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!

General Information:

Dates: First Wednesdays 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 OR Check-in/Free time 1-1:30pm; Class 1:30-2:15pm

Costs: $5 per participating child, plus admission (admission for 4 and under is free). Adults (one adult required to attend) and non-participating children pay general admission (members free).

Registration: Online registration deadline is 3 pm the Monday before each class. Registration is limited to 12 students per class.

COVID Safety Policy: All students, teachers, aids and parents will be required to wear a mask during the program. 

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

2021-2022 Programs - Registration NOW OPEN

October 6, 2021 – Foamy, Fizzy Science

Registration Deadline: October 4th @ 3 pm 

Put on your goggles and prepare for some chemistry fun! Young scientists will experience safe chemistry experiments designed to spark wonder and imagination. 

 

Adult(s) and additional children (age 5+) will purchase admission upon arrival. Members are always free.

November 3, 2021 – Fantastic Flying

Registration Deadline: November 1st @ 3pm  

Discover how people learned to fly by studying birds and experimenting with kites, gliders, and planes! After comparing the shapes and functions of a bird’s body with an airplane, young aviators make their own take-home flying machines. 

 

Adult(s) and additional children (age 5+) will purchase admission upon arrival. Members are always free.

December 1, 2021 – Creepy, Crawly Creatures

Registration Deadline: November 29th @ 3pm 

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. 

 

Adult(s) and additional children (age 5+) will purchase admission upon arrival. Members are always free.

February 2, 2022 – Sun, Stars, and Solar System

Registration Deadline: January 31st @ 3pm 

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

 

Adult(s) and additional children (age 5+) will purchase admission upon arrival. Members are always free.

March 2, 2022– Magnetic Magic

Registration Deadline: February 28th @ 3pm 

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. 

 

Adult(s) and additional children (age 5+) will purchase admission upon arrival. Members are always free.

May 4, 2022 – Young Engineers

Registration Deadline: May 3rd @ 3pm 

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? 

 

Adult(s) and additional children (age 5+) will purchase admission upon arrival. Members are always free.

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