Upcoming events at the museum of the coastal bend

Beginner Scientist Camp

When: June 4 - June 7  2pm - 4pm Who: Children entering Kindergarten - 3rd grade Cost: $20 per child ($18 for museum members) Beginner Scientist Registration (Entering Kinder-3rd grade) Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 22 Campers will explore four different fields of science. Each day they will engage in hands-on experiments and activities that will help them learn about chemistry, archaeology, paleontology, and engineering. Activities include creating a fossil, making a lava lamp, designing pottery, and constructing a pendulum paint station.

Home School Class: The Human Body

Learn how the circulatory system helps pump blood around the body, discover how muscles help you move, and explore the respiratory system. Classes are designed for home school students grades 3-7. No drop offs please. $10 per child ($8 for museum members) Registration Form Registration and payment are due the Saturday before each class.

History Explorers Camp

When: Tuesday, June 18 - Friday, June 21  9am - 1:30pm Who: Children entering 4th - 7th grade Cost: $60 per child ($54 for museum members) History Explorer Camp RegistrationHistory Explorers (Entering 4th-8th grade) Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 5 During this camp, children will learn about history, art, and science while participating in hands-on activities. Campers will become scientists, gardeners, artists, and architects while creating plastic from milk, planting herbs, making paintings with pendulums, and building shelters from bricks.

Quidditch and Atlatl Camp

When: Tuesday, July 16 - Friday, July 19   9am-12:30pm Who: Children ages 9-12 Cost: $15 per child ($13 for museum members) Quidditch and Atlatl Camp Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 2 Campers will learn the basics of how to play quidditch as well as use an atlatl to throw darts on the lawn. Students will also have a chance to tie-dye their own team shirts and head-bands during the camp.

Archaeology 101

When: Tuesday, July 23 - Friday, July 26   9am-12:30pm Who: Children entering 4th - 7th grade Cost: $30 per child ($27 for museum members) Archaeology 101 Registration Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 10 Campers will learn the basics of archaeology throughout this four 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.

Home School Class: Toys and Games

What games and toys did children of the past play with? Find out in this hands-on home school class. Try Victorian games and make your own toys to take home. Classes are designed for home school students grades 3-7. No drop offs please. $10 per child ($8 for museum members) Registration Form Registration and payment are due the Saturday before each class.

Home School Class: Prehistoric Mammals

Discover the world of Weird and Wonderful Prehistoric Mammals. Students will explore the museum's temporary exhibit, create fossil rubbings, and learn about the ancient mammals that once roamed the area we live in. Classes are designed for home school students grades 3-7. No drop offs please. $10 per child ($8 for museum members) Registration Form Registration and payment are due the Saturday before each class.

Home School Class: Wonderful Weather

How do clouds form? Why does it rain? Find out these answers and more during this home school class. Students will explore the weather that occurs every day and even make a weather vane to take home. Classes are designed for home school students grades 3-7. No drop offs please. $10 per child ($8 for museum members) Registration Form Registration and payment are due the Saturday before each class.