Discovery Cube is offering a series of virtual one-day winter camps to help keep children engaged and entertained over the winter break.  Each camp is 3-hours per day of fun science interaction with a Cube educator.  Enroll in one camp or a variety of camps.

Camp Grade Levels:
View Camps: K – 2nd
View Camps: 3rd – 5th
View Camps: 3rd – 7th
View Camps: 5th – 8th

MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED*.

Camp Grade Levels: K – 2nd

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*Materials to gather:

Space Camp: Art and the Cosmic Connection
12/28 9:00am-12:00pm
Member Registration: $35
General Registration: $45
Prepare for an adventure: exploring space! What does art have to do with space? This beautiful virtual camp will teach you how scientists and artists work together to learn about space, while we search for signs of life on strange new planets. This day camp is sure to be out of this world!-Paper (cardstock or art paper is best)
-Water color paints, crayons, colored pencils, or markers
-Playdough or colored clay
-Stickers
-Scissors
-Tape
-Scrap paper (various colors)
-Cotton balls
-Glitter
-Toilet paper tube
-Rubber band
-5×5” square of blue cellophane
-Pen or pencil
-Water
-Glue
-Clear tall container (such as a drinking glass or food storage – with a water-proof lid is best, but not necessary)
-Water-based paint or food coloring
Creature Features: Mammals
12/28 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Member Registration: $35
General Registration: $45
What do polar bears, reindeer, snow monkeys, and you all have in common? You’re all mammals! Learn what makes a mammal a mammal and why some are better than others at living in cold climates. If you love animals, you’ll go ape over this camp!-Bowl
-Water
-Ice
-Large plastic bag, such as grocery bag, quart sized or gallon sized bag
Insulating material (such as a glove, winter hat, sock, etc)
-Construction paper – several different colors
-Scissors
-Single hole punch
-Yarn, string, or ribbon
-Paper
-Pencil, pen, crayons, or markers
-Elmer’s glue
-Food coloring
-Liquid starch, borax, contact solution, or corn starch
Spoon
Creature Features: Birds
12/29 9:00am-12:00pm
Member Registration: $35
General Registration: $45
Does your child love animals, especially birds, and want to know more about what makes them unique? Some birds migrate to warmer areas when it starts to get cold, but other birds like to live in the snow. Campers will explore the unique characteristics and habitats of birds in this interactive winter camp.-Brown lunch bag
-Glue stick
-Scissors
-Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
-Construction paper
-Spoon
-Clothespin
-Child safety scissors
-Tweezers
-Toothpicks
-Marbles
-Washers
-Rubber bands
-Pony beads
-Paper or plastic cups or bowls
-Copy paper
-Leaves (found outside)
-Twigs (found outside)
-White glue
Creature Features: Creepy Crawlies
12/30 9:00am-12:00pm
Member Registration: $35
General Registration: $45
They are tiny and they might seem scary, but did you know that bees, spiders, and ants can all be helpful to us? Learn how they help to feed you and keep away other creepy crawlies you really don’t want around. This fun camp will get you inspired to grab your magnifying glass and explore this tiny world.-Popsicle stick
-Paper or cardstock
-Scissors
-Rubber band (thicker)
-String, ribbon, or yarn
-Tape
-Paper plate, pipe cleaners, or embroidery hoop
-Glue
-Glitter, feathers, or stickers
-Markers, crayons, or colored pencils

Camp Grade Levels: 3rd – 5th

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Code Constructors: Block-Based Snowflake Creation 12/29 9:00am to 12:00pm
Member Registration: $35
General Registration: $45
Calling all budding coders and programmers: virtual coding camp needs you! Campers will learn about programming as they experiment with block-based coding. Bring the magic of winter home as you learn how to use block-based code to design your own scientifically correct 6-sided digital snowflakes.Computer or Tablet (webcam not required, but recommended)
Access to internet
Space Camp: Mission to Mars Engineering
12/29 1:00pm-4:00pm
Member Registration: $35
General Registration: $45
We are on a Mission to Mars, but we need your help to get there! This interactive engineering camp will get you thinking like a scientist as you design and test out different ways to get to, safely land on, and even live on Mars.-Cardstock or index cards
-Paper cup
-Paper or plastic non-bendy straws
-Balloon
-Rubber bands
-Cotton balls, marshmallows, sponges, or bubble wrap
-Popsicle sticks
-Scissors
-Clear tape
-Egg
-Measuring tape
-Plastic bag
-String
-Single hole punch
-Copy paper
-Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
-Duct tape
-Masking tape
-Paper or plastic bowl
-Small toys
-String
-Binder clips
-Skewers
-Popsicle sticks
-Pipe cleaners
-Brass fasteners

Gizmos & Gadgets
12/30 1:00om-4:00pm
Member Registration: $35
General Registration: $45
Inventors, engineers, and artists are needed for this fun and zany virtual STEAM camp! Inspired by Rube Goldberg, campers will be encouraged to explore different engineering and architectural concepts, as they think outside the box and find complex ways to make everyday items perform a simple task.-Marbles, balls, or anything that can roll
-Small flat items (such as train track pieces, books, cardboard)
-Hollow items (such as small PVC pipes, toilet paper tubes, or paper towel rolls)
-Misc. toys (such as dominoes, dice, wind-up toys, deck of cards)
-Craft items (such as pipe cleaners, skewers, brads, cardstock, popsicle sticks)
-Paper or plastic cups
-Tape
-Scissors
-Ruler
-String

Camp Grade Levels: 3rd – 7th

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Code Constructors: Introduction to Block-Based Coding 12/28 9:00am to 12:00pm
Member Registration: $35
General Registration: $45
Calling all budding coders and programmers: virtual coding camp needs you! Campers will learn about programming as they experiment with block-based coding. Block-based coding is a fun way to learn how to think like a programmer. This fun virtual coding camp will teach you how to program a friend and get you started making your own storybook while choosing your own adventure style.

*No coding experience necessary.

Computer or Tablet (webcam not required, but recommended)
Access to internet

Camp Grade Levels: 5th – 8th

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Code Constructors: Text-Based Snowflake Creation 12/30 9:00am to 12:00pm
Member Registration: $35
General Registration: $45
Calling all budding coders and programmers: virtual coding camp needs you! Campers will learn about programming as they experiment with text-based coding. Snowflakes are beautiful because of all their tiny details. Learn how to make your own digital snowflake using text-based code. This is a great introduction to Python as you prepare for one of our more advanced camps.

*No coding experience necessary.

Computer or Tablet (webcam not required, but recommended)
Access to internet
Code Constructors: Talk to Your Computer – Python Debugging 12/28 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Member Registration: $35
General Registration: $45
Did you know that computer “bugs” got their name from a moth getting stuck inside a computer? While it might sound gross, debugging (or finding and fixing errors in code) is a fun puzzle and a great way to learn the basics of text-based code. This is a great introduction to Python as you prepare for one of our more advanced camps.

*No coding experience necessary.

Computer or Tablet (webcam not required, but recommended)
Access to internet
Code Constructors*: Jingle Bell Rock, Paper, Scissors 12/29 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Member Registration: $35
General Registration: $45
Calling all budding coders and programmers: virtual coding camp needs you! Campers will learn about programming as they experiment with Python. Rock, paper, scissors is a great way to pass the time on a road trip, but it can also be a fun way to learn how to code! This special holiday camp will get you in a festive mood as you create your own virtual game of chance.

*Some experience with Python required.

Computer or Tablet (webcam not required, but recommended)
Access to internet
Code Constructors*: Turtle Racing 12/30 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Member Registration: $35
General Registration: $45
Calling all budding coders and programmers: virtual coding camp needs you! Campers will learn about programming as they experiment with Python. Turtles may have a reputation for being slow, but creating a Python-based turtle race can make the time fly by. Learn how to “hack” the code so you always win when you make your own game.

*Some experience with Python required.

Computer or Tablet (webcam not required, but recommended)
Access to internet

*Valid Discovery Cube Membership required for member pricing.
Membership must be valid on the 1st day of camp.

**Cancellation Policy:

Per child, cancellation must be confirmed three weeks in advance of the purchased camp date.

Refund includes a $40 service fee per camp.