Fall Classes

AFTER-SCHOOL, HOMESCHOOL, AND PRE-K CLASSES FOR AGES 2-11!
Join our fall science exploration classes for a season of adventure and learning! All of our age-appropriate programs emphasize hands-on learning, so be prepared to jump in and DO science.

Registration is now open!

Register for Fall Classes

Pre-registration is required. Full class fees are due at time of registration. Registration is accepted with Visa and MasterCard. Memberships may be purchased or renewed separately by calling 336-288-3769, ext. 1324.

Refunds for withdrawals will be made if the GSC is notified at least 14 days in advance. A service charge of $5 per participant per workshop will be charged for changes and $10 per participant per workshop will be charged for withdrawals.

We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make this determination two weeks prior to the beginning of class. Should this occur you will receive notification and a full refund. Limited financial assistance may be available. Contact Courtenay Vass at 336-288-3769 ext. 1389 for details.

General Science

Nature Tots (ages 2 - 4 with an adult)

It’s time for fall fun with our youngest scientists! Hands-on sessions involve animals, simple science, art, music, and stories revolving around participants. Choose a five-or-seven class punch card to attend any combination of our session options. You must stick to your session (Tuesday a.m. or p.m.). The class schedule is posted on our website as well as provided in class. Click here to download class schedule (PDF)

  • NT1: Tuesdays, Sept. 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13; 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    NT2: Tuesdays, Sept. 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13; 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Five class punch card: $35 Member adult/child pair; $50 Non-member adult/child pair
    Seven class punch card: $49 Member adult/child pair; $70 Non-member adult/child pair
    NOTE: Your second child aged 2-4 receives $5 off a five-class punch and $7 off a seven-class punch

New this fall, 5-7 years can register for LEGO® classes that coincide with the Nature Tots classes. See Brick Stories under Brick Engineering.

Pint-sized Professors (ages 4 - 6)

Over the Moon
Jump in our space craft and join us for a journey over the moon, to the sun and worlds beyond! Just how big is our solar system? How do we journey into space? You’re sure to get a twinkle in your eyes as we explore the stars together using experiments, activities and crafts.

  • PS1: Mondays, Oct. 1, 8, 15; 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • $32 Members/$45 Non-members

Science Explorers (ages 7 - 10)

Planet Patrol
Are there really eight planets? Could there possibly be another EARTH-like planet? What would life be like on Mars? The answers await you at the Greensboro Science Center. Climb aboard our “spacecraft” and journey through the solar system.

  • SE1: Mondays, Oct. 29; Nov. 5, 12; 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • $32 Members/$45 Non-members

Engineering for Girls
Like potato chips? Have problems waking up in time for school? Join us as we explore simple machines to create an assembly line for a model potato chip factory. We’ll also learn about conductors, insulators, and circuits- and you’ll make your own alarm circuit.

Engineering for Girls is part of a series: Jumpstarting Women Engineers at Greensboro Science Center, sponsored by the Women’s Professional Forum Foundation, Inc. We encourage girls to think of a friend to bring, and scholarships are available.

  • EG1: (Girls Only), Wednesdays, Nov. 14, 28; Dec. 5, 12, 19; 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • $50 Members/$75 Non-members

Homeschool Adventures (ages 5 - 11)

This fall, choose the topics that interest your learners, and plan sessions around a variety of science areas. Each session includes hands-on science focusing on turtles, penguins, otters, forensic science, simple machines, and more. Choose a five-or-seven-class punch card to attend any combination of our session options. The class schedule is posted on our website as well as provided in class. Each class is geared towards the appropriate age level. Click here to download class schedule (PDF)

  • Ages 5-7 HS1: Wednesdays, Sept. 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14; 9:15-11:00 a.m.
    Ages 8-11 HS2: Thursdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15; 9:15-11:00 a.m.
  • Five-class punch card: $65 Members/$90 Non-members
    Seven-class punch card: $95 Members/$120 Non-members
    NOTE: Your second child receives $10 off a five class punch and $15 off a seven class punch.
  • New this fall, look for the Homeschool Adventures companion series, Homeschool Engineering, under Brick Engineering.

Brick Engineering

Beginner Builders (age 5)

Fun at the Amusement Park
Rides, games and lots of fun are in store. Come play with gears and build carnival rides, make up carnival games and have a lot of laughs sharing your creations.

  • BL1: Mondays, Oct. 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12; 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • $42 Members/$60 Non-members

Ages 5 - 7

Brick Stories
Do you have a homeschooled child that has aged out of Nature Tots but still loves our hands-on science? If so, this class series is for you. We will begin class with a story starter that gives the students a problem to solve through building with bricks. Choose a five-or-seven-class punch card to attend any combination of our session options. You must stick to your session (Tuesday a.m. or p.m.). Click here to download class schedule (PDF)

  • NS1: Tuesdays, Sept. 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13; 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    NS2: Tuesdays, Sept. 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13; 1:30- 2:30 p.m.
  • Five-class punch card: $35 Members/$50 Non-members
    Seven-class punch card: $49 Members/$70 Non-members
    NOTE: Your second child aged 5-7 receives $5 off a five-class punch or $7 off a seven-class punch.

Rookie Engineers (ages 6 - 7)

Carnival Rides
Learn about simple engineering principles while building spinning, twirling carnival rides. Bricks, motors and beginning programming bring your creations to life.

  • RE1: Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23; 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    RE2: (Girls only), Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23; 3:30-5:00 p.m. cancelled
    RE3: Tuesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27; 3:30-5:00 pm
  • $42 Members/$60 Non-members

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Mission Moon
This program features a real-world scientific concept using a national model explored through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination. Guided by coaches, teams use bricks to build a model that moves using the LEGO® Education WeDo Construction Set and 2.0 Set while creating a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey. Unlike a workshop, teams are student-directed and coached through the goals of the season. All students receive a t-shirt and are invited to participate in a local showcase on March 16th at Eastern Guilford High School.

  • RE4: Wednesdays, January 16, 23, 30; February 6,13, 20, 27; March 6; 1:00- 2:30 p.m.
    RE5: Wednesdays, January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6; 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    RE6: Thursdays, January 17, 24, 31; February 7,14, 21, 28; March 7; 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    RE7: Saturdays, January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9; 9:15-10:45 a.m.
    RE8: (Girls Only), Saturdays, January 19, 26; February 2, 9,16, 23; March 2, 9; 9:15- 10:45 a.m.
  • $84 Members/$120 Non-members

Intermediate Engineers (ages 8 - 9)

KNEX® at the Carnival
From roller coasters to ferris wheels, learn the engineering concepts of carnival rides using KNEX sets.

  • IE1: Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; 1:00-2:30 p.m. cancelled
    IE2: Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • $42 Members/$60 Non-members

Rookie Robotics (ages 10 - 11)

KNEX® Physics Fun
We take physics fun up a notch with our older engineers; building KNEX carnival elements in motion.

  • RR1: Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29; 1:00- 2:30 p.m.
    RR2: Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29; 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • $42 Members/$60 Non-members

Homeschool Engineering (ages 5 - 11)

A series of different topics from programming and design to construction and use of sensors and motors will be covered in this brick engineering class. Ages 5-7 will focus on brick building, basic motors and simple machines. Ages 8-11 will focus on brick building, small to large motors and the use of simple machines with sensors. Choose a five-or-seven-class punch card to attend any combination of our session options. Each class is geared towards the appropriate age level. Click here to download class schedule (PDF)

  • Ages 5-7 HS7: Wednesdays, Dec. 5, 12; Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13; 9:15-11:00 a.m.
    Ages 8-11 HS8: Thursdays, Dec. 6, 13; Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14; 9:15-11:00 a.m.
  • Five-class punch card: $65 Members/$90 Non-members
    Seven-class punch card: $95 Members/$120 Non-members
    NOTE: Your second child receives $10 off a five class punch and $15 off a seven class punch.

Contact Us

Questions or comments? Email camps@greensboroscience.org or call 336-288-3769 x1389.