South Carolina State Museum

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The South Carolina State Museum will offer virtual spring break morning camps for students ages 6-11 in April.

Camps include activity kits for each day and feature a variety of subjects.

During Apr. 5 through 9, the camps will focus on a different theme for each session, including natural history, astronomy, art, S.T.E.A.M and more.

Campers can participate on their own, but families are welcome to join in and work with their children throughout the session.

“The museum team is excited to offer another session of fun, educational experiences for families across the state,” said State Museum education manager, Laura Ybarra-Kane. “These virtual camps allow us to utilize our expanded online capabilities, developed over the last year, to keep kids active and learning over their Spring Break holiday.”

Camps include a morning virtual session, from 10:30 a.m. until noon, featuring a different theme and activity each day.

Museum educators will lead campers in 30 minutes of content learning followed by 30 minutes of a hands-on activity. The session closes with 15 minutes for review and a "final dance party."

The weekly camp schedule is below:

Mon., Apr. 5 - ET, Phone Gnome!

Learn about different kinds of stars and how sunlight affects life while creating an alien who comes from a planet that orbits a star very different from the sun.

Tues., Apr. 6 - Let’s Face the Vessels

Campers will go on a virtual tour of the Early American Face Vessels exhibit and create their own clay face vessel to keep at home.

Wed., Apr. 7 - Up, up, and Away!

Learn about flight and how bats, birds and insects navigate. Campers will discover how bats echolocate, how an albatross can soar great distances and more.

Thurs., Apr. 8 - Now THAT’S Sound Science

Campers will virtually explore the new exhibit, Make Some Noise, to learn more about the science and history behind the sounds that surround us.

Fri., Apr. 9 - Doodlebots Are Back

Campers will have the chance to get their motors running and create mini-circuits to put together their own doodling “bot.”

Each camp daily session comes with one kit of supplies for the featured activities. Kits will include enough materials for one camper – but can be shared with other campers in the household. Kits will be available for pick up at the museum, or they can be mailed if campers are registered by the shipping deadline.

Pricing for virtual spring break camps includes two options: an all-access pass to register for the full week or by-the-day registration to sign-up for a customized selection of days. Each option comes with one materials kit for each day.

The all access pass is $80 per household for museum members and $100 per household for the general public. Camps by-the-day are $20 per day for museum members and $25 per day for the general public.

Registration is now open online.

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