Little Edisons

miSci’s Little Edisons program, for kids ages 3 to 5, is fun way to nurture the curiosity of pint-sized future engineers, chemists, and inventors. Sessions are 45 minutes long and feature hands-on activities designed to teach problem solving and to encourage the joy of discovery. Little Edisons takes place Wednesdays, from 12 to 12:45 p.m., and Saturdays, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The fee is $12 per child for non-members and $10 for Members. Adults accompanying a child are not required to purchase an additional ticket. Hands-on materials are included.

DECEMBER

Twinkle, Twinkle
Wednesday, December 1
Saturday, December 4
Little Edisons will leave earth and explore the night sky for a little while. Students will read the book Zoo in the Sky by Jacquelin Mitton. Make a sky full of stars and use a flashlight to see them shine and make a star to hang in our window at home.

Snow Shenanigans
Wednesday, December 8
Saturday, December 11
Participants will read Snow by Uri Shulevitz and learn about snow and snowflakes. Make a snowstorm in a jar by mixing ingredients and watching a chemical reaction. Then make a few sparkly snowflakes to take home and hang in a window or on a tree.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Wednesday, December 15
Saturday, December 18
Little Edisons will read Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft and Richard G. Van Gelder and investigate the question “How do animals live in the cold?” Experiment to see how arctic animals use blubber to keep their insides warm and learn about how some animals use their environment to keep warm, and others put on their fur coats. Bring what you learned home in your own take-home book.

Frozen Fun
Wednesday, December 22
Wednesday, December 29
Experiment with dinosaurs who are buried in ice and find ways to thaw them out. See what happens when we make a sled and try to slide down a hill of ice and a hill of cardboard and make a melted snowman to take home, just for fun.

All onsite programs follow CDC and state and local health guidelines. A COVID survey must be completed for each child, each day before the program begins. The use of a face mask is required for adults and children 2 years and up. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the Museum and classrooms. If a child/adult is presenting COVID related symptoms, please refrain from coming to miSci. We will be happy to reschedule your visit.

Programs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is required. To make a reservation click the button above or contact Cindy DeMarco, miSci’s Reservationist, at reservations@misci.org.