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Workshop BioDiscoveries: Making of a Mammal (Grades K and 1) While most mammals are furry, some barely have any hair at all! Learn what makes this diverse group special, explore the hall... Workshop BioAdventures: Flying through North America (Grades 2 and 3) Sometimes travelling for thousands of miles, other times diving fast to catch prey in mid-air, birds are capable of incredibl... Workshop AstroExplorers: ArchaeoAstronomy (Grades 4 and 5) From Stonehenge to the Aztec sundials, ancient peoples looked to the heavens for guidance and inspiration. Discover the roles... Workshop BioDiscoveries: Meet the Mammals Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) Mammals are all over the world, in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Join us on a global safari to observe the diversity of mamm... Workshop PaleoAdventures: Ice Age Mammals (Grades 2 and 3) In a world half-covered in a glacial sheet, saber-tooth cats and mammoths thrived. Investigate the clues these animals left b... Workshop AnthroExplorers: Navigating the Pacific (Grades 4 and 5) Imagine sailing the ocean using only the stars above and the ocean currents below to locate an island and finish your journey... Workshop PaleoDiscoveries: Cretaceous Critters Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the Earth. But they weren't alone! They shared the planet with numerous other animals... Workshop PaleoDiscoveries: Beyond Dinosaurs (Grades K and 1) Explore the ancient world of Cretaceous organisms that lived among the dinosaurs. Course GeoAdventures: Habitable Earth (Grades 2 and 3) Liquid water isn’t the only reason why Earth can support life—from the metallic core to the edge of the sky, our planet’s fea... Camp PaleoExplorers: From Dinos to Birds (Grade 4 & 5) Contrary to popular belief, dinosaurs continue to thrive all around us! Learn how modern birds are actually dinosaurs by exam... Course AnthroAdventures: Clues to Our Past (Grades 2 and 3) Do you have what it takes to be an archaeologist or a physical anthropologist? Find out as you explore a simulated archaeolog... Course GeoExplorers: Earth's Destructive Power (Grade 4 & 5) Earthquakes, volcanoes, and more - watch out! Have you ever wondered what causes natural disasters? Learn more about the forc... Camp AnthroExplorers: Our Evolutionary History (Grade 4 & 5) What is the secret to our success as a species? Explore clues left behind by prehistoric hominins and investigate how their e... Course PaleoAdventures: Digging in the Past (Grades 2 and 3) Stegosaurus, Oviraptor, or Tyrannosaurus rex—which is your favorite? Get up close with real dinosaur fossils, learn how dinos... Course Oceans: Discovering the Deep (Grades 2 and 3) Journey to the depths of the ocean and you will find zones that look like different worlds. Explore the edge of ocean science... Course AstroExplorers: Structure of the Universe (Grades 4 and 5) The laboratory of the astrophysicist is always in flux-- it is made up of all of the exploding, moving, and emerging matter i... Course AstroAdventures: A Trip to Space (Grades 2 and 3) What do we know about our neighboring planets or stars millions of light years away? Join us as we fly through a digital simu... Course BioExplorers: Interconnected Ocean (Grades 4 and 5) The global ocean creates a home for an incredible amount of life–but it also a laboratory for robotics, unexpected discoverie... Course First Discoveries (Grade 1) Get a taste of hands-on learning in this introductory camp. Over four half-days, you will talk to an astronaut, follow in the... Course PaleoAdventures: Unearthing Duck-Billed Dinosaurs (Grades 2 and 3) Our understanding of all dinosaurs has changed over time, from the way they walk to what certain fossils really are! Unravel... Workshop AnthroExplorers: Walk This Way (Grade 4 and 5) - Saturday Workshop Humans are one of the few animals adapted to life on only two feet. Investigate the structures in our body that make this pos... Family Programs GeoDiscoveries: Water Ways Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) Water is not just for keeping us clean and quenching our thirst. It drenches rainforests and dries out deserts. Join us to ex... Course GeoDiscoveries: A Landscape for Life (Grades K and 1) What makes one area a frozen desert and another a soggy forest? Embark on a trip across the North American continent to visit... Workshop Explorers: Science Selections (Grades 4 and 5) - School Break Camps In this survey of the sciences, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of... Workshop GeoAdventures: Shaking Quaking Earth (Grades 2 and 3) Millions of years of shifting, shaking, and shattering crust have created the varied landscapes we see on Earth. Explore how... Workshop BioExplorers: Ocean Invertebrates (Grades 4 and 5) - Saturday Workshop Squids and octopuses are famous, but the ocean is full of other mysterious invertebrates—animals without backbones. Explore a... Workshop PaleoDiscoveries: Life’s Ancient Experiments (Grades K and 1) What animals roamed the planet and ruled the oceans before the Age of the Dinosaurs—and what happened to them? Explore fossil... Workshop PaleoDiscoveries: Life in the Permian Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) Before the time of the dinosaurs, proto-mammals with sails on their backs walked the land and toothless predators hunted in t... Course BioAdventures: Toxins in Nature (Grades 2 and 3) Plants and animals across the spectrum of life make, eat, and even steal various toxic substances to defend themselves and ca... Course AstroExplorers: Pulsars, Quasars, and Magnetars (Grades 4 and 5) Images of far-away galaxies and glowing nebulas are transfixing and beautiful—but what about the objects in space barely visi... Course BioDiscoveries: Cities under the Sea (Grades K and 1) Corals are more than just animals. They also create large reefs that are home to a huge variety of ocean organisms. Dive unde... Family Programs BioDiscoveries: Creatures of the Reef (Pre-K) Just under the waves, coral reefs are complex ecosystems. Immerse yourself in these diverse and captivating environments to e... Course AnthroAdventures: A World of Puppets (Grades 2 and 3) Puppets play a special role in many cultures—from traditional theater to children’s TV shows. Explore puppets made around the... Workshop PaleoExplorers: Flight in Ancient Skies (Grades 4 and 5) Millions of years ago, dinosaurs took to the skies—but they were not alone! Come look up into the Mesozoic sky and meet the v... Workshop AnthroDiscoveries: Games Around the World (Grades K and 1) If you grew up somewhere else in the world, what kind of games would you find? How would you learn how to play them? Join us... Course BioAdventures: Life of a North American Forest (Grades 2 and 3) Can you see the forest for the trees? Explore the inner-workings of the trees around you, the variety of forests in North Ame... Course GeoExplorers: Anatomy of an Explosion (Grades 4 and 5) From explosions that destroy civilizations, to those that build new island worlds, volcanoes shape our planet in dramatic fas... Workshop BioDiscoveries: Bountiful Bugs Pre-K (Ages 3-4) The world of insects is teeming with diversity, whether the animals are crawling in the dirt or flying through the sky. Learn... Workshop BioDiscoveries: Bugs all Around (Grades K and 1) The world of insects is teeming with diversity, whether the animals are crawling in the dirt or flying through the sky. Learn... Course AstroAdventures: Extraordinary Moons (Grades 2 and 3) The moons in our solar system are many and varied. Some hide oceans under their icy surface while others rain sulfuric acid!... Course BioExplorers: Magnifying Microbes (Grades 4 and 5) Under your very nose, there are microscopic ecosystems where microbes are eating, breathing, and defending themselves against... Workshop AstroDiscoveries: All About Stars (Grades K and 1) Twinkling in the night sky, stars have fascinated people throughout history. Explore nearby constellations and the edges of t... Course PaleoAdventures: A Prehistoric Gathering (Grades 2 and 3) Stegosaurus, Oviraptor, or Tyrannosaurus rex—which is your favorite? Get up close with real dinosaur fossils, learn how dinos... Family Programs AnthroExplorers: Last Man Standing (Grades 4 & 5) What is the secret to our success as a species? Explore clues left behind by prehistoric hominins and investigate how their e... Family Programs AstroExplorers: A Mission Beyond (Grades 4 & 5) How do scientists gather information about planets and moons millions of miles away? Find out as you build and launch a rocke...   AnthroAdventures: Clues to Our Past (Grades 2 and 3) Do you have what it takes to be an archaeologist or a physical anthropologist? Find out as you explore a simulated archaeolog... Family Programs GeoAdventures: Forces of the Natural World (Grades 2 and 3) The Earth is a dynamic, sometimes dangerous place. Model an earthquake with shake tables, investigate properties of lava, and... Course AstroAdventures: A Trip to Space (Grades 2 and 3) What do we know about our neighboring planets or stars millions of light years away? Join us as we fly through a digital simu... Family Programs First Discoveries (Grade 1) Get a taste of hands-on learning in this introductory camp. Over three half-days, you will explore the moon, follow in the fo... Family Programs AnthroAdventures: Can I Eat That? (Grades 2 and 3) Over millennia, people have learned how to gather, cultivate, and process a variety of plants to make them easier to eat. Exp... Family Programs GeoExplorers: Crafting Crystals (Grades 4 and 5) From gigantic crystals as tall as trees, to smaller ones that overlap like soap bubbles, minerals are made up of varied and s... Workshop AnthroDiscoveries: A World of Music (Grades K and 1) If you grew up somewhere else in the world, what kind of instruments would you find? What kind of music would you hear? Join... Camp Adventures: Science Selections (Grades 2 and 3) In this survey of the sciences, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of... Camp Explorers: Science Selections (Grades 4 and 5) In this survey of the sciences, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of... Family Programs BioAdventures: What About Whales (Grades 2 and 3) Whales are a diverse group of marine mammals with features that continue to surprise scientists! Explore the extraordinary ad... Family Programs BioDiscoveries: Life in a Pond (Pre-K) Do you ever wonder what lurks just below the surface of a murky pond? Explore a world hidden just out of sight, and marvel at... Family Programs BioDiscoveries: Life in a Pond (Grades K and 1) Do you ever wonder what lurks just below the surface of a murky pond? Explore a world hidden just out of sight, and marvel at... Family Programs AstroDiscoveries: The Solar System (Pre-K) Earth may be our home, but it is just one part of our solar system. Discover the differences between the rocky and gaseous pl... Family Programs AstroDiscoveries: The Solar System (Grades K and 1) Earth may be our home, but it is just one part of our solar system. Discover the differences between the rocky and gaseous pl... Camp Adventures: Science Selections (Grades 2 and 3) In this survey of the sciences, learn how to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist. Each day, campers will partic... Family Programs PaleoDiscoveries: Cretaceous Critters (Grades K and 1) Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the Earth. But they weren't alone! They shared the planet with numerous other animals... Family Programs AstroDiscoveries: All About Stars (Pre-K) Twinkling in the night sky, stars have fascinated people throughout history. Explore nearby constellations and the edges of t... Workshop AnthroDiscoveries: Games Around the World (Pre-K) If you grew up somewhere else in the world, what kind of games would you find? How would you learn how to play them? Join us... Family Programs BioExplorers: Ocean Invertebrates (Grades 4 and 5) Squids and octopuses are famous, but the ocean is full of other mysterious invertebrates—animals without backbones. Explore a... Family Programs BioDiscoveries: Creatures of the Reef (Grades K and 1) Just under the waves, coral reefs are complex ecosystems. Immerse yourself in these diverse and captivating environments to e... Family Programs AstroExplorers: A Mission Beyond (Grades 4 & 5) How do scientists gather information about planets and moons millions of miles away? Find out as you build and launch a rocke... Family Programs PaleoDiscoveries: A Land Before Humans (Pre-K) Long before humans first appeared, dinosaurs roamed the planet. Explore various species, both big and small, that lived milli...   ArchaeoExplorers: Unearth the Past (Grades 2 and 3) From long-lost cities to hidden temples, unearth the past as you learn the techniques and tools used by scientists to excavat... Course BioExplorers: Constructing the Tree of Life (Grades 4 and 5) Every organism on earth is related—from carnivorous plants and metamorphosing insects to fungi spores and you! Explore the bi...