Florida Museum offers ‘Playful Escape’ for students in grades K-5 Jan. 2

December 13th, 2011

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Enroll your children today in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Amazing Migrations” Playful Escape, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

Registration is available online at http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/childrens_classes.htm or by phone at 352-273-2061.

“Playful Escapes is a fun, educational and informal day at the museum,” said Florida Museum education assistant Tiffany Ireland. “Children will learn about the migratory patterns of different birds, fish and sharks that migrate through Florida.” (more…)

Register now for summer camps at the Florida Museum of Natural History

April 25th, 2011

Editor’s Note: A full list of camps follows this release

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Register your child for a summer of exploration and discovery at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s camps.

The museum offers week-long summer camps from June 13 through Aug. 12 and week-long field camps the weeks of June 27, July 18 and Aug. 1.

“Our summer camp programs are a great opportunity for children to learn about many exciting, interesting topics,” Florida Museum education assistant Amanda Erickson said. (more…)

Register students now to explore Antarctica March 25 at the Florida Museum

March 7th, 2011

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Register now for “Antarctic Expedition,” the Florida Museum of Natural History’s next “Playful Escape,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 25.

Students in grades K-5 will discover why the South Pole is the coldest, windiest and driest place on the Earth. (more…)

Register K-5 students for fun, educational spring break camps at Fla. Museum

February 14th, 2011

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is offering fun, educational spring break day camps March 28-April 1for students in grades K-5, including morning, afternoon or full-day options with convenient drop-off and pickup for parents.

The morning camp, “Ways We Eat,” runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon and explores how the animal kingdom goes to lunch. From 1 to 4 p.m., “Desire for Disaster” demonstrates how major natural disasters have produced some of the most amazing landscapes on earth. (more…)

Students to explore space during Florida Museum school holiday class Feb. 21

February 3rd, 2011

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blast off with the Florida Museum of Natural History during the next “Playful Escape,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21, and discover the wonder and excitement of outer space. Registration and more information is available online, www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/childrens_classes.htm.

The class is scheduled on Presidents Day, an Alachua County Schools student holiday, and provides working parents a place for their children in grades K-5 to enjoy entertaining and educational activities. (more…)

Florida Museum Jan. 21 K-5 day camp explores predators at Silver Springs

December 15th, 2010

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’ve ever wondered how wolves work together to hunt, or why alligators wait patiently to catch their prey, join the Florida Museum of Natural History for its next children’s day camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, a student holiday for Alachua County Public Schools.

Students in the “Hunting Tactics” camp will explore Silver Springs to learn about some of nature’s most cunning animals and how they use camouflage, surprise attacks and organization to hunt and survive. (more…)

Bring your children to the Fla. Museum for a ‘Playful Escape’ during the holidays

December 8th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Register today for Playful Escapes to keep your child’s mind moving with during the winter holidays. Registration is available online at www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/childrens_classes.htm for sessions Dec. 27, 28, 28 and 30.

“Every year, children have a great time in our Playful Escapes,” said Kendra Lanza-Kaduce, Florida Museum public programs coordinator. “The program provides children with fun and interactive activities that let them learn about natural history and the environment.” (more…)

Register now for summer camps at the Florida Museum of Natural History

March 15th, 2010

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children can explore the wonders of caves, prowl with some of the largest cats from across the world, brave the Caribbean Sea’s rich past to learn of its unique culture and much more during summer camps at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Museum member registration begins today (March 15) and general registration begins April 1. Summer camps begin June 14 and are available for students in grades 1-6 for the 2010-2011 school year. Summer field camps are offered for students in grades 5-6, ages 9-11 only. Prices for camps range from $117 to $270 for members and $130 to $300 for non-members. (more…)

Register now for Florida Museum ‘Playful Escapes’ April 12

March 15th, 2010

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Take advantage of the Alachua County school student holiday April 12 and send the kids to “Playful Escapes” at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. students will enjoy themed activities in a safe, fun environment. Students in grades K-5 will learn about fossils, butterflies and other natural history related topics.

Students should dress for outdoor activities and bring a sack lunch. Pre-registration is required. A half day session is $25 for museum members, $30 for non-members. A full-day session is $45 for members, $50 for non-members. (more…)

Space available in ‘Playful Escapes’ class Feb. 15

January 27th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Looking for something for the kids to do during the Presidents Day holiday? Let them have fun in a safe, educational environment with “Playful Escapes” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Classes feature themed crafts and activities that keep kids’ minds moving during the school holiday. Students in grades K-5 will learn about butterflies, fossils, sharks and other Florida natural history topics. Spaces remain for the class and parents are encouraged to register their children now.

Students should dress for outdoor activities and bring a sack lunch. Pre-registration is required. A half day session is $25 for museum members, $30 for non-members. A full-day session is $45 for members, $50 for non-members. (more…)

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