Summer programs at Sandcastles Children’s Museum.

June 3, 2015

sandcastles3LUDINGTON — Sandcastles Children’s Museum is gearing up for summer. Fun Fridays begin June 12 and will offer a variety of performers including a trained horse, sled dogs, theater productions, scientists, music and much more.

Sandcastles is also offering two different workshops several times this summer. One is the returning remotely operated vehicle workshop that allows kids to put together their own underwater remotely operated vehicles and experiment with how they work underwater.

“This workshop was made possible with a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Mason County,” said Kristin Korendyke, executive director. “We are also offering a new program called Stop Motion Video Animation. This workshop will teach kids to put together videos using a series of still photos. The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs provided us with a grant to bring this workshop to the museum.  We are thankful for their support, and thrilled to bring these learning experiences to our members and guests at no additional cost.”

Both programs require pre-registration with limited space available. Register by completing a registration form at the front desk.

The museum will also be offering a craft camp this summer from June 22 – 26.

“Deb Borema, a very creative and talented artist, will be teaching kids to make a stuffed animal, beaded keychains, polymer clay creatures, handmade soap, crochet, and a felted animal,” Korendyke said.

The camp will meet Monday through Friday of that week from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The camp is for kids 6 years and older. Cost is $50 per child for non-members, and $40 dollars per child for members. Registration is also available at the front desk.

Sandcastles Children’s Museum is located at 129 E. Ludington Ave.

“We look forward to a summer filled with happy kids learning to create, discover, and explore at Sandcastles,” Korendyke said.

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