Preschool Programs

Budding Bookworms every Monday! 

Storytime 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 the same day General Admission ticket.

Mondays at 11 am

This program is most appropriate for children ages 2-5, accompanied by an engaged adult.  Space is limited. First come, first served.

Dates Offered: 

Fly Across the Sky! August is all about Butterflies!

Monday, August 5th: Watch me grow: Butterfly by Lisa Magloff followed by explaining where butterfly eggs are laid.

Monday, August 12th: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle followed by creating a growing caterpillar!

Monday, August 19th: Waiting for Wings by Lois Elhert followed by how a butterfly emerges from a cocoon.

Monday, August 26th: When Butterflies Cross the Sky by Sharon Kutz followed by making a colorful butterfly!

 

Let’s whisk it up for Kitchen Science in September

Special Budding Saturday, September 7

Meet author Deborah Lee Rose as she reads her book, Scientists Get Dressed followed by a hands-on activity. Make sure you pre-order your own copy at Barnes and Noble and bring it with you for her to sign!

Deborah Lee Rose is the award-winning author of the new book Scientists Get Dressed and many other books. She co-authored Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle, which won the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Deborah also helped create the national, NSF-funded STEM education/activity website howtosmile.org. She lives in the Washington, DC area.

 

Monday, September 2nd: Mix It Up! by Herve Tullet followed by investigating how colors mix together. *Allergen Notice: Milk*

Monday, September 9th: What is Density? by Joanne Barkan followed by exploring how raisins dance in liquid. *Allergen Notice: Raisins*

Monday, September 16th: Why Does Popcorn Pop? by Catherine Ripley followed by observing a fizzy, color changing experiment! *Allergen Notice: Cabbage*

Monday, September 23rd: Solids, Liquids, and Gasses by Ginger Garnett followed by exploring how mixing two liquids makes a solid. *Allergen Notice: Eggs*

Monday, September 30th: Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty followed by exploring kitchen eruptions!

 

 

 

Budding Scientist Every Friday!

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.

Fridays at 11:00 am

This program is most appropriate for children ages 2-5, accompanied by an engaged adult.  Space is limited. First come, first served.

Dates Offered:

Fly Across the Sky! August is all about Butterflies!

Friday, August 2nd: What is a butterfly? Explore the life cycle of a butterfly.

Friday, August 9th: How do caterpillars grow? Find out how much a caterpillar needs to eat to grow big and strong.

Friday, August 16th: Where does a caterpillar go before becoming a butterfly? Discover how a caterpillar grows into a beautiful butterfly!

Friday, August 23rd: How do butterflies fly? Explore what a butterfly does now that it can fly.

Friday, August 30th: Where do butterflies go? Explore how so butterflies migrate to other places.

 

Let’s whisk it up for Kitchen Science in September

Friday, September 6th: What a colorful world! Experiment with us to find out what colors we get when we mix them together. *Allergen Notice: Skittles*

Friday, September 13th: Sink or Swim? Investigate why some things sink and some things float! *Allergen Notice: Citrus*

Friday, September 20th: Fizzle and Pop! Experiment with liquids and popping candy to see which liquid makes the candy pop the best! *Allergen Notice: Popping Candy*

Friday, September 27th: Does matter matter? Explore the three states of matter by changing a liquid into a solid! *Allergen Notice: Dairy*

 

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