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After Camp
07-29-2024 – 3:00 pm
Member Child: $70 – Public Child: $70
Campers are escorted to the after camp classrooms at the end of the camp day. Campers are supervised as they play games or do craft activities in the classrooms. A snack is provided in the afternoon. Campers must be picked up by 5:30 PM, after which an extra charge of $1.00 per minute will be applied.

Before Camp
07-29-2024 – 8:00 am
Member Child: $60 – Public Child: $60
Campers must be checked in at the sign-in table in the museum each morning. Campers are supervised as they play games or watch a movie. Campers are escorted to their camp room at 10 AM.

Advanced Crime Scene Investigators (Ages 10-12)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Experiment further with blood spatter, fingerprint lifting, forensic anthropology and more. At the end of the week, you will hunt for and process evidence to solve a mysterious crime! Please Note: this camp deals with issues of crime and death. May not be suitable for more sensitive investigators.

Amazing Animals (Ages 8-9)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
From meat-eating predators to the tiniest amoebas, your world is full of interesting creatures! Explore our live animal collection, exhibits and venues as we “hunt” for amazing animals.

Backstage Pass (Ages 10-12)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Visit areas the public never sees, including projection booths, live animal rooms, and more. Take photographs with a digital camera and create a publication to share your discoveries. Basic technology experience with laptops and digital cameras may be helpful for this camp!

Bedazzled (8-9)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Be dazzled by the science behind makeup, jewelry, lotions, and more! You’ll learn the chemistry and culture behind beauty, as you prepare your own concoctions and create your own jewelry.

Camp Half Blood (Ages 10-12)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Come discover mythical monsters, protective amulets, participate in challenges, and go on adventures! At the end of the week, cabins will participate in the Final Challenge to put their skills to the test.

Camp Jupiter (Ages 10-12)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Perfect your battle strategy, sharpen your swordsmanship, develop your archery skills, hunt monsters, and embark on quests. Then, put your training to the test as you meet the opposing team in “battle.”

Culinary Hero (Ages 10-12)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Work with your team to create exciting dishes using everyday foods and unexpected ingredients. Then, compete in challenges to see which dish will end up on top! This camp is not recommended for children with food allergies or sensitivities. Includes use of preparation knives and other culinary utensils.

Drop-off/Pick-Up Carpool
07-29-2024 – 3:30 pm
Member Child: $50
Available to members of the museum exclusively. $50 per week for an HMNS Summer Camp Staff member to escort your camper to and from the camp classrooms and to ensure authorized pick-up and signature. Limited to 50 patrons per week. MUST PURCHASE FOR EACH WEEK YOU ARE PLANNING TO UTILIZE THE SERVICE. SCHEDULE: DROP-OFF/PICK-UP SERVICE WILL OPERATE I …

Escape Camp (Ages 10-12)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Put on your thinking caps to solve daily puzzles and experiment with making your own. Encrypt and decode secret messages, then stash them in your custom-built puzzle box!

Extreme Machines (Ages 8-9)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Come investigate interesting inventions and participate in design challenges! Experiment with electricity, motors and more. Build your own flashlight and quiz board to take home.

Junior Paleontologist (Ages 6-7)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Investigate how our resident dinosaurs lived, died, and were discovered by paleontologists. Get up close and personal with our specimens, go on a mock dig, and touch a real dinosaur bone!

Junior Science Magic (Ages 6-7)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Explore the physics and chemistry behind magic by making things disappear, levitate, and change colors using magnets, mirrors, and more. Show off your magic to friends and family at Friday’s magic show.

Kitchen Chemistry (Ages 6-7)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Discover what cool chemical reactions happen as we cook, explore cuisines from other countries, grow your own food, and more. This camp is not recommended for children with food allergies/sensitivities. Camp includes optional bug tasting activity.

Lego Robotics (Ages 8-9)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Using LEGO®SPIKE™ Prime you and your team will use a Scratch-based visual programming language to create programs to download to your pre-built robot. Teams will compete to complete challenges and earn the highest scores by the end of the week.

Maker Lab Alpha (Ages 10-12)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Use a variety of materials to build contraptions, including a modular lamp, a device for pendulum art, and copper tape circuits. Please note: Includes the use of power tools, under adult supervision.

Man’s Best Friend (Ages 6-7)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Get up close and personal with animals in your classroom, grow your own catnip, make dog treats, create a bird feeder, and much more in this hands-on “hare-raising” experience.

Master Spy Camp (Ages 8-9)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Learn mysterious codes to send covert messages to your friends. Build spy gadgets like alarms to protect your private lair from intruders, and then create a disguise to hide your identity.

Minecraft Mania (Ages 8-9)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Embark on a computer coding adventure as you explore the basics of game design. Create a classic game, discover how to mod, and create add-ons, using MINECRAFT TM and your imagination as a guide.

Museum District Explorers (Ages 10-12)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $630 – Public Child: $770
Explore a different Museum District location each day. Participate in classroom experiments and activities. Then spend the night on Thursday to see what secrets the Museum holds after dark! Dress for the heat. Camp includes dissection. No discounts are available for this camp.

Riveting Robots! (Ages 6-7)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Experiment with gears, electricity, pneumatics, and simple machines to discover how robots move and manipulate objects. Program a mini robot to follow your commands.

Shark Camp (Ages 6-7)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Make a splash this summer with the world’s fiercest marine predator: Sharks! Explore the science, history, and mystery of sharks and get a chance to touch some live sharks too!

Space Pilot (Ages 8-9)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
You will participate in astronaut training by operating robots, conducting experiments, and constructing probes. Use your training to journey to outer space aboard the SS Legacy in the Expedition Center.

Super Science Magic (Ages 8-9)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Explore the physics and chemistry behind magic as you make things appear, disappear, levitate, and change colors using magnets, mirrors, and more. Perform your tricks in a science magic show!

Super Human Science School (Ages 6-7)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Explore superpowers and superheroes using science! Discover your super-science powers as you create your own character and costume to attend a superhero secret-hideout meeting.

Wizard Science Academy (Ages 8-9)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Discover the science behind the care of wizard pets, herbs, herpetology, and the chemistry behind magical potions! Create your own wand, hat, and book of science spells in this week of wizard wonders.

Booms and Blastoffs (Ages 6-7)
07-29-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Experiment with things that go BOOM, from foaming chemicals to popping balloons. Then, create various flying machines using paper, straws, funnels, balls, balloons, and more.

After Camp
08-05-2024 – 3:00 pm
Member Child: $70 – Public Child: $70
Campers are escorted to the after camp classrooms at the end of the camp day. Campers are supervised as they play games or do craft activities in the classrooms. A snack is provided in the afternoon. Campers must be picked up by 5:30 PM, after which an extra charge of $1.00 per minute will be applied.

Before Camp
08-05-2024 – 8:00 am
Member Child: $60 – Public Child: $60
Campers must be checked in at the sign-in table in the museum each morning. Campers are supervised as they play games or watch a movie. Campers are escorted to their camp room at 10 AM.

Art Smart (Ages 6-7)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Paint without touching the paper, get creative with cauliflower, and make mysterious pictures that appear like magic as you create science masterpieces to take home.

Backstage Pass (Ages 10-12)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Visit areas the public never sees, including projection booths, live animal rooms, and more. Take photographs with a digital camera and create a publication to share your discoveries. Basic technology experience with laptops and digital cameras may be helpful for this camp!

Bedazzled (8-9)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Be dazzled by the science behind makeup, jewelry, lotions, and more! You’ll learn the chemistry and culture behind beauty, as you prepare your own concoctions and create your own jewelry.

Booms and Blastoffs (Ages 6-7)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Experiment with things that go BOOM, from foaming chemicals to popping balloons. Then, create various flying machines using paper, straws, funnels, balls, balloons, and more.

Camp Half Blood (Ages 10-12)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Come discover mythical monsters, protective amulets, participate in challenges, and go on adventures! At the end of the week, cabins will participate in the Final Challenge to put their skills to the test.

Camp Jupiter (Ages 10-12)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Perfect your battle strategy, sharpen your swordsmanship, develop your archery skills, hunt monsters, and embark on quests. Then, put your training to the test as you meet the opposing team in “battle.”

Creepy Crawlies (Ages 6-7)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Caterpillars, beetles, bees and beyond! Investigate all manner of insects in our insect zoo, build a model anthill and much more. Camp includes optional edible insect and a dissection activity.

Culinary Hero (Ages 10-12)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Work with your team to create exciting dishes using everyday foods and unexpected ingredients. Then, compete in challenges to see which dish will end up on top! This camp is not recommended for children with food allergies or sensitivities. Includes use of preparation knives and other culinary utensils.

Drop-off/Pick-Up Carpool
08-05-2024 – 3:30 pm
Member Child: $50
Available to members of the museum exclusively. $50 per week for an HMNS Summer Camp Staff member to escort your camper to and from the camp classrooms and to ensure authorized pick-up and signature. Limited to 50 patrons per week. MUST PURCHASE FOR EACH WEEK YOU ARE PLANNING TO UTILIZE THE SERVICE. SCHEDULE: DROP-OFF/PICK-UP SERVICE WILL OPERATE I …

Escape Camp (Ages 10-12)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Put on your thinking caps to solve daily puzzles and experiment with making your own. Encrypt and decode secret messages, then stash them in your custom-built puzzle box!

Extreme Machines (Ages 8-9)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Come investigate interesting inventions and participate in design challenges! Experiment with electricity, motors and more. Build your own flashlight and quiz board to take home.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 8-9)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Explore a new field of science each day with hands-on experiments and activities, from chemistry to physics and beyond. Create your own scientist’s kit that you take home with you at the end of the week.

Junior Paleontologist (Ages 6-7)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Investigate how our resident dinosaurs lived, died, and were discovered by paleontologists. Get up close and personal with our specimens, go on a mock dig, and touch a real dinosaur bone!

Junior Science Magic (Ages 6-7)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Explore the physics and chemistry behind magic by making things disappear, levitate, and change colors using magnets, mirrors, and more. Show off your magic to friends and family at Friday’s magic show.

Kitchen Chemistry (Ages 8-9)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Discover what cool chemical reactions happen as we cook, explore cuisines from other countries, grow your own food, and more. This camp is not recommended for children with food allergies/sensitivities. Camp includes optional bug tasting activity.

Lego Robotics (Ages 8-9)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Using LEGO®SPIKE™ Prime you and your team will use a Scratch-based visual programming language to create programs to download to your pre-built robot. Teams will compete to complete challenges and earn the highest scores by the end of the week.

Master Spy Camp (Ages 10-12)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Learn mysterious codes to send covert messages to your friends. Build spy gadgets like alarms to protect your private lair from intruders, and then create a disguise to hide your identity.

Master Spy Camp (Ages 8-9)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Learn mysterious codes to send covert messages to your friends. Build spy gadgets like alarms to protect your private lair from intruders, and then create a disguise to hide your identity.

Minecraft Mania (Ages 8-9)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Embark on a computer coding adventure as you explore the basics of game design. Create a classic game, discover how to mod, and create add-ons, using MINECRAFT TM and your imagination as a guide.

Movie Monster Maker (Ages 10-12)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Discover monsters from around the world, experiment with movie make-up, and invent your own monsters to star in a stop-frame-animation film! Not recommended for children with a latex allergy.

Shark Camp (Ages 6-7)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Make a splash this summer with the world’s fiercest marine predator: Sharks! Explore the science, history, and mystery of sharks and get a chance to touch some live sharks too!

Space Pilot (Ages 8-9)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
You will participate in astronaut training by operating robots, conducting experiments, and constructing probes. Use your training to journey to outer space aboard the SS Legacy in the Expedition Center.

Super Science Magic (Ages 8-9)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Explore the physics and chemistry behind magic as you make things appear, disappear, levitate, and change colors using magnets, mirrors, and more. Perform your tricks in a science magic show!

Super Human Science School (Ages 6-7)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Explore superpowers and superheroes using science! Discover your super-science powers as you create your own character and costume to attend a superhero secret-hideout meeting.

Wizard Science Academy (Ages 6-7)
08-05-2024 – 10:00 am
Member Child: $295 – Public Child: $355
Discover the science behind the care of wizard pets, herbs, herpetology, and the chemistry behind magical potions! Create your own wand, hat, and book of science spells in this week of wizard wonders.