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SUMMER CAMPS at Imagination Station Science Museum

Nature Art Camp

June 24-28, 1-4pm, Ages 7-10, $125

Experience the world of artists such as Ernst Haeckel and John James Audubon who created nature-inspired art, then create nature-inspired art of your own! We will take photographs of nature, make sculptures with found objects, paint landscapes, and create art pieces featuring some of the animals that live at the museum!

A Pirate’s Life for Me!

July 8-12 9am-12pm Ages 5-8, $125

Sail the seven seas, walk the plank, and swab the deck! Be part of the crew as we explore the world of pirates. Discover who is real and who only exists in storybooks, then decide which pirate you want to be, practice reading treasure maps, and learn how to navigate the ocean.

Ocean Explorers

July 8-12, 1-4pm, Ages 5-8, $125

Dive into the ocean as we explore the world beneath the waves. Campers will learn about sea animals, ocean ecosystems, and how scientists explore the deep blue sea. We’ll even experiment with how waves are made!

Expedition Biomes

July 15-19, 9am-4pm, Ages 6-9, $225

Take an adventure around the world into jungles, over glaciers, and into the desert. Observe how plants and animals survive in the wild. Look closely to see what lives in your own backyard, and see what new species you can find. Follow us on a wetlands trek and discover a whole new world under the microscope.

Incredible Human Body Camp

July 22-26, 9am-12pm, Ages 7-11, $125

Investigate the inner workings of the incredible human body. Explore the digestive system, circulatory system, nervous system and everything in between through crafts, games, and other activities. Discover ways to keep your incredible body healthy and fit.

Bug Camp

July 29-August 2, 9am-1pm, Ages 5-8, $125

Explore the amazing world of bugs with us. Meet some of our resident arthropods and learn about their interesting abilities. We’ll catch moths with a light trap, cheer on racing snails, find bugs that live underwater, and plant seeds to attract butterflies! We’ll also take a field trip to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences to visit their living conservatory and arthropod zoo.

All About Snakes

August 12-16, 9am-12pm, Ages 4-7, $125

Snakes are one of the most well-adapted animals on the planet. There are 37 species of snakes in North Carolina alone! Learn about snakes' five senses, then compare theirs to your own. Some snakes even have a sixth sense like a superhero! Each day we’ll meet some snakes that live here at the museum!

 

Camps by Brick Scholars

Animal Safari Camp (Early Robotics and Storytelling)

June 17-21, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Ages rising K – 2 graders

This Safari themed STEAM camp introduces young campers to robotics and coding and also incorporates storytelling. Students build and program robotic lions, monkeys, birds, and an alligator. Students will build habitats and settings for their stories and animal robot characters. Campers construct LEGO® WeDo 1.0 robots, program them to move, make sounds, and add special effects. This camp focuses on Physical Science concepts. Students will construct Dancing Birds, Drumming Monkey, Hungry Alligator, Roaring Lion, and many more. Students will experiment with the size of pulleys, crossing and uncrossing of belts, and the size of gears, levers, and patterns of movement. Students will learn to program each build. For example, in Hungry Alligator, the alligator will have to be programmed to snap its jaw when its motion sensor detects anything near the mouth. Students will receive a field notebook for their observations and a safari mini-figure and animal build to take home.

Super Heroes Comic Book and Stop Motion Camp

June 17-21, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Ages Rising 1-6 graders

Super villains plotting? Forces of evil set to strike? Is it a city in peril or the neighbor’s kitten stuck in a tree? Who can save them? Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s is a plane… It is YOU! Let your inner superhero out!

Create a hero, learn Language Arts storytelling techniques to chronicle the most incredibly awesome epic tale you ever told in your very own comic book or stop motion video using mini-figures and Legos. Campers take home a

Superhero mini-figure and companion vehicle. Rising 3rd to 6th graders (will differentiate for each level). Older can attend and will be challenged with more complicated software. We will be adding augmented reality to this camp.

Lunch and child care provided for campers signed up for both am and pm camps. Lunch is pizza and juice boxes.

Space Adventures: STEM Robotics and Coding

June 24-28, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Ages Rising 2-6 graders (up to 8th grade with more challenging builds)

A unique summer camp in a galaxy not so far away that takes Brick Scholars into outer space. Brick Scholars will construct, then program futuristic robotic models using LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, and write an epic story of their journey into space. This summer camp is sure to spark young imaginations as they explore and imagineer their way through the mysteries of outer space. Brick Scholars return home with a digital storybook of their adventures that showcase photos of their robotic builds, storyscapes and adventures.

 

Build a Robotic Theme Park

June 24-28, 1 pm – 4 pm, Ages 7-12 (rising grades 3-6)

In this five-day summer camp, students will build and program their own robotic theme park. Some of the builds are a carousel, Ferris wheel, and old fashioned roller coaster. Campers will collaborate as they work together to design the ultimate LEGO theme park. Students will learn coding, robotics, circuits, and other STEM tools. We will be adding augmented reality to the camp this year.

Will challenge according to level

The Magic of Coding

July 22-26, 9 am – 5 pm

Welcome to a magical week of experiential learning inspired by Harry Potter and the Wizardry world.

Campers will be submersed in the wonderful world of wizardry. Young wizards will attend classes such as potion class, spells class (code in Scratch, WeDo 2.0) and cast their spells using Harry Potter Kano Coding Wand. Wizards will attend daily chemistry experiments and labs, led by museum staff. Wizards will also get to run around and play in the museum and play muggle games in the Spinning Forest (Whirligig Park). We will visit the “Berry Bots All Flavored Bean” machine at Kruegers Candies and pick up a few samples. Complete, well thought out arts and crafts activities throughout the week such as shrinking paper and craft activities.

With 70+ activities to the Harry Potter Kano Coding kit, there are more activities than we can cover in camp, we highly recommend wizardly parents download the app on their family tablet so your wizard can work on coding after camp ends.

Harry Potter Kano Coding kits are included ($100 value) with camp purchase. You must have a tablet or iPad to download the app for use at home. See this link for specs and download directions. We will provide tablets for campers to use during camp. Contact us directly if you would like your child to bring their own device (tablet or iPad). We will assist you with downloading the apps we will be using in camp during the week.

The Magic of Coding (Brainy Girls™ Week)

August 5-9, 9 am – 5 pm

Welcome to a magical week of experiential learning inspired by Harry Potter and the Wizardry world.

Campers will be submersed in the wonderful world of wizardry. Young wizards will attend classes such as potion class, spells class (code in Scratch, WeDo 2.0) and cast their spells using Harry Potter Kano Coding Wand. Wizards will attend daily chemistry experiments and labs, led by museum staff. Wizards will also get to run around and play in the museum and play muggle games in the Spinning Forest (Whirligig Park). We will visit the “Berry Bots All Flavored Bean” machine at Kruegers Candies and pick up a few samples. Complete, well thought out arts and crafts activities throughout the week such as shrinking paper and craft activities.

With 70+ activities to the Harry Potter Kano Coding kit, there are more activities than we can cover in camp, we highly recommend wizardly parents download the app on their family tablet so your wizard can work on coding after camp ends.

Harry Potter Kano Coding kits are included ($100 value) with camp purchase. You must have a tablet or iPad to download the app. See this link for specs and download directions. We will provide tablets for camper use. Contact us directly if you would like your child to bring their own device (tablet or iPad).

Location:

224 Nash St E
Wilson, NC, 27893
United States

Phone:

(252) 291-5113
Contact name: 
Imagination Station Science Museum
Email address: 
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
08/16/2019
Time: 
9 am – 5 pm