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

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.
August 12-16, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
4 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.
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.
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.
August 12-16, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
1 spots left

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.
August 12-16, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$280 Members, $299 Non-Members
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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".
August 5-9, 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
9 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

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

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
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