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Join the Mini Explorers Club!

The world is an amazing place, and the Mini Explorers Club invites our littlest explorers to learn all about it with their families! This FREE program for families of children ages 3 - 5 encourages young scientists and their family lab assistants to explore and discover the world around them through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) programming designed to spark curiosity and ignite imaginations. 

This program includes story time, STEAM activities and strategies to engage your mini explorer and promote STEAM learning. A snack and free play will kick off every session! 

NEW - Even more opportunities to be a Mini Explorer!
The club is growing! We’ve added a second General Public program on Tuesdays and now have a Saturday session for added convenience. Choose the day and time that works with your schedule!

Tuesdays

General Public
1 – 2:15 pm or 2:30 – 3:45pm
Each session starts with snack and free play time.
Where: Little KIDSPACE Mini Explorers Clubhouse
Cost: Free with admission to the science center


Partners

4 – 5:15pm
Where: Little KIDSPACE Mini Explorers Clubhouse

Saturdays

General Public
1 – 2:15pm
The session starts with snack and free play time.
Where: Little KIDSPACE Mini Explorers Clubhouse
Cost: Free with admission to the science center

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All workshops take place in the Little KIDSPACE
Mini Explorers Clubhouse.

November 2019: Sound
Tuesdays, November 5 or 19
Saturday, November 23

Work together to plan and carry out investigations to identify mystery sounds, design and build an instrument using everyday materials, and learn about the science of sound using your sense of sight.



Coming Soon:

December 2019: Snow
Tuesdays, December 3 or 10
Saturday, December 7

Practice the scientific method as we make observations, ask questions and take measurements to gather information about how ice melts and snowflakes form. Then experience the wonder of “magic snow” that never melts.


January 2020: Dinosaurs
Tuesdays, January 14 or 28
Saturday, January 18

Collaborate and communicate with other young scientists to learn more about the creatures that lived long ago as we uncover dinosaur fossils, explore dinosaur footprints, create fossils and examine dinosaur teeth.


February 2020: Engineering
Tuesdays, February 11 or 25
Saturday, February 15

Huff and puff and put those engineering skills to the test! Investigate the houses built by the three little pigs to identify the problems with each design, then engineer structures built to withstand a mighty breeze.


March 2020: Ramps
Tuesdays, March 10 or 24
Saturday, March 21

Learn about force, motion and simple machines as we build and test ramps. Examine textured ramp surfaces and experiment to see how far a car can jump by building ramps of all shapes, sizes and angles.


April 2020: Weather
Tuesdays, April 14 or 28
Saturday, April 18

Using special tools, we will observe weather patterns and record our discoveries through drawing and writing and investigate the power of wind and how it makes things move, then make fluffy, puffy clouds.


May 2020: Animals
Tuesdays, May 5 or 19
Saturday, May 16

Study the variety of colors, patterns and other characteristics of living things to discover what makes them unique and learn to identify animals by the tracks they create, then make colorful fish artwork to display.


June 2020: Flowers
Tuesdays, June 9 or 23
Saturday, June 20

Together, we will examine flowers using all five senses and dissect plants to identify their parts, then create lab reports by drawing our observations. Dig even deeper and plant seeds to watch how plants grow and produce flowers.


July 2020: Bubbles
Tuesdays, July 14 or 28
Saturday, July 18

Examine the patterns and properties of all kinds of bubbles, then think, try and test again as we share ideas and develop the best method for blowing bubbles, including GIANT bubbles. Get creative as we make bubble wands to take home.


August 2020: Watermelons
Tuesdays, August 4 or 11
Saturday, August 8

Look, smell, taste and touch to investigate watermelons and discover what makes them so sweet, then use that new information to answer old questions and think of new ones. Become an inventor as we create tools that removes watermelon seeds.