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. 

2016-2017 Classes

  • September 15 & 17 — Digging Dinos
    We know you love dinosaurs, and so do we! Find out how dinosaurs lived, how we find their bones and who studies them. Dinosaurs rock!
  • October 13 & 15 — Wellness Warriors
    What can we do to help our bodies stay healthy? Find out about eating right, staying active and using healthy habits. Discover the germs that live all around us and how to keep from getting sick!
  • November 10 & 12 — Sounds Like Science
    Ever wonder how sound travels from someone's mouth to another person's ear? This class will explore the science of sound waves. Make fake waves, check out different tones and create your own instrument. Make some noise for this great class!
  • December 8 & 10 — Out of this World
    Blast off into this amazing adventure. Visit our planetary neighbors, find pictures in our sky, eat food just like an astronaut and create your own stellar constellation. Gear up for an out-of-this-world adventure!
  • January 12 & 14 — Construction Junction - SOLD OUT
    Get your hard hats on for this hands-on building jamboree. Explore different building materials to make your own creation. You can even help Professor Pint Size build a fantastic fort!
  • February 9 & 11 — SCI's Laboratory - SOLD OUT
    Do you know someone who's always asking "why?" They're already acting like scientists, and this class is for them! We'll learn what observations are, discover different kinds of scientists and get a chance to create chemical reactions!
  • March 9 & 11 — Puddle Jumpers - SOLD OUT
    Hop on in to this fun-filled class! Learn about the animals that live in the water and how we can help our underwater neighbors stay healthy. Meet amphibians, and figure out how to move like they do!
  • April 13 & 15 — Superhero Science - SOLD OUT
    Faster than a speeding train, stronger than an elephant, smaller than an ant... Learn about the science behind the powers of your favorite superheroes. Then, discover your own powers as you create your own alter ego! Evil villains don't stand a chance!
  • May 11 (sold out) & 13 — Following Flutters
    Follow your favorite insects on their path to pollination. Find out how bees communicate, explore how caterpillars change into butterflies and find some bugs in SCI's backyard!

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. Classes last approximately one hour.

  • Thursday classes - 10:00 am
  • Saturday classes - 9:00 am (members only) & 11:00 am


Pint Size Science classes are limited to 16 students per class. Pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spot.

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

Pricing (Includes SCI admission for one child and one adult on the day of your class)

  • SCI Members = $10 per child
  • Non-members = $19 per child

Register for Classes

Attend all year and save! Register for 8 classes, and get the 9th class free. Registration for all 8 must be paid in one sale, and there are no refunds for missed classes. To receive the discount, register by calling the SCI Sales Office at 515-274-6868 ext. 222.

Members receive a discount on Pint Size Science - become a member today and save!