News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 28, 2013

Still time to sign up for camps at Children’s Museum

Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — The Terre Haute Children’s Museum is looking for young scientists, explorers and investigators for its summer camps, the first of which begins this week.

Animals, ecosystems, fingerprints and DNA will be among topics at the camp.

Junior Explorers, for children entering second through fifth grades, is a week-long camp running Monday through Friday of this week. This camp allows children to explore nature and open their minds to exotic birds of the rainforest, polar bears, penguins and other creatures, according to a press release.

CSI: Camp Science Investigators, also for children second through fifth grades, runs from Aug. 5-9. Children will hunt for clues all over the museum and learn about fingerprints and DNA.

Museum camps, sponsored by Duke Energy, are packed with themed activities, experiments and lessons from all areas of science, according to the press release.

Camps take place Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Each week of camp is $100 for museum members and $110 for non-members.

Children will receive $2 off  the camp fee for every A, B, or O that they earned on their report cards, up to $10 off per child.

A limited number of summer camp scholarships are also available, based on financial need. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

To download a copy of the 2013 Summer Camp registration form and/or scholarship form, visit For questions or more information, contact Abby Koester at akoester@terre or 812-235-5548.

The Terre Haute Children’s Museum, 727 Wabash Ave., is a nonprofit institution dedicated to enriching children’s lives through the exploration of science and technology.