Looking for more scientific adventures for your children? Check out our Home School Academy! We'll have different themed activities each month for multiple age groups. We also have middle school workshops for grades 6-8. Check out our Summer STEAM Workshops for continued education during June and July!
Our student scientists explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics during hands-on, creative workshops. Maker Days gives learners the opportunity to create, construct, and make something new at each session.
Maker Days is designed as a drop-off program during the school year, and as such it allows many of our home school students to interact with our educators and other students in a classroom setting. These classes are designed to engage, stimulate, encourage, and challenge young children with hands on exploration using a typical class arrangement. This program is for ages 5-11.
First Monday and Tuesday of Each Month
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The same lesson is taught on both days
$20 Members | $25 Non-Members
15% off additional siblings
-Students will need to bring their own snack or lunch.
-This is a drop-off program.
-While our staff will make every effort to accommodate any special needs of students, we are not trained behavior specialists. If you wish to discuss your child's needs or address any redirection strategies you use at home with our staff, please schedule a one-on-one conference with an educator at least a week before your child's next class.
-To schedule a conference, please call us at 850-664-1261 or email email@example.com.
-Please closely review the code of conduct page on the registration form as it outlines behavior expectations so that no students disrupt the class for the rest of the children learning during a session.
Preregistration is required:
Please ensure your registration forms have been submitted and tickets purchased online, via phone, or in person to secure your child's spot in the program as space is limited. YOUR CHILD'S SPOT IN THE WORKSHOP IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS PROCESSED.
To register, please complete our registration form and email it to us or bring it with you to the workshop; you can also sign up via our events page. If you wish to register for multiple classes at once, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your completed registration form and the dates you'd like to sign up for to be invoiced.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Cancellations made 48 hours or more in advance of the event date will incur a 10% administrative fee. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the event will incur a 30% administrative fee. There will be no refunds offered for missed classes without notice once class has occurred.
2023-2024 Class Topics
August: Botanical Creations
Set your child's creativity free, and nurture their love for nature in our captivating Botanical Creations Maker Days where young artists will embark on a delightful journey to craft enchanting creations inspired by the beauty of plants and flowers. From designing floral masterpieces using vibrant petals and leaves to creating whimsical botanical sculptures, students are bound to have a great time!
September: Polymer Science
Get ready for an exciting journey into the amazing world of polymers with our captivating Polymer Science workshop. Through hands-on experiments and creative projects, young scientists will discover the magic of polymers as they make bouncy balls, stretchy slime, and other fascinating creations.
October: Animation Creations
Create a masterpiece! Let’s bring out that inner animator in our exciting Animation Creations workshop, where young storytellers will dive into the enchanting world of stop-motion and digital animation. Through hands-on activities and innovative techniques, they will bring characters to life and create mesmerizing stories using clay, paper, or digital tools.
November: Lab Day
Time to mix it up during our thrilling lab day workshop, where students will experience the excitement of hands-on experimentation. Get ready to put on your lab coat, grab your goggles, and dive into a world of hands-on experiments and exciting discoveries. From mixing colorful chemicals to observing intriguing reactions, this immersive workshop will ignite your curiosity, spark your creativity, and unleash your inner scientist.
December: Prepare for Takeoff
Strap in for an exhilarating journey to the skies in our Prepare for Takeoff Maker Days where aspiring young aviators will experience the thrill of flight through hands-on activities such as magnus effect flyers, stomp rockets, and much more.
January: Pottery Play
Let’s seize the clay and get those hands dirty as we explore the world of pottery and clay. In this workshop, young artists will mold and shape their own unique ceramic creations. From spinning clay on the potter's wheel to hand-building imaginative sculptures, this hands-on workshop will ignite their imagination, foster fine motor skills, and allow them to explore the art of pottery in a fun and supportive environment.
February: Dino Digs
Time to dig, discover, and become a true dino detective! Students will be equipped with brushes, shovels, and keen eyes. They'll dig deep into the earth, unearthing fossils, identifying bones, and piecing together the puzzle of long-extinct dinosaurs. This immersive workshop will ignite their curiosity, spark their imagination, and transport them to a time when mighty creatures roamed the Earth, leaving them with unforgettable memories of their very own dino dig expedition.
March: Creepy Crawlies
Calling all curious adventures! Join us on a fascinating journey into the world of creepy crawlies in our captivating workshop for curious kids. Encounter intriguing spiders, scorpions, and other captivating creatures as you engage in hands-on activities and discover the wonders of their unique behaviors and habitats.
April: Environmental Advocate
Join our empowering workshop for kids and become an environmental advocate. Learn about pressing environmental issues, discover ways to make a positive impact, and gain the knowledge and tools to protect and preserve our planet for future generations. Get ready to be inspired, take action, and become a champion for a greener and more sustainable world.
May: Acoustic Adventures
Immerse yourself in an enchanting acoustic adventure during our final Maker Days of the school year. Students will discover the wonders of sound, experiment with musical instruments, and unravel the mysteries of soundwaves through interactive activities. Get ready to explore the magic of music, spark your imagination, and deepen your appreciation for the captivating world of sound.