Early Learners Programs for Children 4-7 Years Old

STEM exploration through fun, skill-building activities

These programs are designed to engage young children's curiosity with 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.

Make It Move

Ages 4-7 years-old

SIGN UP: Saturday, December 5, 2020
OR
SIGN UP: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Member Discount: $7

How does a ball roll? Can you make a car move without an engine? Let’s figure out the answers to these questions (and many more) in this scientific exploration of forces and motion!

Tinkerers: Turkey Hunt - SOLD OUT

Ages 4-7 years-old

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium Mars Room
Fee: $8
Member Discount: $7

Find the turkeys and then make a map that shows their positions. Make a pinecone turkey to take home.

Tinkerers: Welcome Winter - SOLD OUT

Ages 4-7 years-old

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium Mars Room
Fee: $8
Member Discount: $7

Create your way through several winter-themed projects and engineering challenges.

Past Workshops

Pumpkin Palooza

Ages 4-7 years-old

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Member Discount: $7

Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere! Join us in this hands-on experience as we use our five senses to explore their festive fall features.

Tinkerers: Autumn Art

Ages 4-7 years-old

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium Mars Room
Fee: $8
Member Discount: $7

A Leaf Man’s got to go wherever the wind blows! Read Lois Ehlert’s book Leaf Man and then design and build a scene for the Leaf Man you create. Make a leaf wreath and a scarecrow.

Spooky Science

Ages 4-7 years-old

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Member Discount: $7

It’s “spooky season!” Let’s celebrate the Fall season by learning some spooky science. We will create our own magical fizzing potion, squish our fingers into ghost brains, and much more!

Eager Engineers

Ages 4-7 years-old

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
OR
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Member Discount: $7

You’re an eager, problem-solving engineer as you build your own creations using science tools and everyday materials. You'll love this STEM-based experience!

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