GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
LAUNCHES NEW CAMPS & CLASSES
FOR KIDS IN PRESCHOOL THROUGH 8TH GRADE
February 2nd, 2009
Great Lakes Science Center is launching winter and spring camps, including new classes on Saturdays, classes on Presidents’ Day and weekday classes for preschoolers. In addition, the Science Center will host two separate weeks of Spring Break camps to accommodate various school schedules.
“Great Lakes Science Center is constantly working to stimulate interest and increase understanding of the sciences for children of all ages,” said Emily Fletcher, Manager of Camps, Classes and Outreach at the Science Center. “Through interactive and hands-on programs, we’re helping children build a strong foundation in the sciences and ignite a passion for life-long learning.”
The Presidents’ Day Camp, for grades K-8, will feature “The Science of Cool” where campers will bring the snow inside and perform some of the Science Center’s cold-weather, hands-on experiments with liquid nitrogen and dry ice, and enjoy demonstrations, tailored to their grade level on cryogenics – the study of very low temperatures (-238° F and below) and how materials behave at those temperatures. They will also get to watch the OMNIMAX film Antarctica. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with extended care options. Price is $42 ($39 for members).
LEGO Engineers, for grades 2-5, is a series of four Saturday sessions that introduce kids to the fundamentals of LEGO robotics building. Campers will get to use the LEGO Mindstorms classroom to build their own robot capable of performing tasks on its own. Limited to 24 students, the dates for this class are Feb. 21, 28 and March 7 and 14 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Price is $88 for the full four-day session ($80 for members).
Also new are the Science Center’s Preschool Play Dates for children ages 2 ½ - 4. Held on Wednesdays from 10 – 11:30 a.m., these classes will let children and their favorite adult enjoy well-known fairytales and stories, then perform experiments and participate in activities that explore the science of these classic books. These play dates are scheduled for Feb. 18, 25 and March 4 and 11. Price is $48 for the full four-day session ($44 for members).
Spring Break Camps
Great Lakes Science Center will also be hosting break camps during spring break to educate and entertain kids K – 8th grade with a myriad of interactive content and exhibits. Camp content is designed according to age level, ensuring a high-quality experience for kids of all ages. Ranging from days filled with building and launching rockets to learning about anatomy by examining the inside of a frog and dissecting cow eyeballs, the kids’ days will be far from boring.
The two Spring Break Camps offered will be March 23 – 27 and April 13 – 17. All the camps will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day, with extended hours of 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. available for before- or after-care. Cost is $42 for the first day ($39 for members) and $38 for each additional day ($35 for members).
For a full schedule of all the camps and classes listed above, please visit the Web site at www.greatscience.com or call (216) 621-2400. Online registration is available via the Web site.
About the Great Lakes Science Center
The Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers, featuring more than 400 hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations and the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with discounted parking available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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