Eggs, potions and darkness highlight Science Central July activities

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News release from Science Central:

July and early August activities scheduled at Science Central
Participants needed for 3RF Egg Drop competition

(June 30, 2014) – Science Central, the region’s premier gateway for informal science education, has slated the following activities for July-early August 2013:

 

Summer Science Camps at Science Central:

Science Central has tailored summer camp fun to fit family schedules. You can pick and choose the camps you’d like your child to attend, choosing by the day or by the week. Each single day camp is a stand-alone event; you can register for just a day, or your child can enjoy a combo (all five consecutive days of a themed camp), and you’ll receive a 10% discount on registration. You’ll have flexibility to schedule family appointments and vacations, while keeping your child learning throughout the summer.

 

HALF-DAY CAMPS/AGES 3-5

Monday, July 14-Friday, July 18
This week’s half-day camps for 3-5 year olds are:

July 14, 2014 – Fairytale Physics (NEW!) – Ages 3-5; Half-Day Camp
Time: Check-in – 8:30-9 am, Program – 9 am -12 noon
Cost: $25/Non-Member, $20/Member
Help the three little pigs design sturdy structures to withstand the big, bad wolf and other forces of nature! This engaging camp combines some of our favourite fairytales and the physics behind them.

July 15, 2014 – Flight School (NEW!) – Ages 3-5; Half-Day Camp
Time: Check-in – 8:30-9 am, Program – 9 am -12 noon
Cost: $25/Non-Member, $20/Member
Earn your wings in this high flying camp! We will discover what it takes to construct a plane, make it fly, and be a captain in the sky!

July 16, 2014 – Sun, Stars and Solar System (NEW!) – Ages 3-5; Half-Day Camp
Time: Check-in – 8:30-9 am, Program – 9 am -12 noon
Cost: $25/Non-Member, $20/Member
Budding astronauts will launch rockets, taste space food, and explore the wonders of our solar system with the help of Science Central’s new permanent exhibit, Science On a Sphere!

July 17, 2014 – Creepy, Crawly Creatures – Ages 3-5; Half-Day Camp
Time: Check-in – 8:30-9 am, Program – 9 am -12 noon
Cost: $25/Non-Member, $20/Member
Observe animals that crawl and creep. Build a contraption to safely collect creatures, and a terrarium where they can live. You will soon see that they are not so creepy after all!

July 18, 2014 – Kitchen Chemistry – Ages 3-5; Half-Day Camp
Time: Check-in – 8:30-9 am, Program – 9 am -12 noon
Cost: $25/Non-Member, $20/Member
Food doesn’t just come from cans and boxes. Follow your favourite foods from the soil to the table as you become a farmer, a chef and a diner! Mmmm! It’s going to be a tasty day!

 

WEEK-LONG/SINGLE DAY SUMMER SCIENCE CAMPS

These camps run full days, and may be registered for by the day or by the week.

Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11 – Science Central Single Day Summer Science Camps
Rescue 911 – Ages 5-11; May choose by the day or by the week
Time: Check-in – 8:30-9 am, Program 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: Per Day – $30/non-members; $25/members;
Per week – $130/Non -Members; $112.50/Members
Calling all emergency responders! From the crime scene to the operating room, let’s explore the heroic world of emergency services. First responders, forensics and first aid…oh, my!

Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18 – Science Central Single Day Summer Science Camps

Festival of Scientific Fun – Ages 5-11; May choose by the day or by the week
Time: Check-in – 8:30-9 am, Program 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: Per Day – $30/non-members; $25/members;
Per week – $130/Non -Members; $112.50/Members
It’s that time of year…be a part of Science Central’s festivities! Design, build and test catapults, river rafts and parade floats. You will even work as a team to develop your own games and challenges to compete against other campers.

Monday, July 21 – Friday, July 25 – Science Central Single Day Summer Science Camps

Storybook Science – Ages 5-11; May choose by the day or by the week
Time: Check-in – 8:30-9 am, Program 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: Per Day – $30/non-members; $25/members;
Per week – $130/Non -Members; $112.50/Members
Concoct potions just like Harry and Hermione did; utilize nanotechnology to see Horton’s microscopic Who; hone your superhero skills to find out how Spiderman scales walls and Superman shoots heat vision out of his eyes! Discover the science behind your favorite storybook characters!

Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1 – Science Central Single Day Summer Science Camps

Planes, Trains & Boomerangs – Ages 5-11; May choose by the day or by the week
Time: Check-in – 8:30-9 am, Program 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: Per Day – $30/non-members; $25/members;
Per week – $130/Non -Members; $112.50/Members
From the simplest machines to the most complex, this camp will put you in the driver’s seat as you design and test machines of all kinds. Uncover basic engineering and design principles, then let your imagination wander as you create your own contraptions!

Monday, August 4 – Friday, August 8 – Science Central Single Day Summer Science Camps

Walk on the Wild Side – Ages 5-11; May choose by the day or by the week
Time: Check-in – 8:30-9 am, Program 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: Per Day – $30/non-members; $25/members;
Per week – $130/Non -Members; $112.50/Members
Take a walk on the wild side. Explore what lives in trees, the seas, and your own back yard! Have an up-close-and-personal visit with Science Central’s many friendly animals, and explore creatures of the darkness in Science Central’s traveling exhibition, In The Dark.

 

WEEK-LONG, HALF-DAY TECH CAMPS

Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11, 2014

Junior LEGO® Robotics – Ages 5-8; Week-Long Camp
Time: Check-in – 12:30-1 p.m., Program – 1 pm-5 pm
Cost: $125/Non-Member, $115/Member
In this junior version of our popular LEGO robotics camp, you will learn basic computer programming to teach your robot to sing, dance, navigate a maze and more. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle. Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot.

Introduction to LEGO® EV3 Robotics – Ages: 10-13; Week-Long Camp
Time: Check-in – 12:30-1 pm, Program – 1-5 pm
Cost: $125/Non-Member, $115.00/Member
Using basic principles of engineering, computer programming, and utilizing LEGO® robotics’ latest technology, campers will work together to design, build and program a late-model EV3 robot to perform different tasks. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle. Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot.

Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18, 2014

Science On a Sphere Mission: Design; Ages 8-13; Week-long camp
Time: Check-in – 8:00-8:30 am, Program – 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Cost: $125/Non-Member, $115.00/Member
Based entirely on Science Central’s newest exhibit, Science On a Sphere, campers delve into the world of computer programming to cultivate their own Sphere presentation on topics of their choice. The week culminates in exciting camper-led demonstrations for family and friends!

Science On a Sphere Advanced Mission: Design; Ages 8-13; Week-long camp
Time: Check-in – 12:30-1 pm, Program – 1-5 pm
Cost: $125/Non-Member, $115.00/Member
Mission Accepted: Go in-depth and design a step further to create an intricate demonstration using Science On a Sphere technology. Cap off the week with an exciting demonstration for your family and friends!

Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27, 2014

Introduction to VideoMaker (NEW) – Ages 8-11; Week-long camp
Time: Check-in – 8:00 a.m-8:30 am, Program 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Cost: $125/Non-Member, $115/Members
Create your own animated video and computer games. Campers will construct characters and stories as they progress from learning the drag-and-drop programming method to writing their own commands. At the end of the week you may save your programs to continue at home and to show your friends!

Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1, 2014

Ms. Tech – Ages 8-13 (Girls Only Camp); Week-long camp
Time: Check-in – 12:30-1 pm, Program 1 pm-5 pm
Cost: $125/Non-member; $115/Member
Come experience a sampling of Science Central’s most popular technology in this Girls Only IT (Information Technology) experience. Discover where your interests lie with a day of photography, computer programming, video making, and Science On a Sphere design. At the end of the week you may save your programs to continue at home and show your friends!

Junior Computer Programmer – Ages 8-13; Week-long camp
Time: Check-in – 8 am-8:30 am, Program 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Cost: $125/Non-member; $115/Member
Dissect a laptop and explore the hardware that makes advanced computer technology possible. Then delve into the software side and discover the language of open source software!

 

Sunday, July 13, 2014 – Science Central Egg-Stravaganza
No yolk! Sunday, July 13th at Science Central is going to be an Egg-Stravaganza! We’ll be debating which came first…the chicken or the egg…as we celebrate a variety of activities dedicated to both! This special day will be sponsored by Indiana k12.com.

First, come pay a most eggs-cellent price to get into Science Central. Just one dollar will get you in the door for Best FM 95.1 Dollar Day at Science Central. This annual tradition is one of the most eggs-cellent bargains around for Three Rivers Festival fun.

Then, join in the festivities for the Design Collaborative Egg Drop Competition, beginning at 1 p.m. It’ll be a real wing-ding of an event as Quaker Steak and Lube serves up free samples, while supplies last, of some of their favorite food items. While you’re enjoying the food, settle in to watch Design Collaborative’s Egg Drop Competition.

Eggs will fly from the roof of Science Central to the ground below in eggs-treme contraptions specially designed to protect the eggs. It’s anything goes, as contestants prepare flying machines ranging from melons loaded with eggs, to giant pinwheels to convey their egg to the ground. For rules and registration information, visit www.sciencecentral.org. Pre-registration is strongly suggested!

And, to help protect the “good egg” kids who turn out to watch the Egg Drop Competition, the Indiana Wayne Lodge Fraternal Order of Police will be on hand to distribute free bike helmets, provided by the Neuro, Spine & Pain Center, while supplies last.

It’ll be a great day of fun that’s everything it’s cracked up to be!

 

Saturday, July 26, 2014 – “Last Saturday,” 10 am-5 pm
Science Central will offer half-price admission to visitors as part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Last Saturday event on July 26th. Science Central’s normal admission cost is $8 per person, 3-65; and free for ages 2 and under. On “Last Saturday,” admission will be just $4 per person; $3.50 for ages 66+.

Now – August 17, 2014 – Science Central Summer Hours in effect
Science Central summer operating hours are currently in effect, offering extended days and times for visiting the popular hands-on science center. Science Central is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays from 12 noon-5 p.m., through August 17, 2014.

Now – September 7, 2014 – “In The Dark” Traveling Exhibition on display
What happens when night falls? Don’t think the whole world goes to sleep, as you’ll learn in this dynamic exhibit developed by the Cincinnati Museum Center. Visitors can explore different environments of darkness and the life forms that inhabit them in this exciting exhibit that features both hands-on and whole body interactive displays, walk-through dioramas, and specimens. You’ll wander through a nocturnal forest, explore a cave, and take the plunge to explore life under the sea. The exhibit will be available for viewing at Science Central through September 7, 2014.

 

About Science Central
Science Central, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has provided a hands-on fun learning environment for over 18 years. Through our 120+ exhibits, school tours, distance learning programs and weekend public events, we bring the excitement of science and technology to over 130,000 children and adults annually. For more information, contact Science Central at 260-424-2400, or visit us on the web at www.sciencecentral.org.

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