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Nature Adventures Summer Camps 2017
Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 4-6
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Dynamic Dinos
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Become a Paleontologist and explore the world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Examine "dinosaur bones" to piece together a skeleton, excavate fossils, investigate clues to discover how dinosaurs once lived, and marvel at dinosaurs' modern descendants-birds!

Location:
Museum

June 12-16, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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July 24-28, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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Mighty Sea Squirts
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Become a mighty sea squirt as you discover the wonders of marine life. Examine and touch a diverse world of marine animals that live in the ocean's intertidal zone. Discover squishy, jiggly, squirty marine invertebrates that call tide pools their home. Friday, June 16 camp will be at SBMNH Friday, August 4 camp will be at SBMNH (Fiesta Friday)

Location:
Sea Center

June 12-16, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Friday camp will be at SBMNH)
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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July 31-August 4, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Fiesta Friday camp will be at SBMNH)
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 8 students

   
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Astronomy Wonders
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Venture into outer space and explore the planets and stars! Learn what it takes to be an Astronaut by building an astronaut suit and practicing astro-exercises. Design a rocket for blast off. Hear stories about constellations. Discover what it would be like to live on other planets.

Location:
Museum

June 19-23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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Superpowers at the Sea Center
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Calling all super marine scientists! Swim as fast as a shark, hide like a halibut, and snap like a pistol shrimp. Use your super senses and compare them to animals with excellent detection skills. Study the marine world as you investigate how ocean super star animals adapt, survive and thrive in the ocean.

Location:
Sea Center

June 19-23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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August 14-18, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 3 students

   
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Dirt Loves Me!
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

What mysteries are buried in our backyards? Time to get dirty! Uncover critters that live in the dirt. Learn how they change dead things into soil so plants can grow. Discover treasures in the dirt from artifacts to worms. Get messy while exploring and squishing soil at Rocky Nook Park. Build a take-home garden, a bug habitat, and a rock sculpture.

Location:
Museum

June 26-30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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July 31-August 4, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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My Toy Lab
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Create, experiment, and play! Create a variety of toys and explore the science behind them. Combine simple machines to build a tabletop pinball machine, test and improve recipes for bubble juice, and experiment with tops. Try your hand at architecture as you build tubular skyscrapers.

Location:
Museum

July 5-7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (3 Day Camp)
$156 Members, $165 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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Bug Parade
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Discover the incredibly diverse world of insects and bugs. Meet spiders that hunt, beetles that farm, and roly-poly garbage collectors. Have an insect party and try to sing like a cricket, dance like a bee, and drink like a butterfly. Watch how some mini-beasts change form!

Location:
Museum

July 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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August 14-18, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 1 students

   
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Superpowers at the Museum
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Calling all super scientists! Jump like a cricket, lift like a leafcutter, and run faster than a cheetah. Use your super senses and compare them to animals with excellent detection skills. Find out how smart creatures with clever defenses use their skills to find food and protect themselves.

Location:
Museum

July 17-21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 4 students

   
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Natural Wonders
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Reveal your inner naturalist as you explore the Museum campus. Learn to catch an insect or a bug, find the perfect leaf, and listen to a bird call. Learn how to be a nature scientist and draw what you see. Draw, cast and print an animal track or a leaf. Find a favorite rock, study a special forest critter, and explore a unique habitat. Take a hike to Rocky Nook Park and play some nature games.

Location:
Museum

August 7-11, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 8 students

Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 6-9
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3, 2, 1 Blastoff!
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explore what it takes to be a space adventurer through spacesuit building and physical training, such as running in "gravity boots," sleeping while standing up, and working with floating objects. Design and build your own rocket for a journey into outer space. On your way to the moon, study the stars and other galaxies. When you land on the moon, take a giant leap for "kid kind."

Location:
Museum

June 12-16, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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August 7-11, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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Inspect an Insect
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Discover the incredibly diverse world of insects and bugs. Turn over a rock and dig in the dirt to reveal lively critters. Meet spiders that hunt, caterpillars that spin silk, and roly-poly garbage collectors. Have an insect party and try to sing like a cricket, dance like a bee, and eat like a butterfly. Study the life cycles and special abilities of backyard bugs.

Location:
Museum

June 12-16, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 5 students


August 14-18, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 1 students

   
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Wizarding Science
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Would you like to go to Wizarding School? Take a potions class and learn chemistry, study the stars, make a broom fly using static electricity, and study magical creatures. Then use all of your wizarding science skills to face a challenge that makes the O.W.L. exam look easy.

Location:
Museum

June 19-23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 5 students


August 14-18, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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Butterfly Investigations
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Discover the differences between moths and butterflies. Create beautiful models of a butterfly and a moth to take home. Learn about the different species of butterflies. Study how these flying beauties undergo metamorphosis, use camouflage and migrate during the seasons.

Location:
Museum

June 19-23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 12 students


July 17-21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 9 students

   
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Fossil Finders
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Develop your paleontology skills by finding and excavating fossils of land and sea. Discover how fossils are created in nature. Build dinosaur models and examine them to learn how these dinosaurs looked, moved, and lived. Please note that parents will drop off and pick up at UCSB Paleo Lab and REEF, pending confirmation, on a day to be determined.

Location:
Museum

June 26-30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please click the button below to be added to the waitlist.





July 24-28, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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Kelp Forest Creatures
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Become a marine scientist as you learn about the different animals that call the kelp forest their home. Discover how kelp is used in a variety of products. Work each day to create a kelp forest model to bring home at the end of the week. Please note: there will be a boat trip with SB Channelkeepers, weather permitting. Drop off at the docks and pick up at the Sea Center for that day.

Location:
Sea Center

June 26-30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 4 students


July 17-21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 8 students

   
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Logs, Bogs and Frogs
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Learn about the wonders of trees and how it provides the essentials for life. Study the science of trees, and explore what lives in our local creek. Investigate the life of frogs and determine how these and other critters serve as environmental monitors. Discover how these factors are related in our local and global environments

Location:
Museum

July 5-7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (3 Day camp)
$156 Members, $165 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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Crash, Bang, Boom!
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explode stuff. Make a mess. Catch a water balloon and try not to get wet. Build the strongest structure you can, and then test it against gale-force winds and powerful earthquakes. Devise clever tricks to shock your parents and impress your friends. Become a Master of Disaster and see how science holds the key to excitement!

Location:
Museum

July 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 2 students

   
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Enchanted Sea Creatures
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Come and discover some enchanted sea creatures. Investigate how they camouflage, adapt and survive in the different ocean habitats. Create models of these fantastic creatures and role play to simulate survival in extreme ocean environments.

Location:
Sea Center

July 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

Please click the button below to be added to the waitlist.





July 24-28, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 10 students

   
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Sci-Fi Science
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

In a museum not too far away, explore the fact and fiction of the science behind science- fiction movies. Discover how objects can float, how light can bend, and how robots are built. Build a hologram projection device to take home. Reach beyond the galaxies to observe twin stars, star systems and planets with multiple moons. Explore what is takes to live in other environments.

Location:
Museum

July 31-August 4, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members

Camp/Class is currently full.

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Amazing Human Body
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Learn about how your five senses work together to help you taste, smell, feel, hear and see. Find out how your bones are put together. Create models of the organs in your body to see how they work. Count your heart rate before and after you exercise. Explore the different systems in the human body that create a natural wonder… YOU!

Location:
Museum

August 7-11, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 5 students

Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 9-12
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All About Birds
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Take a bird watching excursion at the Museum to discover winged visitors on site. Investigate what forms and functions enable a bird to survive and thrive. Make close observations of birds and use your discoveries to identify birds at Rocky Nook Park and Arroyo Burro Beach Park. Become an ornithologist as you watch a bird, collect data, and sketch it in your field journal. Please note that parents will drop off and pick up at Arroyo Burro Beach on a designated day.

Location:
Museum

July 31-August 4, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 13 students

   
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Life on a Channel Island
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

There are many adaptations that plants and animals have for living on an island. Focus on the lifestyle of the Channel Island Foxes and their role in the food web. Explore the history of the Channel Islands and learn how species have adapted, survived near extinctions, and co-exist on an island. Simulate a tomol ride as you kayak along the Santa Barbara coastline. Please note: There will be an additional $30 for the kayaking trip

Location:
Sea Center

August 7-11, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$290 Members, $305 Non-Members


space left: 9 students

Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 8-10
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Robo-Insects
Ages 8-10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explore how machines work, then build your own! Start by exploring the mechanics of simple machines and use those ideas to make a robot insect that moves. Brainstorm ideas to build a useful robot for a crazy challenge.

Location:
Museum

July 5-7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (3 Day camp)
$156 Members, $165 Non-Members


space left: 8 students

   
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Mineral Quest
Ages 8-10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

How are minerals formed? Distinguish between a rock and a mineral. Investigate how geodes form and create a model to grow your own crystals. Hunt for mineralogical treasures hidden on the campus. Continue the adventure into outer space to explore moon rocks from beyond! Please note: there will be a rock climbing experience at SB Rock Gym. This camp has an additional $15 rock climbing fee. Drop off and pick up location will be at Sea Center for this day during the week.

Location:
Museum

July 17-21, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$275 Members, $290 Non-Members


space left: 4 students

   
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Spa Science
Ages 8-10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Discover the history and chemistry of spa science. Experiment with recipes blending natural and organic ingredients to make your own fresh spa products. Create your own secret formulas for candles, bath oils, fizzing potions, oatmeal soap, and lip balm! Relax with a massage lesson and experience aromatherapy.

Location:
Museum

July 24-28, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 10 students

Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 10-14
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Mission to Mars
Ages 10-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Imagine you are stranded on an inhospitable planet. What would you do to survive? How would you adapt? Build a space station. Create a solar machine. Learn to adapt in a hostile environment through role playing games. Explore how astronauts study planet surfaces by simulating astro-tools.

Location:
Museum

June 26-30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 10 students

   
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Marine Academy: World of Changing Climate
Ages 10-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Learn about our shifting world that is affected by climate change. Explore new arriving species, e.g. crowned urchin, pelagic red crabs. Investigate the disappearance of migrating species as the climate changes. Board a kayak for an ocean adventure. Please note: this camp has an additional $30 kayaking fee.

Location:
Museum

July 5-7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (3 Day camp)
$186 Members, $195 Non-Members


space left: 9 students

   
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Insecta
Ages 10-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Discover your inner Entomologist as you venture into the world of insects. Learn to sort, describe and identify insects just as a scientist. Learn some tricks of the trade to collect insects and name a species. Create super-sized models of insects. Experience your first bug tasting with a protein packed mealworm, cricket, or snail.

Location:
Museum

July 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$260 Members, $275 Non-Members


space left: 2 students

 

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