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One Day Camp: Junk Food Science and Art - February 17, 2012

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December 14, 2011

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One Day Camp: Junk Food Science and Art - February 17, 2012

One Day Camp: Junk Food Science and Art
Friday, February 17, 2012
9 am - 4 pm

Camp isn’t just for summer anymore! Come and get messy, down and dirty while discovering the science behind junk food. Campers will also get crafty and creative at Junk Food Science and Art, a one-day camp on Friday, February 17, from 9 am to 4 pm. Who knew that junk food could make you smarter? Can it? Or that it can provide us with fun art materials?

Kids, ages 7 to 10 years, will spend a day making food burn, bubble, and fizz while they learn what’s it's composed of. Make food art and architecture, and learn how to build your own lava lamp from what’s in your kitchen cupboard. This one-day camp offers playful and creative opportunities for children to explore the world around them using a mix of science activities, experiments, art projects, group games, our vast exhibit collection, and more.  Every session includes curiosity-driven free exploration in the Exploratorium before it opens to the public. Kids can now go to camp when school is out ­on select San Francisco public school holidays and furlough days.

Camp days are 9 am – 4 pm. Extended care is available; the hours are 8:30 am – 9am and 4pm – 5:30 pm. Price: $70 for Members and $85 for Nonmembers. Please visit the web site for more information and to register: http://www.exploratorium.edu/membership/day_camps/#one-day . You do not need to be a member to register for this event.

Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

Admission
$29 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.

Getting Here
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.

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