Pint Size Science

Discover the wonders of science in monthly classes designed specifically for young explorers ages 3 to 5 and their families!

Led by an SCI Programs Team member, this interactive classroom experience offered September through May allows young explorers to discover the world around them through fun, hands-on activities they can share with a parent or caregiver. 

Monthly Class Times

Pick a time that works for you! Each month, Pint Size Science features a different theme and multiple class options for you to fit your busy schedule:

  • Second Thursday at 10:00 am
  • Second Saturday at 10:00 am

Upcoming Classes

  • September 12 - Three Little Engineers (No class on Sept. 10)We've all heard the story of the Three Little Pigs, but now it’s time to live it! Join us on an engineering adventure, and see if your constructions can stand up to the wolf’s huffing and puffing! Register (Select the date of your class, then click the class title)
  • October 8 & 10 - Healthy Me
    What can we do to help our bodies stay healthy? Preschoolers and their families will find out all about eating right, staying active and using healthy habits. Meet our giant friend Stuffee and discover the best ways to be the healthiest you! Register(Select the date of your class, then click the class title)
  • November 12 & 14 - Spooky Science
    You’ve never seen science this spooktacular - or fun! Gear up for this spine-chilling class full of hair-raising experiments, bubbling potions and visual illusions! This October theme will make you scream! Register(Select the date of your class, then click the class title)
  • December 10 & 12 - Train Like an Astronaut
    Become an astronaut trainee for the day and stretch, balance, run and jump as we hear from real astronauts what it takes to go up in space! Then, try astronaut food and tour the galaxy in this out-of-this-world class! Register(Select the date of your class, then click the class title)
  • January 14 & 16 - Superhero Science
    Faster than a speeding train, stronger than an elephant, smaller than an ant… learn about the science behind the powers of your favorite super heroes. Then, discover your own powers as you create your own alter ego and super hero gadgets before testing them out! Evil villains don’t stand a chance! Register (Select the date of your class, then click the class title)
  • February 11 & 13 - Animal Kingdom
    It’s a zoo out there! From as small as a grain of sand to bigger than a school bus, animals come in all shapes and sizes. Join us this month as we discover the amazing diversity of the animal kingdom. Get a chance to meet some amazing creatures face to face, and take a tour through SCI's Animal Room! Register (Select the date of your class, then click the class title)
  • March 10 & 12 - Art Chemistry
    Have you ever wanted to be a scientist AND an artist? Join us as we combine both science and art in this fun and messy class! Create your own colors and develop designs that are truly your own masterpieces! Register(Select the date of your class, then click the class title)
  • April 14 & 16 - Growing Up Green
    Come get your hands dirty as we dig into plants and nature. We’ll find out where grass comes from, what it takes to make a flower grow and what scientists study in nature. Can you dig it?! Register (Select the date of your class, then click the class title)
  • May 12 & 14 - Camping Adventure
    Join us this month as we bring a camping trip inside in our own Star Theater! We will turn down the lights and make lanterns for seeing in the dark before learning about the animals that might be hanging around our campsite. Join us for an adventure in the great outdoors! Register(Select the date of your class, then click the class title)

Registration

Pricing per class: $10 SCI Members / $14 Non-members

Each class lasts approximately one hour, and general admission to SCI the day of your class is included with registration. Pre-registration is encouraged prior to each session.

To register or for more information, call the Sales Office at (515) 274-6868.

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