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Register for Summer Explorers Day Camp

6/10/2016 - Register for Summer Explorers Day Camp

This summer, your child can solve crimes, pan for gold, encounter reptiles, and build a robot! Registration is now open for San Bernardino County Museum Summer Explorers day camps. Five week-long sessions are scheduled, starting June 28 and continuing through July. 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; children of Museum Association members may enroll for $135 per week. Limited scholarships are available by application.

In Session One, June 28 July 1, Exploring STEM, campers will develop problem-solving skills and explore the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. They will engage in friendly engineering competitions, including robot-building.

In Session Two, July 5 8, Exploring Forensics, campers will solve a mock crime at the museum. An expert in forensic science leads campers through the process of crime investigation with hands-on activities.

In Session Three, July 12 15, Exploring Geology and Paleontology, campers will join a mock dig to discover whats underneath the surface of the earth and explore the formation of rocks, the beauty of gems, and the fascination of fossils.

In Session Four, July 19 22, Exploring History and Archaeology, campers will discover people of the past through gold panning, and making historic objects. They will relive the days of the 1880s, participate in a shoebox archaeological dig, learn Cahuilla bird songs, make masks and lanterns, and more.

Camp wraps up July 26-29 with Exploring Animals, when campers can get up close with mammals, reptiles, and insects. They will explore animal habitats and adaptations in the museums Exploration Station live animal gallery.

Registration forms are available on-line at or at the museum front desk. Enrollment deadlines are five days before the start of each session. Class enrollment is limited. For more information, contact the education division at (909) 798-8611.

Summer Explorers and the County Museums 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 am to 5pm. 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 The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.



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