AFTER-SCHOOL, HOMESCHOOL, AND PRE-K CLASSES FOR AGES 2-12!
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.
Returning students, please note!
The GSC will be using new software for Spring 2020 class registration. The registration process may take a little longer than usual as information will need to be entered anew. Thank you for your patience as we move forward with this new system!
Pre-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 made, provided the museum is notified at least 14 days in advance. A service charge of $5 per participant per workshop will be charged for changes, and $10 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 two weeks prior to the beginning of 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 (am or pm). Click here for the class schedule. Note: No class on April 7.
Up Close Critters
Set out on a fantastic adventure to uncover the wonders of the animal kingdom! Play animal games, create wild crafts and get up-close to your favorite creatures, both in our zoo and our aquarium. From feathers to fur and scales to slime, you’re going to have a WILD time becoming an animal expert.
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 simple machines, birds, energy, Earth Day, 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 April 8 or 9.
All aboard the building express! Beginner builders will learn about simple machines and build fun activities with their building buddy using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. There will be time at the station for some free building and then a final big build with the whole class.
Stories and brick building-what a fun combination! We will begin class with a story starter that gives students a problem to solve through building with bricks. Choose a five- or seven-class punch card to attend any combination of our class options. You must stick to your class time (am or pm). Click here for the class schedule. Note: No class on April 7.
This class is filled with fun science problems where the solution turns out to be a robotic device that students will learn to program using the LEGO® WeDo® program. Our rookie engineers will learn about scientific investigation and the who, what, and why of problem solving, all while building with LEGO® bricks.
Spring Break Adventures: Exploration Build
Our rookie engineers will explore different facets of building from basic brick building to simple machines and watch their creations come to life. The engineers will work together and learn about the basics of teamwork and cooperation while exploring other parts of the GSC like an OmniSphere show. Send a snack, drink and bag lunch each day.
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 programming/ Driving Challenge
Students will be put into teams of 2 to design and program a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robot to complete challenges on a themed mat. Students learn team-building skills, gain self-confidence and create solutions for the challenges. Students have the opportunity to train off season so when they turn 10 years old by the required date they will be eligible to join a GSC team. This class does not guarantee a spot on a team in the fall. Friendly in-house exhibition on Saturday, February 29 from 1pm - 4pm
Spring Break Adventures: Calling All Engineers
Our intermediate engineers will team up with a partner and look at the building and programming of simple machines that incorporate sensors and pneumatics. We’ll take a break from the engineering think tank to learn some coding and explore the GSC. Send a snack, drink and bag lunch each day.
Questions or comments? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-288-3769 x1389.