Museum sets dates for summer camps

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Parents of rising fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders can get summer fun down to a science when they register their child for the American Museum of Science and Energy’s Science Explorer Camp.

The camps will be June 6-10 and June 13-17 at the historic Freels Bend Cabin site in Oak Ridge. Campers must be at least 10 years old to participate.

The Science Explorer Camp will focus on a variety of science topics that include field explorations, hands-on activities, a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and special presentations by ORNL researchers.

Campers will participate in science explorations about insects, habitats, water, life sciences, weather, geology, fossils, flight, electricity and robots.

Camp cost for museum members is $175; those who are not members pay $190 for each weeklong session, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

Parents can get the Science Explorer Camp registration form online at www.amse.org or stop by the museum at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Call the American Museum of Science and Energy at 576-3200 for details about the camp or other programs.