CMNH is excited to announce the on-site summer camps for this year. The museum will be running camps for two different age groups at the same time, but in different spaces within the museum – Mini-Camp for children ages 4-5 and Discovery Camp for children ages 6 – 8. Camp size is limited to 12 students per program. Registration by phone is now open. Please call the museum office at (603) 742-2002 between 9 am and 5 pm.
This is a great first summer camp experience for children ages 4-5. Each session features exclusive time interacting with museum exhibits, hands on activities, crafts, stories and a snack. Children must be 4 years old on the first day of camp and be able to use the bathroom independently. Each session focuses on one of the three topics, arts, science and sculpture. Choose between the following sessions:Mini Camp Session I – Stupendous ScienceJuly 9-11 (Tuesday-Thursday)Learn about dinosaur fossils & paleontology and make your own dinosaur fossil to take home! Experiment with messy mixtures and create your own bottle of lava & other fun science experiments! Explore Gravity and construct a cushion to protect an egg during an egg-citing egg drop!Mini Camp Session II – Messy Art!July 16-18 (Tuesday-Thursday)Get creative with messy art materials you never want to use at home! Using glitter, paint, clay & paste we will encourage your child to explore their creative potential and go home with some fabulous works of art!Mini Camp Session III – Sculpture SensationsAugust 6-8 (Tuesday-Thursday)This workshop is designed to introduce children to the basics of sculpture. Each child will engage in the process of creating a unique 3-D sculptural piece to take home. End the session with a mini art show!
Discovery Camps Session I – Make A Mini-Museum ExhibitJuly 9-11 (Tuesday-Thursday)Calling all creative problem solvers! What does it take to create an interactive exhibit for a museum? Find out in this behind-the-scenes look at how our museum comes up with new ideas and makes them come to life! We will plan and build our own mini-exhibit prototype to share with visitors in this hands-on adventure. Discovery Camps Session II – Catapults, Circuits & Chemical Reactions!July 16-18 (Tuesday-Thursday)In anticipation of the Dover Mini Maker Faire we are hosting on August 24th, this science sampler will have us all tinkering, experimenting and building as we explore the topics of physics, electronics and chemistry!Discovery Camps Session III – All About ArtAugust 6-8 (Tuesday-Thursday)Cubism, impressionism, pointillism, realism, pop art – what do these words mean in the art world? Explore a variety of artistic styles and mediums as you create your own works of art while learning about the artists who made these styles famous. We will end this session with a mini art show!
Discovery Camps Session IV – Improv CampAugust 13-15 (Tuesday-Thursday)Got a budding thespian? Improv Camp will teach valuable skills for the stage and beyond! This fun three-day camp will feature games, theater exercises, and more. It will conclude with a short camper-written performance on the last day ... but who knows what it will be?!
Mad Science Camps at Children's Museum of NHAges 7-12 years5-day campsMonday - Friday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pmFee: $270 per session per child ($10 discount if registered by 5/10/13)Instructors: Mad Science Staff
Register online at: Mad Science of Southern NH & Northern MA
Secret Agent LabLook out, 077 – the Mad Science Secret Agent Lab is in session! From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, you will get a chance to check out cool spy equipment and even create your own edible message in a hands-on look at the science that spies use!
Mad Machines & Crazy ContraptionsInventing mean curiosity! Throughout this summer program, children will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the most important thing of all – their mind. With a little bit of ingenuity, children will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. While Thomas Edison said, “invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration,” this summer camp is 100% FUN!
LetGoYourMind Camps at Children's Museum of NHAges 4-13 years5-day campsMonday - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm (except for Create A Car 9 am - noon)Fee: $295 per session per child (except for Create A Car $150)Instructors: Mad Science Staff
Create A Car: ages 4-5 (half-day camp)Come build fast and furious Lego cars. Build a different car each day – including a motorized car, balloon car, elastic dragster, wind sail car, and a gravity big wheeler. Each day we’ll teach a new science concept using Lego elements. Students then create, modify and race their cars.
Jedi Academy: ages 6-9Build a spaceship that will soars across the room! Create a jet pack for your mini fig that will launch him to the ceiling. Use motors and gears to create rovers, rotating satellites, a space station and more. Children will learn the concept of mechanical advantage and apply it to their LEGO creations.
Jedi Knight - Robotics NXT / Stop Motion Animation: ages 9-13
Build a robotic space vehicle and learn how to program it to navigate through a Stars Wars obstacle course. Throughout the week students will create and program the robotic brain to power a space ship, design rotating satellites and space towers and create extraterrestrial creatures. Our instructors will teach mechanical design, construction, programming & teamwork skills using LEGO building elements and motors.
Exploring Art in our World - Music Videos and Awesome Art Projects: ages 8-12Campers will explore the world through the eyes and hands of an artist. The process of creating is a great tool for understanding the visual world around us. Campers are invited to take part in learning different techniques and processes of creating. Create a MUSIC VIDEO with friends through the use of story boards, make props, create a set, learn camera angles, and the process of video and audio editing. In the afternoon explore art by making THREE DIMENSIONAL SCULPTURES, kinetic art, wearable art, and explore color theory with paint. Both morning and afternoon sessions will explore problem solving, science, a sense of ownership, and camper’s personal aesthetics.