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Get an up-close look at Dinosaurs in Their Time, find out where those big bones came from, and learn all about prehistoric animals. Study specimens, make fossil casts, and dig for replica bones like a real paleontologist. Meet the creatures that roamed with the dinosaurs—early mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

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The last day to register for this camp is June 13, 2018.

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Get an up-close look at Dinosaurs in Their Time, find out where those big bones came from, and learn all about prehistoric animals. Study specimens, make fossil casts, and dig for replica bones like a real paleontologist. Meet the creatures that roamed with the dinosaurs—early mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

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The last day to register for this camp is June 13, 2018.

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Piece together a prehistoric mystery as you explore the science of paleontology. Map and excavate a mock dig site, wrap your finds in plaster jackets, and transport them to the laboratory classroom. Build your hands-on fossil prep skills by reconstructing and analyzing bones. Stack up your finds against the specimens in Dinosaurs in Their Time to discover what bone you have found, which dinosaur it came from, and how that part of the skeleton functioned.

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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Get an inside look at paleontology, from the gigantic Diplodocus to the tiny Archaeopteryx. Cover land, sea, and sky while searching for unusual pterosaurs, ichthyosaurs, birds, and mammals. Peek into PaleoLab, where museum scientists work on fossils every day. Go on a dinosaur dig. Make a mask of your favorite prehistoric beast, and move like a dinosaur in a special relay race.

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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Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and more—they have all changed life on our planet over and over again. Discover how people, animals, and ecosystems have responded to extreme events throughout geologic time. Construct model lava flows, asteroid impacts, and volcanoes. Build a model city, and put it to the test with our mega-quake-tsunami challenge on Friday.

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

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Enter the world of the dinosaurs as you delve into the prehistoric ecosystems of 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 that predict colors and patterns of dinosaur skin, and watch your own dinosaur adaptations evolve as you make a “Me-a-saurus.”

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

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Investigate the small things in our world—including insects, minerals, and everything in between. Build your own miniature museum collection as we explore the exhibits. Grow your own crystals, and use video microscopes to observe their structure. Meet live animals from the museum’s living collection, and venture behind the scenes to investigate the tiny marvels of the natural world.

The last day to register for this camp is July 18, 2018.

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Get an up-close look at Dinosaurs in Their Time, find out where those big bones came from, and learn all about prehistoric animals. Study specimens, make fossil casts, and dig for replica bones like a real paleontologist. Meet the creatures that roamed with the dinosaurs—early mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

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

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Get an up-close look at Dinosaurs in Their Time, find out where those big bones came from, and learn all about prehistoric animals. Study specimens, make fossil casts, and dig for replica bones like a real paleontologist. Meet the creatures that roamed with the dinosaurs—early mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

Choose morning or afternoon session.

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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Get an up-close look at Dinosaurs in Their Time, find out where those big bones came from, and learn all about prehistoric animals. Study specimens, make fossil casts, and dig for replica bones like a real paleontologist. Meet the creatures that roamed with the dinosaurs—early mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

Choose morning or afternoon session.

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

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Get an up-close look at Dinosaurs in Their Time, find out where those big bones came from, and learn all about prehistoric animals. Study specimens, make fossil casts, and dig for replica bones like a real paleontologist. Meet the creatures that roamed with the dinosaurs—early mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.

Choose morning or afternoon session.

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

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