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].