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Huntington Explorers

 

Explorers returns for 3 fun-filled weeks in July!

Come join us for a summer of hands-on fun at The Huntington! Explorers camp is a full day program, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., for campers aged 5–13. Camp runs for three consecutive weeks from July 9–27. Participants can register for a single week or multiple weeks. We'll cover two different themes each week - one in the morning and another in the afternoon - emphasizing active learning, design-based thinking and most of all, fun! Our Instructors are expert artists and makers, who use the Huntington collections as inspiration for engaging art and science-based activities. Campers will explore the Huntington's gardens, library, and galleries and become incredible print makers, weaving wizards, math-a-musicians accomplished artists, and more!

 

Members: $360 per week

Non-Members: $410 per week

 

Be Prepared! ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY, FEB. 23 at 10 a.m.

Here's how to enroll:

 

1. BEFORE FEB. 23:

 

2. ON FEB. 23:

 

The last day to register for camp is June 15.

 


Huntington Explorers

 

Program Descriptions

WEEK 1: JULY 9–JULY 13

explorers-jungle_350WEEK 1 | Ages 5–6: Down the Rabbit Hole & Printspiration I

 

Down the Rabbit Hole

Explore the world of Alice in Wonderland right here at The Huntington as we investigate all the magical things in our collections. Go down the rabbit hole in search of all kinds of curiosities: tea sets, rose gardens, mushrooms, miniatures and more. Don't be late!

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Printspiration I

Become a printmaker in this fun-filled week inspired by our amazing library collections! Learn about the process of print-making, paper-making and create your own hand-made alphabet book.

 


explorers-carving_350WEEK 1 | Ages 7–8: Beautiful Science & Sounds of The Huntington  

 

Beautiful Science

Science, math and art combine in unexpected ways as we explore the history of science. Marvel at scientific wonders in our exhibit Beautiful Science, learn all about what makes rainbows happen and how telescopes work, and even get a chance to perform your own beautiful science experiments.

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Sounds of The Huntington

Music is everywhere! Learn about different instruments and make your own compositions inspired by the sounds of The Huntington, from bird songs to pebble chimes.

 


explorers-poster_350WEEK 1 | Ages 9–13: Sounds of the Huntington & Beautiful Science  

 

Sounds of the Huntington

Music is everywhere! Learn about different instruments and make your own compositions inspired by the sounds of The Huntington, from bird songs to pebble chimes.

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Beautiful Science

Science, math and art combine in unexpected ways as we explore the history of science. Marvel at scientific wonders in our exhibit Beautiful Science, learn all about what makes rainbows happen and how telescopes work, and even get a chance to perform your own beautiful science experiments.

 


WEEK 2: JULY 16–JULY 20

explorers-kitchen_350WEEK 2 | Ages 5–6: Archi-treks & Weaving Wizards  

 

Archi-treks

The Huntington is home to beautiful architecture from around the world. Set off on an amazing archi-trek and design your very own city.

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Weaving Wizards

Create beautiful wearable art and weave your own magical creations, inspired by the textile art in the Fielding collection.

 


explorers-telescope_350WEEK 2 | Ages 7–8: Math-a-musicians & Printspiration II  

 

Math-a-musicians

Patterns can be found everywhere, from a song beat to a plant leaf. Explore math and music in nature and create your own songs inspired by our awesome art and botanical collections.

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Printspiration II

Calling all bookworms! Explore the Huntington's library's collections and experiment with printmaking and book-binding. Use your new book-making skills to tell your very own Huntington-inspired stories.

 


explorers-art_350WEEK 2 | Ages 9–13: Printspiration II & Math-a-musicians  

 

Printspiration II

Calling all bookworms! Explore the Huntington's library collections and experiment with printmaking and book-binding. Use your new book-making skills to tell your very own Huntington-inspired stories.

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Math-a-musicians

Patterns can be found everywhere, from a song beat to a plant leaf. Explore math and music in nature and create your own songs inspired by our awesome art and botanical collections.

 


WEEK 3: JULY 23–JULY 27

explorers-classroom_350WEEK 3 | Ages 5–6: Movers and Makers & Playing with Art  

 

Movers and Makers

Plants rock! Make your own musical instruments out of plant materials and create your very own music and movement pieces inspired by our collections.

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Playing with Art

Learn all about the principles of art by exploring shape and color in the galleries and creating your own original art works inspired by artists such as Sam Francis, Alma Thomas and more.

 


explorers-oranges_350WEEK 3 | Ages 7–8: Out of the Woods & Huntington DYI  

 

Out of the Woods

Get up close and personal with some of the world's most incredible trees featured in our Out of the Woods exhibit. Investigate how trees support life on Earth, learn the facts and folklore of forests, and discover the trees that call The Huntington home.

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Huntington DIY

Are you passionate about making your own inventions and understanding how everyday objects work? Learn the hidden histories behind major inventions and make your own amazing creations.

 


explorers-printing_350WEEK 3 | Ages 9 – 13 — Huntington DIY & Out of the Woods  

 

Huntington DIY

Are you passionate about making your own inventions and understanding how everyday objects work? Learn the hidden histories behind major inventions and make your own amazing creations.

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Out of the Woods

Get up close and personal with some of the world's most incredible trees featured in our Out of the Woods exhibit. Investigate how trees support life on Earth, learn the facts and folklore of forests, and discover the trees that call The Huntington home.

 


What You Need to Know

Requirements

  • For your child's safety, ALL MEDICAL AND PERMISSION FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED WHEN YOU REGISTER. Forms WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED on the first day of camp.
  • To ensure that camp is a positive experience for everyone, your child must have attended Kindergarten at the time of enrollment. Let us know if you have questions about which session may be the best fit for your child.

 

Schedule / Lunch

  • Huntington Explorers camp is a full day program that runs from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. for campers aged 5–13. 
  • Camp runs for three consecutive weeks, July 9–27. Participants may register for a single week or multiple weeks. 
  • Each day is split into two thematic sessions per age group. There is a three-hour morning class with one theme (9 a.m.–12 p.m.) a one hour lunch break, followed by three-hour afternoon class with a different theme (1–4 p.m.).
  • Snack/rest periods will be held throughout the day. 
  • Campers should bring their own bagged lunch, two snacks, and a non-glass refillable water bottle each day all clearly labeled with their name
  • Please note we are unable to accommodate extended care.

 

Activities

Each activity uses The Huntington's collections as inspiration for engaging arts and science-related exploration. Campers focus on a range of topics that emphasize active learning, exploration and most of all, fun! All activities are created with inclusive and age-appropriate programming tailored to the multiple ways kids learn.

 

Camp Staff / Educators

Campers enjoy a low staff-to-child ratio ranging from 1:4 to 1:7, depending on age group. Instructors are passionate educators who are experts in their fields and love creating engaging curriculum for children. All camp staff undergoes an extensive background check and training.

 

Special Accommodations

Ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for campers of all abilities is our highest priority. Please contact us if you have questions regarding accommodation for your child's needs.

 

Cancellations / Refunds

The last day to cancel registration with a full refund is June 15. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after June 15.

 

Contact Us

explorers@huntington.org or 626-405-2104

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