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Have Fun at the Connecticut Science Center Vacation Exploration Camps
February 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
One event on February 19, 2019 at 9:00 am
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Kids have fun at the Connecticut Science Center Vacation Exploration Camps …
Campers in Grades 1-6 will experience hands-on science enrichment through fun and engaging activities. Camps include structured activities with our STEM Educators, as well as supervised free time to explore the Science Center’s galleries and exhibits.
We offer Day Camps during school vacation as well as week-long programs in the summer. Each camp’s theme helps develop science concepts, guiding campers to greater understanding of science material and its application to the real world. Kids can explore a different science theme at each camp!
Are today’s toys just not living up to your imagination? Are the standard off-the-shelf options leaving you wanting more? We have the solution! Join us as we become toy creators and invent, prototype, and build the craziest and coolest new toys around. Watch your imagination spring to life as you help reshape and design the future of toys.
Students will be divided into three camp groups based on their age and grade level. Children must be at least 6 years old and in grades 1-6 to attend camp during the school year.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18: CIRCUIT SYMPHONY – Raise the curtains on the electric performance of a lifetime! Compose and digitally record a song with a variety of instruments, and then channel electricity to amplify the sound. Your musical number is sure to bring a standing ovation!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19: WINGED WONDERS – This one’s for the birds! Discover all about the world of birds in this feathers and flight-filled camp. Study and work like a true ornithologist as you investigate what birds eat, how they fly, where they live and the relationship between birds and dinosaurs.
MONDAY, APRIL 8: LIGHTS, CAMERA, CODING! – The lights dim, the soft melody begins to play, and the camera starts to roll. The LEDs start to blink in the rhythm with magical colors bringing your idea to life. Become the director of your own masterpiece by designing, planning, and coding your performance.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9: BRAIN GAMES – Did you know that your brain weighs only three pounds yet it can control your whole body, sends signals at over 250 miles per hour, and can process images in as little as 12 milliseconds? Let’s explore some of the connections between your mind, body, and brain. Together we will explore how your brain collects and stores information, discover how muscle memory plays a role in our everyday life, and use our imagination to create optical illusions that will baffle and bewilder!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10: WILD AMAZON – We’re going wild here at camp! Join us on an expedition to the Amazon rainforest filled with beautiful butterflies, unique plants and more. Discover the evolution of a tropical species and delve into the most biologically diverse place on Earth. Do you have what it takes to unveil the secrets of the Amazon?
THURSDAY, APRIL 11: SURVIVE ON MARS – Mission Control!? Mission Control, do you hear us!? Prepare yourself for a cosmic journey across the Red Planet. Marvel at real Martian vistas photographed by NASA rovers, hunt for samples from alien deserts, and discover what it takes to survive on this strange new world. Start suiting up, astronauts!
FRIDAY, APRIL 12: SCIENCE CENTER SPEEDWAY – Do you have a need for speed? Get ready to burn some rubber at the Science Center Speedway. Explore the ways engineers design safer racetracks and create solutions to slow down runaway cars. Take the checkered flag as you speed to victory, uncover the science of speed and hone your reaction time. We will see you in the winner’s circle!
- $62 per day for Science Center members and Corporate members
- $65 per day for employees of businesses in downtown Hartford
- $68 per day for non-members
- Drop off: Campers should arrive between 8 and 8:45AM.
- Pick up: Please pick up your child between 3:30 and 4PM.
- Extended Care: We offer affordable after care from 4 to 5PM. The cost for after care is $10 per child for Science Center members and $15 per child for non-members.
Vacation Science is one of the Science Center’s camps offered in February and April plus all summer long!
Let us know if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-404-5189