East Kentucky Science center and Planetarium summer camp schedule


PRESTONSBURG – The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium, powered by Appalachian Wireless, will host the following summer camps:

Preschool and Kindergarten

Junior Engineer, July 10, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 (Member), $15 (Non-member): You’ll love being a Junior Engineer for the day! Follow blueprints to determine dimensions, measure your structure and test its strength. The camp includes the “Astronaut” Planetarium Show.

Fourth through sixth grades

Water Wonders, July 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $25 (Member), $30 (Non-member): Explore the wonder of hydrology, the study of water, as we splash into its properties. This common renewable resource will not cease to amaze you. The camp includes the “Oasis in Space” planetarium show.

Fifth through eighth grades

Robotics, July 15-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $25 (Member), $30 (Non-member): Come engineer your own robot. Use our new Cubelet robotics kits to create robots with a purpose. We’ll make a robot out of common materials that you can take home with you. Joseph Collins, robotics coordinator from the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky, will be visiting to speak about robotics and upcoming competitions. (This camp is half price thanks to funding from the National Girls Collaborative Project.) The camp includes the “To Space and Back” planetarium show.

Family Feud: Electricity and Magnetism, July 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $25 (Member), $30 (Non-member): Come enjoy the spine-tingling discovery of electricity and magnetism. See how this family interacts and learn how opposites attract. A truly shocking experience. The camp includes the “Astronaut/Solar Quest” planetarium show.

For more information, contact Heather Wheeler at (606) 889-4719 or email hwheeler0021@kctcs.edu.

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