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Did you know that playing with food involves serious science? Examine the chemical structure of sugars and starches, and test variations across global cuisines. Mix up tasty solutions and suspensions as you learn about the chemistry of ice cream. Experiment with gases to make bread and root beer. Have fun with a baking challenge to create the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Learn how the Hopi and Iroquois advanced agriculture, and make a Three Sisters salad from corn, beans, and squash.

Last day to register is June 3, 2020.

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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 your own illustration in true Egyptian style. Get hands-on with the science of preserving mummies. Explore the stories of Egyptian gods and goddesses before unleashing your creativity as you write and perform your own mythical tale.

Last day to register is June 10, 2020.

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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.

Last day to register is August 5, 2020.

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Trek across Pittsburgh by foot, bus, and subway, and explore the rivers on a kayak trip led by experienced Venture Outdoors guides. Navigate through Pittsburgh’s kaleidoscope of cultural traditions. Visit with leaders of organizations like 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.

Activity fee: $50
Kayak trip with Venture Outdoors and daily local trips: museum pick up at 3 p.m.

Last day to register is August 5, 2020.

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