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May 9, 2013

Museum to offer full summer of camps to keep kids learning when school’s out

TERRE HAUTE — Does your child get excited about conducting wacky science experiments? Maybe he or she is interested in space exploration? Or, perhaps your child is adventurous and loves exploring or solving mysteries?

Those are among activities being offered at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum summer camp.

According to a press release from the children’s museum, the camps, sponsored by Duke Energy, “are packed with themed activities, experiments and lessons from all areas of science. We have camps for children entering kindergarten and first grade and camps for children entering second through fifth grades, and all of them are designed to inspire children and awaken their curiosity in the exploration and interaction with science and technology.”

Camps will be scheduled for Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon, during the weeks of June 17, June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, and Aug. 5,

Students can choose from the following camp weeks and themes:

  • Sampler Science, June 17-21: Sampler Science is perfect for children entering second through fifth grades who are interested in learning about all areas of science.
  • Little Samplers, June 24-28: Little Samplers is perfect for children entering Kindergarten through first grades who are interested in learning about all areas of science.
  • Mad Science, July 8-12: During this camp, children entering second through fifth grades will put on safety goggles and see what happens when substances are mixed.
  • Messy Science, July 15-19: During this camp, children entering Kindergarten through first grades will put on safety goggles and learn about solids, liquids and gases.
  • The Force Academy, July 22-26: A camp about Star Wars? The camp will focus on space. Children entering second through fifth grades will learn about rockets, space food and robots.
  • Junior Explorers, July 29-Aug. 2: This camp is for children entering 2nd through 5th grades and will  include study of beautiful birds, exotic animals that live in the rainforest, polar bears, penguins, reptiles, insects and mammals.
  • CSI: Camp Science Investigators, Aug. 5-9: During this camp, children entering second through fifth grades will hunt for who-dun-it clues spread throughout the museum and crack the case of a different investigation each day.

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