AFTER-SCHOOL, HOMESCHOOL, AND PRE-K CLASSES FOR AGES 2-15!
Join our spring science explorations 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.
Pre-registration is required. Full class fees are due at time of registration. Registration is accepted with Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Memberships may be purchased or renewed separately online. Click here for details.
Refunds will be issued provided that the museum is notified at least 14 days in advance. A service charge of $5 per participant per workshop will be charged for changes, and a $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.
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Time for spring fun for our youngest scientists. Hands-on sessions involve animals, simple science, art, and stories that revolve around tot/adult partners. Choose a five- or seven- class punch card out of our eight sessions, and come when you and your nature tot decide. You must stick to your chosen session (Tuesday a.m. or p.m.). The class schedule is posted here and given out in class.
Do you have a passion for the prehistoric? Join us as we search for real fossils, uncover dinosaur facts and create a dinosaur friend to take home. We’ll meet some dinosaur relatives and check out the new Prehistoric Passages exhibit.
Future paleontologist will dig this camp! We’ll search for real fossils and unearth clues from the past, investigate the dinosaur’s disappearance and make some fossils to take home. We’ll also meet a few dinosaur relatives and check out the new Prehistoric Passages exhibit.
Make vacation time fun with science camps that focus on hands-on activities. These camps offer three different days of engineering and building fun, chemistry and animal adventures with something for everyone. We’ll also explore other activities and take breaks to catch a GSC OmniSphere show and zookeeper talks. Send a snack, drink and bag lunch each day.
This semester, choose the topics that interest your learners and plan your sessions around a variety of science areas. Each session includes hands-on science such as chemistry, physics, animals, and more. Choose a five or seven class punch card out of our eight sessions and come for those classes. The class schedule is posted here and given out in class. Each class is geared to the appropriate age level.
Join us for middle school science fun! Each session includes hands-on science labs that will focus on earth science and paleontology. We’ll meet some dinosaur relatives and visit the new Prehistoric Passages exhibit. Each class will build on the other, so plan to attend all six sessions.
Dinos in the City
Dinosaurs have invaded our city. Our beginner builders will work together to make the city safe again by using LEGO® DUPLO® and standard-sized bricks to build catchers, movers and a dinosaur reserve park. Students will learn about different types of dinosaurs and visit the new Prehistoric Passages exhibit.
Plants Come Alive!
Our traveling exhibit, Wicked Plants, has invaded our brick building classroom! Students will have to build ways to keep them out. They will also build a brick plant with moving parts.
Milo’s Adventures in Science
Our Rookie engineers will join Milo, the Lego® Education WeDo 2.0 mascot, on a journey through STEM activities. They will learn how to build and program Milo to help with solving science-related problems.
Wicked Plants have invaded GSC, and our CARE engineers have been tasked with the mission of controlling them and turning them into robots. They will be using the Lego® Education WeDo Construction Set and 2.0 Set to create and program their robotic plant builds.
Spring Break Adventures: Exploration Build
Our Rookie engineers will explore different facets of building, from basic brick building to simple machines and programming as they watch their creations come to life. The engineers will work together to learn about the basics of teamwork and cooperation while exploring other activities such as a GSC OmniSphere show and zookeeper talks. Send a snack, drink and bag lunch each day.
FIRST® LEGO® League Experience/EV3 programming
FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is an international competition in which students design and program LEGO® Mindstorms® robots to complete challenges on a themed mat. Students learn team-building skills, gain self-confidence, and create solutions for the challenges that are facing today’s scientists! Our EARLY engineers have the opportunity to train off season so when they turn 10 years old by the required date they will be eligible to join a GSC team. Our mission this year is Hydro Dynamics. Note that this class does not guarantee a spot on a team in the fall.
Do you like to play video games and create things on the computer? You can together with other students and create cool coding projects. The adventure starts here at GSC, and we will use the animals and exhibits around us as inspiration.
Spring Break Adventures: Calling All Engineers
Our EARLY engineers will team up with a partner and look at the building and programming of simple machines that incorporate sensors and pneumatics. We’ll take a break from the engineering think tank and explore GSC, take in a show and keeper talk. Send a snack, drink and bag lunch each day.
Let’s build! Our EARLY engineers will take on the challenge and learn about simple machines. They will work together to analyze and develop solutions to weekly STEAM problems. There will be no class on April 28 due to NC Science Festival
FIRST® LEGO® League Experience/EV3 programming
FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) is an international competition in which students design and program LEGO® Mindstorms robots to complete challenges on a themed mat. Students learn team-building skills, gain self-confidence, and create solutions for the challenges that are facing today’s scientists!
Did you miss out being on an FLL team this past fall? Here is an opportunity to work with an off-season program to get some EV3 experience in order to see if you would like to apply for a team in the fall. Our mission this spring is Hydro Dynamics. Note that this class does not guarantee a spot on a team in the fall.
Spring Break Adventures: Coding and More
Learn the languages of coding and utilize them with simple machines that students will create and build. Our Rookie Robotics engineers will also take a look at the world of coding a video game and create a fun game with their teammates. Send a snack, drink and bag lunch each day.
Advanced Brick Engineering
The Advanced Brick Engineering classes will work together to analyze and develop solutions to advanced STEAM problems. They will be working with the EV3 Lego® Mindstorm brick and sensors in order to program their engineering masterpieces.
Intermediate EV3® Programming
Do you love EV3® bricks, building and programming? Join us as we design some fun challenges to program. Students will experiment with different robot designs and attachments. They will also learn how to program advanced sensors. Previous strong EV3 programming knowledge required for this class.
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