School’s Out Edventures

There’s no better way to spend a day off from school than on an Edventure at Exploration Place! Hands-on activities, awesome science experiments, and an entire museum filled with exhibits and programs make any “no school day” into a cool day of fun and learning!

Details to Know:

Ages 6 – 10 are eligible to register for the day camp School’s Out Edventures.
Snacks are provided. Campers will need to pack a lunch. 
Camp starts at 9 am, check-in starts at 8:45 am. Campers will need to be picked up at 4 pm.
Limited to 30 campers per day.
Each camper will need to have a current Release Form on file. If they attended summer camp in 2022, their form will already be on file.

Location
Exploration Place

Spooky Science

October 14 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Join us for a spooky scientific experience. We will dissect bats, launch pumpkins, dissolve Dracula fangs, and catch flying ghosts! It’s Halloween themed science with chills and thrills ghoul-ore! Costumes are encouraged.

Activities:

  • Bat dissection
  • Pumpkin dissection
  • Pumpkin chucking
  • Flying ghosts
  • Disappearing Dracula fangs

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Avatar – Air Bending Academy

November 11 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Step into the Avatar world when you learn how to control water, contain fire, morph earth, and curb the wind. See if you can control the elements as the next Air Bender.

Activities:

  • Fluid dynamics of water
  • Manipulating rocks
  • Fire ingredients needed to manipulate a flame
  • Manipulating air flow

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Arctic Excursion

December 16 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Become an arctic explorer as you learn why teamwork is so important in surviving in the arctic. Maneuver your way down Exploration Peak on ice blocks, uncover the color spectrum of the northern lights, and slide around on our indoor skating rink!

Activities:

  • Visit to Arctic Adventure exhibit
  • Light spectroscopy
  • Ice block sledding
  • Team skinning

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Finding the Force

December 19 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

From Lightsabers to R2D2 you will step into the shoes of the Trade Federation as you learn how to manipulate holograms, fly drones, and discover what side of the battle you are on!

Activities:

  • Make a lightsaber
  • R2D2 Ozobots
  • Ewok Escape zip lines
  • Holograms
  • Drone flying

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Brick Motion Animation

December 20 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Design a stop-motion feature film to keep for a lifetime! From storyboarding to character design and filming, you will walk away proud of what you accomplished in a day!

Activities:

  • Storyboarding
  • Character creation
  • Backdrop design
  • Filming and editing
  • Showcase

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Marvel-ous Mayhem

December 21 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Gear up and get ready for an exciting day of controlling electrons, creating mutants with amazing abilities, overcoming air resistance, and honing your battle skills through laser courses! Live a day in the Marvel Universe!

Activities:

  • Electromagnet
  • Genetic mutations
  • Air resistance
  • Laser courses
  • Elasticity

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Amusement Park Design

December 22 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Step into your dream amusement park where you control it all! Design a roller coaster, take home a carnival game, make your own cotton candy and create the best crash-proof bumper car!

Camp Activities:

  • Design a roller coaster
  • Take home a carnival game
  • Make cotton candy
  • Design bumper cars

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Minions Minions Everywhere … banana

December 23 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Bananaaaas! Join our minions to create a dream lair, launch minions from the sky, discover the engineering behind a fart gun, build a minion bot and smash liquid nitrogen bananas!

Camp Activities:

  • Build a dream lair
  • Minion launching
  • Fart-gun engineering
  • Minion bot building
  • Liquid nitrogen banana smash

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Transformers

December 27 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Transform yourself from an extraordinary child to an epic transformer capable of taking on the world and protecting it from the Decepticons!

Activities:

  • Circuitry
  • Simple machines
  • Build a transformer
  • Master the art of camouflage

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Spells, Science and Sorcery

December 28 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Your wand is your guide as you mix your own potions, master herbology, and team up for a Quidditch game to remember.

Activities:

  • Wand creation
  • Herbology garden
  • Potion making
  • Quidditch game
  • Butter Beer tasting

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Gotta Catch ‘em All

December 29 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Step into the Pokéworld as you catch your own Pokémon, create a biome Pokéball, and duel against your new found friends!

Activities:

  • Catch your own Pokémon
  • Biome
  • Pokéball build
  • Animal life cycle and adaptations
  • Pokécard design
  • Final duel

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Sea Beasts

December 30 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Join Maisie and Jacob as they journey around the world discovering Sea Beasts of the past and today! See how you would compare to a megalodon in size, get ooey gooey with hagfish slime, bioluminece with a giant squid and become a giant spider crab!

Activities:

  • Megalodon size comparison
  • The goblin shark – shark dissection possibly
  • Hagfish slime
  • Giant squid and colossal squid – bioluminescence
  • Red king crabs and spider crabs – team building activity where each member represents a leg of the crab.

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Soda Science

January 3 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Beneath the bubbles lies a world of science waiting to react! What is carbonation? How does soda affect energy? Why do Mentos make my coke mad? In soda science your child will break apart the mysteries of their favorite beverage!

Activities:

  • Mentos and coke
  • Ph values of soda types
  • Sugar analysis
  • Carbonation
  • Make your own soda

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Mario Cart Unplugged

January 16 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Engineering a Mario world is not only fun its educational! Join us for a day of engineering life-size Mario carts, Designing our own classroom race track, and putting our teamwork and driving skills to the test at race time!

Activities:

  • Race car design
  • Obstacles
  • Race track design
  • Final race

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Animal Engineers

February 17 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Animal Engineers are all around us! From small but mighty ants to river otters and spiders! In this Edventure camp your child will learn how teamwork can lift unimaginable weights, race to build a class den worthy of the finest beaver, and design sand art a puffer fish would be proud of.

Activities:

  • Ants – team lifting activity and food finding game
  • River Otters – building a dam
  • Spiders- creating a web
  • Pufferfish – sand art
  • Coral – build a coral reef

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Mess Fest

February 20 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

The ooey, gooey, messy, stretchy, slimy and grimy you do not want in your home can happen at Exploration Place with our Mess Fest! Create slimes, oobleck, exploding volcanoes, elephant’s toothpaste and more!

Activities:

  • Slime
  • Oobleck
  • Co2 volcanos
  • Elephant toothpaste
  • Soundwave painting

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Pirate’s Quest

March 10 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Arrrr ya ready to take to the seas in our day camp where you become a pirate for the day? Learn how to read maps, turn pennies to gold, design a ship capable of carrying a loot worthy of a  sea captain!

Activities:

  • Cartography
  • Pennies to gold
  • Ship design
  • Buoyancy
  • Hidden treasure – design a way to keep your loot safe

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Jurassic Action Camp

March 13 - 17 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

You child will step into the shoes of a paleontologist through fun and immersive activities that teach about prehistoric eras. Campers will get their hands dirty digging for fossils and sifting through slag. Through interactive game play, dive under the Earth’s surface to learn about fossils.

Activities:

  • Dig for real fossils and identify them
  • Sift through slag found in Kansas
  • Measure the size of fossilized footprints to compare with a human’s
  • Build a model of the layers of the earth where you would find fossils
  • Create your own fossil to take home and keep

$212.50 members / $250 non-members

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Storm Science

April 7 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

From the buildup cumulous clouds into supercells and beyond learn what fuels our Kansas storms and break down the fear of the unknown!

Activities:

  • Make a supercell
  • Create rotation
  • Tornado genesis
  • Radar reading
  • How to survive the storm

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Science Circus

April 10 | 9 am - 4 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Become the ring leader when you immerse yourself in the wild world of circus fun! Learn how to walk on stilts, balance yourself while spinning plates, launch your own high flying rings into the air and design the best trapeze to win over your audience.

Activities:

  • Test the heights with a trapeze design challenge
  • Challenge yourself on the high wire
  • Learn how to walk on stilts
  • Master the art of ring throwing
  • Spinning plates
  • Balance boards

$42.50 members / $50 non-members

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Required Forms

Please fill out a packet for each camper |

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Refund Policy

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• 15 days or more notification – Full refund
• 1 – 14 days notification – No refund, registration may be transferred to another week before camp begins, if space is available*

*Full refund or camp transfer (if available) for documented medical necessity, major emergency or military deployment if notified before camp begins

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