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 Tuesday at 1:00 pm
  • Second Thursday at 10:00 am
  • Second Saturday at 10:00 am (every other month)

Upcoming Classes

  • September 9, 11 & 13 - Chemistry Kids
    Have you ever wanted to be a mad scientist? Now is your chance! This introduction to science is great for preschoolers and their families. Learn about the "stuff" our universe is made of as we mix solids, liquids and gases together to create amazing and colorful reactions!
  • October 14 & 16 - Things that Glow!
    Light up the night! From lightning bugs and rocks to glow sticks, this special Pint Size Science class will have you glowing. Join us as we turn down the lights and discover how both natural and manmade things light up the dark!
  • November 11, 13 & 15 - Dino Detectives
    Bring the past to life as we explore a prehistoric world! Become a paleontologist for a day as we learn about dinosaurs and fossils with hands-on activities. Are you as tall as a dinosaur? Do you eat the same thing as a dinosaur? Come to Dino Detectives to uncover the fascinating world of these ancient creatures!
  • December 9 & 11 - Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
    Come 'chill out' at SCI as we experiment with extremely cold temperatures! Learn about how snow and snowflakes are formed, and watch as we freeze things with dry ice and liquid nitrogen! Then, find out how our states of matter, solids, liquids and gases, are affected by the cold in ‘cool’ experiments. You won’t want to miss a chance to get ‘Frozen!'
  • January 13, 15 & 17 - 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 superheroes. Then, discover your own powers as you create your own alter ego and superhero gadgets before testing them out. Evil villains don’t stand a chance!
  • February 10 & 12 - Build It!
    Ever wondered how skyscrapers are built? Do you dream of building bridges and working with a crane? Join Pint Size Science this month as we explore tools and machines of a construction site, examine a blueprint and then test your skills as we construct buildings with exciting materials!
  • March 10, 12 & 14 - Yo-Ho Mateys
    Yo-ho, Yo-ho, a pirate’s life for me! Step back in time and come sail the seven seas as we learn about navigation, engineering and exploration in the times of Blackbeard. Learn how ships float and sails catch the wind. Then, make a telescope to look out into the wide, blue yonder!
  • April 14 & 16 - Animal Tales
    It’s a zoo out there! Join us this month as we look at fur, feathers and fins to understand 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! It's all paws, claws and hands on deck for this exciting class.
  • May 12, 14 & 16 - Camping Adventure! 
    We’re going on a bear hunt! 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!


Pricing per class: $8 SCI Members / $12 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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