Learning Lab

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!

An alternative to our Saturday sessions is the All-New Homeschool Edition on Fridays!


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.

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