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Summer Camp registration is now open!

Mini-Medical Camp (ages 6 – 9) 
July 23 – 27
Family Plus or Premium Members $150  |  Non-Members $175

VEX IQ Robotics Academy: Robot Masters 2 (ages 9 – 14)
July 23 – July 27
Family Plus or Premium Members $175  |  Non-Members $200

Construct and program VEX IQ Robots to complete tasks and overcome obstacles. Put your skills to the test by challenging your robot to a bot battle with the NEW 2018/19 VEX IQ Challenge Game! Students must have VEX IQ Robotics experience to participate. Registration will not be accepted for students outside of designated age ranges.

Junior Art Curator (ages 8 – 12) – SOLD OUT!
July 30 – August 3

STEM Workshop: Design and Build Challenge
August 6 (9AM – 5PM)

You’ve built robots in our VEX Robotics camp and now it’s time to design a city for them to live!  This day camp will bring out your children’s creative side by unlocking the fun in civil engineering!

STEM Workshop: Robot Construction and Coding
August 7 (9AM – 5PM)

Let your kid’s take their imagination to the next level with this Robot Construction camp!  Not only will they get to put together and program their own robot at the Clay Center, but they’ll get to take home the knowledge and memories from a day’s worth of fun!

STEM Workshop: Aerospace Engineering
August 9 (9AM – 5PM)

Spend the day shooting for the stars as you construct your very own rocket using recycled materials!  Test your rocket’s power and see how far it flies in this interactive day camp!

STEM Workshop: Electrical Engineering
August 10 (9AM – 5PM)

The Clay Center has it all, including… Dancing robots!!  During this day camp the fun is going to be ELECTRIFYING!  Come in for a whole day of exciting exploration of simple circuits and to build a wiggling, jiggling robot!

STEM Workshop: Chemical Concoctions
August 13 (9AM – 5PM)

Calling all future scientists!  Put on your goggles and white lab coat because we’ll be mixing things up with a variety of chemical concoctions and the day will even be wrapped up with a wild explosion!

STEM Workshop: Critter Construction
August 14 (9AM – 5PM)

If your kids love all things creepy and crawly then this will be the day camp for them!  Join us to meet some of our critter friends LIVE and even design a habitat for your favorite animal of the day!

STEM Workshop: Vehicle Design and Prototyping
August 16 (9AM – 5PM)

Start your engines!!  From robotics to rubber bands, we’ll work to create the perfect vehicle design and the kids can even create their own prototype!

STEM Workshop: Robot Design and Coding
August 17 (9AM – 5PM)

Let your kid’s take their imagination to the next level with this Robot Construction camp!  Not only will they get to put together and program their own robot at the Clay Center, but they’ll get to take home the knowledge and memories from a day’s worth of fun!


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Weekly Summer Programming

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Mondays
11AM Dueling Floor Pianos – Use a larger than life floor piano to have a tune playoff.
1PM Seeing Sound Demo: Sound = Vibration See this in action as we bounce a ping pong ball and spray water with the power of soundwaves.
3PM Water Works Boat Races – Build a boat and navigate the Water Works water canal.

Tuesdays
11AM Ozobot Exploration – Draw a maze for baby Ozzy robots to follow.
1PM Straw Rocket Launches – Create a rocket and see how far it flies.
3PM Sphero Obstacles Course – Program Sphero to navigate an obstacle course.

Wednesdays
11AM MadLib Script Plays – 
Create and perform your own silly scripts.
1PM Egg to Bones Exploration – Animals are amazing!  Explore the life cycle with an up close look at a real specimen.
3PM Art a la Carts – Explore 2-D design, sculpture and painting techniques.

Thursdays
11AM & 1PM Tiny Tales Story Time – 
Join us for a story and craft.
1PM Fort Builder – Be an engineer by constructing a fun fort.
3PM Rube Goldberg Physics Challenges – Discover the power of kinetic energy by designing and testing contraptions that complete simple tasks.

Fridays
11AM Critter Cart (snake and cockroaches) – Get an up close experience with a creepy critter.
1PM My Town Grocery Games – Race through the aisles of the My Town Grocery Store to find select ingredients to make a meal.
3PM Delicious Dinner Dishes Cart –  Learn how to make simple, healthy snacks in the My Town Diner and take a taste test of the finished dish.

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STEM Sundays Visit the Center to explore everything STEM! From simple circuits to simple machines to engineering challenges and more, beat the heat with engaging Clay Center programming.  Every Sunday June – August! Activities included in the cost of admission.

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.

Family Fun in the Sun!
Saturday, July 21
 – Come to the Clay for fun in the sun!  Blow giant bubbles, create a sidewalk chalk masterpiece, mix up crazy science cocktails and enjoy food from a local food truck.  Activities run from 12 – 4pm

Fairy Tales and Fables Day (featuring Putnam Princesses)
Saturday, August 11th  – Meet your favorite fairy tale princesses and a few rascally villains from 12 – 2pm