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Sci-Quest presents holiday learning activities, camps

Published 1:11pm Wednesday, December 12, 2012

BY JONECE DUNIGAN / FOR THE RECORD

Families can unleash their inner scientist by attending Sci-Quest’s holiday sessions and winter camps this holiday break.

From making reindeer rockets to experimenting with liquid nitrogen, individuals can experience a variety of activities to learn the science behind the winter season.

The holiday sessions are open now until Dec. 30.

Attendants can learn the tricks and trades of Jack Frost in the Snowflake Safari, where people will discover the chemistry and meteorology behind snow. Children can create their own snowflake at the end of the activity.

In Reindeer Flight School, children can help revamp Santa’s sleigh Rocket City style by learning the art of flight to create their own reindeer rockets to take home.

Discover the ways of the penguins in Polar Explorers, where students can learn the animal’s survival techniques in different conditions of the world.

Both parents and children can sharpen their math skills by doing origami in Ornamental Science, where individuals can create their own ornaments to take home.

Sci-Quest is encouraging families to post pictures of ornaments on their tree on its Facebook page.

The holiday sessions are included with general admissions. General admission is $9 for adults, $8 for children ranging from 3 to 18, and $8.50 for senior citizens.

Sci-Quest will have Winter Camps for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade from Dec. 26 until Dec. 28. There are a range of sessions, such as training to becoming a meteorologist or discovering the final frontier of space.

Parents can choose all three days, one day or just one session. Sci-Quest has both a morning session, from 9 a.m. until noon, and an afternoon session, from 1 p.m. until 4, to work around parents’ schedules. There is also early drop-off starting at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up at 5:30 p.m.

The cost is $20 per camp session and seating is given out on a first come, first served basis. Parents can visit the website or call 256-837-0606 to register and view the complete list of sessions.

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