This summer, your child can be a mad scientist, build robots, dig up clues from the past, and investigate forensics—museum-style! Registration is now open for San Bernardino County Museum Summer Explorers day camps. Five week-long sessions start June 19 and continue to July 27. Advance registration is required; campers must have completed first grade and be 7 to 10 years old. Each camp session is Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $155 per week of camp; $135 per week for Museum members.
In “Be a Mad Scientist Week,” June 19 – 22, campers explore the awesome world of science through immersive experiences, including making slime and conducting experiments.
“Crime Scene Investigation, Museum Edition” is offered twice, June 26 – 29, and repeated July 24 – 27. Using forensic science, participants become a detective for a week and learn the secrets of crime scene investigation. Explorers learn about and uncover evidence to help solve crimes. The class will get a visit from the County Sheriff’s Scientific Investigations Team.
In “Robot Wars Week,” July 10 – 13, campers will build robots and test their strength in an ultimate robot fighting championship.
In “Be a Fossil Hunter Week,” July 17 – 20, campers will learn what it takes to be a paleontologist. What prehistoric creatures once lived in our backyards? Join in a mock excavation and discover what clues can be dug up from the past.
Registration forms are available on-line at www.sbcounty.gov/museum or at the museum front desk. Limited scholarships may be available. Class enrollment is limited. For more information, contact the education division at (909) 798-8610.
Summer Explorers and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors. Summer Camps are supported in part by the San Bernardino County Museum Association and a generous donation from Johnnie Ann Ralph.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcounty.gov/museum. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.