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Pint Size Science

Introduce your young explorers to science concepts through fun, hands-on activities!

Offered September through May, Pint Size Science classes are led by SCI's Science Learning Team and feature hands-on activities to spark curiosity and wonder through play.

Registration is for a child and caregiver and includes admission to SCI for after your class!

Class Options:

  • Pint Size Science (ages 3 to 5)
  • Toddler Edition (ages 20 months to 3 years)

Pint Size Science and Toddler Edition classes are designed to reflect current brain research, which shows that academic learning is directly connected to emotion. Young children need a caring adult to share their early STEM experiences, and Pint Size Science classes provide opportunities for young children and their parent or caregiver to learn together.

2018–2019 Schedule

Pint Size Science classes are offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 am and Saturdays at 9:00 am or 10:30 am. Toddler Edition classes are offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:15 am. Classes last approximately 45 minutes. Register for one class each month to build upon your child's learning!

Classifying Creatures series (September, October & November)

Investigate real Iowa animals and what they need to survive. Learn about animal parts and how they can be sorted by their characteristics.

Pint Size Science classes (ages 3 to 5)

  • Wednesday, September 12
  • Saturday, September 15

  • Wednesday, October 10
  • Saturday, October 13

  • Wednesday, November 14
  • Saturday, November 17

Toddler Edition classes (ages 20 months to 3 years)

  • Wednesday, September 12
  • Saturday, September 15

  • Wednesday, October 10
  • Saturday, October 13

  • Wednesday, November 14
  • Saturday, November 17

Exploring Engineering series (December, January & February)

Explore 3-D shapes and how they fit together to create structures. Use LEGO to participate in design challenges and use different types of measurement tools.

Pint Size Science classes (ages 3 to 5)

  • Wednesday, December 12 - 10:30 am 
  • Saturday, December 15 - 9:00 am or 10:30 am

  • Wednesday, January 9 - 10:30 am 
  • Saturday, January 12 - 9:00 am or 10:30 am 

  • Wednesday, February 13 - 10:30 am 
  • Saturday, February 16 - 9:00 am or 10:30 am 

Toddler Edition classes (ages 20 months to 3 years)

  • Wednesday, December 12 - 9:15 am 
  • Saturday, December 15 - 9:15 am

  • Wednesday, January 9 - 9:15 am
  • Saturday, January 12 - 9:15 am

  • Wednesday, February 13 - 9:15 am
  • Saturday, February 16 - 9:15 am

Bits and Bots series (March, April & May)

Discover cause and effect while learning about the fundamentals of programming. Be introduced to simple robotics and coding.

Pint Size Science classes (ages 3 to 5)

  • Wednesday, March 13 -10:30 am 
  • Saturday, March 16 - 9:00 am or 10:30 am

  • Wednesday, April 10 - 10:30 am 
  • Saturday, April 13 - 9:00 am or 10:30 am 

  • Wednesday, May 8 - 10:30 am 
  • Saturday, May 11 - 9:00 am or 10:30 am 

Toddler Edition classes (ages 20 months to 3 years)

  • Wednesday, March 13 - 9:15 am 
  • Saturday, March 16 - 9:15 am

  • Wednesday, April 10 - 9:15 am
  • Saturday, April 13 - 9:15 am

  • Wednesday, May 8 - 9:15 am
  • Saturday, May 11 - 9:15 am

Registration

Pint Size Science classes are limited to 12 students per class. Pre-registration is required to reserve your spot.

Pricing: (Each registration covers one child and one adult and includes SCI admission for after your class)

  • SCI Members = $10 per child
  • Non-members = $19 per child

Register

*Click "Register for Camps & Classes," then select the date of your class

Questions?
Contact the SCI Sales Office at 515-274-6868 ext. 222.