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Arte Encantado 2016 Summer Program Now Open for Student Registration

Immersive week-long arts, science and nature classes for middle school students.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Applications are now being accepted for a unique summer program which emphasizes the interplay of art, music, science and ecology.  Arte Encantado, for middle-school-aged students, takes place at the ABQ BioPark, Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and the Albuquerque Museum.  Arte Encantado is sponsored by the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department.

Now in its fourth year, Arte Encantado has become a popular program for students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades, with a variety of outdoor and indoor art and science activities being experienced during the week.

Among them, students will explore the Rio Grande and bosque, design solar-powered robots, create music from organic sources, compose poetry and learn about art and science connections. Teachers in the Arte Encantado program are professionals in their particular disciplines, and enjoy the opportunity to share their passion with students.

The program has a mission to increase access to the abundant educational, cultural and natural resources in Albuquerque.

Two one-week-long sessions are available with a maximum of 25 students each session. Session One is scheduled for June 13-17; Session Two is scheduled for June 20-24.  

Arte Encantado sessions run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and take place at different locations depending on that day's activities.

The cost is $35 per student with lunch and snacks included. Parents must be able to drop off and pick up their children at the daily specified session locations and times.

Registration is available online here.

Arte Encantado is sponsored by the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. (505) 768-3556 or call 311 or 711 locally.  Visit our website at
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