The Museum of the Future, located in the heart of Dubai’s Future District, announces the second edition of the Future Heroes Summer Camp. Taking place from 17 July to 10 August 2023, the camp offers kids aged 6 to 13-years-old the chance to step into the world of tomorrow, enjoy various edutainment-based activities and most importantly a chance to get a glimpse into what life could be like in the future and discover what skills they can adopt this summer, to prepare them for years to come.
FUTURE HEROES: SUMMER CAMP
Date: 17 July – 10 August 2023 on Mondays to Thursdays
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
At the museum’s Future Heroes Summer Camp, learning is anything but ordinary. Future Heroes will prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey, from a realm of futuristic exhibits to immersive experiences with the second edition of the camp returning. They will enjoy new activities across four themes including; Space Exploration, Sustainability & Ecology, Happiness & Wellbeing, and Technology giving them the chance to discover their potential in a world of activities.
Children can engage in hands-on workshops led by experts in various fields such as robotics, artificial intelligence, photography, 3D printing, and more. From Space Canvas Tapestry to 3D Moon Painting, Future Heroes up to 13-years-old can enjoy a range of activities that will help unleash their creativity in a supportive and stimulating environment.
Some of the workshops include:
- Space Exploration
Astronauts Training with Minecraft – In this workshop, kids will have the chance to explore the Minecraft Space Center. They will experience their first day of space explorer training and will review the coding concept of repeat loops and then expand their knowledge by learning about while loops and conditional statements and apply these concepts to detect different materials and to navigate in a 3D space.
Space Shelter: 3D Modeling & Printing – This 3D Printing workshop invites little ones to learn about the basics of designing a 3D model using Tinkercad interface. Future Heroes will create their own Space Shelter design and explore different options and methods to improve it, and will also be introduced to how 3D printers and will be able to create a 3D printed design to take home.
2. Sustainability & Ecology
Building a Smart Home – This workshop will introduce students to Sustainable Smart Homes and what type of innovative solutions are required in future homes. From design thinking processes to problem-solving techniques for innovative solutions, your little ones will learn the basics of electricity, build circuits, understand the current and voltage relationship as well as the input-output relationship.
Solar Hat Kit – In this workshop, kids will learn about sustainability and renewable energy sources while building a unique invention. They’ll create a solar hat that harnesses the power of the sun to spin a face fan, allowing for a refreshing breeze on hot days, and discover how solar energy can be converted into electricity that can be used in our daily lives.
3. Happiness & Wellbeing
Create Your Museum in VR – In this workshop, participants will create a customised virtual museum in virtual reality (VR) that showcases a diverse range of artwork, with added features to invite other participants to visit their VR world, interact with the artwork and learn more about it.
Cosmic Conversations for Children – This workshop encourages meaningful conversations about happiness and wellbeing in the form of a card game. Kids will then have an understanding of empathy and emotions by identifying the values, emotions, and appropriate responses in the scenarios being acted out. They will develop visual collages through arts and crafts to bring their values to life, and also engage in emotion charades to attribute movement, sound or words to feelings.
Futuristic Robots – Inspired by the uniquely agile Robodog of Museum of the Future, this workshop will invite artists to build their own futuristic animal robot using waste materials. Using recycled materials and metallic paints, participants will create a storyline about their futuristic animal robot and discuss how their robot could make a positive change towards a more sustainable world.
Superstories for superheroes – Future Heroes will be prompted to think about a current problem that they care about as they design their ideal superhero/superheroine. Then, by using the FlipaClip App with their phones and tablets where you can bring animations to life, they will create an animated short clip about their superhero in action. The workshop will encourage our young animators to use their imagination and keep developing their digital literacy as they playfully jump between the analogue and the digital worlds.
Sign up your young ones for the Future Heroes Summer Camp at Museum of the Future this July to step into the future and engage in unforgettable immersive experiences. Prices start from AED 1299 per week. Book your spot online now: https://museumofthefuture.ae/en/future-heroes-summer-camp