Wings, bugs, butterflies, bees, and more! Learn about physics and nature, symmetry and lift!
Big Ideas of the Week
Aug 1 to Aug 5: Inventors gave us wheels
Aug 8 to Aug 12: Inventors gave us wings
Aug 15 to Aug 19: The life and times of a butterfly
Aug 22 to Aug 26: Busy bees!
Aug 29 to Aug 2: What if I had wings?
Author Study: Chris Van Dusen
KidsPlay Birthday Party!
Wednesday, Aug 1
5 to 8 pm - Cake @ 6 pm
Join us for a KidsPlay old fashioned birthday party! We have grown so much in the past 6 years, now its time to celebrate! Cake, games, prizes and more. Cake & birthday song will be at 6 pm.
Celebration included with museum admission or membership.
Good Tastes with Brooker
Thursday, Aug 2
Join us for program about our sense of taste! We will sample different tastes and try to identify our four areas of taste - salty, sweet, sour, and bitter.
Main Street Marketplace
Wednesday, Aug 1
5 - 8 pm
Come inside during Main Street Marketplace for special activities and hands-on exhibits.
$2 per person admission (after 5 pm)
August 15 & 18 @ 10:30 am
Eric Rahn, a Master Wildlife Conservationist and a Friend of Monarchs, will be at the museum to teach us all about this amazing creature. What do Monarch’s eat? Can they really taste through their feet? Where do they migrate to? How do they protect themselves? What are their predators? How can we help them?
Find out the answers to all these questions and more when you visit us. Take Flight at KidsPlay!
Child and Caregiver Weekly Programs
12 pm Cuentos en Acción
Los niños y los cuidadores se participan en la diversión interactiva usando historias, canciones, y poemas como inspiración.
10:30 am and 1:30 pm STEM Maker Lab
Experiments to get get your gears turning! Join us in the Maker Space for science fun!
9:30 am Caregiver Circle
Meet, relax, and share while children engage in playful learning experiences in our program room.
- Aug 2: Car trips and children - tips and ideas to make them fun for everyone
- Aug 9: Children count! Encouraging our children to think mathematically.
- Aug 16: Developmental changes in our children, our own little butterflies. Ages and stages.
- Aug 23: Bees have hives and colonies; how to encourage cooperative play in children.
- Aug 30: Wings and roots - how do we give our children both?
10:30 am Kids on Stage
Hop on the Stage for dramatic play inspired by the wonders of our world!
11 am Story and More!
Activities and stories to go with our special programs this month.
1:30 pm Keep on Reading
Reading is important and fun! Early literacy support, 20 minutes sessions. Please preregister.
2:30 Stem Lab Club
Collaborative Problem Solving through Aug. 23. Please preregister
10:30 am Messy Art Studio
Using your imagination and our Big Idea of the Week, make messy creations using a variety of art mediums.
3 pm Tales with Humphry
Humphry loves to read, do you?!
11 am Tales with Humphry
12:30 pm STEM Maker Lab - Experiments to get get your gears turning! Join us in the Maker Space for science fun!