Preschool Programs


Budding Scientist

Do you have a Budding Scientist? Join us at the Children’s Science Center Lab for a special program designed just for preschool aged children and an engaged accompanying adult!

This program is included with same day paid admission to the Children’s Science Center Lab.

Friday, 11:00 – 12:00 pm in the Garage (our flexspace at the Lab)

Program is most appropriate for children ages 2-6, accompanied by an engaged adult.  Space is limited. First come, first served.

Dates Offered:


During the month of December, our Budding Scientists will explore how people and animals prepare for the oncoming winter, describe the signs of the changing season, and discover the reason for the shortest day of the season—the winter solstice.


During the month of February, our Budding Engineers will engage in investigative activities that encourage them to imagine, create, build, test, and re-engineer!

Friday, February 3rd: Engineer a Lunar Lander (allergy warning: uses marshmallows)

Friday, February 10th: Spaghetti-Marshmallow Towers (allergy warning: uses marshmallows and uncooked pasta)

Friday, February 17th: Let’s Build a Fort!

Friday, February 24th: Snack Cracker Pulley Machine (allergy warning: uses Goldfish Snack Crackers)

Friday, March 3rd: Pool Noodle Marble Run


During the month of March, our Budding Scientists will engage in investigative activities that encourage them to touch, count, test, and discover the wonders of springtime, rain, clouds, and rainbows.

Friday, March 10th: Spring by the Numbers

Friday, March 17th: Observing Rain Clouds

Friday, March 24th: Make It Rain!

Friday, March 31st: Floating Rainbows

Schedule and theme subject to change.



Budding Bookworms! 

Story time is now @ the Lab! Bring your preschooler to listen and enjoy an engaging story you both can talk about all day long together! Meet your friends and make new ones at this program included with a same day General Admission ticket.

Monday, January 30th: Not a Box, Antoinette Portis; Not a Box!

Monday, February 6th: Rosie Revere, Engineer, Andrea Beaty; Flying Satellites

Monday, February 13th: The Most Magnificent Thing, Ashley Spires; Creating with Found Objects

Monday, February 20th: When I Build with Blocks, Niki Alling; KEVA Plank Challenge

Monday, February 27th: If I Built a Car, Chris Van Dusen; My Dream Car


Monday, March 6th: I See Spring, Charles Ghigna; Rainbow Wind Socks

Monday, March 13th: Let It Rain, Maryann Cocca-Leffler; Rainy Day Collage

Monday, March 20th: The Rainy Day, Anna Milbourne; Raindrop Sun Catchers

Monday, March 27th: Rainbow, Marion Dane Bauer; 3D Rainbows

Schedule and theme are subject to change. Please visit our Calendar of events.