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

Children in grades K-5 and adult
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $35 Members / Museums for All
          $40 Non-Members

Cost Beginning June 1:
$36 Members / Museums for All
$41 Non-Members

Date  Theme Description 
April 21 Recycled Engineering Challenge Join us as we celebrate Earth Day with a recycled engineering challenge. You and your family will be challenged to build an engineering project using only recycled materials! 
May 19 Hydraulic Challenge We’ll be learning about hydraulics and building our very own hydraulic machine. 
June 18 Rube Goldberg Challenge  Have you ever seen Rube Goldberg machines in action? Come learn what Rube Goldberg machines are and take on the challenge of building your very own!
July 16 Paper Engineering What can a simple sheet of paper do? Come and find out! You and your family will be challenged to engineer a structure out of only sheets of paper and make paper move on its own!
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.