Camp Curiosity: Winter Break Camps 2019-2020
Get the kids to put down their screens and gadgets over winter break with a hands-on, interactive Camp Curiosity science camp at Great Lakes Science Center!
Kicking off on Thursday, December 26, The Science Center has six different themes for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade to choose from, featuring everything from engineering to chemistry, and physics to robots! Camps run December 26, 27, 30, 31 and January 2-3.
All camps are separated by age, and camp activities are tailored for each age group. Your camper can choose one day of adventure, or multiple days for a STEM-filled journey during their winter school break. Campers can program robots, uncover scientific mysteries, learn about NASA's plans to return to the moon, mix up some chemical concoctions, re-engineer toys and get creative with LEGOs!
Winter break camps are $55 per day ($50 for Science Center members) and run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with options for before-care from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and after-care from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Sign up for all six days of camp and receive a $30 discount. Boxed lunches are available for pre-order as well for $7.50 each day, with vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options available. Registration online or by calling 216-621-2400.
**Camp alumni (attended our camps within the last two years) will receive $2 off registration.
This year's STEM-tastic themes include:
Robots on Mars (Thursday, December 26, 2019)
Your mission is to work as a team to program and use robots to break ground on Mars in preparation of the first humans to colonize the Red Planet. To do so, you will engineer a prototype of your habitat you get to keep, code robots that will investigate the planet to identify rescources necessary for survival, and use robots to build your base camp.
Movie: "Superpower Dogs"
Magical Matter (Friday, December 27, 2019)
Magicians may not reveal their secrets, but scientists do! We uncover the mystery behind why some materials are right for the job while others behave in unexpected ways. Breaking things down to the molecular level, we play with polymers, manipulate metal, and experiment with matter where it matters most.
Movie: "Dream Big"
Space Camp: Beyond the Stars (Monday, December 30, 2019)
NASA has big plans to return to the moon, and Ohio is at the heart of it all. NASA Glenn Visitor Center is the backdrop of the region's premier space camp and we're planning a day of learning filled with propulsion experiments, training for a return trip to the moon, exploring navigation as we observe the stars, and engineering constellations you get to keep!
Movie: "Journey to Space"
Curious Chemistry (Tuesday, December 31, 2019)
Chemistry is all around us and we're going to get hands-on exploring the dynamic science behind materials that glow in the dark, change color before your eyes, and change in unpredictable ways! We supply the safety glasses and aprons; you bring the curiosity and creativity as you measure, pour and mix your own chemical concoction to take home.
Movie: "Great Bear Rainforest"
Engineering Reimagined (Thursday, January 2, 2020)
Innovation is at the heart of this camp that focuses on creating solutions to everday problems. Campers use tools to take apart and re-engineer toys, design and make their own buttons, and work as a team to build a device used for a top secret rescue mission.
Movie: "Incredible Predators"
LEGO Carnival (Friday, January 3, 2020)
We transform the Science Center into a carnival and use LEGOs to explore the engineering and physics that make carnivals so much fun. It's a balancing act as campers engineer rides that appear to defy gravity, create LEGO Launchers to explore the force and motion behind some of their favorite midway games, and use technology to design their own carnival-themed, stop-motion movie.
Movie: "America's Musical Journey"