Join us for one Saturday of each month and set your imagination free!
From the discovery of tornadoes, space, and electricity, to exploring robotics and rockets, these classes are great for ages 3-12.
Sessions are from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and are limited to approximately 30 participants. Each session is just $7.00 per child or $5.00 for members. Museum admission will apply to non-member parents at a discounted rate of $7.00. All youth ages 3-5 must be accompanied in class by a parent.
Due to purchasing of the supplies for the class, the cost of the class is non-refundable.
How can I register?
Program registration may be made any time but at least three days in advance of the selected Saturday. Space is limited to 30 participants. Register by clicking on your desired date below.
Get Smart Saturday Schedule:
- JANUARY 13 – “Awesome Electricity”
In this shocking lesson, students learn about the science of static electricity with hands-on experiments and build their own snap circuit.
- FEBRUARY 10 – “I <3 Robotics”
Experience advanced robotics by learning to drive a Lego EV3 robot rover through a heart shaped maze.
- MARCH 10 – No "Get Smart" Class (Spring Fling Event)
- APRIL 14 – “Weather Watch!”
April is Tornado Awareness Month. Create a tornado in a bottle and learn how to read a weather map.
- MAY 5 – “Rocket to Me”
May 5th is Astronaut Day, learn about Nebraska’s own astronaut, Clayton Anderson, and what it takes to become an astronaut. Participants will also make straw rockets!
- JUNE 2 – “Learning with Lego Robotics”
A great hands-on introduction to robotics using WeDo Lego kits. Participants will build a robot and program it to follow simple commands!
- JULY – No "Get Smart" Class
- AUGUST 11 – “Water Bugs”
Do water bugs really walk on water? Learn about water molecules and explore what surface tension is with fun, hands-on science activities.
- SEPTEMBER 8 – “Meteors, Comets, and Asteroids (Oh My!)”
Space really rocks! Or does it? What is the difference between meteors, comets, and asteroids and how can we identify rocks here on Earth?
- OCTOBER 20 – “Spooky Engineering"
Participants will build a tall spooky spaghetti tower with optional scary bats and a candy corn top!
- NOVEMBER 17 – “Robots on a Roll”
Introducing robotic Sphero! Participants will learn to navigate and perform tricks with a robotic Sphero through an obstacle course.
- DECEMBER 8 – “Robo Reindeer”
Drive and command a robot to help Santa deliver gifts!