Science Classes

The Discovery Center proudly offers science classes for ages 2 and up on a weekly basis in two, 10-week sessions. Fall programming runs from September through November, and Spring Programming runs from January through April. During the months of June and July, we offer summer camp for ages 8 and up.

Discovery Center offers a variety of classes depending on your student’s age, interest and when you would like to participate. Click the descriptions below for more information on Discovery Center science classes and registration.

Free & Paid Drop-In Programs

Sing a Long Science - ages 2 to 4

Combine music, science and art with songs and activities geared to the early learner. Adults will accompany their student for this program.  This class is available as a walk in class  for an additional $3.00 after general admission. General admission for Discovery Center is $8.00 for adults and children over the age of 2. Admission to Discovery Center is free for members.

Pricing:  $3.00 add on to general admission

Class Meets:  Saturdays 11:30am – 12:00pm  or  3:30pm-4:00pm

Pop UP preschool Science - ages 1+

You never know what will “PopUP” at Discovery Center! This program features a fun book, experiment or craft designed for our youngest scientists. Pop UP Science is offered as a $3.00 add-on to general admission. There is no need to pre-register. General admission to Discovery Center is $8.00 per person for adults and children over the age of two. General admission is always free for Discovery Center members.

Class Meets: Thursdays from 10:30 am-11:00 am

Price: $3.00 plus admission

STEAM Saturdays - ages 6+

STEAM Saturdays is an additional educational program that the Discovery Center offers each month on Saturdays. We highly encourage you to come early so you can enjoy the exhibit before the STEAM Saturdays program!

Pricing:  $3.00 add on to general admission

Class Meets:  Saturdays 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Animal Meet & Greet - ages 1+

Get up close and person with the critters at the Discovery Center! Join Mr. Curtis for a meet and greet in the lobby of the Discovery Center and learn something new about our animals.

Price: Free with General Admission

10- Week Programs

Create Scientists - ages 2 to 4

Parents/guardians attend this fun hands-on class alongside their child. Enjoy experiments, crafts, games, animals, and more as we “create scientists”!

Fall Session: September 13th, 2021 to November 20th, 2021

Pricing: $140.00 members/$160.00 non-members (includes all 10 weeks)

 Class Meets: Tuesdays 11:30am-12:15pm

Homeschool Science - ages 7 to 12

Explore the properties of matter, energy, chemistry, physics and more in a hands-on science class geared just for homeschool students. Get messy and use real lab equipment without having to clean up the kitchen table!

Fall Session: September 13th, 2021 to November 20th, 2021

Pricing: $140.00 members/$160.00 non-members (includes all 10 weeks)

Class Meets: Thursdays from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Kids STEM - ages 5 to 7

STEM Kids at Discovery Center offers students ages 5-7 a chance to experiment, tinker, and build in a hands on class geared just for the young scientist. We will tackle a new STEM challenge each week in this fun class.

Fall Session: September 13th, 2021 to November 20th, 2021

Pricing: $140.00 members/$160.00 non-members (includes all 10 weeks)

Class Meets: Saturdays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Junior Robotics - ages 7 to 9

Learn the basics of programming, robotics and simple machines in this fun, hands-on class. Students will build using Cublets and Legos. Space is limited. This class fills quickly! 

Fall Session: September 13th, 2021 to November 20th, 2021

Pricing: $140.00 members/$160.00 non-members (includes all 10 weeks)

Class Meets: Saturdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Jr. Zookeepers - ages 7 to 10

Do you have a budding veterinarian or zoologist? This class is all about animals! Get up close and personal with some of our reptile residents at Discovery Center as you become a Jr. Zookeeper!

Fall Session: September 13th, 2021 to November 20th, 2021

Pricing: $140.00 members/$160.00 non-members (includes all 10 weeks)

 Class Meets: Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

LEGO Robotics - ages 10+

Learn to build and program with Lego EV3-Mindstorms. This class is customizable to your child’s interest in topics of engineering, space, and scientific discovery.

Fall Session: September 13th, 2021 to November 20th, 2021

Pricing: $140.00 members / $160.00 non members (includes 10 weeks)

Class Meets: Thursday’s from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM 

Crazy Eights Math Club - ages 8 to 11

Crazy 8s is not your average math club. From flinging marshmellows, to creating mathematical art, this after school program encourages kids to have fun with math in all sorts of crazy ways.

Fall Session: September 13th, 2021 to November 20th, 2021

Pricing: $140.00 members/$160.00 non-members (includes all 10 weeks)

Class Meets: Tuesdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Cyber STEAM - ages 12+

Are you the next YouTube science star? Recreate experiments seen on your favorite shows, and work with DC staff to create an epic science YouTube show!

Fall Session: September 13th, 2021 to November 20th, 2021

Pricing: $140.00 members/$160.00 non-members (includes all 10 weeks)

Class Meets: Wednesdays from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Strange Science - ages 8 to 12

Something strange is going on in the DC Lab. Use the tools of a science detective to explore the hidden forces of chemistry, magnetism, and other strange scientific anomolies.

Fall Session: September 13th, 2021 to November 20th, 2021

Pricing: $140.00 members/$160.00 non-members (includes all 10 weeks)

Class Meets: Wednesdays from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM