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Preschool Scientists Programs

Let us bring big science to your littlest learners! Choose from a variety of programs providing hands-on science learning in a host of eligible content areas.

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Preschool Assembly Programs

Our 30-minute assembly programs can accommodate up to 200 students per showing. Topics include air and wind, and bugs.

Fee: $375; $175 for each repeat program.

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Content themes: Properties of matter, Force and Motion, Weather and Climate

How do we know the air is there? Is anything lighter than air? Investigate these questions and be blown away by our amazing air and wind devices.

Amazing Bugs

Content themes: Common Characteristics of Life, Life Cycles, Form and Function

Find out how far a grasshopper can hop, how butterflies get their wings, and more incredible insect insights!

Preschool Discovery Days

Each fun 45-minute program is designed to give up to 30 students the chance to expand on eligible content themes with engaging hands-on activities.

Fee: $125 for each program. Single programs available June-March. 2-program minimum April & May

Body Builders

Content themes: Biology, Form and Function

Explore how your amazing body works by using role-playing, teamwork, and interactive play!

Peg + Cat

Content themes: Math, Counting, and Comparing

Help Peg and Cat, the lovable duo from the PBS KIDS series Peg + Cat, solve everyday math problems and save the day!

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Just Add Water

Content themes: Properties of Water, Bodies of Water, Force and Motion

Explore real-world concepts as you make a splash with water play!

Bubble Science

Content themes: Chemistry, Properties of Matter

Explore the ‘S’ in STEM (science) with amazing bubbles and bubble blowers.

Hello Robo!

Content themes: Technology: Influence of Emerging Technologies

What is a robot and what does it do? Learn about the ‘T’ in STEM (technology) as you interact with some robots!

Creepy Crawly

Content themes: Biology: Form and Function

Investigate insect parts and behavior through song and dance and make bug antennae to take home.

Pop It

STEM program for babies and toddlers!

Content themes: Five Senses, Fine Motor Skills, Scientific Observation, Properties of Matter

Children will sing, dance, and participate in dramatic play to practice their popping skills – popping bubbles, popping bubble wrap, pretending to pop popcorn, and more!

Fee: $125 per program; each program includes two 30‑minute sessions

Two-program minimum in April and May

Up to 15 children per program, children ages 0-3 years

Over the Moon

Content themes: Origin and Evolution of the Universe

Travel into space to learn how the Moon moves and why it looks different each night. (30-minute program)

Bring the Stars to Your School!

A portable planetarium? Digital technology makes it possible to bring planetarium programs to your school! Each 45-minute presentation can accommodate 30 students.

Fee: $240 for two programs; $120 for each repeat program

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Content themes: Earth and Space, Origin and Evolution of the Universe

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Early Learner STEAM Event

This ready-to-go package is perfect for school carnivals or family events. Up to 150 people can enjoy multiple table-top activities with hands-on science exploration. Families can experience STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activity stations that will take roughly 45 minutes to complete.

Capacity: 150

Fee: $400 for two hours of activity time
Requirements: 10-12 volunteers to monitor tables. Training will take place 30 minutes before event.

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