EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM
Discover Science with Me
Members enjoy discount tickets!
At this time, Discovery Room sessions are temporarily closed. However, we invite you to try out our new early childhood program, Discover Science with Me.
Sessions inspire wonder and curiosity for young children and give adult caregivers the confidence to support their child’s learning. Each 45-minute session, guided and facilitated by a museum educator, features experiments and playful hands-on STEAM experiences for young scientists that are focused on developing motor skills, enhancing language acquisition, encouraging exploration and discovery and helping children deepen their understanding of the world. Programming is designed especially for children ages 3–6.
However, older siblings and friends are welcome. To learn about safety protocols and procedures, please visit Discover Science with Me
Member Discount: $20 per table (reg. $25 per table)—Up to 5 people per table
Call 314.289.4424 to make your reservations today.
UPCOMING SESSION TOPICS:
Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM | Sundays 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM
|Magnificent Magnets||March 5, 6, 7||This session is sure to attract young scientists as we explore how magnets work. We will experiment with different types of magnets, conduct magnet investigations and even create art with magnets.|
|Tinker Time||March 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21||We will turn our table pods into mini Tinkerlabs. Learn about the engineering design process. Come design, build and create anything you can imagine.|
|Sink or Float||March 26, 27, 28|
April 2, 3, 4
|Conduct your own experiments to determine what sinks and what floats. Learn why certain things float and why others do not. You will even get to build your own floating boats!|
|Coding Capers||April 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18||Explore the beginning concepts of coding with fun, interactive games. Meet Botley and learn about Ozobots and Coding Critters, too!|
|Plant Power||April 23, 24, 25, 30|
May 1, 2
|What do plants need? How do they grow? What’s inside of a seed? Little botanists are invited to join us as we explore the power of plants.|
|Dino-mite Dinosaurs||May 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16||Learn about different dinosaurs. Create dinosaur art. Make your own fossil casts and dig for dinosaur bones.|
|Sensory Celebration||May 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30||Little scientists will have fun exploring different materials, textures and tools as well as making their own sensory bags or bottles. Grown-ups will learn about the many benefits of sensory play for their young scientists.|
SAVE THE DATE for these upcoming events.
Join us for robotic fun!
Makerspace | Ozobots | March–May | 2–4pm
Explore coding and robotics without the use of a computer! Get off the screen and use your hands to draw a track which controls your little robot. What kind of track will you create?
Save the Frogs Day!
Life Science Lab | Saturday, April 24 | All Day
Save the Frogs Day is an international event hosted by the non-profit organization Save the Frogs! to promote amphibian appreciation through community-led citizen science projects. Stop by the Life Science Lab on Saturday, April 24th, to celebrate all things amphibian with themed activities and stations. Learn about what makes these tiny critters so special and what you can do to protect them.
Learn about Climate Change!
Energy Stage | Spring 2021
Come watch our intriguing interactive show, Our Changing Earth, as we explore the various effects of rising CO2 levels in our atmosphere. Educators shine a light on the state of our climate, the change our oceans are undergoing, and the thickening heat trapping blanket that is created by greenhouse gases.
Missouri Beef Day
GROW Gallery | Saturday, May 22 | All Day
Meet real Missouri farmers and the animals they care for at our fun-filled day of activities and presentations. Don’t miss the Missouri Beef giveaways.