AFTER-SCHOOL

Winter 2020: January 6 – March 16

Registration is OPEN. Members: Login to receive your after-school discount.

Develop real-world skills through imaginative, maker-based programs. KID Museum’s after-school programs are multi-week sessions offered Mondays-Thursdays, and are led by our professional Maker Educators. Hands-on experiences will spark creativity and design-thinking, as makers explore the tools and materials of electronics, coding, robotics, woodworking, textiles, and more.

Grades K – 1, 2 – 3, 4 – 5, and 6 – 8
10-week sessions | 4:30pm-6pm*
Members $330 | Nonmembers $370

Choose a program based on your child’s current grade level. If a program is full, call us at 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to a waitlist.

*K-1 after-school programs run from 4:30pm-5:30pm. Monday’s program is only 8 sessions and the price has been adjusted accordingly.

Fall 2019 Registrants: Please note, no after-school programs will be held the week of Thanksgiving.

Mondays, January 6 - March 16*

K – 1st Grade | Kinder Coders**

Coding, robotics, and fun! This program introduces young learners to basic concepts with developmentally-appropriate tools like Ozobots & Scratch Jr, as well as through “unplugged” games and open play. Kinder Coders will “de-code” the magic of technology as they practice making animations, programming robots, and using sensors.

*Class will not be held on January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) or February 17 (Presidents Day).

**This is an 8-week program. The price has been adjusted accordingly.

Maker Educator: Amanda
Class Size: 10

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Tuesdays, January 7 - March 10

2nd – 3rd Grade | KID Hackers, Jr.

Deconstruct, reimagine, and repurpose! Young KID Hackers will take apart toys and machines, see what’s inside, and use the parts to make their own unique creations. Spend time in Woodshop, Electronics Lab, and Textiles Studio as you deconstruct familiar objects and reconstruct new ones, learning a variety of tools and skills along the way.

Maker Educator: Cori
Class Size: 10

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4th – 5th Grade | KID Hackers

Older KID Hackers — get hacking! Take apart complex electronic toys and machines and transform them into one-of-a-kind “Franken-Toys.” Makers will learn soldering, circuitry, design, and more, while letting their imaginations run wild. This class will focus on concepts, skills and tools from Electronics Lab and Woodshop.

Maker Educator: Maya
Class Size: 10

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6th – 8th Grade | Robots from Scratch

Pick up advanced skills as you design, build, and program your own robot from the ground up. In this course, makers can take their robotics skills to a new level and bring home a robot they’ve built from scratch. Students will practice mechanical and programming concepts using LEGO’s EV3 set, then design, engineer and program their robot to move and react. A great option for those who have taken our previous robotics courses.

Maker Educator: Warren
Class Size: 10

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Wednesdays, January 8 - March 11

K – 1st Grade | Kinder Coders | ALMOST FULL

Coding, robotics, and fun! This program introduces young learners to basic concepts with developmentally-appropriate tools like Ozobots & Scratch Jr, as well as through “unplugged” games and open play. Kinder Coders will “de-code” the magic of technology as they practice making animations, programming robots, and using sensors.

Maker Educator: Liza
Class Size: 10

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2nd – 3rd Grade | Room Reimagineers | FULL

Reimagine, reinvent, and remake your room! Using tools from Woodshop, Electronics Studio, and Digital Fabrication Lab, young makers will create projects to enhance their rooms — from storage to nightlights and more. Using saws, drills, hammers, and other tools, learn the basics of construction with weekly projects, then enhance these projects with basic electronics and laser engraving. As culmination, students will apply their skills to build a final project of their own design.

This class has reached capacity. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

Maker Educator: Gavin
Class Size: 10

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Thursdays, January 9 - March 12

4th – 5th Grade | LEGO Robotics

Take your LEGO skills to the next level. Complete mini-challenges using LEGO WeDo, then move on to more complex designs and programming challenges with LEGO EV3 and MINDSTORMS. Students will explore complex mechanisms and programming concepts as they design, build, and program robots to pick up objects, sort objects by color, and avoid obstacles.

Maker Educator: Warren
Class Size: 10

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6th-8th Grade | Makin’ Miniatures

Trains, planes, automobiles, roller coasters… take a deep dive into miniatures! Advanced makers will delve into complex design and fabrication techniques as they build functional miniatures. Combine the power of both digital and analog design and fabrication tools as you bring to life vehicles of the future, all in HO (rail transport modeling) scale.

Maker Educator: Ram
Class Size: 10

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Questions? Call us at 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org.