AFTER-SCHOOL

Fall 2019: October 1 – December 19

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 Fall 2019 grade level. If a program is full, you can 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.

Mondays, October 7 - December 16

K – 1st Grade | Kinder Creators | FULL

Create a world of your own imagination! This program introduces younger makers to foundational maker skills, tools, and materials in a playful, developmentally appropriate way. In the first session, kids will design their own imaginary creature. Over the course of the program, makers will work with tools and materials from our Woodshop, Electronics Lab, Textiles Studio, and Digital Fabrication Lab as they design and fabricate habitats, vehicles, and accessories for their creatures.

Class will not be held on November 25.

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

Maker Educator: Amanda
Class Size: 10

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Tuesdays, October 1 - December 17

2nd – 3rd Grade | Community Engineers | FULL

Build a better world through engineering! In this program, kids will step into the shoes of real-world engineers–learning what they do and how they serve their communities–through hands-on explorations and projects. Our budding engineers will develop skills in fabrication, electronics, and robotics, and apply their knowledge to solve a series of engineering challenges. As a culminating project, kids will use their skills to design and build “helper” vehicles that serve the community.

Class will not be held on October 8 or November 26.

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

Maker Educator: Julie P.
Class Size: 10

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6th – 8th Grade | Robot Builders

Build your skills, then build your robot! Makers will take a deep dive into the world of robotics as they gain experience with fabrication, engineering, electronics, and coding. We’ll explore each area of robotics through hands-on skill-building sessions, and makers will apply what they’ve learned to mini-projects and design challenges. The program will culminate with a multi-week project in which makers design and prototype custom robots.

Class will not be held on October 8 or November 26.

Maker Educator: Cori
Class Size: 10

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Wednesdays, October 2 - December 18

2nd – 3rd Grade | Robotics World | FULL

Robots are all around us–if you know where to look! This program will explore the ways that robotics shapes our world–from automatic doors and soap dispensers, to self-driving cars, to robotic toys and companions. Makers will learn concepts and build skills in electronics, fabrication, design, and coding as they design, build, and program robots to accomplish tasks that help people.

Class will not be held on October 9 or November 27.

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

Maker Educator: Gavin
Class Size: 10

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4th – 5th Grade | Inventions!

Inventions can be fun, useful, innovative–or all three! This program introduces kids to the invention process in an inviting way–through the Japanese art of Chindōgu–inventing silly gadgets to solve everyday problems. Makers will develop skills in electronics and fabrication to create their own Chindōgu, and then move on to create more impactful inventions that benefit their community. The program will culminate with an Invention Convention where makers will showcase their silly and serious creations.

Class will not be held on October 9 or November 27.

Maker Educator: Maya
Class Size: 10

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Thursdays, October 3 - December 19

4th – 5th Grade | RoboMakers

What makes a robot a robot? Makers will investigate this question as they build their understanding of what makes robots work. The class will start by examining the motors, sensors, and other electrical components that drive everything robots can do, then move on to include important concepts in mechanical engineering, digital fabrication, and coding. Makers will use their skills to design and build their own robot.

Class will not be held on October 31 or November 28.

Maker Educator: Warren
Class Size: 10

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6th-8th Grade | Community Makers

Use maker skills to make a difference in the community! Makers will work on projects that benefit a person or local organization, taking an active role in improving their community and the world. Projects will develop and utilize skills in the Woodshop, Textiles Studio, and Digital Fabrication Lab. Students will earn SSL hours for time spent on design and fabrication of service projects.

Class will not be held on October 31 or November 28.

Maker Educator: Ram
Class Size: 10

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