Early Childhood Programs

Jumpstart your young scientist’s education! The Science Center’s free early childhood workshops encourage pre-kindergarten children and their favorite adult to explore the world around them, and are included with general admission! Drop in on the first Saturday of the month between 10:30 a.m. and noon and enjoy 30 minutes of age-appropriate activities and create a take-home project. Workshops can be messy, so please dress appropriately.

November 5, 2016: Catapults 

Kids become engineers while designing, building and discovering the catapult!

December 3, 2016: Marble Runs and Mazes

Discover how walls can direct where an object travels! In this hands-on workshop, kids build a LEGO marble run and try to get through a human-size maze.

February 4, 2017: Architecture 

What does it take to build the tallest tower? Find out what materials and shapes work the best and how towers can be measured in this fun and interactive session.

March 4, 2017: Bridges

Design and build a bridge using different recycled materials, then test it to see if it can hold a penny, a block or even a rock!

April 1, 2017: Aircraft

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an engineer! Discover how aircraft fly by engineering and testing different designs.

May 6, 2017: Watercraft

Young engineers will enjoy discovering how boats can float and then designing one of their very own!