Upcoming events at the museum of the coastal bend

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We're continuing to work to keep you connected and engaged. MCB staff members are posting educational activities online, and implementing strategies to document the Coastal Bend's response to COVID-19. Check the museum's website and social media outlets often. Watch for a link to our new blog, where you can share your experiences with us.

Beginner Scientist Camp

Session 1: Tuesday, June 9-Friday, June 12, 2020 1:30-3:30 p.m. Registration deadline: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Children entering Kindergarten - 3rd grade Campers will explore four different fields of science including archaeology, chemistry and meteorology. Each day they will engage in hands-on experiments and activities that will help them learn and create pottery, and constructing a pendulum paint station. Cost: $20 ($18 for museum members) To register, please stop by the Museum of the Coastal Bend located at 2200 E. Red River Street (on the corner of Red River Street and Ben Jordan) or click here to download registration forms. Registration fee does not include lunch.

Family Discovery Day: CSI Victoria

Discover the field of forensics. Learn to extract DNA from strawberries, take your own fingerprints, and find out how archaeologists gather information from skeletons. All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

History Explorers Camp

Children entering 4th–7th grade Cost: $60 ($54 for museum members) Tuesday, June 23-Friday, June 26, 2020 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 During this camp, children will learn about history, art, and science while participating in hands-on activities. Campers will throw spears, make ice cream and butter, create volcanoes and fossils, and more. To register, please stop by the Museum of the Coastal Bend located at 2200 E. Red River Street (on the corner of Red River Street and Ben Jordan) or click here to download registration forms. Registration fee does not include lunch.

Archaeology 101

Children entering 4th–7th grade Cost: $30 ($27 for museum members) Tuesday, July 7-Friday July 10, 2020 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Campers will learn the basics of archaeology throughout this 4 day camp. Each day, campers will explore the field of archaeology through activities and lessons including learning which tools archaeologists use, determining how archaeologists interpret artifacts, and exploring the field of experimental archaeology. To register, please stop by the Museum of the Coastal Bend located at 2200 E. Red River Street (on the corner of Red River Street and Ben Jordan) or click here to download registration forms. Registration fee does not include lunch.

Family Discovery Day: Wonderful Weather

Learn about the wonders of weather with hands-on activities. Create a tornado in a bottle and a cloud in a jar, and make an anemometer to take home. All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

Beginner Scientist Camp

Session 2: Tuesday, July 21-Friday, July 24, 2020 1:30-3:30 p.m. Registration deadline: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Children entering Kindergarten-3rd grade Campers will explore four different fields of science including archaeology, chemistry and meteorology. Each day they will engage in hands-on experiments and activities that will help them learn and create pottery, and constructing a pendulum paint station. Cost: $20 ($18 for museum members) To register, please stop by the Museum of the Coastal Bend located at 2200 E. Red River Street (on the corner of Red River Street and Ben Jordan) or click here to download registration forms. Registration fee does not include lunch.

Family Discovery Day: Fun Science

Participants can make marshmallow catapults, create butterflies with coffee filters and markers, and engineer paper airplanes. Coke and Mentos volcanoes will erupt at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the front lawn. All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.