Preschool STEAM Days

Preschool STEAM Days at the Air Zoo!

Preschool STEAM Days are designed to give young children and their adult chaperones a taste of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). These fun, hands-on, interactive activities will leave your young scientist wanting to explore even more at home! View our Preschool STEAM guide here.

General Information:

Dates: First Wednesday of the month, according to the schedule (no programs in January or April).

Times: Check-in/Free time 10–10:30 am; Class 10:30–11:15 am

Costs: $5 per participating child. Adults $8 (one adult required to attend) and non-participating children $8/each (5-18) which includes daily admission. Parent and additional children will check in and pay upon arrival. Members and children 4 and under are free.

Registration: Online registration deadline is Wednesday of the week prior to class. Walk-ins on the day of the event will not be permitted to take a class. 

Register online or contact the Air Zoo Events Department at events@airzoo.org or via phone at 269.350.2848.  


COVID Safety Policy:

•    We encourage all staff, volunteers, members, and guests, ages 2 and up, to wear masks.
•    CLASSROOM/CAMP MASK STATUS: Masks are not required at this time but are encouraged for those who feel comfortable wearing one.   
•    STARLAB™ MASK STATUS: Masks are required for all programming taking place in the Starlab™.


2022-2023 Programs

December 7, 2022 – Creepy, Crawly Creatures

December 7, 2022 | 10:30 – 11:15 am – Creepy, Crawly Creatures  

Registration Deadline: November 30

We will take a merry, not scary, look at some of the animals that crawl and creep. We’ll watch worms at work, meet a visiting reptile friend, and make a firefly model that glows in the dark.

 

February 1, 2023 – Sun, Stars, and Solar System

February 1, 2023 | 10:30 – 11:15 am – Sun, Stars, and Solar System  

Registration Deadline: January 25

Look beyond the Earth into the sky. Visit our STARLAB planetarium to learn more about our Sun, the stars and the planets.

March 1, 2023– Magnetic Magic

March 1, 2023 | 10:30 – 11:15 am– Magnetic Magic

Registration Deadline: February 22

Discover how much fun learning about magnets can be as you go fishing to determine which items are magnetic, paint with magnets, and count how many paperclips your magnet can hold.

May 3, 2023 – Young Engineers

May 3, 2023 | 10:30 – 11:15 am  – Young Engineers  

Registration Deadline: April 26

This class is the blueprint for fun! Young architects will explore shapes and patterns while constructing a variety of structures. Can your straw, stick, and brick houses stand up to the breath of the Big Bad Wolf?

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