Pint Size Science and Toddler Edition classes are designed to reflect current brain research, which shows that academic learning is directly connected to emotion. Young children need a caring adult to share their early STEM experiences, and Pint Size Science classes provide opportunities for young children and their parent or caregiver to learn together.
Offered September through May, classes are led by SCI's Science Learning Team and feature hands-on activities to spark curiosity and wonder through play.
Choose the class that works for your child and your schedule:
- Pint Size Science (ages 3-5) - Introduce young explorers to science concepts through fun, hands-on activities they can share with a parent or caregiver. Pint Size Science classes are held on Wednesdays or Saturdays at 9:00 am or 10:30 am.
- Pint Size Science: Toddler Edition (ages 20 months to 3 years) - Based on the same proven techniques of Pint Size Science, Toddler Edition classes use hands-on, sensory activities to engage young explorers. Toddler Edition classes are held on Wednesdays or Saturdays at 9:15 am.
New for 2018-2019: Classes are set-up as a three-month series related to the same topic. Registration for all three series in a session is not required, though it is encouraged!
Classifying Creatures Series
Investigate real Iowa animals and what they need to survive. Learn about animal parts and how they can be sorted by their characteristics.
- Session 1: September 12 or 15
- Session 2: October 10 or 13
- Session 3: November 14 or 17
Exploring Engineering Series
Explore 3-D shapes and how they fit together to create structures. Use LEGO to participate in design challenges and use different types of measurement tools.
- Session 1: December 12 or 15
- Session 2: January 9 or 12
- Session 3: February 13 or 16
Bits and Bots Series
Discover cause and effect while learning about the fundamentals of programming. Be introduced to simple robotics and coding.
- Session 1: March 13 or 16
- Session 2: April 10 or 13
- Session 3: May 8 or 11
Pint Size Science classes are limited to 12 students per class. Registration for each series in a session is not required, though it is encouraged! Pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spot.
Class Times: Pint Size Science classes (ages 3-5) are held on Wednesdays or Saturdays at 9:00 am or 10:30 am. Toddler Edition classes (ages 20 months to 3 years) are held on Wednesdays or Saturdays at 9:15 am. Classes last approximately 45 minutes.
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
*Click "Register for Camps & Classes," then select the date of your class
Contact the SCI Sales Office at 515-274-6868 ext. 222.