Expand the science in your child's life with this brand-new program! Take an in-depth and hands-on look into an array of science topics!
Learning Lab is a series of drop-off programs for kids in K-4th grades and will be presented in a classroom style. The series is linked together by general theme -- weather, in this case -- however they are designed to stand alone, so your child can attend as many sessions as you wish.
- Sessions are on selected Saturday mornings
- 9 AM – 12 PM
- Member Pricing: $10 per session
- Non-Member Pricing: $15 per session
- Discounts for siblings (2 or more tickets purchased in same transaction)
October 6 | Foggy Fall
Feel your way through the fog as you explore the science of weather. Join the Museum team and a special weather expert as we discover the causes of fog and then create some. Discover the science behind autumn leaves and apple trees through hands-on activities. Each child will earn a foggy badge, as they will for all four sessions. By the end of the day, you won’t be foggy on this weather topic!
October 20 | Windy Winter
This session will blow you away. Discover the power and causes of wind as you experiment led by Museum staff and a local weather expert. Hands-on activities will explore different forms of snow and ice. Proudly wear the whirlwind badge earned by each participant. Once you attend this program, weather will be a breeze!
November 3 | Showering Spring
Come in from the rain and join us as the Museum team and a special weather expert will challenge you to explore the types and causes of precipitation. Learn about the science behind clouds in the sky and growing plants by participating in hands-on activities. Rain drop badges will be earned by each child. No one will be able to say you're all wet once you have learned about this weather topic!
November 17 | Stormy Summer
This final Learning Lab session will be electrifying! Explore the different types of thunderstorms and how they become severe with our team of Museum staff and a weather expert. Experiment with heat during hands-on activities like in the dog days of summer. Add the final lightning badge to your collection. After these explorations, this weather topic will be rumbling through your mind!
A limited number of Learning Lab scholarships are also available, based on financial need. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Download the scholarship form to apply.