School Programs

Bring your lessons to life! Our hands-on workshops and dynamic presentations provide an engaging introduction to a new unit, a deeper exploration of a current topic, or a fun and authentic reinforcement of previously taught concepts.

At The Museum

Enhance your field trip with an immersive activity! Admission into the exhibit spaces is included with your workshop price. 

At Your Institution 

Our hands-on workshops can also be taught at your school, community center, library or other educational venue!

A mileage fee of 75 cents per mile (in both directions) will be added to offsite programs.

Limited outreach scholarships are available each month to bring our programming to your Title I school. For more information, please contact us .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Programs at a Glance 

Program
Type
Title Grade
Level
 Time        Price
Workshop Transportation Station  Pre-K - K    60 min.  $165
Things That Fly   K - 2  60 min.  $165
Blast Off!   1 -2  60 min.  $165
Aqua-rockets   3 - 5  90 min.  $195
Engineering Challenge: Mars Rovers   3 - 5  60 min.  $165
Engineering Challenge: Safe Landing   3 - 8  60 min.  $165
Engineering Challenge: Cargo Gliders   3 - 8  60 min.  $165
 90 min.  $225
Engineering Challenge: Lots of Bots   3 - 8  60 min.  $165
 90 min.  $225
Presentation   
NEW! StarLab Portable Planetarium

  K - 8

 45 min.

 $195
International Space Station   K- 8  60 min.  $145

Program Descriptions

Pre-K - K

Things That Fly

Description: Is it flying, floating, or falling with style? Students will draw inspiration from plants, animals, and man-made machines as they build and test their own flying designs.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $165
NGSS standards supported: K-PS2-1, K-2-ETS1-1

Transportation Station

Description: Time to get moving! Explore different kinds of transportation as we experiment with motion and engineer our own vehicles.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $165
NGSS standards supported: K-PS2-1, K-2-ETS1-1

Grades 1-2

Blast Off!

Description: Ready to be a rocket scientist? Students will investigate the effects of mass on motion as they design, build, and test their own Alka-Seltzer powered rockets.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $165
NGSS standards supported: K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-3

Things That Fly

Description: Is it flying, floating, or falling with style? Students will draw inspiration from plants, animals, and man-made machines as they build and test their own flying designs.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $165
NGSS standards supported: K-PS2-1, K-2-ETS1-1

Grades 3-5

Aqua Rockets

Description: Our super-sized, high-flying rocket launch! Students will experiment with aerodynamics and Newton’s laws of motion as they manipulate different variables to control their rocket’s trajectory. *Requires access to open area outside of classroom.
Time: 1.5 hours
Cost: $195
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 5-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3

Engineering Challenge: Cargo Gliders

Description: Students design, build, and test their own hand-launched gliders to safely carry a valuable payload for a minimum set distance without damage. OPTIONAL: Add an extra half hour and each student has the capability to build and take home an elastic band / propeller-powered model! Upgraded program costs $225 and requires 90 minutes.
Time:
Cost: $165 ($225 upgraded)
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Engineering Challenge: Lots of Bots

Description: Students will dive into electromechanical engineering as they experiment with circuits and motors to complete a series of challenges. OPTIONAL: Add an extra half hour and a take-home mini-bot for each student! Upgraded program costs $225 and requires 90 minutes.
Time: 1 hour (1.5 upgraded)
Cost: $165 ($225 upgraded)
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Engineering Challenge: Mars Rovers

Description: Students will engineer a wind-powered rover and test their designs on a variety of challenging different terrains.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $165
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3

Engineering Challenge: Safe Landing

Description: Students will engineer a landing system to protect cargo being sent to another planet, using limited supplies and reaching progressively more difficult targets.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $165
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Grades 6-8

Engineering Challenge: Cargo Gliders

Description: Students design, build, and test their own hand-launched gliders to safely carry a valuable payload for a minimum set distance without damage. OPTIONAL: Add an extra half hour and each student has the capability to build and take home an elastic band / propeller-powered model! Upgraded program costs $225 and requires 90 minutes.
Time:
Cost: $165 ($225 upgraded)
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Engineering Challenge: Lots of Bots

Description: Students will dive into electromechanical engineering as they experiment with circuits and motors to complete a series of challenges. OPTIONAL: Add an extra half hour and a take-home mini-bot for each student! Upgraded program costs $225 and requires 90 minutes.
Time: 1 hour (1.5 upgraded)
Cost: $165 ($225 upgraded)
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Engineering Challenge: Safe Landing

Description: Students will engineer a landing system to protect cargo being sent to another planet, using limited supplies and reaching progressively more difficult targets.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $165
NGSS standards supported: 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-3, MS-PS2-2, MS-ETS1-4

Presentations

International Space Station

Description: Humans have been living and working on the International Space Station (ISS) since 2000, conducting experiments that have advanced our understanding of biology, physics, and so much more! Learn the history and purpose of the ISS from our engaging presenters, as well as the day-to-day life of an astronaut in microgravity and some of the most significant contributions the ISS has made to science and engineering today. This dynamic presentation includes demonstrations, touchable artifacts, and audience challenges to illustrate relevant concepts.
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $145

NEW! StarLab Portable Planetarium

Description: Immerse your students in the wonders of the universe with our portable planetarium! Tour the constellations, identify different planets, and land on the surface of the moon as your whole class is transported and inspired by our 6 meter inflatable dome. Each 45 minute presentation includes an introduction and safety briefing, a tour of the solar system, and an exploration of your chosen topic: Phases of the Moon, Reason for the Seasons, or Navigating Constellations. Our StarLab Digital Planetarium can hold up to 35 students, and must be able to fit safely indoors in a large gym, auditorium, multi-purpose room, etc.
Time: 45 minutes
Cost: $195, $155 for each additional presentation booked in the same day.

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