Kids Code with Blue-Bots: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM (Grades 1 & 2)

bluebotsFuture engineers entering grades one and two are invited to try out hands on coding with Gail Ramsay (Code & Circuit, Amesbury) and Kathy Watson (Kimball Library) with generously donated Blue-bots (robots designed for kids). Watch as the actual Blue-Bot, along with the one on the screen, follows the program.  If your code didn’t do what you wanted, simply change the commands on screen and send the program again. Creating… Read more

Back-to-School Bottle Rockets STEAM! (Ages 6-16) Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @6:00pm

Join resident scientist, Craig Richard, and psychologist (LOL) Kathy Watson to blow off some back to school STEAM! This event will involve blasting off some worries into space with your very own bottle rockets. We will talk a bit about anxiety and worry, combine a little science of rocket launch, and then we will put it all into practice on the hill above the courtyard. Registration is limited to… Read more

A Universe of Constellations (Register Grades K-5) Mon, Aug 5th @6:30PM

What is your favorite constellation? Do you know the ones you can spot from our place on the planet? Learn some stories, names and facts about the most popular constellations and then use your matching skills to identify the correct ones in our constellation viewers! Join us for Science, Stars and maybe a Surprise or two as well! Please register youth entering grades K through 5 in the fall 2019.… Read more

Painting Planet Earth (Register Grades K-5) Mon, July 29th @ 6:30 PM

Isn’t it beautiful? The above photo was taken by the Apollo 11 spacecraft 50 years ago. It was taken from 158,000 km (98,000 miles) away during the translunar injection on July 16, 1969. This summer we’ve learned all about the universe around us, and now it is time to join us for a special look at our own planet Earth. We’ll research and record some interesting facts about our home,… Read more

Outta this World BOTTLE ROCKETS w/ Craig Richard Wednesday 7/24/19 (Register Grades 3-7) @6:30PM

Join our resident scientist and science teacher, Craig Richard, to build and test bottle rockets.  You’ll learn the science behind the launch and get to practice. It’s possible yours might have a tail-fin and parachute…  You’ll only know if you register and attend! This particular class is registration only for youth ages 8-12 or kids entering grades 3-7.  Rockets can only be launched outside so hope for great weather as… Read more

STEM Engineering Lab: Wed, July 3rd 3:30 PM-5:30 PM (Register All Ages)

IMG_3354             Join us for some time exploring, building and creating with our STEM building supplies. Whether you’re a pro at science, technology, engineering and math or you are just being introduced, you’ll love expanding your brain power with our magnetic tiles, brain flakes, KEVA planks and marble runs. Anyone under 3 must be supervised by an adult in the room at all times due to… Read more

SECRET WORLD OF BUBBLES with Keith Michael Johnson: Wednesday, June 19th 6:30-7:30pm @ATKINSON ACADEMY (Register All Ages)

As featured on the Discovery Channel, USA Today, Real Simple Family, American Profile, National Geographic TV…  You can learn a lot from a bubble. Keith Johnson’s BUBBLEOLOGY—The Secret World of Bubbles is packed with state-of-the-art bubble sculptures that snare the attention of your audience.  The science behind the magic unfolds like a mystery, making this show both educational and unforgettable. How lucky are we that liquids, solids & gasses, geometry,… Read more

STEM BUILD Event: April 24th and 25th (All Ages) 10:30am-2:30pm

  Explore our STEM building toys and expand your critical thinking skills! We’ll have Keva planks, Brain Flakes, Legos, magnetic tiles, or a combination of the 4 available for free play. Please note, children under 3 years old MUST BE SUPERVISED at all times when marbles are in use.          … Read more

Subzero Nitrogen Ice Cream STEM Event Wednesday, February 27th 6:30pm-7:30pm Family Event (Grades K+)

By demonstrating how liquid nitrogen can be used to freeze fresh ingredients into fresh ice cream, we keep the children amused, and give them a lesson on the properties of liquid nitrogen, gas laws, and the application of science to food.  SubZero Nitrogen staff from Nashua, NH will be our teachers. Each registrant will receive ice cream at the end of the program. The science behind this event is for… Read more

Building for Books Challenge: Sat. Sept. 15th 10:30am -2:30pm (All Ages)

STEM Toys Feb 28 2018 002Are you up for the challenge? Pick from the following: KEVA planks, magnaformers, Brain flakes or legos. Choose a challenge card or create your own. Build something magnificent. Show us your finished product for a chance to win a book to take home! Book prizes for the best creations! Compete once, twice, or as many times as you like. Drop in anytime between 10:30 and 2:30 to compete. Note- our… Read more