Pint Size Science

Spark curiosity and wonder through play!

Pint Size Science (PSS) classes provide stepping stones for early learners to explore science topics and help parents/caregivers feel more confident being a STEM coach for their child.

Workshops are held for children, ages 3–5 years old with a caring adult, every Thursday from 9:15–10:15 a.m. during the month of October. 

Class Details 

In celebration of SCI hosting the traveling exhibit Cats & Dogs The Exhibition, our PSS workshops will focus on our furry pets - cats and dogs. SCI staff will facilitate the age appropriate learning activity for the children while also giving the caring adults supporting prompts to actively support the learning process. 

Upcoming Workshops: 

October 5 - “What Big Ears You Have!” – How do the shape of cats and dogs ears help them to hear?


October 12 - “Why Whiskers?” – How do cats and dogs use their whiskers to help them “see” better?


October 19 - “Play Like a Cat!” – What kind of toys do cats like to play with? Why?


October 26 - “Sniff Like a Dog!” – Why do dogs have such a good sense of smell?



  • Individual Workshop: $19 per child; $11 for SCI members
  • All Workshops: $76 per child; $44 for SCI members
    *parent/adult is free and the ticket price also includes admission to SCI for the day.
    Please Note: The All Workshops Package option is only available until October 5

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The science behind the PSS program:

Pint Size Science 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.

Contact the SCI Sales Office at 515-274-6868 ext. 222.