Fun Stuff for Kids

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Do you have a child with an active imagination and a desire to build things or tear things apart to see how they work? Tinkering and Maker Clubs will engage children and their families in maker-inspired, creative, hand-on activities that will help inspire the innovators who will build the future of our community. 
Tinker and Young Makers clubs will be 8 week session which include 8 weekly meetings and 2 additional Saturday activities.  Clubs are $50 per child per session with paid $25 annual registration or valid membership.

 New Toddler Parent Participation Group

Science, Art, Music, Movement, and fun in the Science Center.

Tiny Explorers is a great way to encourage socialization and introduces your young explorer to science education.  This is a parent participation group for toddlers and will be an hour long class every  Tuesday at 10am. The program fee is $25/month. Pre-registration required. Enroll Today!  Contact Tosha Punches at (805) 473.1421 or email Tosha@explorationstation.org 

 

LEGO NXT Summer Robotics Camp 
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Ages : 9-12

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Session 1: July 14th to July 18th
Session 2: July 21st to July 25th

This one week summer camp is designed for 9-12 year olds who have been playing with LEGOS and are ready to move on to programming and more sophisticated design.

roboflushStudents will learn how to assemble the NXT robots, how to work with light, sound and motion sensors, and how to program the robots using a computer. How would you like the opportunity to build a robot that responds to sound, chases its tail, or throws a ball?  With the LEGO NXT system you can get your robots to do these things, and more!  NXT kits and computer access will be provided.  Instructor Greg Randall is a retired engineer, robot enthusiast, and 3 times FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics coach.
$85 per student/session with paid $25 annual registration of valid membership.

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LEGO Club is the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11:30am  to 3:30pm  Our LEGO club is a free-build, child-led build that is fun for children 4 and older. We provide the LEGOs and the space and your child provides the imagination! Building with LEGOs helps develop problem solving skills, spatial awareness, and other mathematical concepts, while also being very fun! LEGO club is only $1 per child with paid Science Center admission. Ask us about Exploration Station Member discounts. For more information see our website, www.explorationstation.org, or call 473-1421.

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