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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 as you 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!

The last day to register for this camp is June 20, 2018.

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Design a character, and immerse yourself in this choose-your-own-adventure camp experience. Travel back to the dawn of time to see if you have what it takes to escape extinction. Work with museum experts to deepen your understanding of the driving forces behind extinction events in Earth’s past, then work with your time-traveling crew to take on challenges that will test your knowledge, reasoning skills, and teamwork.

No camp on July 4. Camp is in session on July 2-3 and July 5-6.

The last day to register for this camp is June 27, 2018.

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Adventure into the Land of Storybook Science! Read, act, and dance along to beloved stories from reality and fantasy. Hunt for hidden treasures in Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems. Search for fairy rings on a nature walk around the museum. Develop your own recipe for dragon drool, and compare mythical beasts to the dinosaurs in our collection. Create your own fantastic creature, and act out an original story.

Recommended for kids who have finished a year of full-day kindergarten or full-day child care. Pre-camp and post-camp care are not available for campers in the Hi Fives! program. Campers must be picked up by 4 p.m.

The last day to register for this camp is July 4, 2018.

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In a galaxy far, far away… is life really that different? Find out by comparing the plants, animals, and biomes of the Star Wars universe with those of our own world! Discover what makes a “tauntaun” so well suited to its habitat, and design your own out of this world creature. Investigate the nature of “Cloud City,” and even examine real life crystals to determine which ones would give a “lightsaber” your favorite hue. Don your Jedi gear—it is time to uncover the science behind the fantasy!

The last day to register for this camp is July 4, 2018.

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Sort fact from fiction in tales from around the world, including stories like Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain and The Tortoise and the Hare. Go on a Bear Hunt through the museum’s exhibits. Take the Three Little Pigs challenge, and build a house strong enough to keep out a big bad wolf. Meet live animals from the museum’s living collection, and create your very own fantastic creature story.

Choose morning or afternoon session.

The last day to register for this camp is July 11, 2018.

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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 July 11, 2018.

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Sort fact from fiction in tales from around the world, including stories like Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain and The Tortoise and the Hare. Go on a Bear Hunt through the museum’s exhibits. Take the Three Little Pigs challenge, and build a house strong enough to keep out a big bad wolf. Meet live animals from the museum’s living collection, and create your very own fantastic creature story.

Choose morning or afternoon session.

The last day to register for this camp is July 11, 2018.

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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 as you 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!

The last day to register for this camp is July 25, 2018.

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Could a planet blow up? Is there such a thing as a perfect storm? Delve into the science behind favorite science fiction movies. Learn how to create special effects, and dissect the science of cinematic disaster scenarios. Use experiments to find out how it is really done—or if it is even possible! Work with your camp crew to film your own original science feature on a day trip to North Park then relax like a movie star with a dip in the pool.

Day trip to North Park: museum pick up at 5:30 p.m. Late afternoon snack is provided.

The last day to register for this camp is July 25, 2018.

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In a galaxy far, far away… is life really that different? Find out by comparing the plants, animals, and biomes of the Star Wars universe with those of our own world! Discover what makes a “tauntaun” so well suited to its habitat, and design your own out of this world creature. Investigate the nature of “Cloud City,” and even examine real life crystals to determine which ones would give a “lightsaber” your favorite hue. Don your Jedi gear—it is time to uncover the science behind the fantasy!

The last day to register for this camp is August 1, 2018.

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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 as you 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!

The last day to register for this camp is August 8, 2018.

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