Calendar of Events at CMoA

Feb
11
Sat
SciTech Saturday – Build a Homopolar Motor
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
SciTech Saturday - Build a Homopolar Motor

Do you know a curious kid? You know, the one that always asks the why? what? and how? behind everyday things. SciTech Saturdays are here to satisfy some of their curiosity.

Join CMoA’s Education and Public Programs Manager to discuss and build Homopolar Motors. This topic and activity is for children 12 and older. See electromagnetic forces in action! Parents should plan to join in the fun.

Workshops begin at 11AM and have limited seating.

Free with museum admission.

Feb
18
Sat
Talking Tech at CMoA – From Apollo to Artemis
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Talking Tech at CMoA - From Apollo to Artemis

Talking Tech at CMoA is a presenter series for all ages. From 15 to 105, you will enjoy a wide array of topics in Tech happening today from industry insiders.

At 2:00PM, NASA Ambassador, Steve Jones will share information about the Artemis missions and other upcoming projects from NASA. Steve, a physics teacher at Innovation Academy in Alpharetta, participates in year-round training to share with the public the latest news from NASA. Whether you’re a space ‘junkie’, a student interested in aerospace careers, or an armchair scientist, this presentation is for you!

Free for members or with museum admission.

Mar
4
Sat
Meet Typewriter Tom
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet Typewriter Tom

Want to try out a vintage typewriter and get a sense of what keyboards were like before computer keyboards? Can you type on a manual typewriter faster than you can tap out a message on your device? Experience how the keyboards felt and sounded before the machine was ever connected to electricity. See if you can identify some common keys on keyboards of today that were not on earlier models. Visit Computer Museum of America on today from 12 – 5 PM and try out a few units and meet typewriter subject matter expert Tom Rehkopf.

Free with museum admission.

Mar
5
Sun
Meet Typewriter Tom
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet Typewriter Tom

Want to try out a vintage typewriter and get a sense of what keyboards were like before computer keyboards? Can you type on a manual typewriter faster than you can tap out a message on your device? Experience how the keyboards felt and sounded before the machine was ever connected to electricity. See if you can identify some common keys on keyboards of today that were not on earlier models. Visit Computer Museum of America on today from 12 – 5 PM and try out a few units and meet typewriter subject matter expert Tom Rehkopf.

Free with museum admission.

Mar
11
Sat
SciTech Saturday – Create a Pi Day Bracelet
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
SciTech Saturday - Create a Pi Day Bracelet

Do you know a curious kid? You know, the one that always asks the why? what? and how? behind everyday things. SciTech Saturdays are here to satisfy some of their curiosity.

In honor of Pi Day on 3-14, make a Pi bracelet to remember the digits of Pi out to 20 places. This activity with CMoA’s Education and Public Programs Manager is sure to be educational (shhhh) and fun! All ages are welcome. Parents should plan to join in the fun.

Workshops begin at 11AM and have limited seating.

Free with museum admission.

Jun
5
Mon
CMoA Full Steam Ahead! Summer Camps 2023
Jun 5 – Jul 28 all-day

Full Steam Ahead! Summer Camps 2023

We’ll be launching 26 different half-day and full-day camps this year.

Ham Radio for Kids
Minecraft Chemistry Labs
Fractions with Origami
Robotics Code, Build & Challenge
3D CAD and Engineering Design Workshop
Python Programming and Game Design
Animation Nation – Make Your Own 2D Short Animated Movies
Javascript Coding Challenge
Sumo Battles/Mighty Bots
Design & Develop Your Own Website
Coding With Artificial Intelligence
Minecraft Architecture / Civil Engineering
Encryption and Cybersecurity
Roblox – Space Challenge
Graphic Design With Adobe Photoshop
Make and Take Home Your Own Desktop PC
Robot NASCAR Racing
Visual 3D Coding With Kodu
Build and Code Self Driving Vehicles
Game Design With Scratch 3.0
Mobile And Web App Design
Roblox Business Tycoon
3D Coding – Design & Code 3D Characters
Mad Science
Robot Battles
Minecraft Redstone Circuitry

Watch this space for registration information coming soon!

CMoA is proud to be working with partner, STREM HQ, for all 2023 summer camps.

2023 Summer Camp: Minecraft Chemistry Labs
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Name: Minecraft Chemistry Labs
Camp Week: June 5-9, 2023
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Welcome to Minecraft Labs- A fun way to explore chemistry within the immersive world of Minecraft.

Make pigs fly with helium balloons, create underwater TNT or see what elements make up a grass block. If you can craft a pickaxe in Minecraft, you can learn chemistry. Students engage in the scientific process, reinforcing creative problem solving and engaging experiments. Learn innovative ways to combine and reduce materials . Perfect for lovers of Minecraft, Science & Engineering fields.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

2023 Summer Camp: Fractions with Origami
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm

Camp Name: Fractions with Origami
Camp Week: June 5-9, 2023
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1-4PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Create amazing origami while improving your math skills!

Use the Japanese art of paper folding to see the relationships between shapes, proportions, and engineering design.

*All materials provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

Jun
12
Mon
2023 Summer Camp: 3D CAD and Engineering Design Workshop
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Name: 3D CAD and Engineering Design Workshop
Camp Week: June 12-16, 2023
Suggested Ages: 11 – 14
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F)  9AM – 12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

The perfect combination of art and technology. For those with creative mindsets the possibilities are endless…

In this class students discover 3D modeling with simple to use instructions and tools. This class allows students to take their imagination to a whole new level while creating fun models and learning about 3D printing!

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

2023 Summer Camp: Robotics – Code, Build, and Challenge
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Name: Robotics – Code, Build, and Challenge
Camp Week: June 12-16, 2023
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

This Robotics class targets the absolute beginners. No prior robotics or programming knowledge is required. Students will be able to build and program robots to engage in various challenges such as battle bots, mazes and more fun and exciting matches. Students will learn principles of building and programming to be successful in their missions.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

2023 Summer Camp: Animation Nation – Make Your Own 2D Short Animated Movies
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Name: Animation Nation – Make Your Own 2D Short Animated Movies
Camp Week: June 12-16, 2023
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1-4PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

You have seen cartoons like old school Disney movies, The Simpsons, Rick and Morty, or We Bare Bears – Now its your turn to learn how to make your own cartoons.  Learn what goes on behind the scenes at Disney and Cartoon Network.

In this class students discover cartooning and animation basics using two unique software platforms.  This class allows students to take their imagination to a whole new level.  Create fun cartoons, animations, and stories and learn to publish them as well!

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

2023 Summer Camp: Python Programming and Game Design
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Name: Python Programming and Game Design
Camp Week: June 12-16, 2023
Suggested Ages: 11 – 14
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F)  1 – 4 PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Python is a widely used high level, powerful programming language used by professionals in the industry.

Campers will learn to code and design characters, build game strategy, and use different settings to create a multiplayer live coding strategy game.  “Level Up” your programming to be more challenging and fun while you defeat trolls, ogres, and other enemies!

Students will learn concepts like programming logic, indentations, methods, expressions, control flow, and more during this project based camp!

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

Jun
19
Mon
2023 Summer Camp: JavaScript Coding Game Design Challenge
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Name: JavaScript Coding Game Design Challenge
Camp Week: June 19-23, 2023
Suggested Ages: 11 – 14
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F)  9AM – 12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

JavaScript is the programming language of the web. It controls everything that happens on a website, like pop-ups, animations, warnings, and autocomplete search boxes. Are you ready to dive into JavaScript? You will learn how to add JavaScript code to a website and work on several projects including a calculator, multiple-choice quiz program, and 2D game.

This camp is a great introduction to web development, game, and app design with JavaScript. Learn to code with JavaScript in a simple and fun way!  Create magic with 2D games!

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

2023 Summer Camp: Sumo Battles – Mighty Bots
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Name: Sumo Battles – Might Bots
Camp Week: June 19-23, 2023
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F)  9 AM – 12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Bursting with robot combat excitement, this Robotics camp targets the absolute beginners. No prior robotics or programming knowledge is required. Your camper’s robot, which they build and program themselves, will engage in various battle challenges and exciting matches.

Students create Bigger, Stronger, and Faster robots designed to fight in the combat arena.  Through these hands on activities, campers learn the principles of building and programming to be successful in their missions.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

2023 Summer Camp: Design & Develop Your Own Website
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Name: Design & Develop Your Own Website
Camp Week: June 19-23, 2023
Suggested Ages: 11 – 14
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F)  1 – 4PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Students, entrepreneurs, and those in leadership positions can benefit from learning website design.  It is a useful skill to have in today’s marketplace because it is the backbone of every single business in the world as a prime method of communicating to customers.

Campers will learn about graphical user interface (GUI) and the basic principles of brand design to create beautiful images for their websites.

Unleash the creativity in your young entrepreneur by encouraging independent thinking and problem solving.  By the end of this course you will be have the skills to build websites using CMS. Make your own website or start a career as a website designer!

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

2023 Summer Camp: Junior Adventures with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Name: Junior Adventures with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Camp Week: June 19-23, 2023
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F)  1 – 4PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 new camper registration fee)

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is the ability for computers to do things that are considered characteristic of intelligence: language processing, pictorial interpretations, pattern detection and more! Recently, with the advancement of computing power and ability to process high volumes of data, computers have been able to generate more accurate models that predict responses.

Our kids are growing up in an environment full of A.I. driven devices and it is becoming increasingly important for them to understand and learn to use this technology around them.

Using easy to use AI powered programs your child will learn:

  • What is Artificial intelligence?
  • Fundamentals of Machine learning
  • Creating code to detect patterns
  • Design and code games and teach the computer how to play it.
  • Discover how to create an intelligent machine!
  • Generating data sets
  • Debugging
  • An understanding of futuristic machines such as Humanoid Androids, Robot Swarms, Nanobots and more!

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

Jun
26
Mon
2023 Summer Camp: Encryption and Cybersecurity
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Name: Encryption and Cybersecurity
Camp Week: June 26-30, 2023
Suggested Ages: 11 – 14
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9 AM-12 PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Learn the most important market driven skill in the tech world today – Cybersecurity.

This is one of the fastest growing fields in Computer Science today. As technology grows, so does the amount of data and the vulnerability of personal and business information. Learn about Cryptography, digital forensics, IoT ( Internet of Things), create ciphers and algorithms.  Learn to encrypt and decrypt messages. Work with teams to detect and stop targeted cyber attacks. Students will work with “Black hat” & “White hat” concepts and switch roles to understand both perspectives.

Develop essential critical thinking and problem solving skills required for a career in cybersecurity.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

2023 Summer Camp: Minecraft Architecture / Civil Engineering
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Name: Minecraft Architecture / Civil Engineering
Camp Week: June 26-30, 2023
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 9AM-12PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Learn Civil and Architectural Engineering Using Minecraft!

Campers learn skills in Civil and Architectural Engineering and apply them in world of Minecraft.  Learn to construct houses, bridges, ships, floating islands and rollercoasters of the highest quality while applying the principles of physics and determining their effect on your structures.

Campers will start by creating a blueprint for their designs then apply civil engineering concepts to build the structures and create landscapes in Minecraft.  Perfect for lovers of Minecraft and Engineering fields.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

2023 Summer Camp: Graphic Design with Adobe Photoshop
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Name: Graphic Design with Adobe Photoshop
Camp Week: June 26-30, 2023
Suggested Ages: 11 – 14
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1 -4 PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Learn the most in-demand graphic design tool in the industry – Adobe Photoshop.  Learn to create, as well as manipulate, graphics and pictures, generate 3D images, work with multiple file formats, and more!

Whether you want to be a part of the school yearbook club, be a graphic designer or freelance artist, this is an important skill for your tool belt.  Adobe’s toolset is the industry standard. Graphic Designers are in demand all around the world. If you love Visual Arts, take your creative skills to a higher level. In this course, you’ll learn to photograph like a pro; unite art and technology to conceive digital content, learn the workflow of the graphic design industry and convert that imagination and creativity of yours into reality using cutting edge software and technology, learn to manipulate pre-existing graphics and create your own designs.

*All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.

 

2023 Summer Camp: Roblox-Space Challenge
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Name: Roblox – Space Challenge
Camp Week: June 26-30, 2023
Suggested Ages: 8 – 12
Duration: Half Day Camp (M-F) 1-4 PM
Cost $300 (plus $50 one-time, new camper registration fee)

Every child should have exposure to the basics of computer science and what better way to do it through making games!

Your camper will learn the fundamentals of game design while creating amazing Galactic space adventures using the programming language “Lua”.  They will also learn to use features such as a selection tools, zooming, grid-snapping, and flood fill in order to craft worlds made up of actors, gadgets, and spaceships.

Create your own levels to play on your own or invite your friends to play on multiple platforms!

***All software, materials, and laptops provided for use during camp at no additional charge***

TO REGISTER for this camp, please head to:  https://www.stremhq.com/summercamps2023

CMoA is proud to be working with partner STREM HQ for our 2023 summer camps.