Academy of Natural Sciences Announces Dates for Academy Explorers Camp

Photo courtesy of Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University

Photo courtesy of Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University

You’d never know it by stepping outdoors, but warmer weather is slowly inching its way toward us, which means parents better be getting on the ball when it comes to figuring out summer plans for their little ones. The Academy of Natural Sciences is getting ahead of the game by announcing dates and opening registration for its summertime Academy Explorers Camp.

The day camp is for children ages 5 to 12, offering different activities every week week throughout July and August. The itinerary runs the gamut from off-site adventures to craft time, teaching about everything from dinosaurs to preserved specimens to living animals. I can sense your kid’s eyes getting bigger and bigger as I type. Here’s what’s on the docket, from a press release sent out this week:

July 6–10 Animal Inventions

Tap into your inner inventor as you observe nature and design something new inspired by animal attributes.

July 13–17 Inside-Out

Discover what makes animals (including you) tick, and figure out how bones, organs, blood and guts work together.

July 20–24 The World of T. rex

Travel back in time to explore the world of Tyrannosaurus rex and meet the live descendants of these ancient beasts.

July 27–31 Slimy Science

Wiggle with worms and squirm with salamanders to inspire your inner scientist with these icky, slimy experiments.

August 3–7 Dino-lympics

Join the feathered frenzy, challenge yourself and discover how well you’d measure up to the dinosaurs.

August 10–14 Bugstravaganza

Journey deep into the dirt and observe the world from a bug’s point of view. Get up close and personal with some real live creepy crawlies.

August 17–21 Behind the Scenes

Become the ultimate Academy insider. Explore the museum’s rarely seen collections, meet Academy scientists and try your hand at some seriously fun science.

August 24–28 Animal Grossology

Get a closer look at animals and the disgusting things they do. Learn how puke, poop and pellets can be fun, funky and fascinating.

This is only one of the youth-centric services offered by the Academy. Others include a Spring-Break Academy Explorers Camp, which runs from April 1–3, and there’s the Tiny Tot Explorers, for children ages 3–5. For more information, go here.