Would your children be interested in having fun, making new friends, using their imaginations to the max and experiencing amazing science adventures?
You and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History can put an end to your child’s boredom this long holiday break by enrolling them in “Science is Everywhere” Winter Day Camp!
Students ages 6 to 12 can experience one-day camps that include “In a Galaxy Far, Far Away,” “Rockets in Motion,” “Holiday Exploration,” “Build It” and many more. At this exciting winter camp, young minds will explore the origins of fantastic beasts with “Myths & Monsters” camp, take apart and rebuild items from electronics to toys and gizmos at “Hey, Can I Take That Apart?” camp and experiment with marbleizing and wax working during “Lotions & Potions, Gift Edition” camp.
These exciting sessions will take place Dec. 19-23 and 27-30 at the museum, and are designed to be highly educational and fun for all. Parents are able to register their children online at nuclearmuseum.org for as many individual days as desired.
Also, for the first time, the museum staff members are beyond thrilled to offer a special edition, four-day camp for students ages 10 to 14, taking place Dec. 19-22. “The Great Game” will provide our older students an exciting opportunity to learn computer programming by making video games using Scratch.
This camp will focus on all aspects of video-game design, including graphic art, logic programming, group work, writing and sound mixing. Students will gain valuable experience as they embark on this amazing quest within the science, technology, engineering and math world.
At “Science is Everywhere” Winter Camp, young imaginations will run wild while experimenting with the basic concepts of chemistry, physics and engineering, and campers will walk away with experiences and memories to last a lifetime.
And, since all museum camps follow the Albuquerque Public Schools break schedules, we couldn’t forget about Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day. We will host special one-day science camps Jan. 16 and Feb. 20.
What child wouldn’t want to cook using zany science in “Sweet Science” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day or learn about robots in “The Robotics Code” on Presidents Day?
All camps take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and each day is $55, with a 10 percent discount for museum members. Online registration is required, and seats are filling up fast.
Make sure to register your young scientist today!
Jennifer Hayden is the director of public relations and marketing at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. She shares writing duties for “Nuclear Files.” The column appears on the second Thursday of the month.