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Programs and Activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math

For STEAM related programs, visit our Calendar and Filter for Event Type "STEAM LAB."


September in the STEAM Lab: MAKE Something!

The STEAM Innovation Lab has lots of great drop-in programs scheduled throughout the week that correspond to our annual Toddlerfest programs. All are free with museum admission.

Tuesday, September 19: Butterflies
Today in the STEAM Lab learn about butterflies, try a static electricity experiment, and make a butterfly to take home. Drop in starting at 2:30.

Wednesday, September 20: Ramps and Slides
Today in the STEAM Lab try some building activities. Use blocks and tubes to make ramps and slides for different balls and cars to roll down. Try racing with a friend! Drop in starting at 2:30.

Thursday, September 21: Colorful Pom-Pom Drop
Learn about colors and practice sorting pom-poms and dropping them through different tubes around the room! Drop in starting at 2:30.

Friday, September 22: Magnets
Try out moving objects using magnets, and learn which materials magnets can move and pull. Use magnets to create fun robot pictures! Drop in starting at 2:30.

Saturday, September 23, 10am-2pm: Velcro Cars
Build a Velcro car in the STEAM Lab today! You can use special Velcro blocks and wheels to build a car and play with it. This is not a take home project, but you may stay and play with your car in the lab! Drop in 10am-2pm

Tuesday, September 26: Water Play
Have fun practicing pouring, seeing what floats and sinks, and playing with water in the STEAM lab today. Drop in starting at 2:30.

Wednesday, September 27: Fizzy Drips
Learn about chemistry in the STEAM Lab and try out the fizzy drips experiment! Practice using pipettes and watch what happens in this colorful experiment. Drop in starting at 2:30.

Thursday, September 28: Flower Fairies
Build your own mini flower fairy to take home. Today in the lab you can build a fairy or butterfly that you think will float. We will test the fairies with our Bernoulli Blower! Drop in starting at 2:30.

Friday, September 29: Bug Fossils
Learn about bugs in the STEAM Lab, and make a bug “fossil” imprint in clay to take home. Drop in starting at 2:30.

Saturday, September 30, 10am-2pm: Hands-On Nature Exploration
We are bringing the outdoors indoors for the day. Play a feel and guess game with nature items, make a leaf rubbing, and play in our fairy house area. Drop in 10am-2pm.


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