Museum of Design (MODA)

Museum of Design (MODA)

Minecraft: Archeology Adventures


Museum of Design (MODA)


5th - 9th grade


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021


10:00am - 4:00pm EDT


Online via Zoom


Moda E.


30 students


Sibling Discount

Class Experience

How can we understand the past if the people who designed it can’t tell us what they did and why they did it?

How do objects tell us about the past and how can we curate exhibitions of objects for museums?

Watch out Indiana Jones! We’ve got a camp that’s part coding, part architecture, part storytelling, and part archaeological exploration!

Participants will start the week playing the roles of architects and designers. They’ll collaborate to imagine and build civilizations, using Minecraft as a CAD tool. Mysterious structures and indecipherable languages are encouraged!

Then, they’ll pick up their archaeological tools and “excavate” a civilization built by another team. They’ll explore structures, imagine why they were built, and try to understand the history of the place they’re excavating. They’ll also use the knowledge and artifacts they gather to curate museum exhibitions about the civilizations they’ve “discovered” and share them with other campers!

Campers will:

Learn about Design and Design Thinking
Learn and practice coding in Minecraft
Practice key parts of the architectural design process
Use Minecraft as a CAD tool to creative architectural models
Engage in world-building and creative storytelling
Learn about museums and curation processes
Learn to use Minecraft as a design tool for exploring and addressing real-world problems
Use the design thinking process as a means of addressing the challenges they face in this course
Refine the human interaction skills used in design thinking, including empathy, teamwork, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing and refining ideas
Improve their coding skills as they learn more refined ways to interact with Minecraft
Develop collaborative online skills
Create and present projects online

Campers will build on the MODA Minecraft server, meaning that participants will be able to continue to access their work and keep collaborating with one another and with others once their camp ends.

Your camper will need to have access to Minecraft Java Edition in order to participate in this camp.Java edition is compatible only with Macs and PCs. Chromebooks, tablets, and phones will not work.

Are you a MODA Member? Email Thomas to receive a discount code for registration. Or become a MODA member at the Friends & Family level or above to receive a 10% discount on all camps

How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.