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Young Explorers

Date: August 27, 2023

The Michigan Science Center’s Young Explorers Program invites our youngest scientists (ages 2-5, not yet enrolled in kindergarten) to dive into a range of STEM topics based on the theme of the week. These classes incorporate elements of literacy, social-emotional learning, play, pattern-recognition and improving motor skills to engage our guests in the world of science and design.


Class Name Dates Class Description

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Sunday, July 9 , 2023

Energy is all around us, running through our homes and our favorite toys. Young Explorers will safely investigate electricity and how we use it to power up our lives!

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Sunday, July 16 , 2023

Is it a mess to be left outside? Or is it full of life and wonder? Young Explorers will dig in to learn what makes soil so important for life to survive.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Sunday, July 23 , 2023

Ooey gooey slimy fun is ahead as Young Explorers experiment with textures and ingredients. In this sensory chemistry workshop, Young Explorers will learn through touch and follow a recipe to make their own slime!

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Bees are our friends! Young Explorers will learn to recognize shapes, colors, and patterns; plus see how pollinators help out people and the planet.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Cool off the summer heat by learning what makes things chilly. Young Explorers will test how adding energy, or taking it away, makes things hot or cold.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Is it a plant? Is it an animal? No, it’s a fungus! Young Explorers will learn all about what makes some mushrooms extraordinary and others dangerous.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Soap is important for keeping us healthy, and bubbles are important for having fun! Young Explorers will stretch their knowledge of how bubbles work while seeing who can make the biggest bubbles of them all.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Climb aboard our imagination rocket ships, as we explore our solar system and beyond! Young Explorers will put on their astronaut helmets to discover their love for outer space.

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