Science Museum Oklahoma Ignites Curiosity with Spring Break CampsJanuary 14, 2019
Nature, animals, superheroes and gross science are on deck for Science Museum Oklahoma’s spring break camps set for March 18-22 at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.
“These camps bring all of the museum’s resources into the hands of children with age-appropriate activities and special themes. Our educators have been excitedly planning wonderful activities to encourage young scientists to explore science beyond the classroom. We’ll have hands-on fun experiments, unique demonstrations and, of course, all of our immersive exhibits and a state-of-the-art planetarium,” said Annie Bewley, museum educator for SMO.
The museum’s camps are for children in pre-K to sixth grade and feature a different theme for each age group.
“Camps are limited to 15 children per age group, which creates an ideal environment for one-on-one and small-group instruction. Camps at SMO allow us one of our most rewarding ways to achieve our mission of revealing the wonder and relevance of science. We believe these camps can ignite a spark of curiosity that will lead to an adventure of lifelong learning.”
Camp themes, times and dates are:
- Wild World, ages 4-5 (pre-K and kindergarten), 9 a.m. to noon, $100 for members, $125 for nonmembers: This week will be full of natural science and the critters we can find in our own backyards. Campers will collect and explore the tiniest details of a leaf’s “fingerprint,” dissect flowers, make a toad house and feed the fish in the museum’s Oceanarium.
- The Science of Super, grades 1-3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $225 for members, $250 for nonmembers: Campers will get to dive head-first into the world of superheroes, examining favorite heroes and heroines and discovering what makes their powers so super.
- Delicious and Disgusting, grades 4-6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $225 for members, $250 for nonmembers: This camp is going to be wonderfully appealing and a little gross! Campers will explore the secret science behind some of their favorite foods. Investigate pudding painting viscosity, lickable wall paper and the amount of protein in a cricket. After a couple of taste tests, campers will explore the hidden world of the human digestion system and how different foods affect our daily lives.
Advance registration is required. Registration will close March 11 or when full.
For more information about Science Museum Oklahoma camps or to register for a camp, visit www.sciencemuseumok.org/spring-break-camps or call 405-602-3760.