Winter 2018
January 9th – March 15th

Online registration closes one week prior to first class, but spaces may still be available.

Please call 301-897-5437 to register after that date.

KID’s after-school programs give kids the chance to experiment, create and experience something new. Multi-week sessions are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Grade Levels
K – 1st / 2nd – 4th / 5th – 7th

Price $330 members; $370 nonmembers*

*Please note the price is different for the Internet of Things.

Session Length

4:30 – 6:00
4:30 – 5:30  KinderMakers

Tuesdays, January 8th - March 13th

Robot Explorers

2nd – 4th grade

Explore all things robotic as we use different robotics kits to explore the essential ideas of robotics and coding. We’ll explore kits and software like LEGO WeDo, Scratch, Hummingbird, and Ozobot- you’ll even build a simple robot of your own!

Maker Educator:  Amanda
Class Size:  8

3D Sketching and Prototyping

5th – 7th grade

Learn the fundamentals of 3D sketching to visually represent your design ideas, then create actual prototypes using various materials and 3D printing.

Maker Educator:  Benjamin
Class Size:  6

Wednesdays, January 9th - March 14th

KinderMakers: Maker Science

K – 1st grade

Explore physics, biology, and chemistry through hands-on maker projects! Young makers will learn about aerodynamics through making and launching rockets; we’ll explore plant science and build our own terrarium; we’ll use chemistry to create our own slime recipe; and so much more! 4:30 – 5:30 (1 hour)

Maker Educator:  Amanda
Class Size: 8

Engineer This

2nd – 4th grade

Each week tackle a different engineering challenge. Put the design process into practice to solve problems while learning basic woodworking, electronics and mechanisms.

Maker Educator:  Benjamin
Class Size: 6

Internet of Things

5th – 7th grade

In this Arduino/Circuits class students explore the basics of arduino and connected devices. Make an email indicator on a remote keychain, create an alarm system for your room that alerts you by cellphone, and build a responsive sculpture that scrapes web data and displays changes in the weather. When this class is over you get to take home the “brains” and parts needed to make your own connected devices. A $50 materials fee is included for a Particle Arduino and other necessary parts.

Maker Educator:  Elvin
Class Size: 6

Thursdays, January 10th - March 15th

Maker Mania

2nd – 4th grade

Let’s get making! Dive into everything KID Museum has to offer–use power tools in the woodshop, learn to code using Scratch, design an object for 3D printing, and explore electricity and circuits. Gain experience in many different studios and sharpen your maker skills.

Maker Educators:  Liza
Class Size: 6

Game Time!

5th – 7th grade

Calling all game geeks. In this after-school series we’ll combine woodworking, 3D printing and graphic design to create our own tabletop games. Chess, checkers, mancala, backgammon, Carcassone, Pit, Catan, Ticket to Ride…  we will explore, play, and build everything from ancient board games to modern Euro-style strategy games.

Maker Educator:  Ram
Class Size: 6