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Spring Break Curiosity Camps

Spring Break Curiosity Camps

We've had so much fun exploring with your kids during Curiosity Camps, we wanted to double-up on the fun during Spring Break by offering TWO Curiosity Camp themes! 

Dinos vs. Dragons in Space and Makers & Movements

Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22


Dinos vs. Dragons in Space - Ages 6-8

Ever wonder what would happen in a space showdown between dinosaurs and dragons?! Welp, it’s time to find out! Spend the week writing and illustrating a science fiction story with your fellow campers - but don’t forget to do your research first! Explore the outer reaches of the Milky Way as you set the scene, then fill it with colossal castles and space-age catapults after learning some medieval engineering. Add characters with Jurassic personalities, inspired by a visit to Expedition: Dinosaur. Deliver punchlines, drag out dramas, and publish a tale worthy of a Hugo Award (and maybe a spin-off or two). This adventure is up to you!

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Makers & Movements - Ages 9-11

Calling all movers, shakers, and do-it-yourself makers! This camp was made for you. Get ready for a week of tinkering, testing, and innovating - inspired by some of the greatest makers and movers in history. Learn about Changemakers as you become one yourself, study the scientist behind our twin Tesla coils, and engineer the most complicated way to pop a balloon. Explore dream-like art movements, invent your own analog entertainment, then make your mark!

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Important Information


Dinos vs. Dragons in Space - Ages 6-8

Don’t Forget—RMSC Members save $5 on the week-long camp. Not a member? Become a member today and save on camps and other RMSC programs throughout the year. 

Dinos vs. Dragons in Space - Full Week

Join us for all five days of Spring Break Week and save! Not a member? Become a member today and save on camps and other RMSC programs throughout the year.

Cost: $265

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Monday, April 18: Journey to Space  

Set the scene with a jump to warp speed - we’re headed to outer space! Research the background for your book as you make art inspired by auroras and launch fuel-filled lunar landers. Mold meteors and asteroids, and practice your storytelling skills as you learn about constellations throughout history. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Cost: $60

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Tuesday, April 19: Castles & Catapults  

Castles, catapults, and trebuchets - oh my! Build your book’s setting as you journey through the Middle Ages. Erect towers and drawbridges, navigate labyrinths, and engineer medieval machines. Establish story locations, and gather inspiration from collage-based illustrators such as Christian Robinson and Eric Carle.

Cost: $60

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Wednesday, April 20: Dinos vs. Dragons 

Today is all about character development! Let Expedition: Dinosaur be your guide as you sort eggs and nests, hunt for fossils, and discover dinosaur feats and facts. Stretch your imagination as you write in heroes, villains, and that one supporting character who always steals the show. Just don’t forget about the dragons!

Cost: $60

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Thursday, April 21: Space Showdown

Your story has reached its climax, and it’s time for a Space Showdown! Plant space seeds, reconstruct a lost spacecraft, and search for alien life - then spend the rest of the day workshopping your final draft of Dinos vs. Dragons in Space. Gather feedback from a focus group, add edits, and make sure your science fiction is fact-based!

Cost: $60

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Friday, April 22: The Big Finale

Congratulations! You’ve written the last line! Celebrate your story’s conclusion with a publishing party, and add your title to the Curiosity Camps library! Spend the day sharing your work, tackling a few final STEM challenges, and spinning new stories. And they all lived happily ever after? DUN DUN DUN!

Cost: $60

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*Please note that the week’s schedule, shows, and activities are subject to change based on registration numbers, health and safety recommendations, and campers’ individual needs and interests.


Makers & Movements - Ages 9-11

Don’t Forget—RMSC Members save $5 on the week-long camp. Not a member? Become a member today and save on camps and other RMSC programs throughout the year. 

Makes & Movements - Full Week

Join us for all five days of Spring Break Week and save! Not a member? Become a member today and save on camps and other RMSC programs throughout the year.

Cost: $265

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Monday, April 18: Introduction to Innovation  

Get ready for a week of making with this crash course in innovation! Dive deep into the design thinking process as you make prototypes, iterate ideas, and hone in on The Most Magnificent Thing. Take recycling to the next level, and join the maker movement with challenges and DIY solutions for the everyday. Ready, set, invent!

Cost: $60

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Tuesday, April 19: Changemakers 

At the RMSC, some of our favorite makers make change! And we made an exhibit all about them! Join us for a day of innovation inspired by The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World. Study Sky Woman and Jikonsaseh, and learn about organizing for change and advocating for others. Launch rockets inspired by Pamela Melroy, spread your message with our button making machine - and more! Be the change!

Cost: $60

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Wednesday, April 20: Nikola Tesla, Rube Goldberg, and the Giants of Science

It’s a day full of STEM’s greatest hits! Spend the morning with the scientist behind our singing twin Tesla coils, complete Rube Goldberg-inspired challenges, and build a chain reaction marble run - you’ll want a whole wall for this one! Complete circuits, engineer demolition dominoes, and recreate mega-sized fossils with technology after a visit to Expedition: Dinosaur.

Cost: $60

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Thursday, April 21: Art & Entertainment

Continue to make moves as we spend the day exploring Art & Entertainment! Tap into your imagination with Dali-inspired sculptures, experience ephemeral art, and get lost in a Richard Serra recreation. Make your own fun as you engineer an analog game of Tetris, then tear up the foosball field after making your own miniature tabletop version.

Cost: $60

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Friday, April 22: Make Your Mark

Time is running out, but we still have some final moves to make! Tackle a series of crafting challenges, then make your mark with DIY silk screens and stamps. Consider architecture, technology, and the built environment, then explore 3D manufacturing and upcycled fashion. Welcome to your personal makerspace!

Cost: $60

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*Please note that the week’s schedule, shows, and activities are subject to change based on registration numbers, health and safety recommendations, and campers’ individual needs and interests.


Extended Care Options

Extended care options are available Monday through Friday. 

Before Care Session: 7:45 to 9am

After Care Session: 4 to 5:30pm

Cost per Session: $6/day or $25/week

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