845 N. Jefferson Ave.
The West Baton Rouge Museum is preparing for blast off at its twenty-fourth annual “Blast
from the Past” summer history camp series. Registration is open for campers ages 6 – 12.
Museum staff and visiting artists and other special guests such as scientists and historical characters will
take campers to the moon and back through a series of fun and creative hands on activities including
games, crafts, experiments, storytelling, and a field trip. Campers will explore man’s desire for flight by
learning about lofty topics like da Vinci’s flying machine invention, kites, hot air balloons, the Wright
Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Next, they will soar into space to imagine what it
was like when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon fifty years ago. After one small step
for man and one giant leap for mankind, campers will land back on planet Earth in the year 1969 to
enjoy pop culture of the period including toys, music and fashion.
Two one week sessions are available to choose from. Blast from the Past will be offered from June 17 –
21 and again, June 24 -28. Camper drop off is from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and pick up is from 3:00 – 3:30
p.m. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided daily. Space is limited.
Advanced, paid registration is required, and reservations are taken on a first come, first paid basis. The
admission fee for camp is $125 for WBR Parish residents and/or members of the WBR Historical
Association and $150 for all other participants. For more information or for an application form, please
visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com or call 225-336-2422 Ext. 200.