Educational Camps, Clubs & Events

Avionics Exploring Program

October 14, 2019
Start Time 4 p.m.
RSVP By October 14, 2019
Location Key City Creative Basement; 18th and White St.; Dubuque
Event For Grades 9-12
Cost $45
Organization Exploring, Northeast Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America
Contact Melissa Neuhaus
Phone (563) 556-4343
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Ever thought of building your own plane – like the Wright brothers? Now is your chance! With leaders to guide you, you will develop skills in something few people get the opportunity to do. Each meeting, you will be learning and using skills in metalwork, reading drafting plans, and engineering.

Girl Scout Discovery Night (Hoover)

October 15, 2019
Start Time 6-7 p.m.
Location Hoover Elementary
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Free
Organization Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Contact Barb Smith
Phone (563) 583-9169
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All girls, kindergarten and older interested in joining Girl Scouts are invited to Girl Scout Discovery Event at Hoover Elementary Art Room on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, from 6-7 p.m.

Dubuque City-Wide Cub Scout Join Night

October 24, 2019
Start Time 6-7 p.m.
Location Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Living Faith Center
Event For Grades K-5
Organization BSA Northeast Iowa Council
Contact Sarah Brimeyer
Phone (563) 556-4343
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Hear what the Cub Scout program is all about! Boys and girls from any school are welcome to attend the sign-up night with an adult to get pertinent information about joining a Cub Scout Pack.

Monsters Among Us

October 31 – October 31, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By October 25, 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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Compare fictional monsters with the REAL monsters living in our world. What is really out in the world waiting for us – Alligators? Jellyfish? Godzilla? The Loch Ness Monster? Or maybe even a Megalodon? Let’s see what we can find!

RouteMasters Expedition – School’s Out Ed-Ventures

November 1 – November 1, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
RSVP By October 25, 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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Come on a journey exploring different ways to transport ourselves! We’ll take a trip to the world’s shortest, steepest, scenic railway – the Fenelon Elevator (weather permitting) and hop aboard the William M. Black dredgeboat! Find out what a “RouteMaster” is and make one to take home.

Mad Scientist Party

October 27 – October 27, 2019
Start Time 4-6 p.m.
Location National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Event For Grades PreK-8
Cost $5/non-members 3 years or older; $4/members 3 years or older
Organization National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Contact Melissa Wersinger
Phone (563) 557-9545
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The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium's annual Mad Scientist Party & Trick-or-Treat event features trick-or-treating through the Wetland and onto the William M. Black, live animal programs, science experiments, and face painting. Costumes encouraged - snacks and drinks available to purchase.

Culinary Arts Exploring Program

November 7, 2019
Start Time 4 p.m.
RSVP By November 6, 2019
Location Catfish Charlie's Restaurant, 1630 E 16th St., Dubuque
Event For Grades 9-12
Cost $45
Organization Exploring, Northeast Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America
Contact Melissa Neuhaus
Phone (563) 556-4343
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Discover what it may be like to be in a culinary career field. Work with the head chef of Catfish Charlie's Restaurant to plan a menu and try your hand at preparing some appetizers and other dishes.

Fire Fighting and Emergence Services Exploring Program

November 9, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.
RSVP By November 8, 2019
Location East Dubuque Fire Department; 183 Sinsinawa Ave.; East Dubuque, Ill.
Event For Grades 9-12
Cost $40
Organization Exploring, Northeast Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America
Contact Melissa Neuhaus
Phone (563) 556-4343
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There’s no better way to explore your interest in fire fighting or emergency services than by participating in an Exploring program! Come learn about firefighting and emergency services with the East Dubuque Fire Department Exploring Program.

Carnival of Chemistry

November 16, 2019
Start Time 1 p.m.
Location Loras College
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Free
Organization Loras College Chemistry Program
Contact Christina Edwards
Phone (319) 541-9032
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The Chemistry Program and ACS Chemistry Club at Loras College will be hosting an outreach event called the Carnival of Chemistry on November 16 from 1-4 p.m. in the St. Joseph Hall of Science. This event includes fun hands on activities, and It's Not Magic.... It's Chemistry Show!

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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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.

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.

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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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!