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!