visalia – Does your child like super heroes? Robotics? Dinosaurs?
Then they’ll love summer camp at ImagineU Children’s Museum in Visalia. ImagineU will host six one-week summer camps starting June 13. Children from 4-12 can be registered for all-day sessions or half-day sessions. Each week has a theme and will include science experiments, activities, free play in the museum, lunch and snacks.
Week one is all about Superhero Science. Children will do experiments with electrical power and at the end of the week will create their own super hero mask or cape to wear.
Other weekly themes are:
• June 20—Geology Rocks
• June 27—Science or Magic?
• July 11—From Droids to Dinosaurs
• July 18—Water, Water Everywhere
• July 25—Time Machine
Teacher Maria Romero calls the experiences “enrichment based,” which means the teachers keep the learning fun so the children don’t even realize they’re learning. Droid activities will include building with cubes that have sensors, lights and wheels. During Science or Magic, children will discover amazing feats that happened in ancient Greece.
Executive director Peter Sodhy says the coolest project will probably be the new robotics kits where children can create simple powered machines.
ImagineU has partnered with FoodLink’s summer food program to provide free lunches each day.
The full-day camps are from 7:30-5:30. Half-day camps are from 7:30-1:30. Cost for a full-day week is $180 for non-members and $150 for members. Cost for half day is $95 for non-members and $85 for members. There are discounts for children signing up for more than one week. There is a small daily fee for parents who want to participate.
Deadline to register and pay is the Friday before each camp week begins.
ImagineU is located at 210 N. Tipton, Visalia. Register by phone, 599 733-5975, or online at www.imagineumuseum.org.