Special Programs & Events

Kids Night Out: Spring Into STEM

The Lab will be closed to the general public to allow our guests to “SPRING into STEM!” Register your child (grades K-6) for a night of fun activities geared to all things to love about spring.
Guests will:
  • Learn about circuitry and simple electronics while creating a one-of-a-kind take home bug!
  • Discover all the hidden colors within a flower petal using capillary action to bring out pigmentation with Flower Power!
  • Give the Earth some love! Upcycle a container from home and work with our staff to plant sustainable seeds.
Pizza, fruit, drinks and dessert will be served in the Garage. Guests will learn from our experienced team of STEM Educators and work alongside them to complete each activity.



May the 4th Be With You

STAR WARS Night May 4th 6:30 – 8:30

Join us and fellow STAR WARS fans as we come together to celebrate May the 4th Be With You STAR WARS Night at the Lab!


Come dressed as your favorite character and ready to begin your Jedi training at the Children’s Science Center Lab, you must. Padawans young and old are welcome to immerse themselves in several hands-on, fun, scientific STAR WARS themed activities.


May the force be with you as you help program a droid, free Han Solo from being frozen in carbonite, create lightsaber greeting cards by fashioning your own paper circuits, and more!


Designed for STAR WARS fans of all ages.



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