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Young Explorers

Join us for a monthly play date in Kids Town just for children ages 2 – 5 and their caregivers. The Young Explorers program is held the first Wednesday of the month at 11 A.M. and the third Saturday of the month at 10:30 A.M. with stories, science-themed activities and socialization time.

MembersAdult with 1 Young Child$5
Non-MembersAdult with 1 Young Child$10
Additional Children (ages 2-5)$5 each
Children under 2 always free

October: The Eyes Have It!

Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. and Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Discover how your eyes work and experience how other creatures see. Uncover different ways to trick your eyes and make a silly optical illusion to take home!

November: Seasoned Science

Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. and Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m.

As the leaves change color and the days become shorter, learn why we have different seasons. Activities include a game about falling leaves and making a snowstorm.

December: Young Inventors

Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. and Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m.

You’re never too young to have a great idea and put it to work! In this month’s workshop, discover the process of invention and learn about some famous inventions through play. This experience features a special tie-in to our traveling exhibit, 1001 Inventions: Untold Stories from a Golden Age of Innovation!

January: Magnificent Magnets

Jan. 3 at 11 a.m. and Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m.

What’s so special about a magnet? Discover magnetic fields, experiment with north and south poles, and make a piece of magnetic art to stick on the fridge!

February: Explore-a-saurus

Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. and Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m.

February is all about DINOSAURS! Learn about your favorite dinos, dig for fossils, and even be able to tell a coprolite from a real dinosaur!

March: Young Egg-splorers

March 7 at 11 a.m. and March 17 at 10:30 a.m.

This month, we’ll perform egg-speriments to learn about one of nature’s marvels – the egg.  Compare the nests of different organisms and their eggs, test how strong eggs really are, and use science to make a “rubber” egg.

April: Our Favorite Star

April 4 at 11 a.m. and April 21 at 10:30 a.m.

What’s at the center of our solar system and why do we call Earth a “Goldilocks” planet? Learn the answers to these questions in our space-themed workshop, plus experience what stars are made of and imagine life as an astronaut!

May: Red, Yellow, & Blue

May 2 at 11 a.m. and May 19 at 10 a.m.

Have fun experimenting with primary colors and color mixing. A fun and messy experience, with LOTS of things to take home!

Two children plant flowers as they learn about nature
A little girl plays with the Bernoulli blower in Kids Town
A father and daughter complete a craft in Kids Town

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