KID Museum’s after-school programs are multi-week sessions offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and 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, animation, and more.
Fall 2018: October 2 – December 13
K – 1st, 2nd – 4th, 5th – 7th
KinderMakers: 4:30 – 5:30pm
All other programs: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Please note Strategy Board Games: Deluxe Edition is a 20 week session; $660 for members and $740 for nonmembers.
Registration is open!
Tuesdays, October 2 - December 11
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, sew your own superhero costumes, and fabricate a wooden sketchbook. You’ll get certified in all four of our Maker Studios (Woodshop, Fab Lab, Textiles, and Electronics), unlocking access to our weekend Open Build sessions.
3D Fabrication: Design to Printing | 5th – 7th grade
The skills you need to design in a 3-dimensional, digital world! Participants will learn the different steps, programs, and skills needed to be able to independently 3D print. Explore programs including Tinkercad, Sculptris, Meshmixer, and Cura, as well as what each program lends to the 3D printing process. Participants will even get to practice assembling a 3D printer, identifying the parts and steps needed to print their creation.
Wednesdays, October 3 - December 12
KinderCoders | K – 1st grade
Coding for the younger set! KinderCoders features developmentally appropriate tools like KIBO Robotics and ScratchJr, as well as many “unplugged” games, activities, and open-ended play to introduce and promote important concepts in robotics and programming. This session is appropriate for newcomers as well as returning coders from last year.
Sew What!? | 2nd – 4th grade
Ever wonder how a sheep’s wool becomes fabric? Or wish you could sew a button back on your favorite pants? Or make your own plushie? In Sew What!?, learn the processes of dyeing textiles, weaving, hand sewing, and using a sewing machine! Use these skills to create your own projects, developing confidence and agency with all things textiles. You’ll get certified in the Textiles Maker Studio, unlocking access to our weekend Open Build sessions.
Strategy Board Games: Deluxe Edition | 5th – 7th grade
Calling all game heads! If you love Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, and Carcassonne, or if you gravitate toward chess, checkers, and backgammon, this is the after-school session for you. We’ll explore board game strategy and design, and then using 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC routing, and digital graphic design, you’ll create your own custom strategy games. This is a 20-week session that will continue during our winter after-school schedule: Wednesdays, January 9, 2019 – March 13, 2019.
Thursdays, October 4 - December 13
Game Engineering | 2nd – 4th grade
Build your own games and puzzles! Drawing inspiration from classics like Chess, Quarto, Set, Blockus, Xiangqi, Rubik’s Cube, and more, you’ll gain the skills you need to make your own unique versions. We’ll work with a variety of materials including wood, wire, cardboard, paper, and clay. Make them fun, make them challenging—then it’s time to play!
Stop Motion Movie Making | 5th – 7th grade
Get a deep-dive into the magic of stop motion animation with this after-school session. You’ll develop skills using everything from traditional animation devices to more high-tech stop motion techniques. Then, design and create the tools and objects needed to produce your own stop motion movie.