Discovery Museum Science & Space Center
Here's a fun, educational way to spend those long days when school is out of session. Learn some science in a fun way, meet other kids, and have a great time at the Discovery Museum!
Winter Camps $35 members, $40 non-members per day
Session A: Campers ages 6-8 years old (no exceptions)
Session B: Campers ages 9-11 years old (no exceptions)
Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Session A: (6-8 year olds) Science on the Farm Campers meet a live farm chicken and study the eggs that were laid by her and her friends. Campers learn what crops need to grow, compare different seeds and plants and get their hands dirty with a little soil science studying worms. Finally, campers study fibers from various animals to detect their differences.
Session B: (9-11 year olds) Microscope Mania Learn basic microscope skills while discovering an invisible world too small to see with an unaided eye! Campers look at everyday objects and marvel at the detail revealed by scopes. They study water samples from the museum’s pond and discover microscopic plants and animals in a drop of water.
Friday, December 27th, 2013
Session A: (6-8 year olds) Amazing AnimalsScaled, feathered or furred - we are talking about it! With the help of our live animal residents at the museum, campers discover what makes different animal groups special and unique. Be ready for some entertaining crafts to come home as kids show off what they learned!
Session B: (9-11 year olds) Cool, Curious Comets and ConstellationsCreate a Comet and watch it fly. Learn about the December night time sky in the Planetarium and build your own winter constellation model. Extend these activities by participating in the Challenger Learning Center Simulated Mission “Rendezvous with Comet Halley” on Friday, January 3rd.
Monday, December 30th, 2013
Session A: (6-8 year olds) Chemistry for KidsWant to learn more about the elements and how they interact? That’s Chemistry! By doing simple experiments, you find the differences between a chemical reaction and a change of form. We take it further by comparing gases, liquid and solids.
Session B: (9-11 year olds) Chemistry AdventureIt’s time for fun with molecules! Explore chemistry with foaming concoctions and freezing mixtures. Students perform experiments in our science lab using real chemistry equipment.
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Session A: (6-8 year olds) Creepy Crawly Critters! Have your little ones learn a lot about some tiny beasts. Live insects join us in lessons. We delve into the world of entomology by studying preserved insects. Art projects throughout the morning further emphasize the fun of the insect world.
Session B: (9-11 year olds) Rendezvous with Comet Halley Simulated Space Mission.In 2061, Comet Halley is returning to our part of the solar system. A team of astronauts constructs a probe, plots an intercept course, and navigates the spacecraft in search of the comet. The objective is to launch the probe through the tail and collect data for research.