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STEM Explorers
Daily at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.*
*No 11:30 a.m. session on Sundays

Bring your STEM Explorer to LaunchPAD and join our Discover Guides to explore the museum's weekly themes. Each activity focuses on STEM principles and fosters problem solving and creativity. Children will utilize their critical thinking skills and collaborate with other children to encourage developmental skills and growth. With each activity you attend, your Explorer will get a stamp on their Learning Passport! Once they have received ten stamps they are able to choose a surprise from our treasure chest. The passport expires after three months, so make sure you come to enjoy the activities often. Follow LaunchPAD on Facebook to learn what the theme is each week!

Storybook Adventures
First Thursday of Each Month
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Story @ 5:30 p.m.)

Join us the first Thursday of each month for Storybook Adventures!  Read a classic story and then work on STEM projects from the book!  You are encouraged to dress up as your favorite story book characters. Pick a prize from the treasure chest if you come dressed in costume! Follow LaunchPAD on Facebook to learn what each month’s story will be.
Cost: Free with admission

Family Fun Night
Second Thursday of each month

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Join us every second Thursday for Family Fun Night! LaunchPAD is making GIANT changes to Family Fun Night! Everyone in the family will enjoy life-size games such as Kerplunk, Plinko, and inflatable bowling.  There will also be some unique building materials with challenges for those who want to test their engineering skills. The popcorn machine will be fired up too!  Bring the whole family and enjoy a night of fun and games at LaunchPAD!
Cost: Free with admission

Smart Art
Third Thursday of Each Month

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Join us every third Thursday for Smart Art!  LaunchPAD is the place to create unique art pieces using science, technology, engineering, and math!  Your child-designer will be able to experiment and test their way to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!
Cost: Free with admission

STEM With A Scientist
Fourth Thursday of Each Month

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
STEM with a Scientist features an expert local scientist who will bring hands-on activities for students to explore as they learn about different types of science careers! Follow LaunchPAD on Facebook to learn who each month’s guest scientist will be.
Cost: Free with admission

 

 

Farm-tastic Learning
Fifth Thursday of the Month (When Applicable) *No June 29th Session

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Join us every fifth Thursday for Farm-tastic Learning!  The team from Ag in the Classroom will lead special activities focused on agriculture and farming! Enjoy learning about crops, farm animals, and farm equipment. Follow LaunchPAD on Facebook to learn what each month's farm-tastic topic will be!
Cost: Free with admission

 

Makerspaces
Fridays in July, come and go from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Show us your creativity as we tackle a different project each Friday! There will be a variety of projects for all to enjoy. Follow LaunchPAD on Facebook to learn what each weeks project will be. 
*There is no registration or fee.