Angeles – This summer’s Hands-On
Science Camp offers exciting activities
in physics, chemistry, biology, space and earth
science in more than 25 courses at the California
Science Center. The Hands-On Science Camp program,
presented by the Amgen Center for Science Learning,
the educational arm of the Science Center, also
has an extended day program for 1st – 8th
graders, and a lunch program for all-day campers.
Camp begins June 20 and continues through August
Science Camp will take place in the
Wallis Annenberg Building for Science Learning
and Innovation. The facility offers state-of-the-art
themed classrooms and the 32,000 square-foot
Big Lab, with its large-scale experiment platforms.
Many courses take advantage of the Big Lab’s
unique features with hands-on investigations
involving air flow, buoyancy, gravity, ecology
classes offer something for every age group.
Parent-child classes, the “Little Learner” program
for pre-kindergarten children, focus on a scientific
theme with exciting hands-on activities and crafts.
Class titles include “Movin’ & Groovin’,” “Me,
Myself and I,” and “Science Matters.” A
new class, “Robots,” explores how
robots are made to act like humans and ties in
to the special summer exhibit, “Robots
is a full slate of half- and full-day sessions
for students in 1st through 8th grades. Highlights
include “Mystery Solved!” where students
will learn forensic science; “Living in
Space” which addresses the problems in
trying to create a livable world far from our
planet; “Bones, Body & Biology” reveals
human anatomy and biology through animal dissections;
and “Skate Science” which invites
learners to put their “goofyfoot” forward
as they dissect ollies and vert skating, and
design their own skateboard.
Camera, Camp!”, a full day, 4-week intensive
program for middle school students, provides
digital movie cameras and editing software to
teach young filmmakers how to write, shoot and
produce their own film. The “Young Curator
Institute” for high school students is
a full-day, 2-week intensive program, taught
by Science Center professionals, where participants
will envision and build their own science exhibit.
a schedule to suit the family’s summer
hours. Courses range in price with half- and
full-day session rates and some include material
costs or special activity fees. Science Center
members receive a discount rate. Phone the Hands-on
Science Camp Hotline at (213) 744-7440
for a free brochure, or visit our website at www.californiasciencecenter.org/camp for
a complete list of course offerings and registration
to Editors: The California
Science Center and IMAX
Theater are located in historic
Exposition Park just west of the Harbor 110
Freeway at 700 State Drive, Los Angeles.
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except
on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s
Day. Admission to the exhibits is free. For
recorded information, including IMAX show
times, phone 323.SCIENCE (323.724-3623).
IMAX ticket prices range from $4.50 to $7.50.
For advance ticket purchases, group rates,
or to make free reservations for any visiting
group of 15 or more (required), call 213.744-2019.
Parking is available in the guest lot at
Figueroa and 39th Street at $6 per car, $10
for buses or oversized vehicles. Both the
Science Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair
accessible. For further information, please
visit our website at www.californiasciencecenter.org.