Classes

Explore, Experiment and have Fun:

 

Come and have fun in our Workshops, they're for everyone, the Curious, the Explorer, and everyone else, come and join us at idea Museum classes.

Fizz, Bubble and Pop Messy Science

 

Kids will explore fizzing formulas, bubbling goop and milk art potions.

 

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Robots R Fun Messy Creative Engineering

 

Future engineers this workshop is for you.

 

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How to register for classes.

 

Registration for all programs, classes and workshops goes through the city’s Active Registration System. If you don’t have an account, request an account here.

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2017

 

June  

 

Summer STEAM Labs

Tuesday, June 6 - Friday, June 9  | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Keep the wheels turning during summer break with these STEAM workshops designed to engage school-age children visiting the museum during exhibition down-time. Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with a variety of themed activities each day. Parent can stay or drop-off.

Register for one day or the entire week! *Registration includes admission.

Daily themes:

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Wednesday-Light

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Friday-Robotics

Ages: 5 - 12

Cost: Daily: Members, $12; Nonmembers, $16

 

Multi-generational Father’s Day Tinkershop

Saturday, June 17 | 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Join us as we celebrate Fathers and Grandfathers with this Father’s Day Tinkershop. Fathers, Grandfathers and children will enjoy a morning creating and experiencing together with hands on activities including creating a buzz bot. *Each participant must register. Registration includes admission.

Ages: 4+

Cost: Members, $12; Nonmembers, $15

 

Messy Creations: Painting Palooza!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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Join us for this Messy Creations fan favorite! Young artists will paint with a twist by spraying, splattering, fizzing and dripping. Mess guaranteed; smocks supplied. *Child must be accompanied by adult.

Ages: 2 – 5

Cost: Members, $6; Non-members, $14 (registration includes museum admission)

Min: 5, Max: 12

 

Infant Messy Creations: Silly, Slimy and Sticky

Thursday, June 29,2017| 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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Our exhibit My Favorite Monster will make you wonder, “What do monsters feel like?” Join us as we explore various monstrous textures with this sensory workshop. *Child must be accompanied by adult.

Ages: 6 months  – 24 months

Cost: Members, $5; Non-members, $13 (registration includes museum admission)

Min: 5, Max: 12

 

 

July 

 

STEAM Kids: Sparkle, Fizz, Pop!

Saturday, July 1, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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Experience the science of Independence Day with this explosive STEAM kids workshop. Kids will create fireworks in jars, blast off rockets, and more to kick off the celebrations with a bang!

Ages: 4-12

Cost: $6 Members, $14 Nonmembers (registration includes museum admission)

 

Messy Creations: Uniquely Me

Thursday ,July 6, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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We are all alike, and we are all different. How can that be? Let’s explore the sense of self with fingerprint investigations, felt faces, body tracing and more! *Child must be accompanied by adult.

Ages: 2 – 5

Cost: Members, $6; Non-members, $14 (registration includes museum admission)

Min: 5, Max: 12

 

Summer Camp: Monster Mayhem

Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14

Half-day: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Full-day: 8:30 a.m. -4 p.m.

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This summer, monstrous imagination and science collide at the i.d.e.a. Museum. Children ages 5 to 10 will experience a hands-on STEAM camp like no other focused on monsters. Half- and full-day options available. Prices vary; members receive discount.

 

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

July 11, 2017 | 11  – 11:30 a.m.

Join us for a special story time with author Paula Goldsmith for "Teddy Bear Picnic Day." Paula will have story time with her baby bear book,The Adventures Of Baby Cuz "A Trip To Arizona." Bring your favorite teddy bear and sack lunch to have a teddy bear picnic in the Snackery after story time.  Baby Cuz will be looking for you. Check out www.PaulasStories.com.

Registration not required. Paula will be signing your book purchases ($10.00 each or $25.00 for 3 books, cash only).

 

STEAM Kids: Cool Science!

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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Cool off from the summer heat with fun ice activities! Have a blast smashing ice blocks and making sidewalk masterpieces with frozen chalk paint. Finally, learn how to make ice cream from scratch and take it home to enjoy!

Ages: 4-12

Cost: $6 Members, $14 Nonmembers (registration includes museum admission)

Min 5, Max 12

 

Infant Messy Creations: My First Painting

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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Your child will stamp, roll and stick their way to becoming a paint enthusiast in this workshop. Create a masterpiece with your child to treasure forever. You supply the mess, we supply the clean-up.*Child be accompanied by adult.

Ages: 6 months  – 24 months

Cost: Members, $5; Non-members, $13 (registration includes museum admission)

Min: 5, Max: 12

 

 

Parents Night Out: Monster’s in the Museum

Friday, July 28, 2017 | 6 - 9 p.m.

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What happens in the museum at night? Do the monsters in the artwork come to life and do the Monster Mash under the disco ball? Let’s find out! Drop-off your kids for a fun evening in the museum after-hours. We’ll take care of dinner and managing the monsters, while you enjoy a night out knowing your child/children are having monstrous good time.

Ages: 4+ (child must be toilet trained)

Cost: $20 per child

Min: 6, Max: 20

 

August 

 

Messy Creations: Little Mad Scientist Lab

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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Become a mini scientist with these fun science experiments and investigations using lab tools inspired by the Mad Scientist lab in the My Favorite Monster exhibit. *Child must be accompanied by adult.

Ages: 2 – 5

Cost: Members, $6; Non-members, $14 (Registration includes museum admission)

Min: 5, Max: 12

 

Infant Messy Creations: Fun with Food

Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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Who says it’s not good to play with your food? Join us as we investigate the colors and textures of food while creating art. *Child must be accompanied by adult.

Ages: 6 months  – 24 months

Cost: Members, $5; Non-members, $13 (registration includes museum admission)

Min: 5, Max: 12

 

September 

 

Messy Creations: Monster Mashup

Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Join us as we roll, paint and play to make a monster mashup. *Child must be accompanied by adult.

Ages: 2 – 5

Cost: Members, $6; Non-members, $14 (registration includes museum admission)

Min: 5, Max: 12

 

 

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How to register for classes.

 

Registration for all programs, classes and workshops goes through the city’s Active Registration System. If you don’t have an account, request an account here.