Spring 2018 PIR Day Camps

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Thursday, April 12 | 9am – 3pm

$75 admission | Grades 2 & Up
Join us for part two of our Make-It and Break-It day camp! We’ll be in the STEAMlab exploring technology by taking it apart and putting it back together into something new. Then, get on the computer and design your own creation. Register here!


Friday, April 13 | 9am – 3pm

$75 Admission | Grades 2 & Up
It’s a buggy Minecraft day! Join for a day-camp of bugs and more. Combining our new A Bug’s World exhibit and the STEAMlab, we’ll explore the world of bugs in person and through technology. Use Minecraft to create some bugs and explore their world. Register Here.

Summer Camps

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June 11 – 15

All New Curriculum: Fast Forward!
9am – 3:30pm; $240
For kids entering Grades 1 – 6
Register here!

Are you ready for robots, smart homes, magnetic slime and more? We sure hope so, because all of this and more is included in Camp Invention: Fast Forward! Let’s invent the future today!

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July 9, 10, 11

Grades 2 and up | $180
10% Discount for Museum members – call to get promocode.

Let’s make things that go! From catapults to rockets to robots and more! This 3-day camp will immerse your student in coding, building and critical thinking to power all types of technology designed for getting from here to there.
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July 23, 24, 25

Grades 2 and up | $180
10% Discount for Museum members – call to get promocode.

Let’s imagine ourselves on the red planet! What can you invent and create for survival? Build tools to aid in exploration, learn how solar energy can sustain the journey, and explore electricity to discover new things.
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full steam ahead

August 6 – 10

Grades 2 and up | $240
10% Discount for Museum members – call to get promocode.

It’s a FULL WEEK of science, technology, engineering, arts and math! With a different theme, each day – we’ll dive deeper into the full creativity that is STEM learning. We’ll talk energy, make and break hardware, code and animate, explore lasers and more! There will be surprises throughout the week to get us excited about how much fun this world of science is!
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game makers

August 20 & 21

Grades 2 and up | $130
10% Discount for Museum members – call to get promocode.

Using the high-tech tools of the STEAMlab, design and build your own physical and virtual games!
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STEAMlab Camps F.A.Q.s

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Q. What does a typical day at camp look like?
A. Our camps are designed to provide a mix of creative opportunities, scientific exploration, teamwork, and individual activities to cater to different interests, learning styles, and personalities. Each day of camp includes includes team-building exercises, hands-on learning activities, walking field trips, and supervised free play. A typical schedule for a full-day camp for kids in grades K-5 might look like this:

8:45-9:00 – Drop Off
9:00-9:15 – Free Play/Icebreaker
9:15-10:45 – First Activity Period
10:45-11:00 – First Snack (BYO)
11:00-12:30 – Second Activity Period
12:30-1:30 – Lunch (BYO)/Outdoor Play
1:30-3:00 – Third Activity Period
3:00-3:15 – Pick Up

Q. How big are CMB camps?
A. Camps that are hosted here at CMB or in the STEAMlab are limited to 12 participants.

Q. Is there a member discount?
A. Yes! We offer a 10% discount on our camps with a current membership. Call (406) 522-9087 to get the promocode prior to registration.

Q. Are scholarships available for your camps?
A. Yes! We have a limited number of half-price scholarships available. Call (406)522-9087 for more info.

Q. What should my child bring to camp?
A. Children should bring their snacks and lunch, a water bottle, and play clothes appropriate for our changeable Montana weather.

Q. What is the CMB Summer Camp cancellation policy?
A. Cancellations made within 10 days of the camp start date will not be refunded. Cancellations made between 11 and 29 days prior to camp will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to camp will be refunded in full, less a $25 administration fee. Proration for partial or incompleted camps is not offered.