Go Beyond the Exhibit and participate in one or more of the museum's unique family programs. Children and their grown-ups have the opportunity to get up close and personal by learning from experts, viewing items from our vast collection, and getting the inside story. The Children's Museum also offers engaging programs for homeschool families that relate to museum exhibits and state and national academic standards.
Classes may be cancelled due to low registration. All program participants must register. Program fees do not include nonmember museum admission.
Explore the Cretaceous world and learn about the tools used in the lab, create a cast using a mold from a dinosaur fossil, examine the Triceratops skull, screen 65-million-year-old dirt to discover microfossils, and tour our Natural Science Collections area! Details
Friday, Apr 24, 2015
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Dive in and explore how different elements of nature work together to form a perfect union. Come and discover the watery world around us and what it means to be an important part of nature. Make a model of a working ecosystem with a real-live fish to take home at the end of the program! Details
Water covers more than 70 percent of our world. Learn about watery habitats and what it takes to make our world more sustainable. Make your own working ecosystem to take home and take action to make our watery world a better place! Details
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Start your engines! Develop engineering skills and put your new knowledge to use on our test track. Find out what makes cars fast and exciting while you work on designing your own speed racer. Explore alternative energy as you race into the future. Details
Ready, set, race! Get the green light for racing fun as you explore speed, performance, power, and safety. Put your design and engineering skills on display at our test track. Which member of your family will take the checkered flag? Details
Saturday, May 9, 2015
9:00 AM-10:30 AM