Kids' University

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Kids' University

There is so much to explore and experience beyond the classroom with fun and enriching topics. Learn about the same topics as college students, without the studying or tests! Featuring many new and exciting offerings in the areas of Natural Science, Sustainability, and Engineering, in addition to many yearly favorites.

Programs

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Backyard Bugs

Are you ready for a creepy-crawly good time? Hold a tarantula, catch a dragonfly, follow an ant trail, and have a meal-worm race! Learn all about insects and other “bugs” and how they

live with other things in nature with our friends from the Harriet Alexander Nature Center.

 

Dates

Ages

Price

June 20 - June 24

6 - 8

$359

June 20 - June 24

9 - 11

$359

 

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Enraptured with Raptors

Want to learn all about the birds of prey called raptors? This eye opening learning experience is designed to inspire young learners to protect raptors and the environment we share. Find out what characteristics all raptors have in common and the difference between owls, falcons, hawks, and other raptors. Learn all about the impact humans have on our

environment and about some of our greatest environmental success stories, such as those of the peregrine falcon and the bald eagle. Take part in activities at The Raptor Center, and

see live raptors up close!


 

Dates

Ages

Price

June 13 - June 17

6 - 7

$374

June 13 - June 17

8 - 10

$374

 

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Kids vs Wild

In this exciting new camp, you and your fellow campers will be challenged to create cool contraptions to survive in the wild! You’ll spend the week learning how to engineer a periscope,

harness the power of the sun to cook, design a device to make drinkable water, construct a shelter, and more!

 

Dates

Ages

Price

July 18 - July 22

7 - 9

$379

July 18 - July 22

10 - 12

$379

 

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Engineer LEGO® Boats

All aboard the fastest water vessel in LEGO® city! Power up your engineering skills to construct boats that actually float. Apply real-world concepts to physics and mechanical engineering as you work with different propulsion systems; from paddles to propellers and much more. You’ll be using LEGO® Technic pieces and electric motors to build the fastest boat to race against your friends.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which do not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

Dates

Ages

Price

July 11 - July 15

7 - 9

$379

July 11 - July 15

10 - 12

$379

 

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On the Wild Side

Spend a week on the wild side! Discover the traits and behaviors that animals use for their survival. Construct a rodent skeleton, and follow animal tracks and signs. Invent a new creature, meet some live animals, and more.

 

Dates

Ages

Price

August 22 - August 26

6 - 7

$359

August 22 - August 26

8 - 10

$359

 

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Raptor Biomimicry

What does an owl have to do with a wind turbine, or talons with non-slip shoes? What can a turkey vulture teach us about solar energy? How do feathers and eggs inspire insulators and

camouflage? Explore nature’s designs and how humans can be inspired by them. Spend the week designing and engineering using raptor adaptations and live birds as your muse at The

Raptor Center.

 

Dates

Ages

Price

July 25 - July 29

9 - 11

$374

July 25 - July 29

12 - 15

$374

 

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Scales & Tails

Get ready to spend the week discovering how reptile and amphibian bodies and behaviors are alike and different. You’ll have an opportunity to touch a snake, feel a salamander, or

watch a turtle run! Then, you’ll learn how their lives differ, and meet some of our cold-blooded roommates on planet Earth.

 

Dates

Ages

Price

August 15 - August 19

6 - 7

$359

August 15 - August 19

8 - 10

$359

 

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Soaring the World with Raptors

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a raptor? Soar the world with them through the seasons! Learn what it takes to migrate, survive the winter cold, nest in the spring, and swap in a whole new set of feathers as you get up close and personal with the birds from The Raptor Center.

 

Dates

Ages

Price

August 1 - August 5

6 - 7

$374

August 1 - August 5

8 - 9

$374

 

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Weather Trackers

Learn how to turn sunlight into energy, harness the wind and capture the power of nature. In this camp, you will bask in the sun or dance in the rain as we name clouds, practice

using thermometers, estimate wind speeds, learn about storm safety, and challenge well-known weather “myths”.

 

Dates

Ages

Price

August 8 - August 12

6 - 7

$359

August 8 - August 12

8 - 10

$359

 

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Wizarding World of Wildlife

In the tradition of Hogwarts, discover potions, herbology, transfiguration and the care of magical creatures. What do raptors have to do with dragons? Which magical house will you end up in? What magical properties will your wand be made out of? Find answers to these questions and uncover the secrets of Minnesota’s Hedwig and other interesting animals at The Raptor Center.

 

Dates

Ages

Price

June 27 - July 1

8 - 9

$374

June 27 - July 1

10 - 12

$374

 

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Working With Wildlife

What’s it like to work with wildlife? Come find out and explore careers in veterinary medicine, animal care, animal training, field biology, scientific illustrations and art! Participate in lots

of hands-on activities and get up close and personal with The Raptor Center’s live education birds. A fun way to learn about the exciting science of working with wildlife.

 

Dates

Ages

Price

August 8 - August 12

9 - 11

$374

August 8 - August 12

12 - 15

$374

 

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