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Summer STEAM Activities Guide

Are you looking for some fun and educational activities to close out the summer with your student? Check out these activities our teachers recommend!


Science- Escape the heat and take your child on an indoor science experience. Walk amongst the dinosaurs with full scale skeletons and virtual reality experiences and show them marine wild life right here in the desert!

Springs Preserve- Dinosaurs Unearthed : They're big. They're bad. They're HERE. Picture a place where the dinosaurs stand taller than you ever expected and their voices thunder through your bones. Look up—way up!—Dinosaurs Unearthed features life-size, life-like animatronic dinosaurs, full-scale skeletons and fossils from around the world.

Hours: May 26-Sept. 3, 2019, 9am-5pm

Location: Origen Museum

Admission: FREE for members or with paid Springs Preserve general admission


Natural History Museum: Visitors are submerged in the special effects of this ocean experience. Live sharks and stingrays occupy a 3,000-gallon tank while other colorful and fascinating creatures from the deep occupy additional jewel tanks. Lifesize recreations of various species of sharks and fish hang from the ceilings and walls. In addition to our marine life, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum is home to many terrestrial animals including Burmese pythons, tarantulas, scorpions, snakes and lizards.

Hours: Open daily 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Location: 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North Las Vegas, NV 89101

Admission: Adult $12 Senior/Military/Student $10 Children 3 to 11 years old $6

Children 2 and younger, LVNHM Members, ASTC (2 adults and 2 children) Free


Technology- Looking for a break from screen time? Go on a family adventure to learn how technology and science were used to shape the history of our beloved state!

Atomic Testing Museum: The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) is a national science, history and educational institution that tells the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site. The Museum uses lessons of the past and present to better understand the extent and effect of nuclear testing on worldwide nuclear deterrence and geo-political history.

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Location: 755 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89119

Admission: General Admission - $22.00 Family Pak (2 adults with up to 3 youth 7-17) - $65


Neon Museum and Boneyard: Vintage Neon signs, some very large from old casinos and other businesses in Las Vegas, are displayed outdoors at the over a 6-acre site. The general public can visit the museum only via a guided tour, which the museum urges visitors to pre-book due to demand. As some of the signs still light up, night tours and late night tours are also available. Closed-toed shoes are advised due to broken glass and rusty bits in the boneyard.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Admission: General admission $22


Engineering- Does your child love to build? Check out these engineering activities to get your student building and exploring one of the engineering wonders of the world!

Discovery Children's Museum: DISCOVERY Lab offers a variety of interactive experiences. The open-making area presents design materials that provoke inquiry, and the guided-making area provides cutting-edge technology through an interactive computer lab featuring coding and CAD software, and a workshop space featuring a laser cutter, 3-D printers and a kiln. Special resources available for use in this space include tools for woodworking, circuitry, sewing, sculpting, ceramics, painting and more! Special STEAM themed workshops and camps are also presented by community artists, engineers and tinkerers.

Hours: Monday: 10am – 5pm. Tuesday: 10am – 6pm Wednesday – Saturday:

10am – 5pm Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Location: 360 Promenade Place Las Vegas, NV 89106

Admission: General Admission Ages 1-99: $14.50 NV Residents: $12.50


Hoover Dam: A visit to the Hoover Dam is an excellent day trip from Las Vegas filled with edutainment for all ages. It’s one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world and straddles the Arizona-Nevada border. Tour the power plant, take photos from the observation deck and more.There are myriad of ways to tour the Hoover Dam from private guides to bike tours. For example, multiple tour companies offer helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon and/or Hoover Dam (with various add-ons, if you like), departing from and returning to Las Vegas.

Hours: Open to the public everyday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Visitors with GPS navigators can use the coordinates: N 36.016222, W -114.737245 to locate the site.

Admission: Free to the Public


Arts- Trying to grow your child's appreciation for art? Take a short road trip to beautiful art in the desert or head down to the Las Vegas strip to experience art exhibits.


Seven Magic Mountains: Internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale site-specific public art installation located near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15, approximately ten miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada. Comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than thirty feet high, Seven Magic Mountains is situated within the Ivanpah Valley adjacent to Sheep Mountain and the McCullough, Bird Spring, and Goodsprings ranges of mountains. A creative expression of human presence in the desert, Seven Magic Mountains punctuates the Mojave with a poetic burst of form and color.

Hours: Open 24 hours a Day

Location: Follow I-15 S to Sloan Rd (exit 25). Turn left (east) to Las Vegas Boulevard. Drive approximately 7 miles south on Las Vegas Blvd. and the artwork will appear on your left (east).

Admission: There is no admission fee to visit the installation. It is FREE and open to the public.


Bellagio Art Exhibits: Explore the beautiful Bellagio Hotel and Casino and all the amazing art it has hidden amongst the restaurants and entertainment. Enjoy the glass Chihuly sculpture in the main lobby, the tranquil botanical garden and even their Fine Art Museum. A true way to expereince art in the city!



Math- Get your child designing and coding with mathematics at these amazing summer camps that use math in real life scenarios that are so fun kids won't even realizing they're learning!

Engineering For Kids Summer Camps: At Engineering For Kids, our camps are carefully structured to provide your child with the enrichment he or she needs to grow and thrive. Our camps run in the spring, winter, and summer for your convenience. Our programs come in many varieties to accommodate your schedule, such as half-day camps, full-day camps, and holiday break camps. Extracurricular, project-based, STEM classes for ages 4-14. Students practice problem solving skills as they learn to build and use technology. July 22-26 Toys, Drones, Minecraft & Roblox Coding, July 29-August 2 Toys, MinecraftEdu, Space, Video Game Design, August 5-9 App Development & 3D Printing


Pinecrest Academy Sloan Canyon

655 E. Dale Avenue

Henderson, NV 89044

702-462-9700

 

675 E. Dale Avenue

Henderson, NV 89044

702-462-9700

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