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TJC science center announces spring break space camp for kids

(Source: TJC Center for Earth and Space Science Education) (Source: TJC Center for Earth and Space Science Education)

From the Tyler Junior College science center:

Kids can learn about rockets, stars, planets, telescopes and more during a spring break space camp hosted by the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.

Designed for ages 6 through 10, the camp will be offered 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 7-11. Cost is $100 for campers attending Monday, Wednesday and Friday only, or $150 for the full week. Space is limited, and reservations are recommended.

A typical day will include time in the 40-foot dome theater as well as classroom activities. Each camper will also build a telescope that they can take home as a souvenir.

“This camp is a great opportunity for kids to have fun, be entertained all week long, and learn about space,” said Kim Lessner, TJC science center director.

“We offer a unique opportunity to show kids how entertaining science can be and how prevalent science is in our culture.”

The TJC science center engages more than 30,000 visitors per year. It provides a combination of extraordinary destinations and experiences that can only be witnessed in the 40-foot domed theater, equipped with the Digistar 5 all-digital projection
system. The science center and planetarium at TJC offer a one-of-a-kind teaching, learning and special-occasion space located in the heart of East Texas. Open to the public for shows, stargazing events, field trips and special events, the science center reflects
TJC’s commitment to quality education, a vibrant student life and service through educational engagement with the community.

For more information or to register, call 903-510-2312.

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