Summer Youth Classes – Day 5; Session 2

It’s the final day of our Summer Youth Classes, and we’re sad to see our campers go. We hope they had a blast learning new things about art, science, engineering, and history!

You want me to paint with a sponge?!

Patty from Lubbock's Water Dept. came to teach us the value of conserving water resources!

What kind of dinosaur are you making?

Super cool Triceratops

Wow, what a great color wheel

Quite a work of art

Our fashion campers checking out the Wedding Dress Exhibition

What a long veil

Looking very stylish in the wedding gear

Excellent owls, boys.

Putting the finishing touches on their dress

Look at that teamwork!

Wow, what a great painting!

Using different art mediums makes for cool paintings

Beautiful paintings by our little Picassos!

Showing off their art work

Wow, those nocturnal creature masks are spooky!

Great job on the dress, girls!

What a fun week full of exciting, hands-on activities! We hope to see all our campers back next year to learn more about what the Museum has to offer!

Questions about Kids Programs at the Museum?
Contact the Education Division:
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Summer Youth Classes – Day 5; Session 1

Well, it’s the last day of camp and our campers are ready wrap things up with some fun, exciting activities!

Using a unique "bird beak" to grab worms out of the mud!

What kind of a bird has a beak like a strainer?

What are our future engineers working on today?

What can a microscope see that our eyes can't?

Whoa, check out those bird eggs!

Working on some viking portraits

That's one beautiful butterfly!

Making a weather vane using household items

Smile and say cheese!

Finishing up that viking painting

Wow, what a neat animal habitat

Finishing touches on those structures

We hope everyone has a week full of educational fun! We can’t wait to see everyone back next year for more hands-on science, art, and history learning!

Summer Youth Classes – Day 4; Session 2

It was our 4th day of learning fun, new things during our week of Summer Youth Classes. Explore the exciting photos from the day:

Learning about more nighttime creatures

Teamwork required for draping fabric

Checking out some interesting ivory carvings

African Art gallery - cool!

Erosion in action!

Did the levee break?

Dinosaur construction in progress

Preparing her assemblage

Finishing up some beautiful dress work

Check out my dinosaur!

Ooo a blue box assemblage

Inventing a plant

This blue looks beautiful

What a pretty dress!

That's a magnificent mobile

Werewolves are nocturnal animals, too!

Look at the butterfly on that kite!

Blue kite tail - cool!

Ooo that plant has pinecones

Let's go fly a kite!

Look at it soar!

It's a bird, it's a plane....

Tomorrow is our last day – see ya Friday!

Summer Youth Classes – Day 2; Session 2

Our second day of camp with all the kids was great!  We learned new skills, new knowledge, and new ways to have fun!

Learning all about still life

Sketching a future masterpiece

What better way to learn about dinosaurs than to go see some in the Museum?

How long was T. rex's tail?

Future fashion designers

Are crayons, markers, or pencils best?

Sometimes you need a buddy to help ya get ready

Designing a pink wedding gown!

Carefully draping and measuring fabric

What color ribbon should I use?

Teamwork necessary when designing new clothes

That's one scary nocturnal bug!

Consulting with other artists

Checking out the tornado swirling in the bottle

Playing some tornado tag!

Beautiful piece of abstract art!

That’s all for day 2 of classes. See you tomorrow!

Summer Youth Classes – Day 2; Session 1

Our second day of camp was full of rainforest animals, weather, and viking ships!  We took some great pictures of the kids having fun while learning great things!

Learning the stories behind the stars in the sky

Do you know where Ursa major is?

Learning the parts of a flower

Reviewing the creatures in coral reefs

Learning all about vikings!

Everyone loves bubbles!

Hm, what's happening in there?

What can you make with ice and petroleum jelly?

Ooo chemical reactions taking place before our eyes!

Weather in the classroom!

Working together to assemble a long boat

What are the different parts of a long boat?

Do you see the petals and seeds?

Question about the galaxy?

Checking out some rainforest insects

Constructing a Colosseum

What kind of space story are you creating?

Teamwork at the student table

Working hard to assemble their viking long ships

Very focused on building construction

Magnificent picture!

A green longboat! Wow!

Making rain sticks to simulate a rainforest

Can you hear the rain?

Sometimes the teacher can help with finishing touches

Whoa! A tornado in a bottle!

Swirling tornadoes around and around...

Learning about the rainforest also required doing a rain dance for Lubbock

Today was a lot of fun!  Tomorrow will be even more creative ways to learn about art, science, and engineering!

Summer Youth Classes – Day 1; Session 2

Our second set of Summer Youth Classes was held Monday afternoon. These classes were on a variety of cool art and science topics, such as:

  • Earth Alert: Natural Disasters
  • Pequeno Pecassos
  • Creatures of the Night
  • Diggin’ Up Dinos
  • Abstraction Action
  • Fashion Studio

Our campers did a lot of great hands-on activities while learning some valuable knowledge about all these subjects.  Check out the pictures to see the kids at work!

Our Fashion Studio students learning all about style

Gearing up to make a masterpiece

Making an abstract work of art

Making craters with different sized meteors

Learning how to be a fashionista

Future Picassos discussing their art

Which animals sleep all day and play all night?

Bat, owls, and mice are active at night

Hm, what is abstract art?

Piecing together Pangaea

What can supercontinents tell us about our past?

Constructing volcanoes

Getting ready for eruption

Showing us how Picasso uses different shapes in his art

Putting together shapes for Picasso-like paintings

Consulting about a new clothing line

Post-eruption, cleaning up the "lava"

These classes were a great end to our Monday. Let’s see what fun activities we do tomorrow!

Summer Youth Classes – Day 1; Session 1

Monday marked our first day of Summer Youth Classes at the Museum!  Children entering grades K – 5 visited the Museum for an afternoon full of hands-on activities and educational fun!  Our first session of classes included:

  • Exploring Earth’s Ecosystems
  • Budding Botanists
  • Amazing Stargazing
  • Let’s Go A-Viking
  • Worldly Builders
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of…???

We walked around and snapped some great photos of the kids in action:

Check out that black tipped reef shark!

Our future botanists coloring some water lillies

Vikings building their long-houses

Using branches to make their houses

Make those houses secure!

Getting ready to watch their water lillies bloom

Are they opening?

I see a green lily!

Future engineers building some great structures

What famous building are you re-creating?

Making a beautiful sea scene

Our sea creatures are bioluminescent!

Fishy faces!

Cloudy With A Chance of...?? Lightening?

What happens in the water cycle?

Creating cool constellations

What does the Big Dipper look like?

What's the name of your constellation?

Sea scene and whale habitat complete!

Building the Great Pyraminds

The first day was a lot of fun, can’t wait to see what tomorrow will bring!