Evansville Museum to Offer Summer Camps for Kids

By LAURA KIRTLEY | lkirtley@tristatehomepage.com

Published 05/19 2014 12:52PM

Updated 05/19 2014 12:56PM

Children ages 6 – 12 are encouraged to attend Evansville Museum's weekly “Fun Friday” sessions, beginning on June 6. These day-long camps will run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., but extended care is also available. Each week campers will explore a different art, history, or science theme. Pre-registration is required. Participants should bring a sack lunch. Call the Curator of Education at 812-425-2406 ext. 226 to register, space is limited to 15 per day!

Dates:June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, & August 1
Time:9am – 4pm, Extended aftercare available 7:30am – 5pm
Ages:6 – 12 years
Cost:$30 Members/$45 Not-yet members
Extended aftercare (7:30am – 5pm) is an extra $5 per day

June 6 – Undercover Agents! Camp
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to become a spy in the employ of the secretive organization known only as E.M.A.H.S. Learn about codes by exploring the Museum’s new Codebreakers exhibit. Look for clues hidden in art. We’d tell you more, but, you know…

June 13 – So You Wanna Be An Artist Camp
Participants will cover a wide range of artistic mediums in a short amount of time! We’ll learn about acrylic paints, oil paints, watercolors, collage, clay, and sculpture. A trip to the Museum’s permanent collection will provide inspiration for creating our own Masterpiece. The day will end with a reception and our own art exhibit!

June 20 – Scientist For A Day Camp
Campers will enjoy a day designed to give students a taste of life as a scientist. Everyone will learn about the Scientific Method through experiments and hands-on activities.

June 27 – All Aboard! Train Camp
Climb aboard the Museum’s train. What is it like being an engineer or conductor? You’ll find out! Enjoy a snack onboard the Tennessee Club Car. All aboard!

July 11 – Astronomy Camp
Blast off in the New Koch Immersive Theater! This camp will have you learning all about astronomy, from how telescopes work to what it would be like walking on Mars.

July 18 – Geologist Camp
Rocks, fossils, volcanoes, oh my! In this class, budding geologists will make earthquakes, touch fossils that are millions of years old, and learn about dinosaurs. We will also explore what geology is like on other planets!

July 25 – Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egypt Camp
Walk like an Egyptian! Participants will explore the myths and truths about mummification through the Museum’s own replica teaching mummy – EMASHOTEP, an Egyptian Royal. We will plan a traditional Egyptian funeral, write our names in hieroglyphics, and sample Egyptian snacks.

August 1 - Who Needs a Paintbrush Camp
Things are about to get squishy! In this workshop we will explore the many ways to paint without using a paintbrush. We’ll use our fingers, feet, cars, household objects, and maybe even light!

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