There's nothing quite like seeing a child's eyes light up when they learn something new. Light that spark early with our Young Discoverers program, a science-themed story and activity time for children aged 2 - 5 years and their guardians. Young Discoverers is held Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:30am - 11am here at the Center and is free with admission (and free for members!).
WEDNESDAYS - FRIDAYS AT 10:30 AM
- A story read by one of our educators for ages 2-5
- Activity time that will educate and entertain your child
- The opportunity to learn and have fun together
SEPTEMBER YOUNG DISCOVERS' SCHEDULE
Young Discoverers for September is all about sustainable energy!
- September 5-7: Hydro-power: As our H2Whoa! exhibition draws to a close, we will explore how the force of water flowing in rivers and streams is used to produce mechanical energy. We will make miniature paddle wheels to illustrate how the energy of flowing water is captured to operate a mill.
- September 12-14: Solar Energy: Even though summer is over, the sun nonetheless warms our days and fuels solar panels all year long. We will experiment with sun-funnels to capture the reflection of the sun and direct its heat to warm things on earth.
- September 19-21: Kinetic Energy: The natural flow of the wind can turn the blades of large turbines to generate huge amounts of electricity. We will craft pinwheels to demonstrate how the wind is a form of kinetic energy available everywhere.
- September 26-28: Oil Spill Cleanup: Oil supplies one-third of the world’s energy use, but sometimes there are major accidents for which scientific solutions are needed. Smaller-scale simulations of an oil spill will allow kids to experiment with different materials to help clean up the mess.