Special Programs & Events

Kids Night Out — Soar into STEM!

Join us in the Lab for Kids Night “Soar Into STEM”! This is a night all about flight and movement for children in grades K-6! Topics and activities include aviation, engineering and flight. Guests will:

  • design their own paper airplanes to reach optimal flying range and speed through the hula-hoop challenge. Participants discover that how far a paper airplane flies is determined by how much drag the plane experiences.
  • collaborate with team members to create a safe and sturdy device that will allow their egg to land without cracking! This engineering challenge introduces students to physics, materials science, and much more!
  • will create and collect data all about their jumping abilities! Everyone’s participation is needed in order to showcase the data on a graph. Again, physics, momentum and technique will be the variable.

All supplies, including eggs are provided along with dinner!

Pizza, fruit, drinks and dessert will be served in the Garage while enjoying theme related movies. Our experienced, knowledgeable team will then will assign your child to a flight crew, rotating through each gallery.


Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 13

Mothers are free with the purchase of a child’s ticket. Come celebrate the special person in your family with us!  Open 10 am – 6 pm.




Super Family Hero Night

Saturday, May 19

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come dressed as your favorite superhero and join us for an evening of superhero science! In addition to exploring the Lab, the following extra activities are available if you choose to accept the challenge:
  • Villain Quest
  • Cobweb Slime
  • Superhero Genetics
  • Super Coding
Designed for superhero fans of all ages.

Prizes will be awarded!

Latina SciGirls

Latina SciGirls is an 8-week series of STEM-focused classes offered specifically for Latina girls in grades 3-6 in partnership with PBS SciGirls.

Contact us at latinascigirls@childsci.org for more information or future sessions.


Latina SciGirls es una serie interactiva de 8 semanas de clases enfocadas de Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas (STEM) específicamente para niñas latinas en los grados de 3-6 en asociación con PBS SciGirl.
No fee is incurred by participants. 

Los participantes no pagan.

Our distinguished mentors serving the Latina SciGirls program include:

Nuestros mentores distinguidos que sirven el programa Latina SciGirls incluyen:

Margaret Dominguez
Optical Engineer, NASA Goddard
Ingeniera óptica, NASA Goddard


Alicia Santiago
Developmental Neurobiologist and Latino Outreach Specialist, Twin Cities Public Television
desarrollo neurobiólogo y Alcance Latino Especialista, Twin Cities Public Television