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The museum is open exclusively to school groups on Mondays, September through May.


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2016 – 2017 School and Group Opportunities
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You can also download the 2016 – 2017 School and Group Opportunities PDF and view a complete list of educational standards for our workshops.

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School and Group Workshops

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Preschool Ages 3 – 5

Butterflies LiteracyScience

It’s a circle, it’s a cycle, it’s metamorphosis! Learn how a caterpillar becomes a pupa and then a fluttering friend by engaging in storytelling and activities. CTELDS: CA.60.7,L.60.6, S.60.8

Our Senses LiteracySocial - Emotional

Come to your senses with ear, eye, nose, tongue and hands-on activities! Investigate the five senses and explore your feelings through song and sensory engagement. CTELDS: SE.60.16, S.48.5, M.60.12, S.60.2, M.60.9, S.60.11

Storybook Theater LiteracyArts

Take the stage! Bring a familiar tale to life using costumes and props to become the characters in Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears or The Three Little Pigs. CTELDS: CA.48.5, CA.60.6, L.60.6,CA.60.5, CA.60.7, L.60.12, L.60.13, L.60.14, SE.60.10

Up and Down EngineeringScience

Build up and roll down! Investigate gravity and enhance building skills using natural creativity and curiosity. CTELDS: M.60.9, S.60.2, S.60.11


K - Grade 2

A Matter Matter New Social - Emotional Science

Matter has super powers! Learn about these powers through hands-on exploration of solids, liquids and gases. NGSS: 2.PS1.A

Above and Beyond New Mathematics Science

The sun will come out tomorrow. Find out why while discovering the patterns in the sky made by the moon, sun and stars. NGSS: 1-ESS1-1

Building BlocksMathematicsEngineeringScience

Science comes to life when you conduct your own experiments. Analyze building materials, develop a blueprint and build your structure as we explore the wonders of gravity and shapes! NGSS:2-PS1-2, K-2-ETS1-2; Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: MP.2, K.G.4, K.G.5

Clay Creations New Arts Science

Create whimsical sculptures out of clay using real tools and engaging techniques. Choose between air-dried clay and kiln-fired clay. Onsite only. National Core Arts Standards: 1, 2, 3

Food Groups Mathematics Science

Food gives our bodies the energy to be active and grow strong. Investigate how nutrients keep the body healthy. Learn about serving sizes and practice sorting and classifying meals into the basic food groups. Healthy and Balanced Living Standard: E.1.1; NGSS: K.LS1.C

From Seed to Plant Literacy Science

Explore the life cycle and importance of plants through scientific investigation. Dissect a seed, identify its parts and learn how plants meet their basic needs. NGSS: 2.LS2.A, 1.LS1.A

Know Yourself Literacy Social - Emotional

Get in touch with your social and emotional self by exploring feelings, faces and cooperation tactics through art, music and movement. Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework: P.3.6, P.5.3, P.5.4, P.5.5, P.5.6

Power Play Mathematics Technology Science

The sun, wind and water are powerful energy sources! Through inquiry-based activities, such as developing sun prints, measuring wind generated electricity and creating a water turbine, we will explore how three renewable resources play a big role in our lives. NGSS: K-PS2-1, 3-PS2-1, 5-PS2-1, 4-ESS3-1

Storybook Theater Literacy Arts

Take the stage! Bring a familiar tale to life using costumes and props to become the characters in Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears or The Three Little Pigs. National Core Arts Standards: 5,6; Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: SL.2.4


Grades 2 - 3

Amazing Animals Literacy Science

Discover the remarkable characteristics that help animals survive in their environment. Invent an animal complete with unique habitat adaptations. NGSS: 2.LS.4.1; Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: RI.3.3; Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: MP.2

Anatomy Academy Literacy Science

Investigate your muscles and bones while exploring your insides from the outside. Have a hearty laugh using stethoscopes, make a 3-D bone model and move to muscular music! NGSS:LS1.A; Physical Education: S3.E6.2,S3.E1.3b; Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework: E.1.3

Gadgets and Gizmos New Engineering Technology

Circuits run the world! Explore the flow of energy through circuits and power up lights, buzzers and motors. Then have fun designing your own vibrating robot. NGSS: 3-PS2, 3-5-ETS1-3, 4-PS3-4

Water Cycle Literacy Science

Discover the essential role that water plays in our lives by exploring the water cycle. Experiment with evaporation and condensation and learn how H2O affects the world in which we live. NGSS: 2-ESS2.C, 4-PS3-3; Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: W.4.7

Weather Wise Mathematics Science

Become meteorologists and measure weather using authentic scientific tools. Create a weather instrument and investigate different elements of climate, including temperature, pressure and water. NGSS:3-ESS2.D; Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: MP.5

Terrific Tangrams and Tessellations New Mathematics Arts Science

Bring out your artistic self while shaping the mathematician within. NGSS 4-PS4-1; Common Core Math Standards 1G, 2G, 3G


Grades 3 - 5

Ceramic Studio New Arts Science

Experience the joy of turning a lump of clay into a beautifully fired masterpiece while using real tools and engaging techniques. Choose between air-dried clay and kiln-fired clay. Onsite only. National Core Arts Standards: 1, 2, 3

The Fact of Matter New Mathematics Science

Solubility, magnetism and conductivity…oh, my! Get the facts about these properties of matter through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Then, explore the mysterious forth state of matter. NGSS: 5-PS1-3

Kinetic Contraptions Social - Emotional Mathematics Engineering

Did you know energy can neither be created nor destroyed? Use balls, ramps and blocks to explore different forms of energy, force and motion. Work in groups to build a system of kinetic components that create a chain reaction event. NG-SS: 3-PS2-1, 5-PS2-1

Mechanical Minds New Engineering Technology

Can you follow the flow of energy? Learn how energy moves by experimenting with circuits, investigating the conservation of energy and building a simple motor. NGSS: 3-PS2, 3-5-ETS1-3, 4-PS3-4

The Sky’s the Limit New Arts Science

Look up! Learn all about the wonders of the sun, moon and stars and how they impact our world! NGSS: 5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2

Sleuth for the Truth Literacy Mathematics Science

Become a super sleuth to navigate food labels and determine portion sizes. Sodium, sugar, saturated fat…find out the mystery behind these common ingredients. Vitamins, fiber, calcium…learn what your body craves for health! National Core Arts Standards: 2,6; Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Framework: E.2.1; Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: RL.3.7

Book a Field Trip Now!

or call 203 899 0606, ext. 247


STEAM key