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Summer 2012From the "always clear" skies in our world-class planetarium to the launching pad of a rocket, amazing adventures await boys and girls ages 3 - 14.

Campers will also experience live wildlife encounters, interactive games, and many more hands-on activities during our space and rocketry camps.

Professional, year-round staff heads up the teaching. Children are grouped by age. Summer camps run June - August each year. Program information for the upcoming season can be found here.

Summer 2012

 

 



For information call 440-871-2900.

 

 

Family Astronomy: Rocket Night
Date: Friday, July 7 Time/Duration: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  For individuals or groups of all ages Fee: $40/family; each additional rocket $35

For individuals or groups of all ages (one adult must be present for each child 8 years and younger) Your whole family can end summer with a bang on this fun night together. You’ll learn about aerodynamics with some cool demos. Work together to build and then launch your own rocket!

Instructors: Planetarium Staff

Advance registration is required for this evening.



Space Exploration Rocket Camp: Advanced
Date: Tuesday, August 15 Time/Duration: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  Advanced: For students who have completed grades 6 - 12 Fee: $60/child

Blast off to a whole new level with rockets as we learn about space missions and astronauts, explore the history of space flight and build and launch a rocket - twice!

Boy Scouts working on the Space Exploration Merit Badge: participants in this camp will complete requirements 1 – 4. All other requirements must be completed independently before or after camp.

Family members are encouraged to attend the final rocket launch at 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Planetarium Staff

Advance registration is required for this camp.



Rocket Camps - Levels 1 & 2
Date: Levels 1 & 2 (Beginner): Friday, June 16 and Thursday, July 6
Time/Duration: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  Beginner: For children who have completed grades 3 - 6
Fee: $50/child

Learn all about rockets in this brand new, one day rocket adventure! Explore NASA’s rockets and view footage on the planetarium dome of historic launches, then assemble and safely launch your own rocket. Levels 1 and 2 will build different rockets based on experience. Campers please bring a packed lunch, snack and water bottle.

Family members are encouraged to attend the rocket launch at 3:00 p.m.

Pre-registrations is required for these camps.



Space Camp
Date: Monday - Thursday, July 10 - 13 Time/Duration: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  For children ages 9 - 12 who have completed Grades 3 - 6 Fee: $275/child

Space isn't just for humans! This year enjoy a different theme each day that leads you toward your ultimate goal of building your own space probe. Learn about electricity, the dangers of interstellar travel and NASA's practices.

Instructors: Planetarium Staff

Advance registration is required for this camp.



Science of Wizardry
Date: Monday - Friday, June 26 - 30 Time/Duration: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  For children ages 8 - 11 who have completed grades 2 - 6 Fee: $310/child

A magical summer starts here! First you’ll be sorted into your “House” by age. Each day you’ll traverse the Center “campus” and parklands as you learn the basics of chemistry in “Potions” class, practice the art of “Divination” in the planetarium, learn the ways of wildlife in the “Care of Magical Creatures” class and find your way through the forest in “Herbology.” New activities this year!

Instructors: Education and Planetarium Staff

Advance registration is required for this camp.





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