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 11 to 11:45 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.

On certain dates we may be able to open an additional program, 90 minutes after the usual time, in the event that all available slots are filled.

JUNE

The Mechanics of Fun

Wednesday, June 8
Saturday, June 10
Participants read The Most Magnificent Thing by award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires and talk about what it means to persevere. Then Little Edisons build some mechanical toys with different materials that teach you how things work, and learn lessons about trial and error and not to give up when things don’t work out the first time!

Rocks!
Wednesday, June 15
Saturday, June 18
Little Edisons read a book about rocks and learn about the three different types: sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. Then participants experiment to see how they are formed, examine some examples, and paint a rock to take home. Students are invited to bring in a couple of samples from their own rock collection to share!

Elephant Toothpaste
Wednesday, June 22
Saturday, June 25
Participants read a book about chemistry and conduct experiments to view chemical reactions. Then Little Edisons make a batch of Elephant Toothpaste and watch the amazing, bubbly results!

All onsite programs follow CDC and state and local health guidelines. 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 email reservations@misci.org.