Little Edisons

miSci’s Little Edisons program, for kids ages 3 to 5, is fun way to nurture the curiosity of pint-sized future engineers, chemists, and inventors. Sessions are 45 minutes long and feature hands-on activities designed to teach problem solving and to encourage the joy of discovery and STEAM topic exploration.

Tickets for Little Edisons sessions grant entry to the program for a student and parent/guardian. Programs run 10 – 10:45 a.m. on scheduled days. To explore the galleries with your student between 9:30 and 10am, Little Explorers time can be added to a ticket for an additional $5.

School Year 2023-24 Session Pricing:
$15/class Non-Members
$13/class Members

Weekly Pass Discount:
Choose an entire week of programming to get a ticket good for both programs that week.
$26/week Non-Members
$22/week Members

Schedule

MAY

It’s Getting Hot in Here
Thursday, May 30th
Is anyone else feeling warm? Little Edisons read The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk to explore solar heat and learn the sun is an important source of energy for everything on planet Earth. Then, we learn the true power of the sun by making a solar oven and using it to melt marshmallows for S’mores!

JUNE

Under the Sea
Wednesday, June 5th
Today we will be visited by special guests from Via Aquarium. They will present their Marine Invertebrates for Toddlers program- we’ll have a read-aloud before meeting some real sea creatures!

Oil Spill Sensory
Friday, June 7th
We will read Oil Spill! by Melvin Berger to learn about ocean pollution and how we can help save the seas. Then we will create our own ocean oil spill and learn how to clean oil off of animals.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Wednesday, June 12th
We will start class by reading Curious George Plants a Tree to learn all about recycling and living green. We’ll practice sorting items, and deciding whether we should reduce, reuse, or recycle them.

Garden Sensory Activity: Apples in the Tree/Potatoes in the Ground
Friday, June 14th
Plant It! Grow It! Eat It! We will grow our own food by reusing plant scraps, recycling, and reusing materials to complete this project.

Fruit and Veggies
Wednesday, June 19th
Together we will read My Magical Foods by Becky Cummings, then discuss how the different fruits and vegetables provide our bodies with different vitamins and what our body uses them for.

Yoga Day
Friday, June 21st
Today we will read You Are a LION! And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo and learn how stretching our muscles affects both our mind and body. Guests will be able to enjoy some yoga poses and a veggie snack!

Water: Drop, Plop, Splash
Wednesday, June 26th
This class will read Nature Stories: Little Raindrop and explore nature’s water cycle. Students get to apply what they learned from the reading by making a water cycle in a bag!

Bubbles Go Pop!
Friday, June 28th
We read Pop! A Book About Bubbles by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and learn about what makes bubbles pop. Then we will make our own bubbles and find the type of bubble that lasts best.

 

A Note of Thanks

miSci is forever grateful to Elizabeth “Beth” Hudson for founding the Little Edisons program. Beth brought more than 35 years of experience working in special education and a love of teaching pre-school children to miSci. She will be missed, and we wish her well on all her retirement adventures. Thank you, Beth!