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.

APRIL

Dinosaur Bones
Wednesday, April 6
Saturday, April 9
Bones is sure to make young dinosaur enthusiasts roar with delight! Participants observe what a large asteroid, earthquake, and volcano can do to the environment. See some real fossils and find out how large a T-Rex footprint really was! Participants will have the chance to make a fossil rubbing, dinosaur mask, and more!

Curious George Plants A Tree
Wednesday, April 13
Saturday, April 16
Curious George, who loves to go to miSci, finds out that the Museum is planning a “Green Day” dedicated to recycling and planting trees! Join him as he learns about helping to protect the Earth. Then make a musical shaker to take home by recycling and reusing various materials.

Under the Sea
Wednesday, April 20
Saturday, April 23
Little Edisons dive into the world of underwater creatures! Participants use a special underwater flashlight to help them view animals in the sea and learn about keeping the oceans clean.

Waiting for Wings
Wednesday, April 27
Saturday, April 30
Little Edisons read the visually stunning book Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert and learn about the life cycle of the butterfly. Then they make a model of the four phases of a butterfly’s life and create their own unique butterfly to take home.

 

MAY

Little Gardeners
Wednesday, May 4
Saturday, May 7
Participants learn about growing their own healthy foods by reading Oh, We’re Little Gardeners! Then they discover how flowers bloom and plant some seeds to take home to their own garden.

The Humble Bumble Bee
Wednesday, May 11
Saturday, May 14
Little Edisons read the book The Buzzy Bee Book for Kids and learn why bumblebees are so important. Then participants taste some honey, look at a real honeycomb, make a model of a bee, and bring home seeds to plant in the ground to help our winged friends.

Wild Weather
Wednesday, May 18
Saturday, May 21
Little Edisons read Wild Weather and learn about the water cycle, make a cloud in a jar, make it rain, and demonstrate evaporation. Then they build a rain gauge like meteorologists use to measure rainfall.

Wind Energy
Wednesday, May 25
Saturday, May 28
Get ready to learn about the power of wind! Little Edisons build a sailboat and watch it use the energy of the wind to make it move, build a glider and observe how the wind affects its flight, and a make a fun windsock to take home.

 

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.