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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATE MUSEUM INTRODUCES "SUMMER QUEST", A NEW PROGRAM FOR SUMMER CAMPS
Albany, New York -- 06/21/2013
The New York State Museum introduces "Summer Quest", a new educational program designed for summer camps and organized groups. Drawing upon the Museum’s vast resources in research, collections and exhibitions, "Summer Quest" provides two-hour educational programs with hands-on activities in the fields of biology, astronomy, anthropology and history.
"Summer Quest" programs have been specifically designed for large camp and school groups with a minimum group size of 20 children, ages 7 and older. Programs are offered from June 25 through August 16, Tuesday through Friday, in both morning (10am-12pm) and afternoon (1pm-3pm) sessions. The registration fee per child is $2.
The four "Summer Quest" programs offered this summer are:
Who Lives in that Loooonghouse?:
Explore the artifacts, games and stories of the Iroquois. This program runs June 25 through July 5.
Games and Heroes of the Civil War Era:
Discover the role New Yorkers played in the Civil War and imagine the trials and tribulations of its heroes. This program runs July 9 through July 19.
Whales, Mastodons and more Marvelous Mammals:
Explore the wonderful world of whales and examine Mastodon remains, reconstructing this extinct wonder and its ice age habitat. This program runs July 23 through August 2.
Moon and Stars:
Explore the night sky inside the Museum’s own planetarium and learn about the Moon and Earth with hands-on activities. This program runs August 6 through August 16.
For more information, visit the "Summer Quest" website at www.nysm.nysed/summerquest. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact the Museum at 518-474-5843 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State Museum is a program of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education. Located on Madison Avenue in Albany, the Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is free. Further information about programs and events can be obtained by calling (518) 474-5877 or visiting the Museum website at www.nysm.nysed.gov.