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Camp is a great way to build confidence, discover hidden talents and explore one's passions. Learn more about this year's themes below and then register for non-stop summer fun!

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Summer Camps

Grades PREK - K

JUN 28 - JUL 2 / 9 AM – 12 PM
Grades PreK-K
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Channel your child's imagination! Preschoolers will begin a life-long enjoyment of creative arts when they act out their favorite stories, move with different types of music, and embrace their silly side! Early participation in drama develops confidence and speaking skills.

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JUL 19 - 23 / 9 AM – 12 PM
Grades PreK-K
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Come join Cinderella and Captain Hook on a fanciful journey through castles and desert islands. Pirate and Princess songs are mixed with a dynamic readiness program for young children with emphasis on ear training, singing, and movement.

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JUL 12 - 16 / 1 – 4 PM
Grades PreK-K
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Why do lions roar? How do rattlesnakes make their unique sounds? Explore the sounds found all around us as we read stories, dance, and sing. Create your own 'musical instruments' inspired by animals from around the world!

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AUG 9 - 13 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades PreK-K
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Lions ROAR in the brass, percussion thuds with the elephants, and swans sweetly fly with the cello. Take a musical adventure using famous pieces of music as your guide. Your little musical adventurer is sure to learn a great deal AND have a blast!

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JUN 14 - 18 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades PreK-K
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Journey back in time as you learn about the prehistoric world of dinosaurs! Join us for a mini dinosaur dig as we learn about the job of a paleontologist. Make your own dino fossil, create dino crafts, and take part in prehistoric story times!

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JUN 21 - 25 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades PreK-K
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Express your love of animals in this creative camp. Let your imagination run WILD as you create an array of animals that fly, swim, and live deep in the jungle.

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JUL 26 - 30 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades PreK-K
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Dive into the deep blue sea as we learn about the amazing creatures that live in our lakes, oceans and rivers.  We will lean about the unique adaptations that help animals live underwater through story times, crafts and experiments.

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AUG 2 - 6 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades PreK-K
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Learn about the many colors and shapes found in our world!  Create art works each day, including paintings. sculptures and collages, as you practice fine motor skills and learn how to identify different shapes and colors!

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Summer Camps

Grades 1 - 2

JUN 14 - 18 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 1-2
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Become a paleontologist for the week as you learn the prehistoric world of dinosaurs! Discover the many dinosaurs that once roamed our planet, create your own dinosaur skeleton, and uncover artifacts in a dig pit!

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JUL 19 - 23 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 1-2
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Join us for a magical adventure as we journey through time to amazing 'locations'! Discover the world of castles and knights, build a mini Viking boat, explore the plants and animals of the Amazon, and much more!

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AUG 9 - 13 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades 1-2
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Journey back in time as we explore life and play in the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s!  Get groovy as we create our own lava lamps, join us for a sock hop as we discover the popular music and games of the 1950s and much more!

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JUN 21 - 25 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 1-2
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Do you want to be up on the stage, under the lights? At this week-long camp, you will get the chance to sing, dance, and perform on the stage for your parents. A perfect introduction to the fun world of theatre and the performing arts!

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JUL 19 - 23 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades 1-2
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Play games, perform simple skits, and learn basic theatre skills during this fun, high-energy class. No experience is needed, just a willingness to be silly!

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JUL 26 - 30 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades 1-2
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Dive into the magic world of theater as we invent our own imaginative creatures and bring them to life. Learn about the art of puppetry as you create your own puppets for an end of the week performance.

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JUN 14 - 18 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades 1-2
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Sing and dance your way through the world as we travel the globe through music. We will experience the music of other cultures spanning the globe from South America to South Korea in this exciting, interactive class.

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JUL 12 - 16 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades 1-2
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Get loud as you explore different rhythm instruments each day. You will discover different classic rhythms from around the world as you learn to play rhythm patterns as an ensemble! This camp is great for anything who enjoys a good beat and loves to drum on anything to make noise!

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JUN 21 - 25 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades 1-2
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Blast off into space as we explore the sun, earth, moon and solar system! Join us for astronaut training, build a rocket and launch it high in the sky, sample space food and more!

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JUN 28 - JUL 2 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 1-2
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Explore art through painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Create unique masterpieces limited only by your imagination. Prepare to get messy and creative!

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JUL 12 - 16 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 1-2
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Experience the 'Wizarding World' by participating in mini-classes such as Potions (chemistry), Herbology (plants), Care of Magical Creatures (animals/habitats and creativity) and Astronomy/Astrology.  Students will be sorted into houses and create their own wands.  Join the magical adventure!

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JUL 26 - 30 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 1-2
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Discover the magic of art as we explore unique ways to create amazing works of art.  We will use bubbles to create colorful creations, make color-changing invisible ink, and design magical transfer art.  We will also learn about amazing artists around the world who create 'magic' works of art.

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AUG 2 - 6 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 1-2
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Become and engineer for the week as you build, create, and invent!  We will engineer our own flying contraptions, build wiggling art robots, create tall bridges and towers and more.  You imagination is the limit!

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AUG 2 - 6 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades 1-2
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Explore the fascinating world of animals and plants.  Transform into a biologist as we spend time in the field and in the laboratory.  Create your own mini ecosystem, discover ways to clean up pollution and protect the environment against invasive species.

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AUG 9 - 13 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 1-2
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Explore the basics of the sciences and get messy as we combine science experiments with art projects. Campers will discover animals and plants in their natural habitats, blast off to space, create fossils, and make a colorful masterpiece using chemistry.

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Summer Camps

Grades 3 - 5

JUN 14 - 18 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$100 / $90 Museum Members

What was life like as a Civil War soldier? The year is 1861 and you have enlisted as a Civil War soldier. Train with wooden muskets, pitch a tent, learn about our military history and more!

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JUN 28 - JUL 2 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades 3-5
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Dive into the the history of girls in America through games, crafts and foods inspired by the stories of one of your favorite book series!  Experience pioneer life with Kirsten, Civil War challenges with Addy, Victorian times with Samantha, the Great Depression with Kit, and World War II with Molly.

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JUN 21 - 25 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Use your sleuth skills as you become a history detective for the week.  Learn about the tools and techniques used by real historians and archaeologists to solve some of history's biggest mysteries.  Take what you have learned to decode artifacts!

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AUG 2 - 6 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Journey back in time as you discover myths and legends from around the world. Explore the feats of Hercules, discover the mythological creatures found in ancient legends and invent your own creature, dive into the deep as you learn about treacherous sea serpents, and more!

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JUN 28 - JUL 2 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Come enjoy the thrill and belly laughs of this unique and fast-paced form of theatre! There are no prior skills or experience needed to participate in improvisational theatre. Just a willingness to play, look silly, and fly by the seat of your pants! Demonstrate your newfound skills for your family and friends at the end of the week.

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JUL 12 - 16 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Take a backstage tour and meet the many talented artists that make a show come to life! Practice creating stage-perfrect make-up for a "show," make a simple costume component, and build a prop.

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AUG 9 - 13 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Learn about the art of acting through a fun week of games, scenes, and exercises that will prepare you for your next starring role! The week will culminate in a performance for your family and friends to demonstrate your new skills.

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JUL 26 - 30 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Play the piano in five fun-filled days. Utilizing rote teaching methods, students will learn the basics of rhythm, melody, and piano technique, culminating in a mini recital at the end of the week.

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AUG 2 - 6 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$100 / $90 Museum Members

A specially adapted guitar method will be the focus in this camp. Discover basic music theory and skills such as tuning the guitar and reading chord charts. Work on beginning chords, strumming, rhythm, and learning basic songs. Participants must bring their own guitar.

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JUN 14 - 18 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Become a chemist for the week as you take part in exciting hands-on experiments. Make a slimy polymer, create bubbling chemical reactions, make color-changing mixtures and more!

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JUN 21 - 25 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Learn how to paint like the masters! Be inspired by a different artist each day. Explore techniques of Picasso, Pollock, Van Gogh, Dali, and Mondrian. Learn about the elements of art and principles of design as you experiment with different materials while painting from still life, photographs, and your imagination! Create your own dazzling masterpieces!

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JUL 12 - 16 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Experience the 'Wizarding World' by participating in mini-classes such as Potions (chemistry), Herbology (plants), Care of Magical Creatures (animals/habitats and creativity) and Astronomy/Astrology.  Join the magical adventure!

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JUL 19 - 23 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$190 / $180 Museum Members

This week we will learn how invention, creation and experimentation can become works of art.  Each day starts with a design challenge followed by projects that help us to learn how to build the ideas we imagined. Students will design, build and test their own creations.

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JUL 19 - 23 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Play ball!  Learn about the science behind your favorite sports during this action packed week!  Discover why balls bounce, what materials make the best hockey pucks, and how training helps you to build skill and strength!

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JUL 26 - 30 / 9 AM - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$190 / $180 Museum Members

Explore the art of Pollock, Donatello, Van Gogh, Calder and Mondrian as you create your own unique and dazzling masterpieces!  We will discover a new artist and new art technique every day as we experiment with the different mediums.

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AUG 9 - 13 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades 3-5
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Become a jewelry artist for the week as you explore different jewelry making techniques!  Create and decorate your own clay and paper beads, make rings using wire designs, and learn weaving techniques to create unique bracelets.

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Summer Camps

Grades 6 - 8

JUN 28 - JUL 2 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades 6-8
$100 / $90 Museum Members

"Yes! And..." The two most important words in improv! Learn to collaborate with your fellow performers by accepting what they give you and adding your own ideas to weave hilarious and well-scripted scenes out of thin air! Through a series of games that are designed to hone your creative instincts, you will learn the basics of improvisational comedy.

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AUG 2 - 6 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades 6-8
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Take your acting to the next level! Using scene work and monologue you will improve comedic timing, commit to characters, and break down a scene for better focus. Explore tips and tricks when attending auditions and more!

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JUL 19 - 23 / 1 - 4 PM
Grades 6-8
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Rock out as your learn basic techniques and music theory. We will introduce chords, strumming patterns, finger exercises, and scales, giving you material to keep practicing at home! You must bring your own guitar to camp.

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JUN 21 - 25 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades 6-8
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Explore form, shape, light, shadow and structure as you experiment with charcoal, pencil and pastel. Develop foundational skills as you draw portraits, landscapes, and more!

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JUL 12 - 16 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades 6-8
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Learn about color theory, composition, and the elements of art as you discover basic painting techniques. Learn how to build the layers of a painting and how to create balanced compositions!  We will experiment with acrylic and watercolor.

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JUL 26 - 30 / 9 AM - 12 PM
Grades 6-8
$100 / $90 Museum Members

Work towards earning three scouting badges: Scultpure, Art, Architecture & Landscaping Architecture, during this action packed week!  Participating scouts will create their own plaster molds, meet a working artist, explore the museum's art galleries and learn about architecture.

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Summer Camp Forms

Please download each of the following forms to fill-out as part of your camp enrollment.

Youth Program Code of Conduct
Consent for Medical Treatment of a Minor Child
Midland Center Parent Agreement

Please email completed forms to: [email protected]