Science Museum Oklahoma to Offer Day Camps in the Event of Teacher Walkout
In the event of a teacher walkout, Science Museum Oklahoma will host day camps for children from pre-K to sixth grade beginning April 2 at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.
Pre-K and kindergarten camps are from 9 a.m. to noon and are $20 per day for museum members, $25 for nonmembers, and children should bring a snack. Camps for grades 1-6 are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are $45 per day for museum members, $50 for nonmembers, and children should bring a snack and a lunch. Drop off for camp begins at 8:45 a.m.
Registration for each camp is now open and closes at 5 p.m. the prior day or when full. Children may be registered for individual days or the entire week. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Refunds will be offered in the event the walkout does not take place or ends prior to an already reserved day. All other sales are final.
Camps are designed and taught by SMO’s museum educators. Pre-K and kindergarten camps for April 2-6 are:
- April 2, Let’s Investigate: Ever wonder how a seed grows? What about the power of physics using chain reactions? Children will investigate these curiosities and more.
- April 3, Let’s Get Messy: What does it take to make a reaction rocket? What about slime? Campers will explore the chemistry behind all the ewwy and gooey stuff.
- April 4, Time to Tinker: Let’s tinker ‘bout it! Children will make “moon sand” and explore drawing and Ozobots in SMO’s Tinkering Garage.
- April 5, Let’s Go: How do boats float? How do airplanes fly? Campers will discover answers to these questions by creating their own.
- April 6, Sudsy Fun: What is density? How does it work? How many different types of bubbles are there? Soap, gas, underwater — children will see them all.
Camps for grades 1-6 are:
- April 2, Take Flight: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s all things that fly. Children will test their wings with the science of flight. Campers will explore reaction rockets, create an epic parachute and soar into outer space with a trip to the Kirkpatrick Planetarium.
- April 3, Captivating Chemistry: Why does chemistry matter so much? Campers will investigate the messy, sometimes smelly science of chemistry. Children will get down to the gross stuff with color-changing substances and explosive reactions big and small.
- April 4, Tinkering: Tinkering is serious business — seriously fun business. Children will work with power tools, draw with their feet and harness the power of electricity.
- April 5, Being Green: Go green! Campers will create a steam engine, build air-powered cars and peer through microscopes to see what is inside of plants and flowers.
- April 6, Super Cool: Spring is starting to warm things up, but in this camp children will keep their cool. Campers will learn how to make ice cream using cold chemistry, explore polymers with instant snow, experience endothermic reactions and feel the breeze on the Segway course.
Detailed camp themes for April 9-13 will be released the week of April 2 if needed. For more information or to register, call Science Museum Oklahoma at (405) 602-3760 or visit http://ecommerce.sciencemuseumok.org.
Science Museum Oklahoma is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Daily general admission is $15.95 for adults (ages 13 to 64) and $12.95 for children (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (65 and older). Annual memberships begin at $95.
For more information about Science Museum Oklahoma, visit www.sciencemuseumok.org.