Children’s Adventure Week summer camps return to Everhart Museum in Scranton on June 21-July 30
From a press release:
Museum Adventure Weeks are back this summer at the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton.
Three sessions of summer camp are planned with two unique options for young explorers, both encouraging learning, exploration, and discovery. “Adventures in the Museum” campers will have the opportunity to explore the indoor and outdoor environments at Nay Aug Park while participating in socially distanced activities when in the museum. “Adventures at Home” is a week-long adventure toolkit that includes all materials for campers to explore the museum collection from home. Adventures at Home offers the option to participate in live virtual classes, tours, and activities with museum staff on designated virtual weeks. The Everhart uses Google Classroom for all virtual participation.
What: Museum Adventure Weeks
When: June 21-July 30
Grades: Kindergarten through sixth
Cost: Adventure in the Museum: $180 for members, $200 nonmembers
Adventure at Home: $40 for members, $45 nonmembers
Registration is open now on everhart-museum.org.
Museum Adventure Weeks center on the creative exploration of the Everhart Museum collection and the Nay Aug Park environment. Each week, campers will experience a new topic or theme that uses both art and science in a hands-on, multi-modal approach to learning. Instructors will use visual thinking strategies and inquiry-based learning to talk about art and art objects from around the globe.
Week 1: Nature Week
“Lenny’s First Flight”
Adventure at Home Dates: June 21-25
Adventure in the Museum Dates: June 28-July 2
Week 2: Art Week
“The Land Around Us”
Adventure at Home Dates: July 5-9
Adventure in the Museum Dates: July 12-16
Week 3: Mystery Week
Adventure at Home Dates: July 19-23
Adventure in the Museum Dates: July 26-30
Museum Adventure Week is funded in part by Arts Engage, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Educational Improvement Tax Credit, the Overlook Estate Foundation, and the Maslow Family Foundation.
The Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton) was closed until February due to a surge in local cases of COVID-19. It is currently open on an abbreviated schedule of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, $2 for children 6-12, and free to guests 5 and under and to Everhart Museum members.
The Everhart was founded in 1908 by Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, a Scranton physician and businessman with a keen interest in natural history. Located in Scranton’s historic Nay Aug Park, the Everhart is the largest general museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is dedicated to the collection, care, and display of a diverse array of objects and specimens, including natural history, science, and fine arts. Through its exhibitions and programs, the museum has been an invaluable regional resource for educational and cultural opportunities for over 100 years.
General support for the museum is received from the Lackawanna County Office of Education and Culture, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the city of Scranton. For more information, contact the museum at 570-346-7186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.