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Parent-Kids Adventure in STEM

Join us for a STEM-based workshop for your little explorer!

November 26, 2016 - March 11, 2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Parent-Kids Adventure in STEM is the perfect program for science-loving children ages 3-5, as well as their parents. These one-hour sessions are designed to give parents and children a fun and engaging experience that will help children inspire their curiosity, cultivate a love for learning and teach them basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts.

Parent-Kids Adventure in STEM Workshops ($10 Members/$12 Nonmembers per child and adult,
$5 Members/$6 Nonmembers per additional child for a maximum total of one adult with two children)
Saturdays 12:30pm-1:30pm located in our Discovery Labs (Check-in from 12:00pm-12:30pm at Information Desk). These programs also come with limited complimentary parking in the Walnut Street garage. Please bring your parking ticket to the Information Desk with you upon check-in.  

  • November 26th: Chema-Goo
    Explore chemistry experiments based on states of matter.
  • December 10th: Jitters and Critters
    Learn about bugs and insects and then make one based on what you have learned.
  • January 7th: Simply Simple Machines
    Get to know simple machines by building crazy contraptions with them.
  • February 4th: How to Build It
    Explore shapes by building structures such as bridges and towers.
  • February 25th: Colors of Chemistry
    Create works of art with chemistry experiments such as chromatography.
  • March 11th: Little Bots
    Learn basic programming skills with these cute, simple robots which are controlled where to go.

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Mini Adventure Day (M.A.D.) - Science-based activities (FREE to the public but registration is necessary)
Saturday, January 21st, 12-3pm located in our public spaces
Activity stations staffed by lab-coat-wearing M.A.D. scientists

  • Rocket Launch Pad: Make, launch, and take a paper rocket.
  • Meet Stuffee: This is an anatomy lesson in plush and take the opportunity to get your pictures taken with Stuffee.
  • Sink the Boat-A-Thon: Make your own foil boat and find out what it takes to sink it!
  • Building Zone: Build structures out of different materials including but not limited to Kapla Blocks and Kid K’NEX.
  • Sculpt and Weigh Station: Shape, compare, and contrast different kinds of substances then compare their weight. You’ll have a recipe to take home.
  • M.A.D. Motion Maze: Explore how balls move by comparing and contrasting their motions through different ramps and tracks.
  • PNC information table/greeting table by the Mathematicow

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Parent-Kids Adventures in STEM is generously funded by a grant through PNC's Grow Up Great program.


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