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Reading Public Museum Hosts Kids Discovery Camps

Campers discovering the anatomy of a flower

The Reading Public Museum will kick off its summer discovery camp series, beginning July 11, for children going into second through eighth grade. Offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, kids will explore the galleries, see planetarium shows, walk through the arboretum and participate in hands-on activities. Specific camp descriptions include: 

July 11-15: Going Green 
Make a solar circuit, use wind to do work, and design and race an electric car. 

July 18-22: Junior Curator 
See what goes on behind the scenes at the Reading Public Museum. 

July 25-29: Extinction: From Dinos to Honey Bees 
Visit the latest traveling exhibit, Dinosaurs Around the World: Passport to Pangea, make a flock of dodo birds and more. 

August 8-15: MakerSpace 
From electric glow sticks to the tallest towers, this week is sure to delight students of all interests by exploring engineering, physics and more. 

August 15-19: Science, Art and the Movies 
Explore behind-the-scenes science and try out some of the tricks that make movies so entertaining. 
August 22-26: A to Z at the Museum 
Explore archeology, zoology and everything in between. 

Camps are sponsored by the Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund of Berks County Community Foundation. 
Cost per week$175/members, $200/non-members. Location: 500 Museum Rd., Reading.For more information, call 610-371-5850 ext. 227, or email [email protected].

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