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Summer Ballet for Current Dance Students

Age: 10+ (Ballet 4 or higher)
Fee: Classes are $10 each, pay when you get there, cash only please.
Dates: Monday evenings, 5:30 - 7:00 pm June 12 - August 7.
Intermediate and Advanced dancers looking to stay in shape are invited to take our open ballet classes this summer! Taught by Family Museum dance staff, alumni, or guest teachers, classes will meet Monday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. No registration required. You may come as often or as little as you like! 

Broadway Dance Camp

Age: 9 - 12 years (9 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: July 17 - 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Learn the choreography of some of Broadway’s most exciting shows! We’ll tap dance about “Tomorrow” like Annie, chassé into the savanna of the Lion King, and not throw away our shot to the tunes of Hamilton! Dancers will be provided with a snack each day and should wear active wear with tennis shoes or dance shoes. Register

Trolls! Sing and Dance - New!

Age: 7 - 10 years (7 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: July 10 - 14, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Come find your happiness just like Poppy and Branch! We will sing, dance, and scrapbook our adventures while trying to escape the Bergens! Get ready to get down and groove with some new friends! Each day will involve movement, a craft, and a snack. Dancers should wear active wear with tennis shoes. Register

The Wonderful World of Oz

Age: 4 - 6 years (4 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: July 31 - August 4, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Twist like a tornado, dance like a munchkin, and skip down the yellow brick road with your friends! Each day will involve movement activities, crafting, and a snack. Dancers should wear active wear, with bare feet, tennis shoes, or dance shoes. Come click your heels with us! Register

Off to Neverland!

Age: 4 - 6 years (4 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: August 7 - 11, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Ever dreamed of being a Pixie Hollow fairy, a mischievous lost boy, or a swashbuckling pirate? Come fly away to Neverland with Peter and Wendy! Each day will include exploring a new area of Neverland through crafting, snacking, and dancing. Dancers should wear active wear with bare feet, tennis shoes, or dance shoes. Register

Under the Sea

Age: 4 - 6 years (4 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: July 17 - 21, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Make a splash in this ocean-themed week of dance! The stories of Moana, Nemo and Dory will help guide us through this undersea adventure. Each day will include movement activities, a craft, and a snack. Dancers should wear active wear with bare feet or ballet shoes, leotard and tights. Register

Fairytale Frolic

Age: 4 - 6 years (4 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: July 10 - 14, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Dance the stories of Alice and Goldilocks, go for a skate with Little Red Gliding Hood, and discover more fairytale favorites and twists throughout the week. This camp features dance activities and a craft and snack based on the fairytale of the day. Dancers should wear active wear with bare feet or ballet shoes, leotard, and tights. Register

Princess Favorites

Age: 4 - 6 years (4 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Section A: July 10 - 14, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Section B: July 24 - 28, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Section C: August 7 - 11, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
This magical dance camp will thrill your little princess! We’ll dance to the music and stories of some of your favorite princesses, including Cinderella, Belle, Aurora, Ariel and Snow White. An enchanting week of dancing, creativity, and finding your inner princess will end with a visit from a very special guest. Dancers should wear active wear with bare feet or ballet shoes, leotard, and tights. Princess attire is optional! Register

Princesses around the World

Age: 4-6 years (4 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates:
Section A: June 19 - 23, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Section B: June 26 - 30, 1:30 - 3:30 pm 
Join Mulan, Jasmine, Elsa, Anna, Merida, and Tiana for a trip around the world! Be inspired by the cultures of these princesses as we dance, craft, and make a snack each day. Dancers should wear active wear with bare feet or ballet shoes, leotard, and tights. Princess attire is optional! Register

Ready, Set, Dance!

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2017
Fee: $50
Dates:
Section A: June 26 - 30, 9:00 - 9:45 am
Section B: June 26 - 30, 10:00 - 10:45 am
Our littlest dancers will twirl, leap, stretch, float, and tiptoe their way through this introduction to dance class. Dancers may wear active wear with bare feet or ballet shoes, leotard, and tights. Register

Dress Up and Dance

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2017
Fee: $50
Dates:
Section A: July 31 - August 4, 9:00 - 9:45 am
Section B: July 31 - August 4, 10:00 - 10:45 am
According to Tallulah, a dancer needs her tutu! Each day we will put on a different costume and dance Tallulah’s story and more! Dancers should wear tights, a leotard, and ballet shoes. Register

Summer Spanish

Age: 4 - 8 years (Must be age by June 1, 2017) 
Fee: $100
Dates:
Section A: June 12 - 16, 9:30 - 11:30 am (age 4-5) 
Section B: June 12 - 16, 1:30- 3:30 pm (age 6-8)
Hola! Brush up on your Spanish, or be introduced to the language for the first time! Our experienced Spanish instructor Ms. Valerie will provide children with hands-on activities, games, songs, cooking and much more! Register

American Girl Doll Camp! - FULL

Age: 7-10 years (Must be 7 by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $125
Dates: July 24 - 28, 9:30 - Noon
Bring your American Girl doll and get ready for an exciting week of crafting, cooking, and exploring history with your doll. Each day will feature a specific doll’s story and focus on her particular time period. The week will also conclude with a tea party for you and your doll! Register

Wizard Camp - FULL

Age: 7 – 10 years (age 7 by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $125
Dates: July 17 - 21, 9:30 am - Noon 
Do you love Harry Potter? Hop on your broom and fly to our wizarding school. We’ll sort into houses and then the fun begins. We’ll make wands, play wizarding games, drink butterbeer, and have a magical time! Wizarding attire is encouraged. Mischief Managed! Register

Construction Engineers - FULL

Age: 7 – 10 years (age 7 by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $80
Dates: August 8 - 11, 9:30 - 11:30 am (Camp runs Tues - Fri) 
Using different building materials from Legos to newspaper, meet the challenge of building structures bigger, taller, or stronger. Spend one class session in ThinkShop putting your new knowledge to the test. Register

Learn to Draw: Cartoons, Comics, and Animation - FULL

Age: 7 – 10 years (age 7 by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $150
Dates: August 7 - 11, 1:30 - 4:30 pm 
Try your hand at turning your drawings into stories. Mr. Glenn will instruct kids how to create pictures and story lines for beginning cartooning and animation. No previous drawing experience required. Register

Pottery 101 - FULL

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $125
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 
July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27
1:30 - 3:00 pm
It’s pottery for beginners. Ms. Carolyn will teach the basics of hand-building using a variety of clays. Learn how to make a pot, and try your hand “throwing” a pot at the potter’s wheel. Register

Camp ThinkShop - FULL

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: June 26 - 30, 1:30 - 3:30 pm 
Spend some exclusive time in the ThinkShop with Mr. Glenn! Saw, hammer, and learn new techniques to help create your recycled masterpiece! There will be an exhibition at the end of the week to see what everyone has invented! Register

Kitchen Chemistry - FULL

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: July 11 - 14, 1:30 - 3:30 pm (Camp meets Tues - Fri)
Discover the science behind the cooking! Experiment with pancakes, ice cream, and more! *Due to the type and amount of food provided in this program, it is advised that children with food allergies refrain from this particular class. If you have questions about specific foods, please call Kim at (563) 344-4166.* Register

Mine Mania - FULL

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $80
Dates: July 25 - 28, 9:30 - 11:30 am (Camp meets Tues - Fri)
Is it real or is it Minecraft? Go off-line and explore some of the real facts behind your favorite building game. Learn about geology, electric circuits, and have fun building structures. Knowledge of Minecraft helpful but not required. What will you create? Register

Imagination Dollhouse!

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: July 31 - August 4, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Create your very own cardboard dollhouse using all recyclable items! From furniture to wallpaper, get creative and make it your own! Register

Glow in the Dark Camp - FULL

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: June 26 - 30, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Let’s dim the lights and get glowing! Create glow-art, get sticky with glow painting, explore the glowing constellations in outer space, and much more! Register

Little Sprouts Gardening Camp - FULL

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: August 7 - 11, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Do you have a budding gardener? Grab your trowel and come ready to get dirty! We will learn about planting and harvesting, create unique garden crafts, and work in a real garden! Each day will include a garden fresh snack. *Please wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Register

Pokemon Power - FULL

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: June 19 - 23, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Love Pokémon? Then this is the camp for you! Spend the week among other Pokémon enthusiasts as you sculpt, illustrate, play games, and learn more about parts of our natural world that inspired the creation of some of your favorite Pokémon! Register

Fairytale Forensics

Age: 6 – 8 years (6 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $80
Dates: June 20 - 23, 9:30 - 11:30 am (Camp meets Tues - Fri)
You’re on the case! Who really broke into the Three Bears’ House? Does the shoe really belong to Cinderella? Use fingerprints, hair analysis, and other science techniques to find out who really did it. Register

Bubble Festival

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2017) 
Fee: $80
Date: June 27 - 30, 9:30 - 11:30 am (Camp meets Tues - Fri)
Little ones will bubble over with excitement in this soapy science spectacular! We’ll explore surface tension, buoyancy, bubble shapes and sizes, and make bubble art. Clothes for messes 
are a must! Register

Clay Creatures!

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2017) 
Fee: $125
Date: 3 Week Camp, Tuesdays and Thursdays
June 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and 29
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Mold, sculpt, create, and imagine! This introduction to clay camp will cover the basics of using this fun art medium. Learn how to make animals and other crazy creatures! We will use a variety of clays and have several projects to take home! Register

Puzzles and Patterns

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2017) 
Fee: $100
Date: June 19 - 23, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Little math wizards make it all add up in this class exploring pre-math skills. Work on patterns, puzzles, counting games, and symmetry. Register

Mix and Make

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $80
Dates: June 13 -16, 1:30 - 3:30 pm (Camp meets Tues - Fri)
Mix, mash, roll, pat, mold, sculpt, and more! This tactile adventure is for young scientists and artists who like to get their hands a little messy. Mix your own air-dry play dough for building, and discover what sticky slimes can be made from ingredients in your kitchen. Register

Pete the Cat

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2017)
Fee: $100
Dates: June 12-16, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Meet Pete, the groovy blue cat! No matter where he goes, Pete the Cat always keeps his cool! We’ll explore some of Pete’s favorite stories, such as White Shoes, Groovy Buttons, Magic Sunglasses, and Robo-Pete! It’s all good! Register

Pinkalicious!

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2017) 
Fee: $100
Dates: July 10 - 14, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Pinkalicious, Goldalicious, Purplicious! Explore these books and make fun art projects with all things Pinkalicious. We conclude our week with “Pinkalicious and the Royal Tea Party” and we will have a tea party and dress-up parade around the Museum! *Due to the type and amount of food provided in this program, it is advised that children with food allergies refrain from this particular class. If you have questions about specific foods, please call Kim at (563) 344-4166.* Register

Sid the Science Kid - FULL

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2017) 
Fee: $80
Date: August 1 - 4, 9:30 - 11:30 am (Camp meets Tues - Fri)
Are you as curious as Sid? Join us as we look for answers and solve problems through experimentation. Explore tools, measurement, senses, chemical change, and simple machines. Register

Space Invaders - FULL

Age: 4 - 5 years (4 years by June 1, 2017) 
Fee: $80
Date: July 17 - 20, 9:30 - 11:30 am (Camp meets Mon-Thurs)
Attention, future astronauts! Learn about outer space, stars, gravity, and even aliens! Try some space food too! This camp will be Out of This World! Register

Fairy Tale Twists

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2017
Fee: $50
Dates:

Section A: June 19 - 23, 9:00 - 9:45 am 
Section B: June 19 - 23, 10:00 - 10:45 am

It’s your favorite fairytales, with a twist! How do you wake a Snoring Beauty? What happens when Rapunzel has a bad hair day? Find out for yourself as we act out these funny fairy tales! Register

Lettercise

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2017
Fee: $40
Dates:

Section A: June 12 - 15 (Camp meets Mon - Thurs) 9:00 - 9:45 am
Section B: June 12 - 15 (Camp meets Mon - Thurs) 10:00 - 10:45 am
Section C: July 10 - 13 (Camp meets Mon - Thurs) 9:00 - 9:45 am
Section D: July 10 - 13 (Camp meets Mon - Thurs) 10:00 - 10:45 am

Wiggle and giggle and learn your letters! Mr. Jared will play fun movement songs and focus on different letters each day. Sitting still is not required for this camp! Register

Peppa Pig - FULL

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2017
Fee: $100
Dates: July 10 - 14, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Splash in muddy puddles, go on a treasure hunt, practice good sportsmanship, and create your own circus! Join Peppa and her friends for fun and adventure! Register

Dinosaurs Rock! - FULL

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2017
Fee: $100
Dates: August 7 - 11, 9:30 - 11:30 am
How big is a T-Rex? What do they eat? Come explore all things dinosaur! Stomp, roar, and pretend you are a dinosaur. Science and art projects every day! Register

Doctors in Training - FULL

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2017
Fee: $100
Dates: July 31 - August 4, 9:30 - 11:30 am
It’s time for your check-up! Be like Doc McStuffins and help take care of pets and stuffed friends that are just not feeling themselves. Create your own Book of Boo Boos, see real doctor instruments, and make diagnoses too. Register

Rhyme Time

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2017
Fee: $100
Dates: June 26 - 30, 9:30 - 11:30 am 
Jack Be Nimble, Hey Diddle Diddle, and Hickory Dickory Dock! Explore these classic nursery rhymes with songs, games, and fun art activities! Register

Dirt Diggers! - FULL

Age: 3 years by June 1, 2017
Fee: $100
Dates: June 12 - 16, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Bring your green thumbs and get ready to dig in the dirt! Visit our classroom garden to scoop dirt, plant seeds, water flowers, and experiment with worms! Bring your own hand spade, please! Register

Home School Art: Clay

Get the basics of 3-D Art with Mr. Glenn! Mold, sculpt, shape, glaze, and learn about beginning ceramics! All students will get a chance to “throw a pot” on the pottery wheel as well. Class is limited to 10.  Register now! Or Call (563) 344-4170 to register. Class fees do not include admission to the Museum.

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Beginning Pottery

It’s pottery for beginners! Ms. Carolyn will teach the basics of hand-building using a variety of clays. Learn how to make a pot, and try your hand “throwing” a pot at the potter’s wheel. Class is limited to 10. Register now! Or Call (563) 344-4170 to register. Class fees do not include admission to the Museum.

Session 1

Age: 6-10 years

Dates: Tuesdays: January 10, 17, 24, and 31, February 7, 14, 21, and 28 (8 weeks)

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Cost: $120

Location: Clay Studio

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Inventor’s Club with Mr. Glenn - Kids Rule!

Put on your thinking caps and join the Inventor’s Club! Mr. Glenn will put your imagination skills to the test in this fun, creative, afterschool program. Kids will rule the lessons! Whatever topics they want to learn about lead the way! Science, art, math, games, etc...Kids decide! Register now! Or call (563) 344-4170 to register. Class fees do not include admission to the Museum.

Session 1

Age: 5-8 years

Dates: Wednesdays: January 4, 11, 18, and 25, February 1, 8, 15, and 22 (8 weeks)

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Cost: $120

Location: Science Room

Session 2

Age: 5-8 years

Dates: Wednesdays: March 1, 8, and 29 (no class March 15 and 22 - Spring Break), April 5, 12, 19, and 26 (7 weeks)

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Cost: $105

Location: Science Room

Spanish for Kids!

Mail in only registration for Spanish must be postmarked no earlier than Saturday, February 4, 2017. Online registration is not available. Please use registration form.

Cost: $725
$50 Deposit; 9 monthly payments of $75; if you are signed up for New or Old Blues, you will be billed in 12 monthly payments beginning June 2017)

Introduce your child to Spanish through our comprehensive, year-long exploration of language and culture. Taught by Valerie Alves, an experienced preschool instructor and native Spanish speaker, this unique program uses a creative hands-on curriculum to build language skill. A wide variety of activities, including games, music, and group interactions, are used to build vocabulary that reinforces and encourages successful communication in Spanish. Lessons focus on daily language used by students, and each student is encouraged to speak Spanish and have fun!

Spanish classes start the week of September 11, 2017, with breaks that coincide with the Family Museum's Preschool Alternative class schedule. ** Deposit due at time of registration**

Section A - FULL

Age: 3-4 (3 by September 1, 2017)
A great addition to New Blues Gallery - Miss Valerie will escort your child to New Blues Gallery.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:00am to 10:00am

Section B

Age: 4-5 (4 by September 1, 2017)
A great addition to Old Blues Gallery - Miss Valerie will escort your child to Old Blues Gallery.
Monday & Wednesdays: 9:00am to 10:00am

Section C - FULL

Age: Kindergarten-3rd Grade (entering in fall 2017)
Mondays & Wednesdays: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Section D

For Returning Students – Miss Valerie will confirm placement
Age: 2nd - 5th grade (entering in fall 2017)
Requirements: children must have one or more years of Spanish instruction, plus the ability to read, no exceptions, please!
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Literally Yours

Cost: $100 deposit; 12 monthly payments of $65; $880 total. Deposit due upon registration. First payment due June 1, 2017.
Age: 4 years by September 1, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS. Must be potty-trained - no pull-ups. 
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:15 - 2:30 pm

Literally Yours is a comprehensive early childhood program designed to prepare your child for future success in reading and writing. Our teachers utilize a variety of teaching techniques to bring out the best in each individual child. Our balanced approach to academics, art, and social development encourages growth in your child as a whole person. Reading comes with exposure to words, a chance to practice in a safe environment, and with supportive adult guidance that builds confidence. Children who add Literally Yours to Old Blues bring a sack lunch and are escorted to class.

Click here for registration form. For questions about registration, email Julie or call (563) 344-4170.

Old Blues

Cost: $100 deposit; 12 monthly payments of $212.50; $2650 total. Deposit due upon registration. First payment due June 1, 2017.
Age: 4 years by September 1, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS. Must be potty-trained - no pull-ups.
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Old Blues is a whole-child focused comprehensive early childhood program, designed to prepare your child for success in future formalized learning endeavors. Our teachers utilize a variety of teaching techniques to bring out the best in each individual child. Students will experience the arts, science, math, literacy, character education, creative movement, and Kindermusik every week.

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin Saturday, February 4, 2017 with MAIL-IN ONLY REGISTRATION. Click here for registration form. For questions about registration, email Julie or call (563) 344-4170.

New Blues - FULL for 2017

Cost: $100 deposit; 12 monthly payments of $109; $1,408 total. Deposit due upon registration. First payment due June 1, 2017.
Age: 3 years by September 1, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS. Must be potty-trained - no pull-ups.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am - noon
 
New Blues is a whole-child focused comprehensive early childhood program, designed to prepare your child for success in future formalized learning endeavors. Our teachers utilize a variety of teaching techniques to bring out the best in each individual child. Students will experience the arts, science, math, literacy, character education, and creative movement every week. Our balanced approach to academics, art, and social development encourages growth in your child as a whole person.
 
Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin Saturday, February 4, 2017 with MAIL-IN ONLY REGISTRATION. Click here for registration form. For questions about registration, email Julie or call (563) 344-4170.