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July 24, 2012

Children's Museum camp teaches science behind superheroes

TERRE HAUTE — Maybe superheroes and heroines are of great interest to your child, and he or she would enjoy learning about their own super powers. If so, be sure to check out the final week of Summer Camp at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum at 727 Wabash Ave.

During Heroes and Heroines Camp, scheduled July 31 through Aug. 3, campers will learn about the super powers of their own bodies, and super powers of some of the animals that are often associated with superheroes, such as bats, spiders, wolverines and turtles! But, every super hero has a super villain. Campers will participate in villainous experiments with dry ice, and they will even get a chance to make their own pirate ship.

The museums summer camps, which are packed with themed activities, experiments and lessons from all areas of science, are designed to inspire children and awaken their curiosity in the exploration and interaction with science, technology, engineering, math and health. And, thanks to the generous support from the THCM Summer Camp sponsor, Duke Energy, a limited number of summer camp scholarships are available, based on financial need. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Heroes and Heroines Camp runs  from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday. Cost is $90 for members of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and $100 for non-members. Discounts are given for good grades. Applications are also being accepted for summer camp scholarships that support free and reduced registration rates. Support from Duke Energy, along with individual contributions, funds the scholarship program.

Camp registration forms and scholarship applications are available at the museum’s front desk, or online at or

For more information, contact Abby Koester at or (812) 235-5548.

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