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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 an illustration in true Egyptian style. Explore the stories of Egyptian gods and goddesses before unleashing your creativity as you write and perform your own mythical tale.

The last day to register for this camp is June 15, 2022.

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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 June 22, 2022.

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Grab your passport and get ready for a trek through the foreign lands of the museum. Learn how to survive a night in the frozen arctic and how to stay cool in the heat of the Sahara. Discover cultural cuisine and taste test unusual foods from around the world. Navigate through Schenley Park using only a compass, and try your hand at games from all around the globe.

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022.

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Navigate the Nile to discover what life was like in ancient Egypt. Learn about the role of animals in Egyptian life and lore. Make a splash with hands-on activities as you investigate the importance of rivers. Watch the mysteries of mummification unfold through dehydration experiments with fruits and vegetables. Observe live insects and see how they measure up to the mystical ancient scarab. Bring mythology to life by designing costumes and acting out your favorite stories.

The last day to register for this camp is August 10, 2022.

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Get ready for an adventure as you explore Pittsburgh by foot, bus, and subway! Navigate through Pittsburgh’s kaleidoscope of cultural traditions. Visit with leaders of local organizations, including BirdSafe Pittsburgh to learn what you can do to make city life better for all of Pittsburgh’s inhabitants. Lace up your sneakers—this is an active camp with daily hiking and public transit excursions.

Daily local trips: museum pick up at 3 p.m.

The last day to register for this camp is August 10, 2022.

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Turn your world upside down as you explore the strangest things. Examine the line where the known and unknown meet and use the tools of science to separate science fact from fiction. Check out weird museum collections and observe oddities of the natural world. Identify artificial and natural electromagnetic fields and see if you can manipulate them to transmit messages. Dig into humanity’s collective fears through exploration of our shared myths and legends.

The last day to register for this camp is August 17, 2022.

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