miSci Break Week Classes 2022

Join us for miSci’s on-site Break Week Classes for children in grades K–5. Science communicators present STEAM-related topics including the science of weather, bugs, future energy, animals, and dinosaurs. Class activities include exhibit guided tours, exhibit floor activities, games, Planetarium shows, and science demonstrations. Students may register for a full week of classes, single full day classes, or single morning classes.

Full Weeks of ClassesMonday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., fee $275

Single Full-Day Classes: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. fee $55

Single Morning Classes: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., fee $35.

Classes are available on a first come, first-served basis and registration is required. Register online or email reservations@misci.orgMembers receive a 10% discount. 

February Break Week Classes – Earth, Climate, Action!

Learn about the ground we stand on, how it moves and how it is studied. Students create their own clouds, harness the wind around us, and experiment with real solar panels. Discover the science of planetary life, explore bodies of water, evaluate how human actions can impact Earth’s climate and discover potential next steps for humankind.

Monday – Weather vs. Climate
Learn about greenhouse gases, Milankovitch cycles, seasons and more. How has our atmosphere changed on different time scales and what is a hockey stick curve, anyway?

Tuesday – Mapping and Geology
Dive into the history of planet earth and how scientists study our home in the solar system. Explore and create different types of maps and learn what a half-life is.

Wednesday – Melting Glaciers
Learn about ablation, albedo and more as we study all things related to ice and ice melt on planet earth, past, present, and future.

Thursday – Earth’s Dynamic Ecosystem
How do animals and plants play a role in the earth’s climate? How have living things changed in response to changing environments on earth? Answer these questions with a day of experiential learning.

Friday – Future Energy and Climate Action
Be the solution! Explore different types of energy from electricity to fusion, solar, and wind. Engineer your own hydro-powered device and test it against your friends’ designs.

April Break Week Classes – Animal Adventure

Study all types of animals, past and present! Dig like a paleontologist and observe bones, skulls, and footprints to learn how past organisms lived and died. Explore animal diets, how they move, and where they live. Engineer like an animal, find a new appreciation for bugs, and take what you learn home with you by becoming a citizen scientist.

Monday – Past Animals
Explore our ancient ancestors, what they ate, how big and small they were, and where they are now: experience what it’s like to be a paleontologist!

Tuesday – Vertebrae Day
How are the bones of animals like our own? How are birds able to fly? Why are birds and dinosaurs related? Answer these questions with a day of experiential learning.

Wednesday – Water Wednesday
Learn about the oceans and the animals that live in them in our hands on programming for Water Wednesday.

Thursday – Bugging Bugs
Build a chrysalis, roll the “bug dice”, and observe our tiny friends in our new community garden.

Friday – Animals All Around Us
Learn what citizen science is all about, and discover iNaturalist and other resources for doing back yard science.

All onsite programs follow CDC and state and local health guidelines. A COVID survey must be completed for each child, each day before class begins at the time of drop off. The use of a face mask is required. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Museum and classrooms. A COVID survey must be completed for each child, each day before class begins at the time of drop off. Click here for safety information.