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Summer Day Camps at the County Museum

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Searching for a great experience for your kids this summer?

How about a week or two of summer day camp at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands?

Animal enthusiasts ages 7 to 12 who attend “Animals Around Us” will learn more about the animals who live in our area, both in the wild and in our backyards. From red tailed hawks to worms to coyotes

and beyond, campers will discover some of the fascinating creatures who share our space. Kids will meet

some of the Museum’s live animals and get up-close with its animal specimens each day of camp.

What about exploring how people lived in the past? “Playing with History” camp does just that through hands on experiences like throwing an atlatl, making authentic adobe bricks, learning to dance the Charleston, and much more. Each day of the week will focus on a different era, from ancient times up to the 1950s and 60s. “Playing with History” is also designed for 7 to 12 year olds.

For little campers ages 4 to 7, “Grandma’s Attic” offers a special experience playing with old-time toys and activities.

Each day will include activities like playing dress up, singing songs with animal puppets, making butter with an old butter churn, making a whirly gig, and building a box fort. This half-day camp is designed for kids to bring a special adult with them to share the fun. An adult may bring up to three children to “Grandma’s Attic”.

“Animals around Us” is offered the weeks of July 6 to July 10 and July 20 to July 24.

“Playing with History” will run from July 13 to July 17 and again the week of July 27 to July 31. Camp is Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.

The cost for each week-long camp is $135.00 for Museum Association members and $155.00 for non-members .

 Camp is staffed by experienced museum educators.

“Grandma’s Attic” is June 28 to July 1, from 8:30 to noon each day. The cost for children of Museum

Association members is $65.00 and non-member children are $75.00 each. The special accompanying adult is free and may bring up to three children.

Registration forms are available at the Museum and on-line at www.sbcountymuseum.org.

Space is limited and pre-paid reservations are essential.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 (adult), $5 (student or senior), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12).

Effective July 1, admission fees will increase to $8 (adult) and $6 (senior); other fees will remain the same. Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org.

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