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Baby Bloomers: Water Play! (Thinkery)
On 2/27/2017

This month we’re highlighting Currents and invite you to splish, splash and explore the wonders of water. Join us each week to try something new or build on the previous week’s activities! Check the calendar for each week’s special guest!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
General Admission: Pre-Sale (Thinkery)
From 2/28/2017 through 3/31/2017

THE THINKERY is an evolution of the Austin Children’s Museum. It’s Austin’s sparkling new home for “why” and “how.” A place where science and families play side by side. Where people connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing. It’s a foundry for a new generation of innovators and creative problem solvers. And it’s a heck of a good time.

Thinkery es una evolución del Museo de Niños en Austin. Es el nuevo hogar de Austin del “por qué” y “cómo.” Un lugar donde la ciencia y familias juegan lado a lado. Donde personas pueden conectarse con ideas al hacer, fabricar y vivir. Es la fundidora para la nueva generación de innovadores y solucionadores de problemas creativos. ¡Y es divertidísimo!
Art Start: My Many Colored Days! (12-24 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 3/1/2017 through 3/29/2017

Dr. Suess wrote of feeling all different ways on many different days in his book My Many Colored Days. Inspired by this book, we’ll explore emotions through color and sound. We’ll get creative while learning how to express ourselves.

Ages 12-24 months.
Art Start: My Many Colored Days! (24-36 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 3/1/2017 through 3/29/2017

Dr. Suess wrote of feeling all different ways on many different days in his book My Many Colored Days. Inspired by this book, we’ll explore emotions through color and sound. We’ll get creative while learning how to express ourselves.

Ages 24 - 36 months.
Tinkering Tots: Build the City (24-36 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 3/3/2017 through 3/31/2017

Let’s all become city planners as we look at what makes a bustling metropolis run. We will build bridges, make maps, light up our very own sky line by exploring circuit boards and more!

Ages 24-36 months.


Tinkering Tots: Build the City (36-48 Months) (Program Room 1)
From 3/3/2017 through 3/31/2017

Let’s all become city planners as we look at what makes a bustling metropolis run. We will build bridges, make maps, light up our very own sky line by exploring circuit boards and more!

Ages 36-48 months.

Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Happy Birthday Dr. Suess! (Kitchen Lab)
From 3/4/2017 through 3/19/2017

Egg Planters and Truffula Trees: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday this year by recreating some interesting objects from his wonderful and imaginative books!

Ages 4+.
Baby Bloomers: In the Garden (Thinkery)
From 3/4/2017 through 3/27/2017

This month we’re highlighting Let’s Grow and we invite you and your little sprout to explore and grow! Join us each week to try something new or build on the previous week’s activities! Check the calendar for each week’s special guest!

Please note, Saturdays are limited to the second level of the museum, which includes Let’s Grow, Story Nook and Currents.
Deluxe Birthday Party (Thinkery)
From 3/4/2017 through 5/28/2017

Take your party to the next level with this Deluxe option! This 2-hour party option includes a private birthday party room, self-guided activities to entertain guests as they gather in the room, plus an exclusive 45-60 minute educator-led activity designed to make for a memorable party. Additionally, each participating child leaves with a free pass to return to the Thinkery. What a cool party favor! Party goers enjoy unlimited access to the museum after the party and/or 1 hour prior to afternoon parties!

Con nuestra opción de lujo, eleva tu fiesta al siguiente nivel! Esta opción de 2 horas incluye un cuarto privado para fiesta de cumpleaños, actividades autoguiadas para entratener a los acompañantes mientras llegan los demás invitados, y también 45 a 60 minutos exclusivos de actividades conducidas por un educador diseñadas para una fiesta memorable. Adicionalmente, cada niño participante recibirá un boleto de entrada gratuita para regresar al Thinkery. Todos los invitados disfrutaran de acceso ilimitado al museo después de la fiesta y/o 1 hora antes de las fiestas vespertinas!
Private Birthday Party Room (Thinkery)
From 3/4/2017 through 5/28/2017

Keep it simple and create a home base for your birthday party. Thinkery will provide you with a private party room for 2 hours that includes tables, chairs, buntings and table coverings. Additionally, a birthday party coordinator will be onsite to assist with questions and…here’s the best part…handle all of the clean up. Party goers enjoy unlimited access to the museum after the party and/or 1 hour prior to afternoon parties!

Mantenlo sencillo y elige tu casa como base para tu fiesta. El Thinkery proveerá con un cuarto privado para fiesta de cumpleaños por 2 horas que incluye mesas, sillas, banderines y cubiertas de mesa. Adicionalmente, un coordinador de fiestas estará disponible en case de que tenga alguna pregunta y lo mejor de todo… se encargará de la limpieza. Todos los invitados disfrutaran de acceso ilimitado al museo después de la fiesta y/o 1 hora antes de las fiestas vespertinas!
Member Mornings (Thinkery)
From 3/5/2017 through 3/19/2017

It’s almost like having the Thinkery all to yourself! Your family can play side by side with science and enjoy all the great activities and innovative exhibits the Thinkery offers - before we open to the public. The Thinkery is open early the first Sunday of every month from 8:30-10 am exclusively for Members. Reservations are recommended.

Escomo tener todo el Thinkery solo para ti! Tu familia puede jugar al lado de la ciencia y disfrutar de grandes actividades y las exhibiciones innovadoras que el Thinkery ofrece antes de abrir para el publico. El Thinkery esta abierto el primer domingo de cada mes de 8:00 am a 10:00 am exclusivamente para miembros. Sugerimos hacer reservaciones. Boletos limitados estarán disponibles en admisiones.
Space 8 Think Lab: Stop Motion Animation (Space 8)
From 3/11/2017 through 3/26/2017

Got a story you want to tell? Let’s create it together using 2D and 3D objects and then watch it all come together in an animation created by you!

Ages 8+.
Space 8 Think Lab: Storytelling with Ozobots (Space 8)
From 3/11/2017 through 3/26/2017

Tinker with basic computer programming in a digital design challenge! Gain special access into Space 8, and learn how to use code to lead a tiny robot through a story you create.

Ages 4+
Up, Up and Away-Mar-Camp-Grd 1-2--Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 3/13/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our 1st-2nd grade campers will pack their bags! We’re traveling through time and exploring the exciting history of airborne travel. From early hot air balloons to futuristic rocket ships, you’ll navigate your way through the challenges, successes and surprises faced by fearless trailblazers in aviation history. Test out their techniques as you design and develop creations that can glide through the sky. Together, we’ll fly through time and find out how physics makes flight possible!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Up, Up and Away-Mar-Camp-Grd 3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 3/13/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our 3rd-5th grade campers will explore the science of flight and see if they have what it takes to achieve lift off! Construct amazing aerodynamic contraptions that hover, spin and soar. Discover the four forces of flight as you build and test your very own flying machine. Team up to engineer launch-ready rockets, robotic rovers and cool space tools as you design and plan an colonial mission to Mars.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Get Pumped! (4+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 4/1/2017 through 4/30/2017

Explore the Circulatory System by discovering what our blood is made up of, conducting experiments to determine the different types of blood, and create an entire circulatory system replica to see how blood moves through our bodies each day!

Ages 4+.
Thinkery21: Lights, Camera, Cocktails (21 and up) (Thinkery)
On 4/6/2017

Coming soon to a Thinkery near you…

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the art and science of movie magic at #Thinkery21: Lights, Camera, Cocktails! Are you ready for your close-up? Channel your inner Princess Leia, Marty McFly or Regina George and dress up as your favorite film character. Head to Thinkery, where you’ll create your own animation, hone your stunt skills, make cinema sound effects and learn what makes popcorn go…pop!

Space 8 Think Lab: Biomes in a Bottle (8+) (Space 8)
From 4/8/2017 through 4/23/2017

Have you ever wondered how a miniscule seed can become a tower of green? Become a budding biologist and engineer your own slice of life – in a bottle! (Ages 8 +)
Space 8 Think Lab: Seed Surprises (4+) (Space 8)
From 4/8/2017 through 4/23/2017

Learn about local plant life and liven up your home, neighborhood, or city with plants grown from your own seed spreading devices. We’ll make shareable, throwable, growable packages of local seeds to beautify any landscape near you! (Ages 4 +)
Sensory Friendly Hours April (Thinkery)
On 4/30/2017

Thinkery is committed to providing an accessible and interactive experience for all. During Sensory Friendly Hours, Thinkery extends a special invitation to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other special needs to explore Thinkery with their families.

A typical visit to Thinkery can be challenging for those who feel overwhelmed by large crowds and excessive stimuli. In acknowledgement of this, the galleries will be modified to reduce extra stimuli and ticket sales will be limited to reduce crowding. Special hands-on activities will engage children of all ages and abilities.

Admissions are limited.
8-10am
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Decoding DNA (4+) (Kitchen Lab)
From 5/6/2017 through 5/21/2017

Come explore the basis of all life as we know it, DNA! During this Think Lab you will make your own hands-on representation of a DNA strand which we will then use to investigate and uncover the different roles of DNA, while decoding the patterns that make you, you!

Ages 4+.
Space 8 Think Lab: Mechanical Wonders (8+) (Space 8)
From 5/13/2017 through 5/29/2017

How does pushing down on a bicycle pedal cause you to move forward? We’ll explore how different motions can be transformed into another by tinkering with simple mechanism. Together, we’ll build cardboard machines that change your body’s energy into movement! (Ages 8 +)
Space 8 Think Lab: Programmable Possibilities (4+) (Space 8)
From 5/13/2017 through 5/29/2017

Hello World! Using objects made from everyday materials like cardboard, paper, and tape, join us as we tinker and manipulate a digital program all without typing a single stroke.

(Ages 4 +)
Kitchen Lab Think Lab: Sharks' Sixth Sense (Kitchen Lab)
From 6/2/2017 through 6/18/2017

Sharks have the amazing ability to sense electromagnetic waves that are given off by their prey. In this Think Lab, we will be diving into what exactly those invisible waves are and how sharks can use them to their advantage.

Ages 4+.
Fantastic Fabrication-Jun-Camp-Grd 1-2--Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 6/5/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! 1st-2nd grade campers Take a closer look at the world around us—and use your observations to make fabulous fabrications! Dive deep into the science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics behind textile design. Use the scientific method to do chemical testing on fabrics, and find out what makes fabric flexible, supportive, warm and more. Stitch together your own story as you learn to hand sew, embroider and screenprint. And at the end of the week, use your newfound engineering knowledge to design a special gift for another person.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Fantastic Fabrication-Jun-Camp-Grd3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 6/5/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! It’s maker madness for our 3rd-5th grade campers! Take things apart to understand how they’re created. Make your own dye, tackle basic sewing techniques and use unique conductive materials to add circuits to your textiles. Harness the power of sewing machines, hand tools, 3D design software and more. And after you’ve mastered the basics of making, you’ll develop a product and pitch it to a panel of experts—all while tracking your product’s development through ideation, design, iteration and analysis. Sew cool!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Fantastic Fabrication-Jun-Camp-Pre-K-K--Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 6/5/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! Pre-K-K campers, why go to the store when you can make your own fun? Yes, make! Join us on a tactile adventure as we examine textiles from around the world. Feel the difference between your fingertips as we handle fun fabrics. Investigate patterns and shapes as we design quilts and create customized prints. Get creative while designing, lacing and stitching.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
RoboCircus-June-Camp-Grade 1-2--Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 6/5/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! As the master of ceremonies, 1st-2nd grade campers, you’ll learn about and build circus-themed robots while exploring the basic concepts of robotics and computer programming. Use simple machines and simple programming to engineer one-of-a kind, out-of-this-world attractions like dancing birds, drumming monkeys and amusement park rides. Command your robotic contraptions to complete programmed tasks using LEGO® WeDo bricks and software. And discover that everyone’s a winner when collaboration and creativity take center stage!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Tinkering w/Color&Light-Jun-Camp-Grd1-2--Offsite (Valley View)
On 6/5/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 1st-2nd grade campers follow the light to the end of the tunnel as you travel alongside the tiny electrons that make up light. Ride light waves as they bend through prisms, and discover the different ways light can move and be used. Learn how light works from the inside out as you create a light box, paint with light and explore how to conduct electricity. Work collaboratively to create inventions that scribble, mush and make noise—all through the power of circuits!

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Tinkering w/Color&Light-Jun-Camp-Grd3-5--Offsite (Valley View)
On 6/5/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 3rd-5th grade campers light it up—one bulb at a time! After mastering the basics of circuitry, take your newfound knowledge to the next level and create sewn and paper circuits using unique conductive materials. Learn to use soldering irons, voltmeters and other hand tools as you construct your weeklong project—a super cool circuitry art piece.

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Tinkering w/Color&Light-Jun-Cmp-PreK-K--Offsite (Valley View)
On 6/5/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. “Pre-K-K campers spy something yellow…” But why? Discover the many ways light and color affect our lives. Explore the elements of light as we examine black and white pictures, create colorful rainbows and complete fun circuits. Take a closer look at the various lights and colors found in our backyards, our homes and our community. “Switch on” the light in your mind as we investigate this illuminating intersection of both art and science.

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
Space 8 Think Lab: Build a Better Boat (8+) (Space 8)
From 6/10/2017 through 6/25/2017

Take a splash into the field of biomimetics [bi·o·mi·met·ics] and explore how scientists are inspired by nature to create innovative products while designing, building, and testing your own model boat! You might not need a bigger boat, but you can always make it better.

Ages 8+
Space 8 Think Lab: Shark Tank (4+) (Space 8)
From 6/10/2017 through 6/25/2017

Have you ever wondered why fish do not float or sink to the bottom of ocean? Join us in Space 8 to create your own model shark and use it to test out how sharks and other sea-life control their buoyancy.

Ages 4+
Illuminating Inventions-Jun-Camp-Grd1-2-Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 6/12/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! 1st-2nd grade campers set out on a one-of-a-kind problem-solving quest to save your kingdom! Renaissance inventors solved tough problems by coming up with creative and innovative solutions—and now it’s your turn to save the day. Explore and use simple machines as you make the printing press possible, create your own castle drawbridge and design a parachute like Da Vinci. What are you waiting for? Your kingdom needs you!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Illuminating Inventions-Jun-Camp-Grd3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 6/12/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! 3rd-5th grade campers team up to create a thriving Renaissance city! Use creative problem solving skills to determine the tools needed to establish, protect and make history in your city. Wield potential and kinetic energy as you learn what makes a catapult work. Design, engineer and construct a Renaissance dome. Make your own mechanical theatre using simple materials and cam technology. And, of course, no Renaissance city would be complete without some quirky challenges—put your brain to the test as you design magnificent medieval mazes and collaborative scrolling backdrops.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Illuminating Inventions-Jun-Camp-PreK-K--Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 6/12/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! Pre-K-K campers become the apprentice to a different inventor each day as we explore immersive stations and tackle hands-on design challenges. From Newton to Galileo to Gutenberg to Da Vinci, you’ll see science, technology, engineering art and mathematics through new eyes. Make colorful stained glass, engineer effective zip lines, explore outer space, create a digital newspaper, design your own submarine and more.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
Up, Up and Away-June-Camp-Grd 1-2--Offsite (Valley View)
On 6/12/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our 1st-2nd grade campers will pack their bags! We’re traveling through time and exploring the exciting history of airborne travel. From early hot air balloons to futuristic rocket ships, you’ll navigate your way through the challenges, successes and surprises faced by fearless trailblazers in aviation history. Test out their techniques as you design and develop creations that can glide through the sky. Together, we’ll fly through time and find out how physics makes flight possible!

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Up, Up and Away-June-Camp-Grd 3-5--Offsite (Valley View)
On 6/12/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our 3rd-5th grade campers will explore the science of flight and see if they have what it takes to achieve lift off! Construct amazing aerodynamic contraptions that hover, spin and soar. Discover the four forces of flight as you build and test your very own flying machine. Team up to engineer launch-ready rockets, robotic rovers and cool space tools as you design and plan an colonial mission to Mars.

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Up, Up and Away-June-Camp-Pre-K-K--Offsite (Valley View)
On 6/12/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our Pre-K-K campers will ask How do things float? What is Earth’s atmosphere made of? How do bids fly? Tackle age-appropriate physics concepts as we study the natural flight of birds, create gravity-defying projectiles and play games that keep us moving. Explore engineering and refine fine motor skills as you use the iterative design process to create aerodynamic objects that go the distance. Fly high in this fun camp!

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
Fantastic Fabrication-Jun-Camp-Grd 3-5--Offsite (Valley View)
On 6/19/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! It’s maker madness for our 3rd-5th grade campers! Take things apart to understand how they’re created. Make your own dye, tackle basic sewing techniques and use unique conductive materials to add circuits to your textiles. Harness the power of sewing machines, hand tools, 3D design software and more. And after you’ve mastered the basics of making, you’ll develop a product and pitch it to a panel of experts—all while tracking your product’s development through ideation, design, iteration and analysis. Sew cool!

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Fantastic Fabrication-Jun-Camp-Grd1-2--Offsite (Valley View)
On 6/19/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! 1st-2nd grade campers Take a closer look at the world around us—and use your observations to make fabulous fabrications! Dive deep into the science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics behind textile design. Use the scientific method to do chemical testing on fabrics, and find out what makes fabric flexible, supportive, warm and more. Stitch together your own story as you learn to hand sew, embroider and screenprint. And at the end of the week, use your newfound engineering knowledge to design a special gift for another person.

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Fantastic Fabrication-Jun-Camp-PreK-K--Offsite (Valley View)
On 6/19/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! Pre-K-K campers, why go to the store when you can make your own fun? Yes, make! Join us on a tactile adventure as we examine textiles from around the world. Feel the difference between your fingertips as we handle fun fabrics. Investigate patterns and shapes as we design quilts and create customized prints. Get creative while designing, lacing and stitching.

This full day camp hosted at Valley View is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
Program, Animate Create-Jun-Camp-Grd 3-5-Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 6/19/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. Check it out! Coding is cool with our 3rd-5th grade campers. Program and share your very own interactive stories, games and animations using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids. Design and develop game controllers, program sensors and motors with Makey Makey and LEGO® WeDo. Work collaboratively to construct a group Rube Goldberg device. Sharpen your creative problem skills as you build your own cardboard arcade. Whether you’re an experienced programmer or a novice techie, one thing is certain—you’ll love this camp. So, don’t just play games—make games!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Tinkering w/Color&Light-Jun-Camp-Grd1-2--Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 6/19/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 1st-2nd grade campers follow the light to the end of the tunnel as you travel alongside the tiny electrons that make up light. Ride light waves as they bend through prisms, and discover the different ways light can move and be used. Learn how light works from the inside out as you create a light box, paint with light and explore how to conduct electricity. Work collaboratively to create inventions that scribble, mush and make noise—all through the power of circuits!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Tinkering w/Color&Light-Jun-Camp-Grd3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 6/19/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 3rd-5th grade campers light it up—one bulb at a time! After mastering the basics of circuitry, take your newfound knowledge to the next level and create sewn and paper circuits using unique conductive materials. Learn to use soldering irons, voltmeters and other hand tools as you construct your weeklong project—a super cool circuitry art piece.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.

Tinkering w/Color&Light-Jun-Cmp-PreK-K--Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 6/19/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. “Pre-K-K campers spy something yellow…” But why? Discover the many ways light and color affect our lives. Explore the elements of light as we examine black and white pictures, create colorful rainbows and complete fun circuits. Take a closer look at the various lights and colors found in our backyards, our homes and our community. “Switch on” the light in your mind as we investigate this illuminating intersection of both art and science.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
Program, Animate Create-June-Camp-Grd 1-2--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 6/26/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. 1st-2nd grade campers what do you want the future to look like? How can you change it? Join us as we explore how new technologies can help us develop innovative products, applications and solutions for the problems facing the world. Explore LittleBits, 3D modeling and stop-motion animation as you tackle new issues and stories each day. Utilize open design¬ spaces and creative problem solving skills to brainstorm, prototype and test out your inspired ideas. At the end of the week, we’ll build a Thinkery World’s Fair—an exposition of culture, art and technology to display the projects we’ve dreamed up and designed.

This full day robotics camp hosted at The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Program, Animate Create-June-Camp-Grd 3-5--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 6/26/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. Check it out! Coding is cool with our 3rd-5th grade campers. Program and share your very own interactive stories, games and animations using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids. Design and develop game controllers, program sensors and motors with Makey Makey and LEGO® WeDo. Work collaboratively to construct a group Rube Goldberg device. Sharpen your creative problem skills as you build your own cardboard arcade. Whether you’re an experienced programmer or a novice techie, one thing is certain—you’ll love this camp. So, don’t just play games—make games!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
RoboCircus-June-Camp-Grade 3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 6/26/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! 3rd-5th grade campers, step inside the circus tent, where you’ll spend a fun-filled week balancing hands-on activities with robotics and computer programming. Team up and use MINDSTORMS® EV3 robots in tricky circus events and challenges. Develop age-appropriate digital literacy skills while designing and programming your very own robot conductor, clown or carnival attraction. Explore sensors and gears as you walk the tightrope and test your robot’s structural integrity and maneuverability. Come one, come all!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Up, Up and Away-June-Camp-Grd 1-2--Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 6/26/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our 1st-2nd grade campers will pack their bags! We’re traveling through time and exploring the exciting history of airborne travel. From early hot air balloons to futuristic rocket ships, you’ll navigate your way through the challenges, successes and surprises faced by fearless trailblazers in aviation history. Test out their techniques as you design and develop creations that can glide through the sky. Together, we’ll fly through time and find out how physics makes flight possible!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Up, Up and Away-June-Camp-Grd 3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 6/26/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our 3rd-5th grade campers will explore the science of flight and see if they have what it takes to achieve lift off! Construct amazing aerodynamic contraptions that hover, spin and soar. Discover the four forces of flight as you build and test your very own flying machine. Team up to engineer launch-ready rockets, robotic rovers and cool space tools as you design and plan an colonial mission to Mars.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Up, Up and Away-June-Camp-Pre-K-K--Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 6/26/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our Pre-K-K campers will ask How do things float? What is Earth’s atmosphere made of? How do bids fly? Tackle age-appropriate physics concepts as we study the natural flight of birds, create gravity-defying projectiles and play games that keep us moving. Explore engineering and refine fine motor skills as you use the iterative design process to create aerodynamic objects that go the distance. Fly high in this fun camp!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
Fantastic Fabrication-Jul-Camp-Grd 1-2--Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 7/3/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! 1st-2nd grade campers Take a closer look at the world around us—and use your observations to make fabulous fabrications! Dive deep into the science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics behind textile design. Use the scientific method to do chemical testing on fabrics, and find out what makes fabric flexible, supportive, warm and more. Stitch together your own story as you learn to hand sew, embroider and screenprint. And at the end of the week, use your newfound engineering knowledge to design a special gift for another person.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017. Note this is a prorated week of camp. Camp will be hosted on July 3, 5, 6, and 7; but not the 4.

Fantastic Fabrication-Jul-Camp-Grd 3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 7/3/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! It’s maker madness for our 3rd-5th grade campers! Take things apart to understand how they’re created. Make your own dye, tackle basic sewing techniques and use unique conductive materials to add circuits to your textiles. Harness the power of sewing machines, hand tools, 3D design software and more. And after you’ve mastered the basics of making, you’ll develop a product and pitch it to a panel of experts—all while tracking your product’s development through ideation, design, iteration and analysis. Sew cool!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017. Note this is a prorated week of camp. Camp will be hosted on July 3, 5, 6, and 7; but not the 4.
Fantastic Fabrication-Jul-Camp-Pre-K-K--Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 7/3/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! Pre-K-K campers, why go to the store when you can make your own fun? Yes, make! Join us on a tactile adventure as we examine textiles from around the world. Feel the difference between your fingertips as we handle fun fabrics. Investigate patterns and shapes as we design quilts and create customized prints. Get creative while designing, lacing and stitching.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available. Note this is a prorated week of camp. Camp will be hosted on July 3, 5, 6, and 7; but not the 4.
Program, Animate Create-July-Camp-Grd 1-2--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 7/3/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. 1st-2nd grade campers what do you want the future to look like? How can you change it? Join us as we explore how new technologies can help us develop innovative products, applications and solutions for the problems facing the world. Explore LittleBits, 3D modeling and stop-motion animation as you tackle new issues and stories each day. Utilize open design¬ spaces and creative problem solving skills to brainstorm, prototype and test out your inspired ideas. At the end of the week, we’ll build a Thinkery World’s Fair—an exposition of culture, art and technology to display the projects we’ve dreamed up and designed.

This full day robotics camp hosted at The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall of 2017. Note this is a prorated week of camp. Camp will be hosted on July 3, 5, 6, and 7; but not the 4.
Program, Animate Create-July-Camp-Grd 3-5--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 7/3/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. Check it out! Coding is cool with our 3rd-5th grade campers. Program and share your very own interactive stories, games and animations using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids. Design and develop game controllers, program sensors and motors with Makey Makey and LEGO® WeDo. Work collaboratively to construct a group Rube Goldberg device. Sharpen your creative problem skills as you build your own cardboard arcade. Whether you’re an experienced programmer or a novice techie, one thing is certain—you’ll love this camp. So, don’t just play games—make games!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017. Note this is a prorated week of camp. Camp will be hosted on July 3, 5, 6, and 7; but not the 4.
RoboCircus-July-Camp-Grade 1-2--Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 7/3/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! As the master of ceremonies, 1st-2nd grade campers, you’ll learn about and build circus-themed robots while exploring the basic concepts of robotics and computer programming. Use simple machines and simple programming to engineer one-of-a kind, out-of-this-world attractions like dancing birds, drumming monkeys and amusement park rides. Command your robotic contraptions to complete programmed tasks using LEGO® WeDo bricks and software. And discover that everyone’s a winner when collaboration and creativity take center stage!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017. Note this is a prorated week of camp. Camp will be hosted on July 3, 5, 6, and 7; but not the 4.
Illuminating Inventions-Jul-Camp-Grd1-2--Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 7/10/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! 1st-2nd grade campers set out on a one-of-a-kind problem-solving quest to save your kingdom! Renaissance inventors solved tough problems by coming up with creative and innovative solutions—and now it’s your turn to save the day. Explore and use simple machines as you make the printing press possible, create your own castle drawbridge and design a parachute like Da Vinci. What are you waiting for? Your kingdom needs you!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Illuminating Inventions-Jul-Camp-Grd3-5-Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 7/10/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! 3rd-5th grade campers team up to create a thriving Renaissance city! Use creative problem solving skills to determine the tools needed to establish, protect and make history in your city. Wield potential and kinetic energy as you learn what makes a catapult work. Design, engineer and construct a Renaissance dome. Make your own mechanical theatre using simple materials and cam technology. And, of course, no Renaissance city would be complete without some quirky challenges—put your brain to the test as you design magnificent medieval mazes and collaborative scrolling backdrops.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Illuminating Inventions-Jul-Camp-PreK-K--Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 7/10/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! Pre-K-K campers become the apprentice to a different inventor each day as we explore immersive stations and tackle hands-on design challenges. From Newton to Galileo to Gutenberg to Da Vinci, you’ll see science, technology, engineering art and mathematics through new eyes. Make colorful stained glass, engineer effective zip lines, explore outer space, create a digital newspaper, design your own submarine and more.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
Program, Animate Create-July-Camp-Grd 1-2-Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 7/10/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. 1st-2nd grade campers what do you want the future to look like? How can you change it? Join us as we explore how new technologies can help us develop innovative products, applications and solutions for the problems facing the world. Explore LittleBits, 3D modeling and stop-motion animation as you tackle new issues and stories each day. Utilize open design¬ spaces and creative problem solving skills to brainstorm, prototype and test out your inspired ideas. At the end of the week, we’ll build a Thinkery World’s Fair—an exposition of culture, art and technology to display the projects we’ve dreamed up and designed.

This full day robotics camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
RoboCircus-JulyA-Camp-Grade 1-2--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 7/10/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! As the master of ceremonies, 1st-2nd grade campers, you’ll learn about and build circus-themed robots while exploring the basic concepts of robotics and computer programming. Use simple machines and simple programming to engineer one-of-a kind, out-of-this-world attractions like dancing birds, drumming monkeys and amusement park rides. Command your robotic contraptions to complete programmed tasks using LEGO® WeDo bricks and software. And discover that everyone’s a winner when collaboration and creativity take center stage!

This full day robotics camp hosted at The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
RoboCircus-JulyA-Camp-Grade 3-5--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 7/10/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! 3rd-5th grade campers, step inside the circus tent, where you’ll spend a fun-filled week balancing hands-on activities with robotics and computer programming. Team up and use MINDSTORMS® EV3 robots in tricky circus events and challenges. Develop age-appropriate digital literacy skills while designing and programming your very own robot conductor, clown or carnival attraction. Explore sensors and gears as you walk the tightrope and test your robot’s structural integrity and maneuverability. Come one, come all!

This full day robotics camp hosted at The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.

Program, Animate Create-Jul-Camp-Grd 3-5-Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 7/17/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. Check it out! Coding is cool with our 3rd-5th grade campers. Program and share your very own interactive stories, games and animations using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids. Design and develop game controllers, program sensors and motors with Makey Makey and LEGO® WeDo. Work collaboratively to construct a group Rube Goldberg device. Sharpen your creative problem skills as you build your own cardboard arcade. Whether you’re an experienced programmer or a novice techie, one thing is certain—you’ll love this camp. So, don’t just play games—make games!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
RoboCircus-JulyB-Camp-Grade 1-2--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 7/17/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! As the master of ceremonies, 1st-2nd grade campers, you’ll learn about and build circus-themed robots while exploring the basic concepts of robotics and computer programming. Use simple machines and simple programming to engineer one-of-a kind, out-of-this-world attractions like dancing birds, drumming monkeys and amusement park rides. Command your robotic contraptions to complete programmed tasks using LEGO® WeDo bricks and software. And discover that everyone’s a winner when collaboration and creativity take center stage!

This full day robotics camp hosted at The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
RoboCircus-JulyB-Camp-Grade 3-5--Offsite (Magellan International)
On 7/17/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! 3rd-5th grade campers, step inside the circus tent, where you’ll spend a fun-filled week balancing hands-on activities with robotics and computer programming. Team up and use MINDSTORMS® EV3 robots in tricky circus events and challenges. Develop age-appropriate digital literacy skills while designing and programming your very own robot conductor, clown or carnival attraction. Explore sensors and gears as you walk the tightrope and test your robot’s structural integrity and maneuverability. Come one, come all!

This full day robotics camp hosted at The Magellan International School is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.

Tinkering w/ Color&Light-Jul-Camp-Grd1-2--Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 7/17/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 1st-2nd grade campers follow the light to the end of the tunnel as you travel alongside the tiny electrons that make up light. Ride light waves as they bend through prisms, and discover the different ways light can move and be used. Learn how light works from the inside out as you create a light box, paint with light and explore how to conduct electricity. Work collaboratively to create inventions that scribble, mush and make noise—all through the power of circuits!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Tinkering w/Color&Light-Jul-Camp-Grd 3-5-Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 7/17/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 3rd-5th grade campers light it up—one bulb at a time! After mastering the basics of circuitry, take your newfound knowledge to the next level and create sewn and paper circuits using unique conductive materials. Learn to use soldering irons, voltmeters and other hand tools as you construct your weeklong project—a super cool circuitry art piece.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.

Tinkering w/Color&Light-Jul-Cmp-PreK-K--Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 7/17/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. “Pre-K-K campers spy something yellow…” But why? Discover the many ways light and color affect our lives. Explore the elements of light as we examine black and white pictures, create colorful rainbows and complete fun circuits. Take a closer look at the various lights and colors found in our backyards, our homes and our community. “Switch on” the light in your mind as we investigate this illuminating intersection of both art and science.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
Illuminating Inventions-Jul-Camp-Gd1-2--Offsite (Valley View)
On 7/24/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! 1st-2nd grade campers set out on a one-of-a-kind problem-solving quest to save your kingdom! Renaissance inventors solved tough problems by coming up with creative and innovative solutions—and now it’s your turn to save the day. Explore and use simple machines as you make the printing press possible, create your own castle drawbridge and design a parachute like Da Vinci. What are you waiting for? Your kingdom needs you!

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Illuminating Inventions-Jul-Camp-Grd3-5--Offsite (Valley View)
On 7/24/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! 3rd-5th grade campers team up to create a thriving Renaissance city! Use creative problem solving skills to determine the tools needed to establish, protect and make history in your city. Wield potential and kinetic energy as you learn what makes a catapult work. Design, engineer and construct a Renaissance dome. Make your own mechanical theatre using simple materials and cam technology. And, of course, no Renaissance city would be complete without some quirky challenges—put your brain to the test as you design magnificent medieval mazes and collaborative scrolling backdrops.

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Illuminating Inventions-Jul-Camp-PreK-K--Offsite (Valley View)
On 7/24/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! Pre-K-K campers become the apprentice to a different inventor each day as we explore immersive stations and tackle hands-on design challenges. From Newton to Galileo to Gutenberg to Da Vinci, you’ll see science, technology, engineering art and mathematics through new eyes. Make colorful stained glass, engineer effective zip lines, explore outer space, create a digital newspaper, design your own submarine and more.

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
RoboCircus-July-Camp-Grade 3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 7/24/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! 3rd-5th grade campers, step inside the circus tent, where you’ll spend a fun-filled week balancing hands-on activities with robotics and computer programming. Team up and use MINDSTORMS® EV3 robots in tricky circus events and challenges. Develop age-appropriate digital literacy skills while designing and programming your very own robot conductor, clown or carnival attraction. Explore sensors and gears as you walk the tightrope and test your robot’s structural integrity and maneuverability. Come one, come all!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Up, Up and Away-July-Camp-Grd 1-2--Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 7/24/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our 1st-2nd grade campers will pack their bags! We’re traveling through time and exploring the exciting history of airborne travel. From early hot air balloons to futuristic rocket ships, you’ll navigate your way through the challenges, successes and surprises faced by fearless trailblazers in aviation history. Test out their techniques as you design and develop creations that can glide through the sky. Together, we’ll fly through time and find out how physics makes flight possible!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Up, Up and Away-July-Camp-Grd 3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 7/24/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our 3rd-5th grade campers will explore the science of flight and see if they have what it takes to achieve lift off! Construct amazing aerodynamic contraptions that hover, spin and soar. Discover the four forces of flight as you build and test your very own flying machine. Team up to engineer launch-ready rockets, robotic rovers and cool space tools as you design and plan an colonial mission to Mars.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Up, Up and Away-July-Camp-Pre-K-K--Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 7/24/2017

3, 2, 1, blast off! Join us for an exciting week of physical science exploration and experimentation that defies expectation—and gravity! Learn about the forces of flight while investigating the way things fling, float, fly and fall through the air. Prepare for takeoff, aspiring aviators—sky-high adventures await you. Our Pre-K-K campers will ask How do things float? What is Earth’s atmosphere made of? How do bids fly? Tackle age-appropriate physics concepts as we study the natural flight of birds, create gravity-defying projectiles and play games that keep us moving. Explore engineering and refine fine motor skills as you use the iterative design process to create aerodynamic objects that go the distance. Fly high in this fun camp!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
Fantastic Fabrication-Aug-Camp-Grd 1-2--Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 7/31/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! 1st-2nd grade campers Take a closer look at the world around us—and use your observations to make fabulous fabrications! Dive deep into the science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics behind textile design. Use the scientific method to do chemical testing on fabrics, and find out what makes fabric flexible, supportive, warm and more. Stitch together your own story as you learn to hand sew, embroider and screenprint. And at the end of the week, use your newfound engineering knowledge to design a special gift for another person.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Fantastic Fabrication-Aug-Camp-Grd 3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 7/31/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! It’s maker madness for our 3rd-5th grade campers! Take things apart to understand how they’re created. Make your own dye, tackle basic sewing techniques and use unique conductive materials to add circuits to your textiles. Harness the power of sewing machines, hand tools, 3D design software and more. And after you’ve mastered the basics of making, you’ll develop a product and pitch it to a panel of experts—all while tracking your product’s development through ideation, design, iteration and analysis. Sew cool!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Fantastic Fabrication-Aug-Camp-Pre-K-K--Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 7/31/2017

Join the maker movement! Spend the week weaving through the science and art of textiles in this hands-on camp. Hone your creative skills as we master modern fabrication techniques and processes. We’ll tinker, explore, experiment and find out what makes fabrication so fantastic—and so fun! Pre-K-K campers, why go to the store when you can make your own fun? Yes, make! Join us on a tactile adventure as we examine textiles from around the world. Feel the difference between your fingertips as we handle fun fabrics. Investigate patterns and shapes as we design quilts and create customized prints. Get creative while designing, lacing and stitching.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
RoboCircus-Aug-Camp-Grade 1-2--Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 7/31/2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls—step right up and join the fun! Become a robotics ringmaster and build wacky, whimsical carnival contraptions. You’ll combine technology, playful tactile learning and basic computer programming to create a truly spectacular show. Join us as we juggle coding, robotics and creative problem solving—all while working collaboratively and creatively under the big top! As the master of ceremonies, 1st-2nd grade campers, you’ll learn about and build circus-themed robots while exploring the basic concepts of robotics and computer programming. Use simple machines and simple programming to engineer one-of-a kind, out-of-this-world attractions like dancing birds, drumming monkeys and amusement park rides. Command your robotic contraptions to complete programmed tasks using LEGO® WeDo bricks and software. And discover that everyone’s a winner when collaboration and creativity take center stage!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Tinkering w/Color&Light-Aug-Camp-Grd1-2--Offsite (Valley View)
On 7/31/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 1st-2nd grade campers follow the light to the end of the tunnel as you travel alongside the tiny electrons that make up light. Ride light waves as they bend through prisms, and discover the different ways light can move and be used. Learn how light works from the inside out as you create a light box, paint with light and explore how to conduct electricity. Work collaboratively to create inventions that scribble, mush and make noise—all through the power of circuits!

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Tinkering w/Color&Light-Aug-Camp-Grd3-5--Offsite (Valley View)
On 7/31/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 3rd-5th grade campers light it up—one bulb at a time! After mastering the basics of circuitry, take your newfound knowledge to the next level and create sewn and paper circuits using unique conductive materials. Learn to use soldering irons, voltmeters and other hand tools as you construct your weeklong project—a super cool circuitry art piece.

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.

Tinkering w/Color&Light-Aug-Cmp-PreK-K--Offsite (Valley View)
On 7/31/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. “Pre-K-K campers spy something yellow…” But why? Discover the many ways light and color affect our lives. Explore the elements of light as we examine black and white pictures, create colorful rainbows and complete fun circuits. Take a closer look at the various lights and colors found in our backyards, our homes and our community. “Switch on” the light in your mind as we investigate this illuminating intersection of both art and science.

This full day camp hosted at Valley View Elementary is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
Illuminating Inventions-Aug-Camp-Grd1-2-Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 8/7/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! 1st-2nd grade campers set out on a one-of-a-kind problem-solving quest to save your kingdom! Renaissance inventors solved tough problems by coming up with creative and innovative solutions—and now it’s your turn to save the day. Explore and use simple machines as you make the printing press possible, create your own castle drawbridge and design a parachute like Da Vinci. What are you waiting for? Your kingdom needs you!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Illuminating Inventions-Aug-Camp-Grd3-5--Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 8/7/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! 3rd-5th grade campers team up to create a thriving Renaissance city! Use creative problem solving skills to determine the tools needed to establish, protect and make history in your city. Wield potential and kinetic energy as you learn what makes a catapult work. Design, engineer and construct a Renaissance dome. Make your own mechanical theatre using simple materials and cam technology. And, of course, no Renaissance city would be complete without some quirky challenges—put your brain to the test as you design magnificent medieval mazes and collaborative scrolling backdrops.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Illuminating Inventions-Aug-Camp-PreK-K--Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 8/7/2017

Embark on an ambitious journey back in time as you become an apprentice to famous inventors from the Renaissance! Turn inspired ideas into original inventions as we look at the work of Galileo, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Create crazy contraptions that stand tall, lift a ton of weight, dive deep under the ocean and record history. Paint your way out of the Dark Ages as you master the world of Renaissance innovation. Join us as we draw inspiration from the past and discover new ways to change the world! Pre-K-K campers become the apprentice to a different inventor each day as we explore immersive stations and tackle hands-on design challenges. From Newton to Galileo to Gutenberg to Da Vinci, you’ll see science, technology, engineering art and mathematics through new eyes. Make colorful stained glass, engineer effective zip lines, explore outer space, create a digital newspaper, design your own submarine and more.
This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.

Program, Animate Create-Aug-Camp-Grd 1-2-Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 8/7/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. 1st-2nd grade campers what do you want the future to look like? How can you change it? Join us as we explore how new technologies can help us develop innovative products, applications and solutions for the problems facing the world. Explore LittleBits, 3D modeling and stop-motion animation as you tackle new issues and stories each day. Utilize open design¬ spaces and creative problem solving skills to brainstorm, prototype and test out your inspired ideas. At the end of the week, we’ll build a Thinkery World’s Fair—an exposition of culture, art and technology to display the projects we’ve dreamed up and designed.

This full day robotics camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 1st-2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Program, Animate Create-Aug-Camp-Grd 3-5-Thinkery (Program Room 2)
On 8/14/2017

Dream it. Design it. Develop it. This summer, explore exciting new technologies as you think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. That’s right—we’re exploring the creative side of coding! Program, animate and create customized games, crazy inventions and super cool stories. Check it out! Coding is cool with our 3rd-5th grade campers. Program and share your very own interactive stories, games and animations using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids. Design and develop game controllers, program sensors and motors with Makey Makey and LEGO® WeDo. Work collaboratively to construct a group Rube Goldberg device. Sharpen your creative problem skills as you build your own cardboard arcade. Whether you’re an experienced programmer or a novice techie, one thing is certain—you’ll love this camp. So, don’t just play games—make games!

This full day robotics camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.
Tinkering w/Color&Light-Aug-Camp-Grd1-2-Thinkery (Program Room 3)
On 8/14/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 1st-2nd grade campers follow the light to the end of the tunnel as you travel alongside the tiny electrons that make up light. Ride light waves as they bend through prisms, and discover the different ways light can move and be used. Learn how light works from the inside out as you create a light box, paint with light and explore how to conduct electricity. Work collaboratively to create inventions that scribble, mush and make noise—all through the power of circuits!

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 1st and 2nd grade in the fall of 2017.
Tinkering w/Color&Light-Aug-Camp-Grd3-5-Thinkery (Program Room 4)
On 8/14/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. 3rd-5th grade campers light it up—one bulb at a time! After mastering the basics of circuitry, take your newfound knowledge to the next level and create sewn and paper circuits using unique conductive materials. Learn to use soldering irons, voltmeters and other hand tools as you construct your weeklong project—a super cool circuitry art piece.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery includes field trips and is for children who are entering 3rd-5th grade in the fall of 2017.

Tinkering w/Color&Light-Aug-Cmp-PreK-K--Thinkery (Program Room 1)
On 8/14/2017

See sparks fly as we make and tinker with cool circuits, bright lights and vibrant colors. Explore how light is used in science, art, medicine, engineering and beyond. Illuminate your imagination and ignite your curiosity by creating your very own world of light and color. “Pre-K-K campers spy something yellow…” But why? Discover the many ways light and color affect our lives. Explore the elements of light as we examine black and white pictures, create colorful rainbows and complete fun circuits. Take a closer look at the various lights and colors found in our backyards, our homes and our community. “Switch on” the light in your mind as we investigate this illuminating intersection of both art and science.

This full day camp hosted at the Thinkery is for children who are at least 4 by March 1, 2017 and who have completed Pre-K or Kindergarten. A part day pick up program is available.
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