Like universities, children's museums provide young people places to study nature, outlets to explore their creativity, and an excuse not to have real jobs. Procrastinate constructively with today's Groupon to Greensboro Children's Museum. Choose between the following options:
• For $80, you get one admission to Camp Construct from July 11 to July 15 (up to a $175 value).
• For $80, you get one admission to Growing Garden Art camp from July 18 to July 22 (up to a $175 value).
Camps are intended for rising second and third graders and run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day.
With more than 20 permanent exhibits and a range of five-day summer camps, Greensboro Children’s Museum seeks to inspire children with interactive and energetic projects centered on creative expression. In Camp Construct, small scientists use everyday building tools to construct the inventions of their imaginations, such as scale bridges, toy cars, and friends made of marshmallows. Students learn to carve wax sculptures and conjure artwork from garden plants in Growing Garden Art. By the end of the week, campers will have crafted their own art pieces and contributed to a group project that remains in the garden to culturally enrich passing bumblebees.
Each class gathers a maximum of 20 amateur earthlings, and the museum fuels roving ideas and nursery-rhyme rap battles with an included morning snack and a lunch break, though students must bring a non-refrigerated lunch from home. Tiny tinkerers should also come to each camp prepared with sunscreen, hat, closed-toe shoes, change of clothes, and a reusable cup. The museum is home to the nation's first certified Edible Schoolyard, a teaching facility that includes a four-season organic garden, classrooms, a chicken coop, composting stations, and a kitchen where families can conjure up a food craze to rival the peanut-butter-and-pickle sandwich.
220 N Church St.
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401