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SUMMER WORKSHOP EXPLORATIONS

April 24, 2006

Hands-on workshop fun for kids grades K-6th.

All workshops include touchable museum objects, engaging activities, and creative crafts. Each workshop meets once for three hours. Snack provided. Fee is $15 per workshop non-member, $12 member. Advance registration & payment required. Call 303-492-1666 to enroll.

Drop-off and pick-up at the front door!

Grades K-2 - Workshops for children entering K-2nd grade in the Fall

Dinosaur Moms & Babies
Explore the new exhibit “Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs & Babies.” See a pair of actual, giant Oviraptor eggs. Pretend to be a paleontologist and dig replica dinosaur eggs out of a Theropod nest. Examine baby Protoceratops. Make a dino-mite craft to take home.
Section I: Friday, July 7, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Section II: Friday, July 21, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Creepy Crawlies
Explore bugs, reptiles, and spiders. Did you know that tarantulas shed their skin, and that butterflies have scales? Find out what a snake feels like, and handle a live Madagascan hissing cockroach. Examine insect parts under a microscope. Discover how cool creepy crawlies really are!
Section I: Friday, July 14, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Section II: Friday, July 28, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Grades 3-6 - Workshops for children entering 3rd – 6th grade in the Fall

Predator & Prey
Explore the world of predators and their prey. Feel the sharp talons and beak of a hawk. Examine the teeth of a mountain lion. Dissect an owl pellet to see what owls eat. See a bat, and do a bat/moth game. Find out how different kinds of prey protect themselves from being eaten.
Section I: Friday, July 7, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Section II: Friday, July 21, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Egg-stra, Egg-stra!
Explore the new exhibit “Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs & Babies.” See a pair of actual, giant Oviraptor eggs, and dig replica dinosaur eggs out of a Theropod nest. Then, investigate the descendants of dinosaurs – birds! Do “eggs-periments” that test the strength of eggshells, touch an ostrich egg, dissect a bird egg to see its different parts, and look at a chick embryo under a microscope.
Section I: Friday, July 14, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Section II: Friday, July 28, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Contact 303-492-1666 for more information.

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