WE ENGAGE COMMUNITIES ON A LEARNING JOURNEY IN HISTORY AND SCIENCE

Mask policy: as of March 1, 2022, masks are respected but not expected or required.

4 Years-Old & Kindergarten Science Workshops

STEM exploration through fun, skill-building activities


Member Discount: $1 off all workshops

Safety Highlights
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 are respected but not expected or required, effective March 1, 2022.

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.

Frog Frenzy

4-years-old – Kindergarten

Date: May 21, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8.00
Oh my, can you drop by?! One of our Longway classrooms is overrun with flies. Let’s take on the characteristics of a frog as we catch these buzzing critters. We’ll also learn about the life cycle of a frog and make a leaping lily pad game.

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Past Workshops

Maker Lab: Tinker Time

4-years-old – Kindergarten

Date: May 14, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8.00
We supply, you design. Let your imagination run wild as you tinker, build, and decorate your own creations using a variety of open-ended materials.

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Solar System Adventures

4-years-old – Kindergarten

Date: April 30, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8.00
Go on an out-of-this-world adventure as you learn about the sun, moon, stars, and planets in our solar system. You’ll even make a mini solar system model to take home!

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Monster Math

4-years-old – Kindergarten

Date: April 9, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8.00
Sharpen your math skills with this hands-on, monster-themed math extravaganza. We’ll go on a number hunt, create number puzzles, and work together to build a silly math monster.

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Kinder-Science Camp: Storybook STEM

4-years-old – Kindergarten

Date: March 28– 30, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $50.00
Did you know March is National Reading Month?! Join us as we navigate exciting, literacy-based STEM challenges with help from some of our storybook favorites.

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Noisy Neighborhood

4-years-old – Kindergarten

Date: March 26, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8.00
Click, clack, tap, tap. What’s going on in that noisy neighborhood? Use your engineering imagination to build houses, signs, and whatever comes to mind, in your very own neighborhood.

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Maker Lab: Spring Inspirations

4-years-old – Kindergarten

Date: March 12, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8.00
Spring is right around the corner! Use the spring season as an inspiration to plan, design, and make creations that are beautifully scientific.

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Color-Mixing Chemistry

4-years-old – Kindergarten

Date: February 19, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8.00
Mix up a variety of colors as you engage in hands-on STEM experiments and activities. You may want to dress down for this one – It’ll get a little messy!

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Life All Around Longway

4-7 years-olds

Date: Saturday, September 11
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
The beauty of life and living things is all around us. We’ll learn the difference between living and nonliving things, explore nature in the Longway garden, grow a plant to take home, and create a beautiful work of art.

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Maker Lab: Shadow Puppets

4-7 years-olds

Date: September 25th
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Let’s learn about the fundamentals of light and shadows as we design, create, and explore with our hand-made shadow puppets.

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Mixing Up Matter

4-7 years-olds

Date: October 2nd
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Let’s use our hands and science tools to mix-up and explore matter as a solid, liquid, and gas. You may get a little messy in this experience, but it will be a real BLAST.

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Maker Lab: Engineering Exploration

4-7 years-olds

Date: November 6th
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Use your engineering imagination to explore open-ended materials and create anything that comes to mind. The possibilities are endless!

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The Turkey Hunt

4-7 years-olds

Date: November 13th
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
"Gobble-gobble!" Turkeys have hidden themselves all around the Planetarium building. We’ll track down these tricky birds, engineer turkey traps, and make a pinecone turkey to take home.

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Geology Discovery

4-7 years-olds

Date: December 4th
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Earth is flourished with life, landforms, rocks, and so much more! Through hands-on activities, we’ll learn about the amazing features that have formed on Earth over billions of years.

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Wintry Weather Camp

4-7 years-olds

Date: December 28 - 30, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $50.00
Hands-on science is all around us during the winter season. You’ll learn about snowy weather, build an arctic animal habitat, and create your way through winter-themed engineering challenges.

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Push, Pull, Predict

4-years-old – Kindergarten

Date: January 8, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8.00
What is a force? How do forces cause motion? Explore the concepts of “push” and “pull” as you make predictions, investigate, and create projects to showcase these phenomena.

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Polar Bear Picnic

4-years-old – Kindergarten

Date: January 22, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8.00
Join us as we celebrate our first-ever “Polar Bear Picnic!” We’ll engage in hands-on, winter-themed activities as we sip on delicious hot cocoa with our stuffed animal friends.

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