WHO: The National Videogame Museum has partnered with two organizations to bring STEM-related camps for children to the museum during spring break.
Workshop: STEM Coding Robotics sponsored by Coding Fun 4STEM
Dates: March 7 (Three sessions: 9 a.m. to noon; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
March 10 (Three sessions: 9 a.m. to noon; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
About: Want to code your own video games and program robots for missions like dance moves and mazes? Whether you are new to coding or have some experience, this camp is a fun way to learn coding or take it to the next level. You will learn to program the latest video games using MIT Scratch and other tools. Children are placed in beginner and intermediate teams based on age and skill.
Ages 7 – 13; $35 per child for half-day camps; $65 for the full-day camps. (Bring sack lunch if registration for the all-day camp.)
Workshop: Minecraft Engineering sponsored by Play-Well TEKnologies
Dates: March 8 and March 9 (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
About: Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO or a seasoned veteran, you’ll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities.
Ages 5–7; $35 per child.
Workshop: Minecraft Master Engineering sponsored by Play-Well TEKnologies
Dates: March 8 and March 9 (1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
About: Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO®! Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based camp, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or LEGO.
Ages 7 – 13; $35 per child.
WHERE: The National Videogame Museum classroom (inside the Frisco Discovery Center)
8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, Texas 75034
General admission to NVM:
$12/adult (ages 13 – 65); $10/children 10 and under; military; educators; seniors
(Valid ID required upon purchase of military, educators and seniors tickets.)
Hours: Monday (closed); Tuesday – Thursday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Friday – Saturday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.); Sunday (noon – 5 p.m.)
About the National Videogame Museum
The National Videogame Museum is the only museum in America dedicated to the history of the videogame industry. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings together the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) values within videogames. These values are presented both as an entertainment medium and a career path as a highly interactive, entertaining and educational experience. The NVM archive is unparalleled in size and comprised of dozens of one-of-a-kind artifacts, in addition to more than 100,000 rotating pieces of videogame hardware, software, documentation and memorabilia. The center is available for corporate events, birthday parties, field trips and research studies and is open to the public six days a week. For more information, visit www.nvmusa.org.
About Coding Fun 4STEM
Coding Fun 4STEM instills love for STEM careers in young girls and boys. For more information, visit www.codingfun4stem.com.
About Play-Well TEKnologies
Play-Well TEKnologies provides project-based programs designed to teach principles and methods of engineering to grades Kindergarten through 5t, utilizing LEGO®. Since 1997, our focus has been to grow the next generation of engineering nerds. Find out more information at www.play-well.org.