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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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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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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 July 15, 2020.

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The 2020 Olympics just got wild! Find out who goes for the gold across the animal kingdom. Is a flea or a kangaroo better at the high jump? Would the gorilla or the fennec fox take the prize in a 100-meter dash? How would your skills stack up? Celebrate the global games by exploring habitats from the African Savanna to the Arctic Circle. The Animal Olympics wouldn’t be complete without a medal ceremony—so lace up your sneakers and come join the fun!

Last day to register is July 29, 2020.

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Learn survival and orienteering techniques that will help you find your way around. Survey the sky for navigational signs and learn how to properly use a map and compass. Investigate the survival adaptations of animals and develop your own safety skills. Discover treasures in and around the museum using handheld GPS units on a geocaching adventure. Put your newfound skills to the test on an extended day 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 July 29, 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 July 29, 2020.

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From Middle-Earth to the Wizarding World, explore famous fantasy realms and make connections to their real-life inspirations. Examine the plant species of Uriel, Orien, and Camazotz. Uncover the creatures that call the Sea of Monsters home, and investigate the anatomy of a centaur. Go behind the scenes and learn how scientists classify unbelievable species. Create your own fantasy realm and design the field guide to its magical plants, animals, and insects just like Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Last day to register is August 12, 2020.

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