4-7 Year-Old Science Workshops

STEM exploration through fun, skill-building activities

All programs will be limited to groups of 10 kids and mask-wearing is required to attend. We are taking many precautions to maintain social distancing and keep kids safe. Read about our COVID-19 safety protocols.

Member Discount: $1 off all workshops

Safety Highlights
Small Group Sizes: Program spaces will be limited to 10 participants and restroom breaks will be staggered to limit contact between groups.
Hygiene: Program spaces and furniture will be sanitized before each program. Supplies (scissors, glue sticks, etc.) will be sanitized before use and will not be shared.
Masks: Masks must be worn covering the nose and mouth at all times when inside the building.

Emergency Contact Form
We will hold all forms electronically to minimize contact touch with educators.
● The Emergency Contact Form can be printed off at home, signed, scanned, and emailed in.
● If you do not have access to a computer or printer, you can request to have a form mailed to your home. Please request printed forms by email at education@sloanlongway.org. You can also request forms by phone at 810‐237‐3409.
● If you mail in or drop off your signed form to Longway Planetarium, we will scan forms into our system.

If you have any questions, please call 810-237-3409.

Maker Space: Magnificence in the Making

4-7 year-olds

The same activities will be presented at each workshop:
Date: Wednesday, May 12
OR
Date: Saturday, May 15 - SOLD OUT
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
This is your moment to get creative! Use your imagination to create boats, cars, animals, and anything else that comes to mind.

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Fun In The Sun

4-7 year-olds

Date: Wednesday, May 26
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Did you know sunlight gives energy to the Earth’s surface? Let’s watch this phenomenon happen in front of our eyes as we engage in fun-in-the-sun science activities!

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Space Voyagers - SOLD OUT

4-7 year-olds

The same activities will be presented at each workshop:
Date: Wednesday, April 28
OR
Date: Saturday, May 8 - SOLD OUT
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
We’ll be space-voyaging astronauts as we soar through space among the moon and stars. We’ll learn about constellations, the many moons in our solar system, and much more in this out-of-this-world experience!

Past Workshops

Maker Space: Reduce for Earth Day Extravaganza

4-7 year-olds

Date: Saturday, April 17
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Let’s celebrate Earth Day! We’ll learn how to reduce the production of materials that damage our beautiful planet. Discover different ways to create an eco-friendly garden!

Water Wonders

4-7 year-olds

The same activities will be presented at each workshop:
Date: Saturday, April 10 - SOLD OUT
OR
Date: Wednesday, April 14
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Explore the properties of liquid water through hands-on learning experiences. Let’s build rivers, learn about the ocean, and test objects to see if they will sink or float!

Early Learner Spring Break Camp - SOLD OUT

4-7 year-olds

Date: Monday, March 29 – Wednesday, March 31
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $50
Let’s spring into science, math, making, and engineering! You’ll engineer various structures, build your own marble maze, create your own math machine, and so much more!

Spring into Science

4-7 year-olds

Date: Wednesday, March 24
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Spring is finally here! We’ll explore the concept, “April showers bring May flowers,” as we learn about rainy weather, sunny weather, and how both of these weather wonders are needed for plants to survive and grow.

Maker Space: Here We Are - SOLD OUT

4-7 year-olds

Date: Saturday, March 20
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Discover the world around you with the help of Oliver Jeffers’s book, Here We Are. Make an Earth model, and much more, to explore the magnificence of our land and seas.

Happy, Healthy Habits

4-7 year-olds

Choose from two dates. The same activities will be presented at each workshop:
Date: Saturday, March 6
OR
Date: Wednesday, March 10
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? Let’s engage in nutrition-based science activities and learn how proper nutrition fuels our bodies. Together we can learn to develop happy and healthy habits! In this workshop, you’ll make and take a healthy snack home with you.

Civil Engineers: Inspiring Wonder

4-7 year-olds

Choose from two dates. The same activities will be presented at each workshop:
Date: Wednesday, February 24
OR
Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Engineering makes the world-go-round! But what exactly do civil engineers do? You’ll be a civil engineer as you design, construct, and maintain your own structures in this open-ended, hands-on experience.

Maker Space: Valentine’s Day Décor

4-7 year-olds

Choose from two dates. The same activities will be presented at each workshop:
Date: Wednesday, February 10
OR
Date: Saturday, February 13 - SOLD OUT
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Are you constantly “tinkering” of others? Design, create, and decorate a special heart-shaped box for a special someone in your life.

African American Heroes - SOLD OUT

4-7 year-olds

Date: Saturday, February 6
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Harriet Tubman, and former President Barack Obama are just a few names that may come to mind when reflecting upon influential African American figures. We’ll explore the past and present as we celebrate the lives of those who have impacted and shaped our world.

Snowy Science

4-7 year-olds

Presented on two dates. The same activities will be presented at each workshop:
Date: Wednesday, January 27
OR
Date: Saturday, January 30 - SOLD OUT
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Snowy science is all around us during the winter season. We’ll learn about snowy weather, make insta-snow, and engage in other festive, fun-filled science activities!

Maker Space Saturday: Shape Sculptures - SOLD OUT

4-7 year-olds

Date: Saturday, January 23
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Take inspiration from the shapes all around us while exploring geometry! Combine squares to make rectangles; take squares apart to make triangles. Use everyday materials to create a beautiful shape sculpture to take home.

Arctic Animals

4-7 year-olds

Choose from two dates. The same activities will be presented at each workshop:
Date: Saturday, January 9
OR
Date: Wednesday, January 13
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Brrrr.. It’s cold in the North Pole region! Let’s learn about beautiful, furry arctic creatures and how they stay warm in cold climates. We’ll also discover how they can stay hidden from predators, and much more!

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