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Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Break Camps @ Utah Museum of Natural History (SLC: April 18-22)

SALT LAKE CITY - Creating an explosion or holding a cockroach are just a couple of the endeavors children can experience during Spring Break Camps at the Utah Museum of Natural History on April 18-22.

Registration for all five camps is now open and can be found at www.umnh.utah.edu/springbreak. The cost is $60 for non Museum members and $50 for current members. All camps are science-based, hands-on and are led by certified instructors.

This year's spring break camp has expanded the participant age to include 1st- through 4th-graders, and expanded the hours to last all day, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Each camp will feature the opportunity to talk with actual scientists and a visit to various science labs on campus.

A variety of camps are available covering several different topics. Campers can explore physics and chemistry in "Don't Try This at Home," learn about bugs, where to find them and how to handle them in "Creepy Critters," and will get a chance to visit the University's Geology Department Seismology Lab during "Geology Rocks."

Additional camps include "Ecology 101" and "Head to Toe Science."

Spring Break Camps are an excellent chance to experience science-based camps here at the Museum, as there will be 50-plus similar camps available to Kindergarteners through 7th-graders during a 10-week period this summer.

All 2011 camps will be held at the Museum's current location on Presidents Circle (The George Thomas Building) at the University of Utah, and it will be the last public program at the current location as the Museum is moving to its new home, The Rio Tinto Center.

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