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Chess Clinic

Are you a beginning chess player or do you want to learn how to play chess? Join us for a Chess Clinic, taught by Todd Wolf, known as “That Chess Guy,” from Bismarck, North Dakota. Todd has been involved in scholastic chess for over 30 years and is a 3-time North Dakota chess champion. Todd will engage students of ages 7+ in this clinic. If you are new to chess playing or consider yourself a player, you will leave at the end of the clinic with new knowledge and skills about chess.

  • Ages: Open to ages 7+

  • Class Size: 25 students

  • Date: Tuesday, March 5 OR Wednesday, March 6

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Location: Community Room at the Magic City Discovery Center

  • Cost: $45 for MCDC Members, $50 for Non-Members. This includes time to play in the discovery center and lunch.

  • Educator: Todd "That Chess Guy" Wolf

    • Assisting: Karen Langemo​

  • Fill out your Emergency Contact Form ahead of time by clicking HERE!

March 5, 2024

March 6, 2024

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We need your creativity! It's not very often you get to decorate the walls at school or at home, come help us make a mural in the hallways of the discovery center! During this class you will learn about drawing from a one point perspective. You will then be able to apply it on a large scale by creating a mural with masking tape inside the discovery center! We hope to see you there!

  • Ages: Grades 5-8

  • Class Size: 12 children

  • Date: Friday, March 8

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Location: Community Room at the Magic City Discovery Center

  • Cost: $21.60 for MCDC Members, $24 for Non-Members, $19.20 for Military Members

  • Educator: Tessia Samuelson

  • Fill out your Emergency Contact Form ahead of time by clicking HERE!

March 5, 2024

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to discover a dinosaur bone or learn about their bone structure? We invite you to come discover some real-life fossil replicas with us. During this class we will also make our own bone fossils or molds and do our best to be creative and assemble a dinosaur with the supplies that are available!

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  • Ages: 5-9

  • Class Size: 15 children

  • Date: Tuesday, April 2 (No school this day)

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Location: Community Room at the Magic City Discovery Center

  • Cost: $40.50 for MCDC Members, $45 for Non-Members.

  • Educator: Karen Langemo

  • Fill out your Emergency Contact Form ahead of time by clicking HERE!

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Have you ever watched the show Chopped and wondered how you would do on the show? Now is your chance! With an artistic twist, students in this class will be tasked with making different artistic creations, using only the art materials that are given to them. As in chopped, “pantry” items will also be available to use. Guest judges will award prizes for the most creatively put together works of art! We can’t wait for you to join us for this one!

  • Ages: Grades K-6

  • Class Size: 15 children

  • Date: Wednesday, May 8 (MPS Early Release Day)

  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • Location: Community Room at the Magic City Discovery Center

  • Cost: $21.60 for MCDC Members, $24 for Non-Members, $19.20 for Military Members

  • Educator: Tessia Samuelson

  • Fill out your Emergency Contact Form ahead of time by clicking HERE!

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Calling all future astronauts, planetary scientists, and aerospace engineers! STEAM to the Stars with us this summer at our four-day space themed camp. Throughout the week, we will be conducting exciting science experiments and learning about various objects in our solar system. We’ll also be creating & crafting, playing games, moving our bodies, snacking, and so much more! Adaptations can be made for younger participants and others. This camp will be held twice this summer so pick the week that works for you. We can’t wait for you to explore the universe with us through this interactive and intriguing summer camp!

  • Ages: 5-14 arranged in smaller groups by age

  • Class Size: 30 children, divided into smaller groups

  • Dates: Camp 1, June 18 - 21 OR Camp 2, June 25 - 28

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Location: Community Room at the Magic City Discovery Center

  • Cost: $129.60 for MCDC Members, $144 for Non-Members, $115.20 for Military Members

  • Educator: Education Team

  • Fill out your Emergency Contact Form ahead of time by clicking HERE!

Camp 1: June 18 - 21

Camp 2: June 25 - 28

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Our Science & Robotics themed mini-camp is sure to be a hit with your school age child! During our two days together, we’ll be conducting several exciting science experiments and introducing a variety of robots and coding methods. We’ll even be using robots to create art. We’d love to have you join us for two fun-filled days of science, discovery, exploration, and creativity!

  • Ages: 5-14 arranged in smaller groups by age

  • Class Size: 20 children

  • Dates: Mini Camp 1, July 9 - 10 OR Mini Camp 2, July 30 - 31

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Location: Community Room at the Magic City Discovery Center

  • Cost: $43.20 for MCDC Members, $48 for Non-Members, $38.40 for Military Members

  • Educator: Education Team

  • Fill out your Emergency Contact Form ahead of time by clicking HERE!

Mini Camp 1: July 9 - 10

Mini Camp 2: July 30 - 31

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