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Welcome to our Current Camps/Classes

Nature Adventures™ offers classes, workshops, camps at the Museum and Sea Center for children ages 2–12 years to inspire a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world. This children's program is designed to provide children with opportunities to experiment, experience, and observe the natural world around them, while engaging in the scientific process. Pre-registration is required for most programs.

Click on the "ENROLL ONLINE" button to enroll your child in a camp/class.

Nature Adventures Winter Break Camps 2014
Nature Adventures Winter Break Camps 2014 Ages 4-6
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Pee Wee Chocolatier
Ages 4-6, Monday, December 22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Ever wonder how chocolate is made? Discover where it comes from and who first made it! Test different kinds of chocolate to see what makes them unique and how they compare. Taste them and then make a special treat to take home.

Location:
Museum

December 22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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Pee Wee Inspector
Ages 4-6,Tuesday December 23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explore how scientists use their sense of hearing to find objects in the ocean and in the air. Use SONAR to find the bumps on the ocean floor. Learn how animals use a special skill called echolocation to find objects in their environment. See how a metal detector works. Make your own magnet finder to take home.

Location:
Musuem

December 23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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Wee Weather Wonders
Ages 4-6, Friday December 26, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Discover how a rainbow is made, how sunsets happen, and why the sky is blue. "Make" your own weather through table top experiments. Look at the freaky forces of nature in the form of hurricanes, storms, and tornadoes. Learn the skills of a meteorologist and build a weather station to take home.

Location:
Museum

December 26, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 3 students
   
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Pee Wee Moving Art
Ages 4-6, Monday, December 29, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Learn to make art that moves! Create fun art from pinwheels to moving sculptures what you can imagine you can build. Balance a paper bird on your finger or a pair of forks on the edge of a water glass. Take home your own moving creations at the end of the day.

Location:
Museum

December 29, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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Pee Wee Icy Wonders
Ages 4-6, Tuesday, December 30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Learn about how water changes with temperature. Look at snowflakes and discover how water turns into beautiful crystals. Find out how icebergs (gigantic ice cubes) float. Experiment with dry ice to see how this stuff is different from water. Create snowflake art to take home.

Location:
Museum

December 30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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Pee Wee Nature Scouts
Ages 4-6, Wednesday, December 31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Become a nature expert as you explore the Backyard, the Nature Club House, and the Curiosity Lab. Learn to catch an insect or a bug, find the perfect leaf, listen to a bird call. Take a hike in our Backyard as we play some nature games.

Location:
Museum

December 31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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Pee Wee Inventioneers
Ages 4-6, Friday, January 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Do you like to invent new things? Or find new ways to use stuff? Take the Invention Challenge using things from the Mystery Box. Make silly putty and test the fun factor of the gooey stuff. In the Transformers' Challenge, take a machine apart and re-invent a new machine for a wacky contest.

Location:
Museum

January 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
Nature Adventures Winter Break Camps 2014 Ages 6-9
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Wild Weather
Ages 6-9, Monday, December 22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Train as a meteorologist as we explore all things weather. Discover how a rainbow is made, how sunsets happen, and why the sky is blue. Observe the freaky forces of nature in the form of hurricanes, storms, and tornadoes. Experiment with "making" your own weather and build a weather station to take home.

Location:
Museum

December 22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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All About Shark Adaptations
Ages 6-9, Monday, December 22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Interview a shark! Explore the different shark adaptations and learn how important they are for survival. Take an in-depth look at teeth, body shape, coloration, eye, tail, and fins. Attend a "shark conference" as you create a shark model to share your ideas on adaptations.

Location:
Sea Center

December 22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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EEK Squad: Waste-ology
Ages 6-9, Tuesday, December 23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

EEK Squad at the Sea Center
(Environmental Education for Kids)<(Environmental Education for Kids)
Waste-ology
Learn about how litter affects the environment around us. Explore how animals can mistake litter for food. Discover how large the Great Pacific Garbage Patch really is. Finish the day with a mini Beach Clean Up to discover how much is really out there.

Location:
Sea Center

December 23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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Jr. Chocolatier
Ages 6-9, Tuesday, December 23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Did you know that chocolate is made from special beans? Discover how the cacao bean was used by the Maya to create a chocolate drink and explore how chocolate is made today. Experiment with the different kinds of chocolate to find how they are unique and how temperature changes affect them. Taste the different types and create a special treat to take home.

Location:
Museum

December 23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 1 students
   
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Inspector Detector
Ages 6-9, Friday, December 26, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explore how scientists use their sense of hearing to detect objects in the ocean and in the air. Use SONAR to map the ocean floor. Play games as you learn how animals use echolocation to find objects in their environment. See how a metal detector works. Create your own magnetometer to take home.

Location:
Museum

December 26, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 7 students
   
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Ocean Detectives
Ages 6-9, Friday, December 26, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

How does a forensic marine biologist collect information from a beached mammal? What happens when a part of the food web is cut off? What happens when mammals get caught in a net or when they are stuck in a cargo ship traffic jam? Find the answers as you learn to be an ocean detective.

Location:
Sea Center

December 26, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 14 students
   
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Shark Fossils
Ages 6-9, Monday, December 29, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explore some ancient sharks by looking at fossils. Create fossil replicas of a shark and investigate why there are so few shark fossils. Discover how we can find out about a shark's age from its backbone. Learn about the diversity of the species, sizes, and their adaptations.

Location:
Sea Center

December 29, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 6 students
   
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Icy Wonders
Ages 6-9, Monday, December 29, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Examine how water changes with temperature. Observe snowflakes and discover how water turns to crystals, then create "snowflake" crystals to take home. Make instant snow and discover that no two snowflakes are the same. Discover the secret of how icebergs float. Experiment with dry ice to see how it is different from water.

Location:
Museum

December 29, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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Dynamic Wonder Art
Ages 6-9, Tuesday, December 30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Learn to make beautiful art that is all about science. Start with a simple pinwheel and build it up to a sculpture limited only by your imagination. Test your skills as you balance a paper bird on your nose or finger or a pair of forks on the edge of a water glass. Take home your own moving creations at the end of the day.

Location:
Museum

December 30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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EEK Squad: Ocean Acidification
Ages 6-9, Tuesday, December 30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

EEK Squad at the Sea Center
(Environmental Education for Kids)
Ocean Acidification
Explore the chemistry of acids and bases as you study the effects of pollution on ocean environments. Create your own testing potion to discover how acids and bases work and how acids affect sea shells. Learn about how pollutants get into the ocean through the ground and from the air. Play a food web game to study the effects of pollutants on the ocean food chain.

Location:
Sea Center

December 30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 13 students
   
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Aquatic Drifters
Ages 6-9, Wednesday, December 31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Discover how important plankton is to the health of the ocean. Just how much food does plankton provide for sea animals? Are there different kinds of plankton? Learn about buoyancy as you create a plankton model to float in a column of seawater. Watch an aquarist feed some marine invertebrates inside the Sea Center.

Location:
Sea Center

December 31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 9 students
   
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Inventors' Workshop
Ages 6-9, Wednesday, December 31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Do you like to invent things? Do you enjoy finding creative ways to use stuff? Rise to the Invention Challenge using materials from the Mystery Box. Make silly putty and explore how much fun the gooey stuff can be. Participate in the Transformers' Challenge as you take a machine apart and re-invent a new machine in this wacky contest.

Location:
Museum

December 31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please call 682-4711 X171 to be added to a waitlist.
   
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In Touch with Nature
Ages 6-9, Friday, January 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Become a naturalist as you explore the Backyard, the Nature Club House, and the Curiosity Lab. Learn to catch an insect or a bug, find the perfect leaf, listen to a bird call. Take a hike in our Backyard and play some nature games.

Location:
Museum

January 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 5 students
   
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Tale of a Fluke
Ages 6-9, Friday, January 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

How do marine biologists tell whales apart? How does a mother whale know her calf? Learn about how a fluke's unique pattern is like that of a human fingerprint. Explore how a whale moves its tail as it swims in the ocean. Create your own fluke headband as you "migrate" through the Sea Center.

Location:
Sea Center

January 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 10 students
Nature Adventures Winter Break Camps 2014 Ages 9-12
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Echo Detector
Ages 9-12, Monday, December 22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explore how scientists use their sense of hearing to detect objects in the ocean and in the air. Use SONAR to map the ocean floor. Learn how animals use echolocation to find objects in their environment. See how a metal detector works. Create your own magnetometer to take home.

Location:
Museum

December 22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 1 students
   
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Crazy Climatic Curiosities
Ages 9-12, Tuesday, December 23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Train as a meteorologist as we explore all things weather. Discover how a rainbow is made, how sunsets happen, and why the sky is blue. Observe the freaky forces of nature in the form of hurricanes, storms, and tornadoes. Experiment with "making" your own weather and build a weather station to take home.

Location:
Museum

December 23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 10 students
   
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The Chocolate Enthusiast
Ages 9-12, Friday, December 26, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Ever wonder how chocolate is made? Explore the process of how chocolate is made from cacao beans. Discover how the bean was used by the Maya to create a chocolate drink. Experiment with different kinds of chocolate to find their melting points, observe the different states of matter as they melt, and find out how much cocoa is in each type. Measure the speed of light with a chocolate bar. Taste the different types of chocolate, learn to temper chocolate and make a special treat to take home.

Location:
Museum

December 26, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 11 students
   
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Naturalists in Training
Ages 9-12, Monday, December 29, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Reveal your inner naturalist as you explore the Backyard, the Nature Club House, and the Curiosity Lab. Identify the many species that live within the boundaries of the Museum. Learn the many ways to trap and find an insect or a bug. Recognize the diversity of the flora in the woodlands. Hike around the Museum campus and listen to bird calls.

Location:
Museum

December 29, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 9 students
   
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Inventors' Studio
Ages 9-12, Tuesday, December 30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explore your inventive side. Find creative uses of common everyday objects. Rise to the Invention Challenge using materials from the Mystery Box. Make silly putty and discover some of its unique properties. Join in the Transformers' Challenge as you take a machine apart and re-invent a new contraption in this wacky contest.

Location:
Museum

December 30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 9 students
   
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Icy Marvels
Ages 9-12, Wednesday, December 31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Learn about the states of matter of water and how they are connected. Observe snowflakes and discover how water turns to crystals. Create "snowflake" crystals to take home. Make instant snow and discover that no two snowflakes are the same. Discover the secret of how icebergs float. Experiment with dry ice to see how its properties differ from those of water.

Location:
Museum

December 31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 10 students
   
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Kinetic Art
Ages 9-12, Friday, January 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explore the beauty of an art form that combines science and engineering. Start with a simple pinwheel and build it up to a sculpture limited by your ingenuity. Test your mettle as you balance a paper bird on your nose or finger. Create moving art inspired by the famous kinetic sculptures and try your hand at balancing a pair of forks on the edge of a water glass. Take home your own kinetic marvels at the end of the day.

Location:
Museum

January 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$53 Members, $56 Non-Members


space left: 11 students


Nature Adventure Winter Classes 2015
Nature Adventures Winter Classes, Early Learners Series: Ages 4-6
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In Touch with Nature
Ages 4-6, Tuesdays, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Become a naturalist as you explore the Backyard, the Nature Club House, the Curiosity Lab, and the Sea Center. Catch an insect, find the perfect leaf, and listen to a bird call. Examine a special rock, study a secretive forest critter, and explore a unique habitat. Take a hike in our Backyard and visit the Sea Center to explore the ocean critters.

Location:
Museum

8 Tuesdays, January 13-March 3, 3:30 PM-5:00PM
$120 Members, $152 Non-Members


space left: 6 students
Nature Adventures Winter Classes, After-School Series: Ages 6-10
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In Touch with Nature
Ages 6-10, Wednesdays, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Become a naturalist as you explore the Backyard, the Nature Club House, the Curiosity Lab, and the Sea Center. Catch an insect, find the perfect leaf, and listen to a bird call. Examine a special rock, study a secretive forest critter, and explore a unique habitat. Take a hike in our Backyard and visit the Sea Center to explore the ocean critters.

Location:
Museum

8 Wednesdays, January 14-March 4, 3:30PM-5:00 PM
$120 Members, $152 Non-Members


space left: 6 students
Nature Adventures Winter Classes, Tykes Series: Ages 2-4 (1 child/1 adult)
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In Touch with Nature
Ages 2-4, Thursdays, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Become a naturalist as you explore the Backyard, the Nature Club House, the Curiosity Lab, and the Sea Center. Catch an insect, find the perfect leaf, and listen to a bird call. Examine a special rock, study a secretive forest critter, and explore a unique habitat. Take a hike in our Backyard and visit the Sea Center to explore the ocean critters.

Location:
Museum

8 Thursdays, January 15-March 5, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
$115 Members, $130 Non-Members


space left: 3 students
Nature Adventures Winter Classes, Homeschool Series: Ages 6-12
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In Touch with Nature
Ages 6-12, Thursdays, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Become a naturalist as you explore the Backyard, the Nature Club House, the Curiosity Lab, and the Sea Center. Catch an insect, find the perfect leaf, and listen to a bird call. Examine a special rock, study a secretive forest critter, and explore a unique habitat. Take a hike in our Backyard and visit the Sea Center to explore the ocean critters.

Location:
Museum

8 Thursdays, January 15-March 5, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
$120 Members, $152 Non-Members


space left: 3 students
 

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