Events

Jun
27
Wed
2018
Love and Learn: Little Critters @ Children's Discovery Museum
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Love and Learn: Little Critters @ Children's Discovery Museum

Love and Learn

Ages: 3-12 months

Love and Learn is designed for children three to twelve months and their parent/caregiver. Create a special bond with your child while experiencing types of play to promote learning and brain development.  Each session includes, instructor led activities such as songs, quick stories, and finger plays plus free exploration time with a variety of activity stations such as tunnels, musical instruments, and soft blocks.

www.ChildrensDiscoveryMuseum.net

Jun
28
Thu
2018
Playful Learners (Level 3): Picnic Adventure @ Children's Discovery Museum
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Playful Learners (Level 3): Picnic Adventure @ Children's Discovery Museum

Ages: 3-4 yrs

Playful Learners is designed specifically for you and your child to learn and play together.  Play is the work of a child, and when children play they are developing problem-solving, communication, and social emotional skills vital to their future.

 

Each one-hour class is designed around a monthly theme and includes instructor led circle time with literacy, music and movement, and self-guided activity centers. Centers are created to promote fine and gross motor skills developed through art, music and dramatic play; math concepts are explored through matching and sorting.

Jun
29
Fri
2018
Playful Learners (Level 3): Picnic Adventure @ Children's Discovery Museum
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Playful Learners (Level 3): Picnic Adventure @ Children's Discovery Museum

Ages: 3-4 yrs

Playful Learners is designed specifically for you and your child to learn and play together.  Play is the work of a child, and when children play they are developing problem-solving, communication, and social emotional skills vital to their future.

 

Each one-hour class is designed around a monthly theme and includes instructor led circle time with literacy, music and movement, and self-guided activity centers. Centers are created to promote fine and gross motor skills developed through art, music and dramatic play; math concepts are explored through matching and sorting.

Jun
30
Sat
2018
Growing Up Wild: Wiggling Worm (3-4 yrs) @ Children's Discovery Museum
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Growing Up Wild: Wiggling Worm (3-4 yrs) @ Children's Discovery Museum

*** FREE WITH REGISTRATION***

Ages: 3-4 yrs

Wiggling Worm: Children learn about and observe earthworms including what they eat, how they move and create worm trail paintings.

Master Naturalists are members of our local community that love nature! The mission of the University of Illinois Master Naturalist Program is to provide science-based educational opportunities that connect people with nature and help them become engaged environmental stewards. These activities will help children connect with nature and develop an appreciation for our world’s limited natural resources.

Growing Up Wild: Wiggling Worm (5-7 yrs) @ Children's Discovery Museum
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Growing Up Wild: Wiggling Worm (5-7 yrs) @ Children's Discovery Museum

*** FREE WITH REGISTRATION***

Ages: 5-7 yrs

Wiggling Worm: Children learn about and observe earthworms including what they eat, how they move and create worm trail paintings.

Master Naturalists are members of our local community that love nature! The mission of the University of Illinois Master Naturalist Program is to provide science-based educational opportunities that connect people with nature and help them become engaged environmental stewards. These activities will help children connect with nature and develop an appreciation for our world’s limited natural resources.

Jul
5
Thu
2018
Playful Learners (Level 1): Take Me to the Beach @ Children's Discovery Museum
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Playful Learners (Level 1): Take Me to the Beach @ Children's Discovery Museum

Ages: 12-24 mos

Playful Learners is designed specifically for you and your child to learn and play together.  Play is the work of a child, and when children play they are developing problem-solving, communication, and social emotional skills vital to their future.

 

Each one-hour class is designed around a monthly theme and includes instructor led circle time with literacy, music and movement, and self-guided activity centers. Centers are created to promote fine and gross motor skills developed through art, music and dramatic play; math concepts are explored through matching and sorting.

Jul
6
Fri
2018
Playful Learners (Level 1): Take Me to the Beach @ Children's Discovery Museum
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Playful Learners (Level 1): Take Me to the Beach @ Children's Discovery Museum

Ages: 12-24 mos

Playful Learners is designed specifically for you and your child to learn and play together.  Play is the work of a child, and when children play they are developing problem-solving, communication, and social emotional skills vital to their future.

 

Each one-hour class is designed around a monthly theme and includes instructor led circle time with literacy, music and movement, and self-guided activity centers. Centers are created to promote fine and gross motor skills developed through art, music and dramatic play; math concepts are explored through matching and sorting.

Jul
9
Mon
2018
Cardboard Construction Camp @ Children's Discovery Museum
Jul 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cardboard Construction Camp @ Children's Discovery Museum

Ages: Entering 1st-5th

This week we will explore the idea of using a simple material (cardboard) to make art, tools, costumes, and more! The only limits in this camp are your imagination and your media as we plan, build and problem solve throughout the week!

Cost includes camp, snack and materials.  Payment must accompany registration. Registration deadline 1-week prior to camp. Camps fill quickly so register early. 72-hour cancellation required for refund.

Bring a packed lunch or pre-order an Avanti’s lunch for $5. All lunches must be ordered when registering.

 

Junior Astronaut Adventure- Grades K-1 @ Challenger Learning Center
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Junior Astronaut Adventure- Grades K-1 @ Challenger Learning Center

SCIENCE 1124, Course Code: 1439

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an astronaut? In this class you will have a blast learning all about becoming an astronaut, training like astronauts, and even flying a simulated space mission! Hands-on activities, crafts, videos, stories, games, and more will make for an exciting day? and maybe even inspire you to become an astronaut of tomorrow. Snack will be provided; if you have food allergies, please bring your own.

Lincoln Location: Look Up in the Sky, It’s a Drone Camp (Grades 6-9) @ Challenger Learning Center
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lincoln Location: Look Up in the Sky, It's a Drone Camp (Grades 6-9) @ Challenger Learning Center

SCIENCE 1249, Course Code: 1489

Interested in learning how to fly a drone? Did you get one as a gift, or thinking about buying one and not sure how to use it? Join this camp as we explore how drones and other aircraft fly through the air. Take a hold of the controls and fly a drone with an experienced drone pilot. Learn about programming your drone, traffic patterns and communication. Explore different ways to use and safely fly a drone.