Design-Make-Play Innovation Camps

A unique experience exploring concepts in science 

Turn your child's days off from school into exciting educational adventures!

Design Make Play Innovation Camps are designed to explore concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math, build problem-solving and communication skills and inspire innovators. Each camp includes interactive activities, exhibit exploration, a student certificate of completion and a free 6-month student membership.


December Camps

App Design 101

Grades 3 – 5

December 26, 2017, 9 am – 3 pm

Learn the fundamentals of app design using a free open-source online tool, MIT App Inventor, to remix an existing app and then use your own creativity to design your own app. Participants will also learn about useful applications for this tool from product design and animation, to medicine.

Fee: $85 per participant, $75 per member

Computing Creations

Grades 3 – 5

December 27, 2017, 9 am – 3 pm

Interested in designing your own video game? Learn the basics of coding and how to use a free online resource called Scratch to create your own digital games. Incorporating strategies for problem solving, systematic reasoning and creative collaboration, students will build interactive stories, animations and games. Using this foundation, students can continue to create at home.

Fee: $85 per participant, $75 per member


Featured articles & events

November 11 to January 15, 2018
Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy.
November 26 • 1 – 3 pm

Make your own GingerBread Lane form of transportation. This year’s GingerBread Lane workshops will take you to the road, track, and water with all of the fixings to design a truly sweet car, boat or …

activities & events
November 5 • 11 – 11:30 am • Free with admission
Join cast members as they perform a selection of songs from this season’s musical, which opens at the Beckett Theater on November 18, 2017.

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