February Vacation 2017: Engineers Week

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The Museum offers a day long (9am – 3pm) program to enrich the hours of the school holidays. This year, we will offer two days of projects

Fee per day: $65 ($60 for members)

Before and after care (7:30 am – 5:30 pm) is available at $8 per hour.

Click on each program for complete information and link to registration.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Natural Engineers: Darwin's Finches

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200 years ago, Charles Darwin was about your age. (His birthday was the same as President Lincoln's: February 12th, 1809.) Even before he started school, Darwin was a careful student of nature. As a young man, Darwin traveled as a naturalist on the Beagle to the Galapagos islands.

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Monday, February 20th

February 2017, Painting with Light: – Digitally

Ages 10 and up
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Learn to enhance photographs by experimenting with long exposure settings and to create art with light. No former experience is needed and photos will be accessible to download through Flickr.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Minion Mechanics

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Mechanical engineers connect the science of physics and the art of design. Mechanical Engineers become masters of movement.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Scratch: February 2017

Ages 10 and up
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Use MIT's Scratch, a programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art – and share your creations with others around the world. In the process of designing and programming Scratch projects, you will learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

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