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412.237.1637
8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri

In case of inclement weather, please call the above number to see if a program has been cancelled.

Science Workshops

Spring Programming

Have fun discovering and learning about tons of science topics! These workshops are open to all children. Some of our Science Workshops may fulfill specific Scout badge requirements. Additional requirements may need to be completed on-own. Call 412.237.1637 to register or for more info.

Cost: $20/person unless otherwise noted.

The Air We Breathe (Grades 6-8)
Jan. 24, 1- 4 pm

Learn all about the air you breathe and how to improve its quality. Explore the characteristics of air that are both obvious and surprising. Experiment with air pressure and design your own pinwheel.

Planet Protectors (Grades K-1)
Jan. 31, 1-3 pm
Cost: $14

Become upcycle artists creating masterpieces using recycled materials. Engineer skyscrapers and bridges using biodegradable packing materials. We'll learn to take care of the environment so we can do our part to protect planet Earth.
Badge requirements met during workshop: Girl Scout Daisy - Clover and Rosie Petals

The Sky's the Limit! (Grades 9-10)
Feb. 7, 1-4 pm

Join us for StormFest weekend and explore the sky. Learn about cloud formations and study the stars. Create a rocket as we study the basics of flight. Investigate sky pollution and brainstorm some ways to achieve clear skies.
Badge requirements met during workshop: Girl Scout Senior – Sky Badge 2-5 (Requirement 1 can be met on your own).

Build It Engineers (Grades 4-5)
Feb. 7, 9 am-noon

Discover what it takes to be an engineer and learn about the different branches of engineering. Experiment with circuits and electricity. Learn about our city's great bridges and create your very own blueprint.
Webelos requirements met during workshop: Webelos Engineer - 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9

CSI Sci (Grades 4-5)
Feb 14, 1 - 4PM

Become a forensic scientist for the day and help us solve a crime. We'll take fingerprints, collect evidence, and even make an edible DNA strand.
Badge requirements met during workshop: Girl Scout Junior – Detective Badge

Robotic Engineering (Grades 6-12)
Feb 14 and 15, 10-3 pm both days
Cost: $45 for both days

Learn about the robotics industry and the major job fields in robotics. Design, build, program, and test a simple robot using LEGO EV3 educational robotic systems.
Merit Badge requirements met during workshop: Boy Scout Robotics – 1-7

Engineer It! (Grades 6-12)
Feb. 21, 1-4 pm

Discover what it takes to become an engineer as you explore different careers in the engineering field. Learn about the systems engineering approach. Experiment with transforming motion and converting energy.
Merit Badge pre-requisites: Boy Scout Engineering 1, 2, 4, 9
Merit Badge requirements met during workshop: Boy Scout Engineering 3, 5a/5b, 6a/6e, 7, and 8

Build It Engineers (Grades 4-5)
Feb. 21, 9 am-noon

Discover what it takes to be an engineer and the different branches of engineering. Experiment with circuits and electricity. Learn about our city's great bridges and create your very own blueprint.
Webelos requirements met during workshop: Webelos Engineer - 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9

Science with a Sparkle (Grades 3-6)
Feb. 28, 1-4 pm

Prepare to be dazzled! Dive into chemistry and learn how science relates to health and beauty products. Become a cosmetic chemist and concoct your own creations to take home.

Programming with Scratch (Grades 3-5)
Feb. 28, 1-4 pm

Combine this simple programming language and your imagination to create your own interactive stories, animations, or games. While creating Scratch projects, participants learn important mathematical and computational ideas, learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Let's Be Green! (Grades 2-3)
March 7, 9 am-noon

It's easy being green. Helping to keep planet Earth clean starts right at home. Explore how to save energy, water, and clean the air. Make some upcycled art and engineer a masterpiece out of biodegradable packing peanuts.
Badge requirements met during workshop: Girl Scout Brownie – Household Elf Badge

Stylish Science (Grades 9-10)
March 14, 1-4 pm

Fashion and beauty may seem glamorous, but it's the science and engineering in these industries that make the best and most desirable products. Learn how fabrics are engineered and the chemistry of cosmetology.
Badge requirements met during workshop: Girl Scout Senior – Science of Style

Robotic Engineering (Grades 6-12)
March 14 and 15, 10 am – 3 pm both days
Cost: $45 for both days

Learn about the robotics industry and the major job fields in robotics. Design, build, program, and test a simple robot using LEGO EV3 educational robotic systems.
Merit Badge requirements met during workshop: Boy Scout Robotics – 1-7

Be A Scientist (Grades 4-5)
March 21, 9 am-noon

Learn what it takes to be a scientist and the different types of work they perform. Explore Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion and experiment with Bernoulli's Principle. Test some optical illusions and make some rock candy crystals to take home.
Webelos requirements met during workshop: Webelos Scientist - 1-3, 5-7, and 9-12

Engineer Minecraft (Grades 3-5)
March 21 and 22, 1-4 pm both days
Cost: $45 for both days

Put your Minecraft engineering skills to the test in our two-day workshop. Spend your first day designing and building on a cooperative Minecraft server with other kids. On the second day, watch as we 3D print your creation on our 3D printer! Explore a virtual Science Center and discover what other secrets might be hiding in our virtual world.

Awesome Astronomy (Grades 6-12)
March 22, noon-3 pm

Become an astronomer for the day while learning about light pollution and how it affects the night sky. Explore different telescopes and astronomical equipment. Visit the Buhl Planetarium and study constellations, planets, the moon, and stars.
Merit Badge pre-requisites: Boy Scout Astronomy 4C,5D,6B
Merit Badge requirements met during workshop: Boy Scout Astronomy 1-3, 4a,b,d, 5a,b,c, 6a,c,d, 7, 8a ,9

Planet Protectors (Grades K-1)
April 11, 1 – 3 pm
Cost: $14

Become upcycle artists creating masterpieces using recycled materials. Engineer skyscrapers and bridges using biodegradable packing materials. We'll learn to take care of the environment so we can do our part to protect planet Earth.
Badge requirements met during workshop: Girl Scout Daisy - Clover and Rosie Petals

I'm a Roboticist (Grades 1-2)
April 11, 9-noon

How does a robot sense, think, and act? Learn about some of the binary beings in roboworld and how they were designed and built. Discover how robots help people and come up with some robot design ideas of your very own!

CSI Sci (Grades 4-5)
April 18, 1-4 pm

Become a forensic scientist for the day and help us solve a crime. We'll take fingerprints, collect evidence, and even make an edible DNA strand.
Badge requirements met during workshop: Girl Scout Junior – Detective Badge

Engineer Minecraft (Grades 4-6)
April 25 and 26, 1-4 pm both days
Cost: $45 for both days

Put your Minecraft engineering skills to the test in our two day workshop. Spend your first day designing and building on a cooperative Minecraft server with other kids. On the second day, watch as we 3D print your creation on our 3D printer! Explore a virtual Science Center and discover what other secrets might be hiding in our virtual world.

Awesome Astronomy (Grades 6-12)
April 26, noon-3 pm

Become an astronomer for the day while learning about light pollution and how it affects the night sky. Explore different telescopes and astronomical equipment. Visit the Buhl Planetarium and study constellations, planets, the moon, and stars.
Merit Badge pre-requisites: Boy Scout Astronomy 4C,5D,6B
Merit Badge requirements met during workshop: Boy Scout Astronomy 1-3, 4a,b,d, 5a,b,c, 6a,c,d, 7, 8a, 9

Crazy Chemistry (Grades 1-2)
May 2, 1-4 pm

Discover the science of solutions, create chemical concoctions, explore states of matter, and more! You won't believe the chemistry you can do with everyday materials and a few slimy substances.

Science Apprentice (Grades 2-4)
May 2, 9-noon

Do you want to be a scientist? Learn about chemistry, physics, biology, and more as you explore different science topics and perform experiments. Explore some different science careers and see if one might be the perfect fit for you!

Be A Scientist (Grades 4-5)
May 16, 1-3 pm

Learn what it takes to be a scientist and the different types of work they perform. Explore Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion and experiment with Bernoulli's Principle. Test some optical illusions and make some rock candy crystals to take home.
Webelos requirements met during workshop: Webelos Scientist - 1-3, 5-7, and 9-12

Family Workshops

Sundays from 1 – 3 pm
Ages 6+

$10 Adult and $5 Child / $13 Adult and $8 Child
(Member / Non Member)

Feb. 15 – Frozen Science
Discover the science behind this chilly season as you explore snowflakes, experiment with conductive "snowdough," explore states of matter with dry ice, and create your own frozen bubbles.

March 29 – Blast Off!
The sky's the limit as we "take off" and learn the science behind flight. Check out Bernoulli's principle as we investigate how insects, birds, and even humans command the sky. Build your own rocket and see how science can really soar!

April 19 – Slimy Science
Come explore how chemistry can be fun and messy! Create some slimy experiments using everyday items. Discover how many of these slippery polymers help us enjoy modern life as we know it.

May 17 – Design Challenge
Learn the basics of invention and design and then make your own creations. Work as a family to build earthquake-proof structures, the tallest marshmallow building, and air-powered racers.

Behind-the-Scenes roboworld Workshop

April 9 – 7 – 9 pm
Explore the nuts and bolts of roboworld during an exclusive tour of the world's biggest permanent robotics exhibit. Mingle with fellow robotics enthusiasts and meet the people responsible for creating one of the Science Center's biggest attractions. This hands-on workshop will teach you more about the robots we use in our daily lives. Registration is limited. Adults only.
Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members



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