KID Museum’s after-school programs are multi-week sessions offered Mondays-Thursdays, and led by our professional Maker Educators. Participants will get hands-on experiences that spark their creativity, while gaining skills in coding, robotics, woodworking, textiles, and more.
Spring 2019: March 25 – June 10
K – 1st, 2nd – 4th, 5th – 7th
KinderMakers: 4:30 – 5:30pm
All other programs: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Mondays, March 25 - June 10
2nd – 4th Grade | Tech KIDs
Discover what you can make by bringing together technology and physical making. Makers will develop coding, robotics, and electronics skills, and use them to complete fun design and engineering projects. Make your own games using a Micro:bit, create wearable gadgets, and build robotic sculptures. Class will not be held on April 22 or May 27.
5th – 7th Grade | Robotic Design
Explore the world of robotics! Create the 3D printed and electronic parts you need to build your very own robotic creations. Gain skills in 3D modeling, circuitry, and programming, as you make everything from customized drawbots to robotic arms. Class will not be held on April 22 or May 27
Tuesdays, March 26 - June 4
2nd – 4th Grade | Fab Lab Engineers
Transform your ideas from digital to reality! We’ll explore the digital fab lab, and the design and fabrication process. Use 3D design to build your own robotic creations, make pop-up books, use a laser cutter, and more. Class will not be held on April 16.
5th – 7th Grade | Creature Creation
Bring a creature from your imagination to life! Go through the process used by professional 3D animators to create physical and digital models of your creature. Learn techniques to create a “maquette,” sculpt and pose virtual models, and even begin animating your creature! Class will not be held on April 16.
Wednesdays, March 27 - June 5
K – 1st Grade | KinderMakers: Maker Science!
Think like a scientist! Young makers will explore physics, biology, and chemistry through hands-on maker projects that let them make hypotheses, collect data, and draw conclusions. Learn about aerodynamics by making and launching rockets, explore plant science by building a terrarium, discover the chemistry needed to create slime, and more! Class will not be held April 17.
2nd – 4th Grade | KID Hackers
Deconstruct, reimagine, and repurpose! Hackers will take apart electronic toys, machines, and other objects, learn about what’s inside, and use the parts to make one-of-a-kind creations. Create circuit blocks, learn to solder, make your very own “Franken-toy,” and more! Class will not be held on April 17.
5th – 7th Grade | KID Design-Build
Design and build a scale model of an environmentally sustainable home. Explore design, construction, and sustainability, and along the way, develop maker skills in the Fab Lab, Woodshop, and Electronics Studio. Designers will use a laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printer, and more to construct their models. Class will not be held on April 17.
Thursdays, March 28 - June 6
2nd – 4th Grade | Maker Mania
Let’s get making! Dive into everything KID Museum has to offer—use power tools in the woodshop, learn to code, design an object for 3D printing, build circuits, sew your own bag, and so much more! This class is great for new makers or those looking to sharpen their skills. Class will not be held on April 18.
5th – 7th Grade | Maker Studio
Develop your skills in all four of our Maker Studios: Woodshop, Electronics, Fab Lab and Textiles. Then, put your skills into action as you design a multi-disciplinary project. Incorporate 3D printed accessories, e-textiles, robotics, and more…the possibilities are endless! What will you create? Class will not be held on April 18.