Family STEAM Challenges

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STEAM Challenge Workshops offer parents and children an opportunity to engage in hands-on STEAM based learning and exploration together. Each program consists of instructor led discussion of STEAM principles and various STEAM challenges that parent/child pairs will work together to solve! 

Participants are required to wear a mask for the entirety of the program. Classes will be limited to 5 adult/student pairs. Each program will need a minimum of 2 adult/student pairs to run. Programs are designed for a child and a caregiver to attend and enjoy making something together

Ages: 
Children in grades K-5 and adult
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $36 Members / Museums for All
          $41 Non-Members


Date  Theme Description 
Aug. 20  Aviation Challenge  Join us as we celebrate Orville Wright's birthday and National Aviation Week! You and your family will learn about the four forces of flight and be challenged to build various copters and flyers. 
Sept. 11 Count Your Chickens Challenge  Build a chicken coop! Include a nesting box that ensures eggs won’t break as the chickens lay them. 
Oct. 9 Spider Web Engineering Challenge Build your own spider web (out of yarn, string, etc). The challenge is to determine which materials and which “web structure” will result in the strongest web (ie can carry the most weight) and can capture the most prey in a given time frame. 
Nov. 13 Build a Bridge Challenge  Learn about the different types of bridges that exist and for what purposes. Build your own bridge using hydraulics technology! 
Dec. 11 Coding / App Design Challenge  Learn basics of coding, learn some binary and design your own app.