FOUR WEEKS, FOUR UNIQUE JOURNEYS AT THE SEAS OF THE WORLD!
The Herakleidon Museum, this summer, will offer its young friends an unforgettable educational holiday in the neoclassical building where it is housed in the heart of the historical center of the city, Thissio.
The Stem & Art Summer Camp 2019 promises a unique adventure in the world's seas through a series of creative and interactive workshops. Playing with Alia the dolphin, we will travel to oceans and seas and discover the treasures hiding in the aquatic world. Everything fits into this journey. Seaside explorers, nautical stories and inventions, great discoveries, legendary ships and shipwrecks, mythical creatures, pirates, coral reefs, colorful plants and strange marine animals and fish, small and big secrets of the seabed and water!
The original educational workshops are specially designed by the scientific collaborators of the Herakleidon Museum and derive their content from the natural, historical and mythological richness of the aquatic world.
The children will be divided into up to two small groups (8-15 per group, based on their age) for the best possible result, with a responsible museum educator per department.
The daily program runs from 9:10 to 3:00 pm (arriving since 8:00 am and supervised until 16:00), meals (snack, lunch) are sent out by parents, and the museum staff takes care of their healthy serving to children.
First Cycle (17 - 21 June) The Mediterranean and Levante waters
2nd cycle (24-28 June) Europe's seas
Cycle C (1-5 July) From the Atlantic to the Caribbean Sea
D 'Circle (8-12 July) Pacific Ocean & Asian Seas
All children participating in the Summer Camp 2019 will receive as a souvenir the children's book "Sailing with Alias" by Eleni Fragaki, with the illustration of Alexandros Papadimoulis (Herakleidon Museum, 2016).
The Museum Herakleidon is housed in a building dating back to 1898, a striking example of neoclassical architecture and one of the few remaining in Athens.
This neoclassic building was completely restored, renovated and redesigned according to the highest standards. The facade of the historic building was renovated in the 1990's when the the most up-to-date security, protection and display systems were installed. Lighting with optical fibers, temperature and humidity controls, and proper space arrangement meet the highest museum requirements.
There were two separate buildings, each at a slightly different level: an L-shaped one, at the front of the courtyard, and another at the back. They were joined, carefully renovated and transformed into this beautiful exhibition space. The result of the joining process is a two floor exhibition complex that is in the shape of a "U" with total surface of approximately 700 m2. There is a small, traditional courtyard in the middle. The well in the courtyard is the original one and still has water.
In addition, the building has a semi-basement area, where the Museum's Gift Shop operates, as well as three halls, with a capacity of about 30 people, which are used for the educational programs. From the street level of Herakleidon, there is access to the Museum Gift Shop, but also to the projection rooms.
The Museum Herakleidon has been bringing art, education, and culture to the general public since 2004. Its vision is to help prepare young people, both intellectually and emotionally, to face the growing demands of our world. The inspiration for this endeavor comes from the founders Paul and Anna-Belinda Firos.
Today the Museum Herakleidon has evolved into an interactive center for sciences. In the framework of this philosophy, the new, permanent interactive exhibition 'I Play and I Understand', at the 1st and 2nd floors of the building at Herakleidon Str, invites children and adults to come into contact with science, arts and mathematics, through creative play with carefully chosen and designed interactive exhibits.
Based on its philosophy 'Science, Art and Mathematics', it continues to provide original educational programs for students, teachers and adults at its building at 16 Herakleidon Str, as well as exhibitions of art and science at Ap. Pavlou Str.