Preschool Scientists Programs
Let us bring big science to your littlest learners! Choose from a variety of programs providing hands-on science learning in a host of eligible content areas.
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Preschool Assembly Programs
Our 30-minute assembly programs can accommodate up to 200 students per showing. Topics include air and wind, and bugs.
Fee: $375; $175 for each repeat program.
Up in the Air
Content themes: Properties of matter, Force and Motion, Weather and Climate
How do we know the air is there? Is anything lighter than air? Investigate these questions and be blown away by our amazing air and wind devices.
Content themes: Common Characteristics of Life, Life Cycles, Form and Function
Find out how far a grasshopper can hop, how butterflies get their wings, and more incredible insect insights!
Preschool Discovery Days
Each fun 45-minute program is designed to give up to 30 students the chance to expand on eligible content themes with engaging hands-on activities.
Fee: $125 for each program. Single programs available June through March. Two-program minimum in April & May
Content themes: Chemistry, Properties of Matter
Explore the ‘S’ in STEM (science) with amazing bubbles and bubble blowers.
Content themes: Biology: Form and Function
Investigate insect parts and behavior through song and dance and make bug antennae to take home.
Content themes: Technology: Influence of Emerging Technologies
What is a robot and what does it do? Learn about the ‘T’ in STEM (technology) as you interact with some robots!
Just Add Water
Content themes: Properties of Water, Bodies of Water, Force and Motion
Explore real-world concepts as you make a splash with water play!
Over the Moon
Content themes: Origin and Evolution of the Universe
Travel into space to learn how the Moon moves and why it looks different each night. (30-minute program)
Peg + Cat
Content themes: Math, Counting, and Comparing
Help Peg and Cat, the lovable duo from the PBS KIDS series Peg + Cat, solve everyday math problems and save the day!
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Ready, Set, Roll
Content themes: Engineering, Problem Solving
Tackle the “E” in STEM (engineering) as you build your own ramp, then test how far your ball can roll!
STEM Program for Babies and Toddlers
Content themes: Five Senses, Fine Motor Skills, Scientific Observation, Properties of Matter
Children will sing, dance, and participate in dramatic play to practice their popping skills – popping bubbles, popping bubble wrap, pretending to pop popcorn, and more!
Fee: $125 per program; each program includes two 30‑minute sessions
Two-program minimum in April and May
Up to 15 children per program, children ages 0-3 years
Bring the Stars to Your School!
A portable planetarium? Digital technology makes it possible to bring planetarium programs to your school! Each 45-minute presentation can accommodate 30 students. Learn more about our digital planetarium.
Fee: $240 for two programs; $120 for each repeat program
Made possible by PNC Foundation
Early Learner STEAM Event
This ready-to-go package is perfect for school carnivals or family events. Up to 150 people can enjoy multiple table-top activities with hands-on science exploration. Families can experience STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activity stations that will take roughly 45 minutes to complete.
Fee: $400 for two hours of activity time
Requirements: 10-12 volunteers to monitor tables. Training will take place 30 minutes before event.