AFTER-SCHOOL, HOMESCHOOL, AND PRE-K CLASSES FOR AGES 3-14!
Join our spring science explorations for a season of adventure and learning! All of our age-appropriate programs emphasize hands-on education, so be prepared to jump in and DO science.
Registration is required. Full class fees are due at time of registration. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Memberships may be purchased or renewed separately online. Click here for details.
Refunds for withdrawals will be issued, provided the museum is notified at least seven days in advance. A service charge of $10 per participant, per workshop will be charged for changes, and $15 per participant, per workshop will be charged for withdrawals.
We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make this determination one week prior to the beginning of the class. Should this occur, you will receive notification and a full refund. Limited financial assistance may be available. Contact Courtenay Vass at 336-288-3769 ext.1389 for details.
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It’s time for spring adventures with our youngest scientists! Hands-on classes involve animals, simple science, art, and stories revolving around participants. Choose a five- or seven-class punch card to attend any combination of our class options. You must stick to your class time (a.m. or p.m.). Click here for the class schedule.
*Due to COVID-19, Nature Tots will be for the Nature Tot only. Parents are encouraged to stay at the GSC during class. Students must have independent bathroom skills.
Let’s take a look at animals as they greet the new season. Join us as we discuss animal coverings while we try to pull a sock off our arms to mimic a snake shedding its skin (no hands allowed), go on a habitat treasure hunt in the zoo and aquarium, create some eco-friendly crafts like seed bombs and meet some spring loving animals along the way.
Rabid for reptiles, batty for birds or manic over mammals? You’ll learn about a different group of animals each day. Meet some in the classroom and observe others in our zoo and aquarium for a complete picture of animals, their habitats and conservation. Send a snack, drink and bag lunch each day.
This spring, choose the topics that interest your learners, and plan sessions around a variety of science areas. Each session includes hands-on science focused on reptiles, amphibians, geology, kitchen science, and more. Choose a five- or seven-class punch card to attend any combination of our class options. Each class is geared towards the appropriate age level. Click here for the class schedule. Note: No class on March 31 or April 1.
Join us for middle school science fun! Each session includes hands-on science labs that will focus on physics and engineering. We’ll explore matter, motion and simple machines. We’ll also learn about historical engineering disasters and try our hand at engineering challenges. Each class will build on the other, so plan to attend all six sessions.
Zooming Through the Zoo
Let’s visit the farm and zoo to explore different types of animals that will inspire some fun machines using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. We’ll learn how gears and levers make work easier.
Once upon a Castle
Imagination and stories come alive when we build with LEGO® bricks in this castle-themed class. Students will learn about simple machines like gears, levers, and pulleys.
Let’s have some fun with brick building. Students will learn building techniques while using their imaginations to blast-off into space or build their dream house. Choose a five-or-seven-class punch card to attend any combination of our session options. This series is perfect for leaners with a sibling in Nature Tots or homeschoolers. Click here for the class schedule.
Milo’s Dance Party
Our Rookie engineers will join Milo, the Lego® Education WeDo 2.0 mascot, on a journey through STEAM activities. They’ll learn how to build and program Milo and then continue to learn about problem-solving, building and programming of simple machines using sensors to help solve weekly science problems. Each 3-week session will have a different theme.
Spring Break Adventures: Animal Adventure
Our Rookie engineers will explore different facets of building from basic brick-building to simple machines and watch their creations come to life. They will work on other STEAM activities to keep their minds busy and learn about the furry and not-so-furry animals of GSC. Send a snack, drink and bag lunch each day.
FIRST LEGO League Discovery (previously FIRST LEGO League Jr.)
Due to the uncertainly of COVID during the winter and spring months and the fact that this activity is very hands-on with the team building all together, we have decided not to have classes.
FIRST® LEGO® League Experience/EV3 programming
FIRST LEGO League is an international competition in which students design and program LEGO® Mindstorms® robots to complete challenges on a themed mat. Students learn team-building skills, gain self-confidence, and create solutions for the challenges that are facing today’s scientists! Our Intermediate Engineers have the opportunity to train off-season so when they turn 10 years old by Sept. 1, 2021 they will be eligible to join a GSC team. This class does not guarantee a spot on a team in the fall.
Spring Break Adventures: Calling All Engineers
Our Intermediate engineers will work on the building and programming of simple machines that incorporate sensors and pneumatics. We’ll take a break from the engineering think tank and learn some coding and explore the GSC. Send a snack, drink and bag lunch each day.
FIRST® LEGO® League Experience/LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition in which students design and program robots to complete challenges on a themed mat. Students learn team-building skills, gain self-confidence, and create solutions for the challenges that are facing today’s scientists! Our Rookie Robotics students have the opportunity to train off-season so they will be eligible to join a GSC team. This class does not guarantee a spot on a team in the fall. It is also a great class for current FLL students to work on their skills.
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