Our half-day Fall Break Mini Camp for ages 8–12 allows kids to build and create, while incorporating hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts in a fun environment!

Flea Circus Spring Break Mini Camp 2020

Flea Circus


Thursday, October 15, 2020 and
Friday, October 16, 2020

9am-12:30pm, each day


$55 per child / $49.50 museum members

Advance registration is required for this program. Space is limited.

Flea Circus Mini Camp

for ages 8–12

Themes: Up-cycling/recycling, magnetism, balance/movement

Using recycled plastics, campers will create a three-ring circus tent complete with miniature “flea” circus acts. While no real fleas will be involved, campers will create a variety of circus acts including magnetic moving clown car and “flea sized” moving mechanical props. Additional activities include creating a side show exhibit of Sea-Monkeys (brine shrimp) and practicing circus skills like balance and juggling.

All materials and supplies to complete each project will be provided.

Important Information

In order to provide an in-person experience in the safest manner possible, this camp is limited to 10 participants and new safety procedures are in place. Please review the following information regarding new policies and procedures.

New Safety Policies & Procedures

In order to provide an in-person experience in the safest manner possible, this camp is limited to 10 participants. Wellness and temperature checks will be conducted for instructors/staff and participants before entering the building. 

Masks are required for all persons in the museum over the age of two. This will apply to all participants and staff.  Masks must be worn for the duration of the program.

Participants will be seated at their own worktable, spaced appropriately throughout the classroom. Participants and staff will be advised to maintain physical distancing as best as possible throughout the program.

Each participant will receive their own supplies. All tools, furniture, and materials will be disinfected after use. Each participant’s belongings will be kept separated from others’ belongings. Participants must bring their own water bottles and snacks.

Frequent hand-washing breaks will be scheduled.  Hand sanitizer will also be available.

Before attending camp sessions, participant guardians or caregivers should make sure their child/children do not have a sore throat or other signs of illness, like a cough, diarrhea, severe headache, vomiting, or body aches. Children with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher should not attend this program. If your child has had close contact to a COVID-19 positive case, they also should not attend camp. If a participant or a participant’s family member becomes ill or receives a positive COVID-19 test result during the week before camp or the two week period after the fall break camp program, please contact The Mini Time Machine Museum’s Education Director, Mackenzie Massman, at mackenziem@thetimemachinemuseum.org.

Refunds / Cancellations

Refunds will be issued for any cancellation with notice to The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures prior to the start of camp. Please provide as much notice as possible if you are requesting a refund. Refunds cannot be processed after the start of camp on Thursday, October 15 except in extreme circumstances. Refund requests must be submitted to The Mini Time Machine Museum’s Education Director, Mackenzie Massman, at mackenziem@thetimemachinemuseum.org

Registration Forms / Waiver of Liability

Guardian(s) will be required to complete The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures camp registration documents in full including a waiver of liability related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These documents will be emailed in advance to the email address listed in this registration and will also be available to be completed on the first day of camp. All forms must be fully completed in order to participate.

The museum reserves the right to refuse service to those who do not comply with our policies. By visiting The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures and/or participating in TMTM programs, you agree to abide by our policies and procedures and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Instructor Bio

Tiger Brooke Tiger Brooke currently works as the Creative Director for Portly Pig Studios in Portland, Oregon and as an Owner of Dream Street Boutique in Hood River, Oregon. She teaches painting to both children and adults during her weekends and evenings, and her spare time is devoted to the support of The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.

Tiger has her MFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, sat in on an entire MFA program in Interactive Media from University of Southern California in Los Angeles and received her BS in Printmaking, Drawing and Painting from Portland State University. Earlier in her college career she simultaneously earned three degrees in Engineering Technology: Civil, Mechanical and Architectural, where she honed her interests in inventing, construction, mathematics, practical sciences, and also minored in both theater and environmental studies. Tiger taught Summer Camp at the museum in 2019.


Have questions about this program or need help registering? Please contact our Education Director, Mackenzie Massman, at 520-881-0606 ext. 113 or by email.