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Thanksgiving Break Camps

For many Thanksgiving break has already began, which means your kids have a whole week away from school. However, as a working parent that doesn’t mean your break begins when your child’s does. If you are worried about leaving your kids home during the entire break, check out some of these fun fall break camps.

MOSI Everyday Chemistry Camp

Nov. 23-25

Experiment with common household materials! What happens when you combine borax and glue, or acetone and Styrofoam? How does dish soap help to make different patterns of color? This camp is open for kids K-4. The camp lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended hours are available from 4 – 6 p.m. for an additional $5 per day.

MOSI Video Game Designers

 Nov. 23-25

Learn the skills to create a video game from idea to playable completion. Experience all phases of game development including level design, coding and graphics while creating an engaging video game. This camp is for 4th-8th grade. The camp lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended hours are available from 4 – 6 p.m. for an additional $5 per day.

Glazer Children’s Museum Fall Camp Connect

Nov. 23-25

It’s almost time for Turkey Day! Before the festivities start, kids can learn, create, and celebrate! In partnership with the YMCA, the Glazer Children’s Museum will be hosting a fall camp with different activities for each day. Today the camp will have teach traditions of this holiday and children can sample some Thanksgiving favorites. Tomorrow kids can learn and get messy with pumpkins. On Wednesday children can explore traditions through a variety of activities and crafts. Half day and full day drop off and pick up options are available. For full day campers lunch is provided for an additional $10. Also, premium and Deluxe Museum Members and YMCA members receive a 15% discount.

Lowry Park Zoo Camps

Nov. 23-25

No School?  No Problem! K-8th grade students, join Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo for fun and education during school breaks. A typical day at camp includes: zoo hikes, classroom lessons with pictures & artifacts, daily animal encounter or animal enrichment, arts & crafts projects, animal shows, animal feedings, keeper talks, and educational videos.

The Florida Aquarium Predators and Prey

Nov. 23-25

Study food webs from the deep sea to right in your own backyard. Look at what makes up the majority of the ocean food web and how humans can have an impact. Lunch is an additional $21.

Winter Camps

Interested in camps for the winter here are a few you might want to look into.

MOSI Robot Animals

 Dec. 21-24

Discover the playful side of robotic inventions through building and interacting with LEGOs. Make robots dance and move! Test out your kinetic inventions by creating an animal bot zoo and playing games. This camp is for Kindergarten through 4th grade. The camp is from Dec. 21-24.

MOSI Coding Laboratory

 Dec. 21-24

Work with drag-and-drop coding tools like MIT’s Scratch, as well as text-based coding in Java. There is no need for previous programming experience to have a great time coding in this camp. Registration is available for kids 4th-8th grade.

The Florida Aquarium Mammalogy

Dec. 21-23

Compare several different types of mammals. Which ones live here in Florida? What do mammals eat, how do they survive in cold areas and what is adaption? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Lunch is an additional $21. K-5th are encouraged to attend this camp.

Glazer Children’s Museum Winter Wonderland

Dec. 21

While we spend time at the beach and enjoy the sunshine, other people up north are wearing snow shoes and mittens! Join Glazer to learn about where it is cold all year long.

Glazer Children’s Museum Arctic Adventures

Dec. 22

Why are polar bears and penguins never seen together. Learn more about arctic animals and find the answer to this question and more.

Glazer Children’s Museum Frozen Fun

Dec. 23

Have you ever made ice cream? What is dry ice? Is water heavier than ice? This day is all about freezing and melting a few of most children’s favorite foods and liquids.

Glazer Children’s Museum Winter Survival 

Dec. 28

As the season changes, animals have to prepare for the cold! From bears to birds, explore animals that sleep for months and others who travel great distances.

The Florida Aquarium Sharks and Their Cousins!

Dec. 28-31

Sharks and their cousins are fascinating creatures! Discover what makes them unique by taking a look inside a real shark, learn where sharks and their cousins and how large or small they can be. Lunch is an additional $28.

Glazer Children’s Museum Snowed In

Dec. 29

It may snow in Florida, but that does not mean we can’t celebrate the winter season. Join the museum as they have a fun filled day planed with games, arts and crafts, and frosty treats.

Glazer Children’s Museum Let’s Celebrate

Dec. 30

Celebrate and say goodbye to 2015 through food, music, dancing, and so much more.

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