Children & Teen Class Offerings

Kid’s Clay with Aria Finch

Children will construct a sculptural mask and wall vase using their own hand as a foundation.

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Section I:
Age: 1st grade - 8 years
Beginners and up

Tuesdays for 6 weeks 
January 15 - February 19
3:30-4:30 pm
$50 members; $60 non-members
Section II:
Age: 9 years - teen
Beginners and up

Tuesdays for 6 weeks 
January 15 - February 19
4:30-5:30 pm
$50 members; $60 non-members

Space Look and Storybook

This program is designed for children ages 2 1/2 - 6 years. Each week we will explore a different theme about our moon, sun, constellations and planets. Each program contains a video in the planetarium, a story book about the theme and a game or hands-on activity to further reinforce concepts though play-based learning. 

Age: 2 1/2 - 6 years
Thursdays for 4 weeks 
February 7 - 28
$5 per child per session or $20 for all four

You must pre-register for these sessions. Children must be accompanied by an adult, maximum of 20 students. For Pre-K and daycare groups: 1 adult per every 5 students. 

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February 7: Moon Motions

Your tiny cosmonaut will suit up to take a walk on the Moon using movement and imagination to explore the moons unique surface. We will learn what makes our moon shine and its different phases with Moon Jumps. 

February 14: Sunny Days

Find out why Mr. Sun rises and sets as we celebrate his return each morning and appreciate his retirement each night. We will also meet a very curious bear who will lead us to explore how shadows are made. 

February 21: Solar System

Learn about the planets and their relationship to the sun as we recreate our solar system with our bodies and motion. We will compare the size and colors of the planets and learn their order in the solar system through hands-on activities. 

February 28: Starry Nights

What are those twinkly lights in the night sky? We will each create our own night sky as we discover what a star is and how stars makeup the constellations. We will work together to create our own glowing constellation. 

Zentangle for Kids

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun style of creating abstract art through structured patterns. It is wonderfully meditative and can be done anywhere, anytime for fun or as part of a mindful practice. Anyone can be an artist using this method. In this beginner class you will learn about the origin, principals and vocabulary of the Zentangle Method. You will then create a Zentangle style tile with four basic patterns and learn how to shade them to add dimension and contrast. Instructor: Alexis Hurst

Age: 6 - teen
Wednesdays for 4 weeks
February 6 - 27
$40 members; $50 non-members

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How to Make a Dragon

Date: Saturday, February 16
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Age: All ages, children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $40 members; $50 non-members

Have you ever dreamed about having your own pet dragon? This February 16th, come build a dragon of your own! Select from a variety of limbs, body shapes, wings, and heads to create your dragon, then decorate the result until you have the dragon of your dreams. When you've finished, your fully assembled dragon will be ready to hang mid-air in your home, flapping its wings in the breeze. 


Spring Break: March 26, 27, 28

Choose Art, Science or both!

Art: This three-day class will be filled with all the joys of spring.  Each day students will take on a new investigation.  Day one will be inspired by the return of our feathered friends and students will learn to depict birds through sculpture.  Day two they can enjoy the spring season outdoors and bring out the colors of spring through creating sidewalk art. Day three they will use watercolor to investigate a spring themed still life. They will use their creativity to express themselves and will be exposed to ideas of public art, sculpture and composition. 

Instructor: Amber Spence
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
March 26, 27, 28
Section I: Grades K-3
Section II: Grades 4-7
$25 members; $35 non-members

Planetarium: Why is space more mysterious than ever before?

Come find out in the full-dome digital planetarium as we explore DARK MATTER from the Big Bang to the world’s largest created machine!

Instructor: Jeremy Howe
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
March 26, 27, 28
Section I: Grades 4-7
Section II: Grades K-3
$25 members; $35 non-members