Activity Centers

A Universe of Stories Slogan v2
This summer's theme is "A Universe of Stories"!  Each week we will offer a different space theme that features a variety of activities including astronomy, recommended for ages 3-12.  Students can design, build, create, problem solve, paint, and more.  No registration required.  Just drop in during the open hours and make, create, and take.

The weekly themes are:
Week 1: Space Opera
June 18-20
10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM

Science goes to the movies.  We have special surprises and activities this week.
Science Fiction cityscape made of books
Ring of books around a planet
Week 2: Nine Planets and a Sun
June 24-27
10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM


Make a solar system mobile, a sundial, and/or a sun bracelet.
Week 3: Light the Night
July 1-3
10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM

Light up the night by making celestial lanterns and constellation template for your flashlight.
Child floating in space
Children studying stars in a spaceship
Week 4: Constellations & Comets
July 8-11
10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM


Paint starscapes with sparkle and glow paint. Learn how to turn your room into a mini-planetarium.
Week 5: Shoot for the Moon
July 15-18
10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM


Paint and decorate "moon rocks" and "space rocks". We'll have some other activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon.
Astronaut floating in front of the moon
Child and aliens driving a spaceship
Week 6: Visiting Planet Earth
July 22-25
10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM


Be a tourist on our own Planet Earth.  Learn how Earthlings live.  Make some Earth souvenirs.