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Spring break week: April 14-23
The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is offering plenty of fun science opportunities during spring break, including a day camp, two-hour coding classes, and the chance to see toothpick engineer Stan Munro at work on a new skyscraper.
The MOST’s February break week camp was so successful that the museum is holding another session during April break week, April 17 to 21. Expedition MOST II: A Journey through Science will include the same program as the February camp: Students will explore a different STEM topic each day by taking an expedition to a different part of the museum. The camp is designed for students ages 6 through 12 and will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Camp size is limited to 20 and registration closes April 7. Click here for more information.
The MOST is offering coding classes, courtesy of the Microsoft store, on April 18 and 19. The classes are free with general admission to the MOST. The class is aimed at children up to age 13 of all abilities; no previous coding experience is required.
The classes feature an interactive Minecraft tutorial that teaches students essential problem-solving skills they can use in their everyday lives. Attendees will tackle basic programming concepts such as randomness, entities, sequencing, loops, and events to program Minecraft mobs how to behave.
Four two-hour classes will be offered:
- 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18 – click here to register
- 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 – click here to register
- 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19 – click here to register
- 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 – click here to register
Each class is limited to 15 students. The parent, legal guardian or authorized adult caregiver of every participant must sign a waiver prior to the class for the child to participate, and that adult must remain in the museum for the duration of the class.
Every day from April 14 to 23, MOST educators will offer hands-on activities from 10 a.m. to noon, all Earth-themed, covering such topics as composting, sustainability, and ecology.
Also during break week, toothpick engineer Stan Munro will be working on his latest project, Tokyo Skytree. The broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower is the tallest tower in the world at 2,080 feet (634 meters) and the second tallest structure after the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Munro will be available for questions in his work area, in the upper IMAX lobby, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day of break week, except for Easter Sunday.
In addition, the Rothschild Apothecary will be open every day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. for a half hour; staff will give 15-minute science demonstrations at noon and 2:30 p.m.; and the planetarium will open for presentations at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.