Educational Camps, Clubs & Events

New Year’s Eve Ball – Winter Beak Day Camp

December 31 – December 31, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 13, 2019
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day/$30, Full Day/$50; Non-Members: Half Day/$35, Full Day/$60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Why wait until midnight to ring in the new year? Celebrate with an early countdown at the museum! We’ll create masks and decorations for our New Year’s Eve Ball; clink our glasses of sparkling grape juice together for a toast; enjoy tasty kid-friendly hors d’oeuvres; and play fun interactive games!

A Wild Game of Hide-and-Seek – Winter Break Day Camp

December 30 – December 30, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 13, 2019
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day/$30, Full Day/$50; Non-Members: Half Day/$35, Full Day/$60
Organization National Mississippi River Mus
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Predators and their prey are in a constant game of hide-and-seek. Come see how they use their anatomy and environment to win the game! You’ll also get a chance to BE the PREY or BE the PREDATOR, as you interact with the food web and seek out our camouflage critters.

A Victorian Winter at the Ham House – Winter Break Day Camp

December 26, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 13, 2019
Location Mathias Ham Historic Site
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day/$30, Full Day/$50; Non-Members: Half Day/$35, Full Day/$60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Ever wonder how people survived chilling winters of the past? Experience a Victorian’s winter at the Mathias Ham House. Join us for winter games, food and candy preparation, and other activities. Pending weather, snowshoeing and sledding will also be held at the historic campus.

Dragons Get Colds Too – Winter Break Day Camp

December 27 – December 27, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By December 13, 2019
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day/$30, Full Day/$50; Non-Members: Half Day/$35, Full Day/$60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Calling all dragonmasters, we need your HELP! Do you know what to do when your reptile, amphibian, or mammal is feeling under the weather? Our special animal caretakers are ready to train you on what protocols to take when your animal is feeling ill. You’ll explore the good and the ugly cells!

Upcycle Your Holiday

December 14, 2019
Start Time 2 p.m.
Location Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Event For Ages 6 to 12
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Create Christmas cards, bags, ornaments, bookmarks, and gift tags with recycled holiday cards. Registration required. Register online at www.dubuque.lib.ia.us or call the Children’s Help Desk at 563-589-4225, ext. 2228.

4-H Schools Out Day Camps

October 4 – December 30, 2019
Location Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Dubuque County
Event For Elementary Students
Cost $20
Organization Iowa State Extension and Outreach, Dubuque County
Contact Leah
Phone (563) 583-6496
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Additional Information
School's Out Day Camps are fun, educational camps. Throughout the day, the youth will engage in several hands on activities in small groups. Snacks will be provided.

Film showing: “I am still here”

January 11, 2020
Start Time 10 a.m.
Location Grand Opera House
Event For Parents and Students
Cost Free
Organization Tri-State Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Slavery
Contact Patricia Conlan
Phone (563) 845-1412
Additional Information
This is a film against child trafficking, to raise awareness of issues surrounding the topic.

Character Education Night with the Dubuque Fighting Saints

January 11, 2020
Start Time 7:05 p.m.
Location Mystique Ice Center, 1800 Admiral Sheehy Drive, Dubuque
Event For All Ages
Cost $10 if you call and mention Two by Two, or regular price is $16
Organization Two by Two Character Development
Contact Chelsea Pell
Phone (563) 513-0059
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Join us for a fun family character education night with the Fighting Saints. Get your picture taken with your Two by Two pet and Bernie before the game!

Superpower Dogs – School’s Out Ed-Ventures

January 20 – January 20, 2020
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By January 13, 2020
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day $30/Full Day $50; Non-Members: Half Day $35/Full Day $60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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We all know that dogs are great companions, but some dogs go a bit farther – they save lives! Based on our newest film, Superpower Dogs, we’ll explore how dogs and other animals work with their surroundings to assist us in our daily lives. Make sure to sign up for the AM session to see the movie.

Web Application Bootcamp

January 25 – March 14, 2020
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
RSVP By March 2, 2020
Location University of Dubuque
Event For Grades 9-12
Cost $450, scholarships are available.
Organization Northeast Iowa Community College
Contact Wendy Knight
Phone (563) 556-5110
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Additional Information
Web application bootcamp to provide a skill set employers are looking for. Scholarships are available.

Sub-Zero Survivors – School’s Out Ed-Ventures

February 7 – February 7, 2020
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By January 31, 2020
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day $30/Full Day $50; Non-Members: Half Day $35/Full Day $60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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It’s cold outside and the water is frozen – where do all the fish go? Do fish freeze in the water? Can a shark live in Antarctica? We’ll explore what aquatic creatures do to survive the cold winters. Campers will get to experience our LIVE sharks in our Shark Touch Tank!

Super Science – School’s Out Ed-Ventues

February 7 – February 7, 2020
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By February 14, 2020
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day $30/Full Day $50; Non-Members: Half Day $35/Full Day $60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Explore the STEM world of the Museum & Aquarium! Be prepared to get messy with experiments. The day will be full of crackling, sizzling, and bubbling fun! Younger kids will explore our newest children’s exhibit while the older kids will concoct advanced experiments.

Magic at the Museum – School’s Out Ed-Ventures

February 21 – February 21, 2020
Start Time 9 AM - noon; 1 - 4 PM
RSVP By February 14, 2020
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Members: Half Day $30/Full Day $50; Non-Members: Half Day $35/Full Day $60
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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Additional Information
The Museum & Aquarium is full of magic, and during this session, you’ll turn into a magician! You’ll learn some new magic tricks and experience how animals are magicians too. There will be live animal encounters and you’ll create a magic trick box to take home!