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Home School Day – Chemistry
Thursday, March 21st
10:00 am & 11:00 am

10AM Workshop for students 6-9 years: Experiment with simple chemical reactions and test your observation skills
11AM Workshop for students 10-13 years: Test chemical and physical reactions and observe the differences and similarities

The schedule is as follows for AGES 6-9:
9:30 AM – Arrival/Check-In
10:00 AM – Ages 6-9 – STEM Lab
10:50 AM – Ages 6-9 – Parents/Guardians are invited in the workshop to see child’s work
11:00 AM – Ages 6-9 – Museum Gallery Exploration
12:00 PM – Lunch (You can either bring your own lunch or order from the Cafe [Closed Mondays and Tuesdays])

The schedule is as follows for AGES 10-13:

10:30 AM – Arrival/Check-In
11:00 AM – Ages 10-13 – Museum Gallery Exploration
12:00 PM – Ages 10-13 STEM Lab
12:50 PM – Ages 10-13 – Parents/Guardians are invited in the workshop to see child’s work
1:00 PM – Lunch (You can either bring your own lunch or order from the Cafe [Closed Mondays and Tuesdays])

Due to limited space, parents will not be able to attend the workshop. Accommodations can be made for students with special needs who require assistance.

Please note a few changes to this year’s reservation process and age group ranges:

1. Payment will be accepted at the time of the reservation in order to hold your workshop spot (capacity= 30 spots).
• Pricing:
Student: $9.00 ($6.00 admission + $3.00 workshop)
Student (Clay Center Member): $3.00
• Please Note: If you need to cancel your reservation, 24 hour notice must be given in order to receive a refund.
• Additional Attendees (parents, siblings, etc.) will pay the day of:
• Siblings: $6.00 [under age 12; not attending a workshop]
• Adult: $7.50
• Children 2 & under: Free

Please make sure to check in at the Box Office in order to get your stickers and schedules!

Spring Break STEM Day Camps
April 1-5th
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Ages 7-11

NEW!  If you’re on spring break and want to have some fun, join us for STEM Day Camps.  Explore a new topic each day from 9AM – 4PM. Sign up for the whole week or just one day without missing any of the action. For students ages 7-11; pre-registration is required.

Monday April 1stRobotics and Coding Learn the basics of robot construction and programming

Tuesday April 2nd – Chemical Concoctions Mix up cool chemical concoctions and discover the difference between chemical and physical reactions

Wednesday, April 3rd  – Circuitry Basics Explore simple circuits and create a video game controller

Thursday, April 4th  – Civil Engineering Solve engineering design challenges  

Friday April 5th Animal Habitats Investigate animal homes and find out how animals inspire human engineering

Spring Break Camp Wrap Care is available from 8AM – 5PM.  Call 304-561-3570 to sign up.

Spring Break Camp – Animal Careers
Ages 6-8
April 15-19, 9am – 4pm

Do you love animals?  Explore the fields of veterinary medicine, pet grooming, animal adoption and even get to meet some furry (and not so furry) friends.  Register online here or by calling the box office at 304.561.3570, hurry, limited spots are available and they fill up quickly!

Spring Break Camp Wrap Care is available from 8AM – 5PM.  Call 304-561-3570 to sign up.

Spring Break Camp – Video Game Creator
Ages 9-13
April 15-19, 9am – 4pm

Video games are fun to play, but what if you could create your own?  Work with local game developers from Appalachian Game Creators to design, program and play your own video game. Register online here or by calling the box office at 304.561.3570, hurry, limited spots are available and they fill up quickly!

Spring Break Camp Wrap Care is available from 8AM – 5PM.  Call 304-561-3570 to sign up.

Eggstravaganza
Saturday, April 20
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hop on down to the Clay Center for some Egg-citing Easter fun! Meet the Easter Bunny, go on an egg hunt, participate in an egg drop challenge and more!  All activities included in the cost of admission. $9 for adults and $7.50 for kids. Clay Center members are free!

Saturdays in March @ 11 am, 1pm and 3pm

3/23 – Marie Maynard Daly vs Valentina Tereshkova
3/30 – Final Round

2019 Summer Camp Lineup

-All camps run 9AM-4PM unless otherwise noted
-Wrap care is available from 8AM-5PM for an additional fee

Week 1 – 6/17-6/21
RoboLab: Coding Crash Course
Age 7-9 
Learn the basics of coding and programming robots
Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.  Family Plus or Premium Members $175  |  Non-Members $200

Chemistry Wizard
Age 6-8
Discover that science is magic by brewing up practical potions
Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.  Family Plus or Premium Members $150  |  Non-Members $175

Week 2 – 6/24-6/28
RoboLab: Bot Builder Basics
Age 7-9
Construct a robot and navigate the engineering challenges along the way
Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.  Family Plus or Premium Members $175  |  Non-Members $200

Theatre Camp: Storytelling and Improv
Age 6-9
Explore collective storytelling, improvisation games, play writing and so much more in this interactive theatre arts camp for actors of all levels of experience!  Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.  Family Plus or Premium Members $150  |  Non-Members $175

Week 3 – 7/1-7/5
No Camps due to July 4th

Week 4 – 7/8-7/12
VEX Robotics Academy: Autobot Construction
Age 10-13
Construct and program a self-guided robot – think Roomba, but WAY cooler!Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.  Family Plus or Premium Members $175  |  Non-Members $200

Space Quest
Age 7-9
Our solar system is a vast wonderland with so much to discover.  Explore our universe up-close and hands-on in this week of out of this world fun!  Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges. Family Plus or Premium Members $150  |  Non-Members $175

Little Explorers: Nature Adventure
9AM-12:00PM
Age 4-6
Step outside to discover a world of adventure.  Explore animal habitats, create art with nature and start your own herb garden.
Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.  Family Plus or Premium Members $75  |  Non-Members $90

Week 5 – 7/15-7/19
VEX Robotics Academy: Assembly-Line Manufacturing
Age 10-13 
Construct a robot that can complete a job and learn about how robots play a major role in the manufacturing industry. Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges. Family Plus or Premium Members $175  |  Non-Members $200

Spy Kids
Age: 7-9
Sharpen your power of observation and solve mysteries by collecting clues, decrypting codes and more. Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges. Family Plus or Premium Members $150  |  Non-Members $175

Week 6 – 7/22-7/26
VEX Robotics Academy: Design Challenge
Age 10-13
Robotic Engineering Challenge where the robot doesn’t function correctly, and modifications need to be made. Learn how the design should work and the modifications we need to do to make it work. Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.
Family Plus or Premium Members $175  |  Non-Members $200

Art Odyssey
Age 7-9
From Classical to Contemporary, explore art through the ages while also learning the basic principles and elements of art!  Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges. Family Plus or Premium Members $150  |  Non-Members $175

Little Explorers: World Expedition
9AM-12:00PM
Age 4-6
Travel around the world without leaving home.  Explore traditions, foods and crafts of lands far beyond our mountains. Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.  Family Plus or Premium Members $75  |  Non-Members $90

Week 7 – 7/29-8/2
VEX Robotics Academy: Advanced Tournament
Age 10-13 
Put your VEX Robotics skills to the test as you design and construct a robot to participate in the 2019/2020 VEX IQ Challenge. Previous VEX Robotics Experience Required.  Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.  Family Plus or Premium Members $175  |  Non-Members $200

Studio Art
Age 10-13
From watercolor painting, to printmaking, to figure drawing, explore real art making practices in this technique-focused art camp.  Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.  Family Plus or Premium Members $150  |  Non-Members $175

Week 8 – 8/5-8/9
STEM Day Camp Week
Age 7-10
School is not quite in session and there is still more STEM fun to discover.  Join us for one day or a whole week of hands-on, minds-on activities.  Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.  Registration fee: $30 per day

 

Tiny Tales Story Time Thursdays at 11 am & 1 pm Some of our smallest visitors can enjoy this story and craft time every week! Stories at 11 am & 1 pm.  Tiny Tales Story Time is free with the cost of Clay Center museum admission.