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6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
301-897-5437

March 2019

Open Explore: Textiles Spotlight

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

KID Museum presents Spotlight Days--a new twist on our weekend Open Explore experience. Each Spotlight Day will focus on one of our four Maker Studios: Woodshop, Electronics, Fab Lab (digital…

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Textiles: Plastic Canvas Bookmark

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Develop hand-sewing skills and learn to design a pattern to follow. K-1st grade.

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Robotics & Coding: Robotic Animals

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Learn to use robotic inputs and outputs with the Hummingbird Robotics kit. 2nd-4th grade.

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Textiles: Needle Felting

March 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Learn about the unique properties of wool that allow it to become felt as you use the needle felting technique to create your own felt. 2nd-4th grade.

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Textiles: Machine-Sewn Pencil Case

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Practice using a sewing machine as you make a unique roll-up pencil case. 5th-7th grade.

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Member Mornings

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Not a KID Museum member? Learn more about our family membership options here. This Member Morning gives KID Museum members early access to the museum on our special Girl Power Day!…

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Girl Power Day

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

KID Museum presents Girl Power Day—a day to empower the next generation of female leaders in STEM! Bring the whole family in for hands-on, maker-based activities and workshops inspired by…

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Family Workshop: Sink or Float – Boat Engineers

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Experiment with a variety of materials to discover what sinks and what floats. Pre K-1st grade.

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Family Workshop: Solar-Powered Car Challenge

March 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Experiment with a variety of materials to discover what sinks and what floats. Pre K-1st grade.

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Robotics & Coding: Robotic Chain Reaction

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
Electronics - Wires

Bring a friend, create a chain reaction! 5th-7th grade.

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After-School: Tech KIDs (2nd – 4th Grade)

March 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 10, 2019

KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

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.…

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After-School: Robotic Design (5th – 7th Grade)

March 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 10, 2019

KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

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…

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After-School: KinderMakers: Maker Science! (K – 1st Grade)

March 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 5, 2019

KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

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…

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After-School: KID Hackers (2nd – 4th Grade)

March 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 5, 2019

KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

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…

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After-School: KID Design-Build (5th – 7th Grade)

March 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

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…

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After-School: Maker Mania (2nd – 4th Grade)

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 6, 2019

KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

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…

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Open Explore

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

KID Museum is open to the public on the weekend with workshops in our Maker Studios, Open Build time, and over a dozen Open Explore activities. Each weekend offers something…

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Woodshop: Lumberyard Animals

March 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Develop woodworking skills as you use a power drill, threaded rod, and wingnuts. K-1st grade.

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Woodshop: Peg Jump Game

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
wood shop

Build this classic puzzle game in our woodshop. 2nd-4th grade.

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Woodshop: Mousetrap Cars

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Build your own mousetrap-powered vehicle. 5th-7th grade.

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Family Coding Day

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Discover the fun and creativity in coding! Family Coding Day features a variety of hands-on coding activities for all ages to enjoy. These “Open Explore” activities will include KIBO Robotics,…

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Family Workshop: Robot Design Challenge

March 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
Kibo Hokey Pokey

Design, build, and program a robot to complete a specific task. K-1st grade.

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Family Workshop: Micro:bit Coding

March 31 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Learn to code together using a Micro:bit! 2nd-4th grade.

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Robotics & Coding: Robot Maze Challenge

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
FLL Fridays

Take your coding skills to the next level as you try to solve a programming puzzle. 5th-7th grade.

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Family Workshop: Makey-Makey Game Controllers

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Work together to design and build a custom controller for your favorite video game. 2nd-4th grade.

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April 2019

Open Explore: Textiles Spotlight

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

KID Museum presents Spotlight Days--a new twist on our weekend Open Explore experience. Each Spotlight Day will focus on one of our four Maker Studios: Woodshop, Electronics, Fab Lab (digital…

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Textiles: Spring-Themed Mini Appliqué

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
Textiles

Celebrate the much-awaited arrival of spring as you learn the basics of appliqué! Learn to do a running stitch, and choose a spring-themed shape to sew onto a mini embroidery…

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Textiles: Beginner Knitting

April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
Textiles

Pick up basic knitting skills as you begin a colorful scarf or other rectangular project! Practice the knit stitch and learn to build rows. You’ll head home with needles and…

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Textiles: Knitting Essentials

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
Textiles

Learn the essentials, including how to knit, purl, cast stitches on and off, and more. Using colorful yarn, start a scarf, blanket or other simple project that lets you practice…

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France Day

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Join KID Museum and Alliance Française DC to explore French culture through creative, hands-on projects. The whole family will enjoy making Pierrot puppets, building French castles, creating silhouette art, listening to…

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France Day 2019: Judo with Fred (1:30pm)

April 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Judo is a very popular sport for children in France. Not only does it teach self-control, courtesy, and coordination, this defense-based martial art also teaches respect. Learn basic Judo skills…

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France Day 2019: Judo with Fred (3:00pm)

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Judo is a very popular sport for children in France. Not only does it teach self-control, courtesy, and coordination, this defense-based martial art also teaches respect. Learn basic Judo skills…

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Community Conversation: Future-Proofing the Next Generation

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
FREE

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. Are our children ready for it? “Future-Proofing the Next Generation” brings together industry experts, thought leaders, and top educators to discuss the skills, aptitudes,…

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Woodshop: Bird Feeders

April 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Learn to use woodshop tools like a drill and sandpaper to make your very own bird feeder that will bring pollinators to your yard or garden. K-1st grade.

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Electronics: Solar Bots

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
Electronics - Wires

Learn about sustainable energy as you design and build your own moving creation powered by the sun. Build a motor circuit that uses a solar panel as a power source,…

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Robotics & Coding: Smart Planter

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
Arduino

Learn about sustainable energy as you design and build your own moving creation powered by the sun. Build a motor circuit that uses a solar panel as a power source,…

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Open Explore: Electronics Spotlight

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

KID Museum presents Spotlight Days--a new twist on our weekend Open Explore experience. Each Spotlight Day will focus on one of our four Maker Studios: Woodshop, Electronics, Fab Lab (digital…

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Mini Makers: Woodshop

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
Saws

Explore tools from our woodshop and learn how wood is used to build many of the structures and items we use every day. Use a hammer and nails to create…

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Electronics: ScribbleBot Design Challenge

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Learn about electricity and circuits as you create a vibrating motor circuit. Then complete an engineering design challenge using a variety of construction materials and 3D-printed parts to turn your…

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Electronics: Family Workshop – Motorized Bubble Machines

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Families will work together to create some bubble fun in this electronics workshop! Learn basic circuit-building skills while making your very own motorized bubble machine. 2nd-4th grade.

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Electronics/Fab Lab: Walking Robot Pt. 1

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Combine 3D design and circuitry skills in this workshop series. You will spend time in both the Digital Fabrication Lab and our Electronics Studio as you design and build your…

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Invent the Future Challenge: Prototype & Build

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Bring your designs into reality. Come to KID Museum to use tools and equipment to begin building your Invent the Future solutions and prototypes. You will have access to drills,…

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Open Explore

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

KID Museum is open to the public on the weekend with workshops in our Maker Studios, Open Build time, and over a dozen Open Explore activities. Each weekend offers something…

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Robotics & Coding: Robot Stories

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Learn to program KIBO robots for some storytelling fun! We'll use the KIBO stage platforms to turn our robots into characters, then code the robots to help tell the story…

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Robotics & Coding: Programmable Instruments

April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Design and assemble your very own instrument using a microcontroller and conductive materials. Then program your instrument to make custom sounds when you play it. 2nd-4th grade.

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Robotics & Coding: Intruder Alarm

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
Arduino

Create your own alarm to detect intruders entering your room! Use an Arduino microcontroller, distance sensor, and buzzer to assemble and program your alarm. Arduino available for purchase following the…

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Open Explore: Woodshop Spotlight

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

KID Museum presents Spotlight Days--a new twist on our weekend Open Explore experience. Each Spotlight Day will focus on one of our four Maker Studios: Woodshop, Electronics, Fab Lab (digital…

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Woodshop: Wind Chimes

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Welcome spring with a wind-powered symphony! Learn woodworking techniques and use tools like saws and drills as you create your own wind chime from wood and other materials. K-1st grade.

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Woodshop: Design/Build Challenge

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

What goes into a good design? Learn principles of design and fabrication, along with how to shape materials like plywood, masonite, and coroplast on our scroll saws. Then put your…

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Electronics/Fab Lab: Walking Robot Pt. 2

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Combine 3D design and circuitry skills in this workshop series.

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Woodshop: Cornell Boxes

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Gain skills and experience using woodshop tools like saws and drills, and use them to create your own 3D artwork in a style pioneered by visionary artist Joseph Cornell. 5th-7th…

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Invent the Future Challenge: Prototype & Build

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Bring your designs into reality. Come to KID Museum to use tools and equipment to begin building your Invent the Future solutions and prototypes. You will have access to drills,…

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Open Explore: Fab Lab Spotlight

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

KID Museum presents Spotlight Days--a new twist on our weekend Open Explore experience. Each Spotlight Day will focus on one of our four Maker Studios: Woodshop, Electronics, Fab Lab (digital…

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Fab Lab: Laser Cut Pendants

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Turn your own drawing into a laser-engraved pendant! Discover how our laser cutter uses a camera to turn your hand-drawn artwork into a digital file, which it then uses to…

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Fab Lab: 3D Stone Carving

April 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
3D printing - Fab Lab

Learn about subtractive sculpture by chiseling away at a virtual stone to create your own virtual carving. Participants will learn about subtractive building using the 3D modeling app 3DSLash. Designs…

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Fab Lab: Intro to Modeling with Fusion 360

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
3D printing - Fab Lab

Learn some basics of CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and start 3D modeling using Fusion 360 software. Participants will learn the basic tools used in Fusion 360. Digital files will be emailed…

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Family Coding Day

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Discover the fun and creativity in coding! Family Coding Day features a variety of hands-on coding activities for all ages to enjoy. These “Open Explore” activities will include KIBO Robotics,…

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Mini Makers: Robotics

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

What are robots? How do they work? Explore these questions and more through fun, hands-on activities using age appropriate robotics tools for 4-5 year olds. This is a family workshop;…

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Family Workshop: Ozobot City

April 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Families will develop a miniature city for an Ozobot, a tiny, line-following robot. Use craft materials to create buildings, parks, and roads for your robot to travel, and use code…

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Family Workshop: Robotic Carnival

April 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Work together to use LEGO Robotics and a variety of other materials to build your carnival ride! Program motors, lights, and sensors to make your creation come to life! Cost…

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Robotics & Coding: MakerCode Arcade

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

Learn to use Microsoft’s MakeCode Arcade, where you can build retro-style mini games of different kinds! Plan and design your mini game, then program it using programming blocks. More experienced…

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May 2019

KID CLOSED

May 11
KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States

KID Museum will be closed this day.

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