For Immediate Release:
July 01, 2008
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Exploratorium Summer Day Camp: Kids In Space!
Join the Exploratorium for an exciting two-week cosmic adventure! Exploratorium Summer Day Camp is held Monday-Friday, 9am—4pm, and is available only to Exploratorium members. The cost is $460 for a two-week session. Sessions are as follows:
Session Dates Ages Before-Care After-Care
One July 18-July 29 7-10 8:30am-9am None available
Two August 1-August 12 7-10 8:30am-9am 4pm-5:30pm
Three August 15-August 26 7-10 8:30am-9am 4pm-5:30pm
Optional extended care is available for an additional $8/camper/hour. Care after 5pm is limited to availability.
Among the topics the camp explores are:
What would it be like to live on another planet? Experience the sights, sounds and feel of an imaginary day on another planet!
What is NASA doing to study the universe? Look at recent research and learn about the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and the Mars Rovers mission. Make models of planets and an egg-drop lander.
What do comets, planets and empty space really look like? Create a model comet from dry ice and other materials.
Bring your questions and ideas about space, and be ready to explore and play.
The Exploratorium Summer Day camp strives to strike a balance between curiosity-driven free time and content-based activities, which incorporate both structured and open-ended, self-directed learning.
Openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (415)-561-0302.
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$25 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions.
About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367