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Nature Adventures Summer Camps 2019

Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 4-6

Mini Beasts in the Dirt
Mini Beasts in the Dirt
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
What mysteries are buried in our backyards? Time to get dirty! Uncover critters that live in the dirt. Discover that creepy crawlies are some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth! Discover how to see like a bee, sing like a cricket, and eat like a butterfly. Go bug-hunting in the Museum Backyard, visit Butterflies Alive!, and investigate the lives of the thousands of insects around us.
June 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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July 29-August 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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All About Sea Squirts
All About Sea Squirts
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Become a mighty sea squirt as you discover the wonders of marine life. Examine and touch a diverse world of marine animals that live in the ocean’s intertidal zone. Discover squishy, jiggly, squirty marine invertebrates that call tide pools their home.

Friday, June 14 camp will be at the Museum
Friday, August 2 camp will be at the Museum (Fiesta Friday)
June 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
9 spots left

July 29-August 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
10 spots left

Twinkling Little Stars
Twinkling Little Stars
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Venture into outer space and explore the planets and stars! Learn what it takes to be an astronaut by building an astronaut suit and practicing astro-exercises. Design a rocket for blast-off. Hear stories about constellations. Discover what it would be like to live on other planets.
June 17-21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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July 15-19, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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Superpowers at the Sea Center
Superpowers at the Sea Center
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Calling all super marine scientists! Swim as fast as a shark, hide like a halibut, and snap like a pistol shrimp. Use your super senses and compare them to animals with excellent detection skills. Study the marine world as you investigate how ocean superstar animals adapt, survive, and thrive in the ocean.
June 17-21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
12 spots left

August 12-16, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
7 spots left

Dino Dynamos
Dino Dynamos
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Become a paleontologist and explore the world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Examine “dinosaur bones” to piece together a skeleton, excavate fossils, and investigate clues to discover how dinosaurs once lived. Marvel at dinosaurs' modern descendants: birds!
June 24-28, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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July 22-26; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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Storybook Science
Storybook Science
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover the science behind some fairy tale favorites. Build a “huff-and-puff ”-proof house. Plant a bean seed to see how fast it grows. Do seeds grow better in different types of dirt? Learn about trees and the plant life cycle. Investigate the science behind weather and climate. Build a mini weather station. Take a look at the stars and learn the stories different cultures tell about them.
July 1-5, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (4-day camp, no camp on Thursday, July 4)
$224 Members, $240 Non-Members
4 spots left

August 5-9, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
5 spots left

Bug World
Bug World
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover the incredibly diverse world of insects, arachnids and bugs. Meet hunting spiders, beetle farmers, and roly-poly garbage collectors. Have an insect party and try to sing like a cricket, dance like a bee, and drink like a butterfly. Watch how some mini-beasts change form throughout their life cycle!
July 8-12, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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August 12-16, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
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Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 6-9

Fossil Finders
Fossil Finders
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Develop your paleontology skills by finding and excavating fossils of land and sea. Discover how fossils are created in nature. Build dinosaur models and examine them to learn how these dinosaurs looked, moved, and lived.
Please note that parents/guardians will drop off and pick up at the Paleo Lab, pending confirmation, for one day TBD.
June 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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July 22-26; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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Life of Bugs
Life of Bugs
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover the diverse world of insects and bugs. Turn over a rock and dig in the dirt to reveal lively critters. Meet spiders (not insects, but arachnids) that hunt, caterpillars that spin silk, and roly-poly garbage collectors. Have an insect party and try to sing like a cricket, dance like a bee, and eat like a butterfly. Study the life cycles and special abilities of backyard bugs.
June 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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August 12-16, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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Wizarding Science
Wizarding Science
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Would you like to go to Wizarding School? Take a potions class and learn chemistry, study the stars, make a broom fly using static electricity, and study magical creatures. Then use all of your wizarding science skills to face a challenge that makes the O.W.L. exam look easy.
June 17-21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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August 12-16, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
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Wild Weather Science
Wild Weather Science
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
What is weather? Train as a meteorologist as we explore all things weather. Make a daily log of local weather during the week. Investigate how tornados, hurricanes, lightning, thunder, clouds, and storms wreak havoc with water and air. Explore how nature records climate changes in tree rings and ice cores. Experiment with making your own weather phenomena and build a weather station to take home.
June 17-21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
7 spots left

3, 2, 1 Blastoff!
3, 2, 1 Blastoff!
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Explore what it takes to be a space adventurer: build a spacesuit, train in gravity boots, sleep while standing up, and work with floating objects. Design and build your own rocket for a journey into outer space. On your way to the moon, study the stars and other galaxies. When you land on the moon, take a giant leap for "kid-kind".
June 24-28, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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August 5-9, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
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Life in the Kelp Forest
Life in the Kelp Forest
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Become a marine scientist as you learn about the different animals that call the kelp forest home. Discover how kelp is used in a variety of products. Work each day to create a kelp forest model to bring home at the end of the week.
Please note: there will be a boat trip with SB Channelkeeper, weather permitting. Drop off at the docks at Santa Barbara Harbor and pick up will occur at the Sea Center for that day.
June 24-28, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
8 spots left

July 15-19, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
10 spots left

Alternative Energy Explorations
Alternative Energy Explorations
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Explore ways to produce energy from renewable sources. Come up with solutions from a kid's perspective. Release your inventive energy and create a power source for your device. Explore how much energy it takes to make a smoothie.
July 1-5, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (4-day camp, no camp on Thursday, July 4)
$224 Members, $240 Non-Members
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Deep Dark Abyss
Deep Dark Abyss
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Boldly explore the environment of the deep, dark ocean. Observe how glowing animals have adapted to the ocean depths. Discover how shrimp survive the extreme temperatures of hydrothermal vents. Study the diversity of deep ocean creatures as you investigate how these animals adapt, survive, and thrive.
July 1-5, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (4-day camp, no camp on Thursday, July 4)
$224 Members, $240 Non-Members
12 spots left

Crash, Bang, Boom!
Crash, Bang, Boom!
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Explode stuff. Make a mess. Catch a water balloon and try not to get wet. Build the strongest structure you can, and then test it against gale-force winds and powerful earthquakes. Devise clever tricks to shock your parents and impress your friends. Become a Master of Disaster and see how science holds the key to excitement!
July 8-12, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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Explorers of Land and Sea
Explorers of Land and Sea
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Want to explore outer space or the bottom of the sea? What would you bring, and how would you find your way? Investigate the first expeditions to the Channel Islands. Learn how early navigators sailed the seas using the stars to guide them. Courage and curiosity will be rewarded!!
July 8-12, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
3 spots left

Butterfly Investigations
Butterfly Investigations
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover the differences between moths and butterflies. Create beautiful models of a butterfly and a moth to take home. Learn about the different species of butterflies. Study how these flying beauties undergo metamorphosis, use camouflage, and migrate during the seasons. Explore the Butterfly Pavilion.
July 15-19, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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Amazing Human Body
Amazing Human Body
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Learn about how your five senses work together to help you taste, smell, feel, hear and see. Find out how your bones are put together. Create models of the organs in your body to see how they work. Count your heart rate before and after you exercise. Explore the different systems in the human body that create a natural wonder… YOU!
July 29-August 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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Bees and Other Pollinators
Bees and Other Pollinators
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Explore the world of our busiest and buzziest insects-- bees! Learn about honey bee anatomy and habitats. Study the world of pollination. Find out what lessons humans can learn from bees that influence our lives.
August 5-9, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 9-12

Nature’s Mimic
Nature’s Mimic
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover nature’s best ideas and then imitate these designs and processes to solve human problems. Examine characteristics that enable animals to adapt to their environment. Explore engineered products inspired by nature.
July 29-August 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
10 spots left

Alternative Energy Investigations
Alternative Energy Investigations
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Explore ways to produce energy from renewable sources. Come up with solutions from a camper's perspective. Release your inventive energy and create a power source for your device. Explore how much energy it takes to make a smoothie. Test your invention using wind, solar and kid energies!

Please note: There will be an additional $30 for the kayaking trip included in the registration cost.
August 5-9, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$310 Members, $329 Non-Members
11 spots left

Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 8-10

Things with Wings
Things with Wings
Ages 8-10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Birds do it; some insects do it too! Study how creatures fly as you explore the physics of flight, wing structures and plane designs. Discover the muscles and bone structures needed to enable a creature to fly.
June 24-28, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
6 spots left

Icky, Creepy and Gross
Icky, Creepy and Gross
Ages 8-10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Investigate the slippery, the slimy and the messy. Explore the microscopic critters found in the human body and in animals. Experiment in making slimy concoctions and participate in the Great Loogie Contest. Hunt for scat, slimy snails, and wiggly worms. Participate in a snail race. Build an earthworm habitat. Watch as earthworms eat our trash and change it to earthly treasure!
July 15-19, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
7 spots left

Spa Science
Spa Science
Ages 8-10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover the history and chemistry of spa science. Experiment with recipes blending natural and organic ingredients to make your own fresh spa products. Create your own secret formulas for candles, bath oils, fizzing potions, oatmeal soap, and lip balm! Relax and experience aromatherapy.
July 22-26; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
8 spots left

Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 10-14

Natural Selection and Adaptations
Natural Selection and Adaptations
Ages 10-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover your impact on the planet, and investigate changes in ecosystems as species evolve??"including humans! Learn to evaluate ecological footprints. Explore how species adapt to changing environments. Study the cases of peppered moths adaptation and bird beak shape evolution.

Please note: this camp has an additional $30 kayaking fee included in the registration cost.
July 1-5, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (4-day camp, no camp on Thursday, July 4)
$254 Members, $270 Non-Members
12 spots left

Summer Games and Sports Science
Summer Games and Sports Science
Ages 10-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
What does it take to win Olympic gold? Find out with hands-on experiments, investigations, and outdoor games. See how swimmers streamline to shave seconds off their race times. Dissect a chicken wing to investigate how muscles, tendons, and bones work together. Discover how a gymnast uses center of gravity to keep her balance. Participate in the "torch run" to the Rose Garden and let the games begin!

Please note: There will be an additional $30 for the kayaking trip included in the registration cost.
July 8-12, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$310 Members, $329 Non-Members
7 spots left

Marine Academy: Jr. Oceanographer
Marine Academy: Jr. Oceanographer
Ages 10-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Investigate sampling methods and equipment that Oceanographers use to study the ocean. Learn about the physics of ocean waves, tides, and currents. Collect and measure the physical and chemical properties of seawater. Chart water depths along Stearns Wharf to make maps of the bottom. Learn about the marine food webs and take a kayaking trip to explore local kelp forest ecosystems.

Please note: There will be an additional $30 for the kayaking trip included in the registration cost.
July 22-26; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$310 Members, $329 Non-Members
2 spots left


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