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June 2020

, Kids

June 23

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

Virtual Playtime Pals: The Great Outdoors

Over the river and through the woods, to the land of imagination we go! Feel the fresh air on your face and the smell of marshmallows roasting over a campfire as we pretend to be in the great outdoors!

For Show & Share: Show us an item you found while safely and responsibly exploring outside. Have this item ready to go at the start of Playtime Pals so that you can show it off to your friends!

Join FCMoD for a special new Early Childhood program… Playtime Pals! Through Show & Share, Imagination Time, and a Dance Party, your child will socialize and have fun with other children in a safe and welcoming virtual environment. Each week has a different theme for maximum fun!

Registration closes one hour prior to the program’s start time. Capacity is limited, and registration is first come, first serve.

Please note: that an adult caregiver must be with the participating child for the duration of the program.

Prepare for Playtime Pals!
– Playtime Pals FAQ
– Playtime Pals Caregiver Checklist
– Playtime Pals Social Story

Science, Kids

June 25

10:30 am - 11:15 am
$8 – $10

Virtual Mini Makers: Animal Inventors

Imagine, invent, problem solve, and more during Mini Makers: Animal Inventors. In this program, children will engage in design thinking as they learn about recycling and reusing through story time and hands-on building. Once complete, each little engineer will have their very own up-cycled animal creation!

Registration closes June 23. Instruction for this program will take place live on Zoom on June 25. All materials and supplies will be available by delivery or pickup before the program.

Mini Makers programs require some basic tools, and craft supplies, in addition to the program materials provided. We recommend that you have scissors, tape, glue, crayons, markers, pencils, and washable paint for your child’s use during the program. You may purchase a Craft Kit with all of these items directly from the Museum by adding “Craft Kit” to your order. The Craft Kit will be delivered or available for pick-up alongside your Mini Makers program materials.

Science, All Ages

June 27

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10 – $12

Virtual Discovery Lab: Nocturnal Animals

Have you ever wondered why some animals are at their most active at night? In this Discovery Lab, your family will experience how nocturnal animals like the Black-Footed Ferret use their senses to explore the world around them- long after we humans have gone to bed.

Get your lab coats ready and join us virtually for Discovery Lab! Discovery Labs are hour-long programs designed for families to explore a topic together. From dissections to coding, what will you discover next?

Registration closes June 25. Instruction for this program will take place live on Zoom on June 27.  All materials and supplies will be available by delivery or pickup before the workshop. Communication regarding delivery or pickup will be sent after registration.

Prepare for Virtual Discovery Labs!
Virtual Discovery Labs FAQ

History, Kids

June 30

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

Virtual Playtime Pals: Time Travelers

If you could travel back in time, where would you go? Or maybe you would want to see what life will be like in the future! Travel to new places in your very own time machine… your imagination!

For Show & Share: Tell us about an item that is from the past.  Join FCMoD for a special new Early Childhood program… Playtime Pals! Through Show & Share, Imagination Time, and a Dance Party, your child will socialize and have fun with other children in a safe and welcoming virtual environment. Each week has a different theme for maximum fun!

Registration closes one hour prior to the program’s start time. Capacity is limited, and registration is first come, first serve.

Please note: that an adult caregiver must be with the participating child for the duration of the program.

Prepare for Playtime Pals!
– Playtime Pals FAQ
– Playtime Pals Caregiver Checklist
– Playtime Pals Social Story

July 2020

Science, All Ages

July 1

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$24 – $30

Flower Dissection Virtual Workshop

Absorbing radioactive materials. Producing the air we breathe. Sending a message of love. All in a day’s work for a flower!

Join FCMoD staff live on Zoom to discover the many different roles of flowers, from how they grow in nature to their place in human communication. From Ancient Egypt to Victorian England, explore the cultural role of flowers across the centuries. Then, learn how flowers are an important part of any ecosystem through a staff-guided dissection! Lastly, find your inspiration and create your very own flower artwork!

Registration closes June 29. Instruction for this workshop will take place live on Zoom on July 1. All materials and supplies will be available by delivery or pickup before the workshop. Communication regarding delivery or pickup will be sent after registration.

Open to all ages; designed for ages 8+. Younger participants may require parent supervision and assistance.

, Kids

July 7

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Free

Virtual Playtime Pals: Chefs & Bakers

Get on that apron and toque blanche (chef’s hat) because we’re cooking up some fun in this culinary-inspired Playtime Pals!

For Show & Share: Show us an item from your kitchen. Have this item ready to go at the start of Playtime Pals so that you can show it off to your friends!

Join FCMoD for a special new Early Childhood program… Playtime Pals! Through Show & Share, Imagination Time, and a Dance Party, your child will socialize and have fun with other children in a safe and welcoming virtual environment. Each week has a different theme for maximum fun!

Registration closes 30 minutes prior to the program’s start time. Capacity is limited, and registration is first come, first serve.

Please note: that an adult caregiver must be with the participating child for the duration of the program.

Image Credit: thedailymeal.com / ThinkStock

Prepare for Playtime Pals!
– Playtime Pals FAQ
– Playtime Pals Caregiver Checklist
– Playtime Pals Social Story

Science, Kids

July 9

10:30 am - 11:15 am
$8 – $10

Virtual Little STEAMers: Songs & Sounds

Sing, dance, and count to the beat! During this class, little ones will learn about the different categories of instruments and what sets them apart. They will be introduced to sound science and basic musical counting through song! Participants will also create their very own instrument.

Through storytime, crafts, and hands-on activities, your preschooler will get to explore the building blocks of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in this virtual version of Little STEAMers! Designed especially for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers.

Registration closes July 7. Instruction for this program will take place live on Zoom on July 9.All materials and supplies will be available by delivery or pickup before the workshop. Communication regarding delivery or pickup will be sent after registration.

Most Little STEAMers programs require some basic household and craft supplies, in addition to the program materials provided. We recommend that you have scissors, tape, glue, crayons, markers, pencils, and washable paint for your child’s use during the program. You may purchase a Craft Kit with all of these items directly from the Museum by adding “Craft Kit” to your order. The Craft Kit will be delivered or available for pick-up alongside your Little STEAMers program materials.

Sponsored by:

Prepare for Virtual Little STEAMers!
Virtual Little STEAMers FAQ
Virtual Little STEAMers Caregiver Checklist
Virtual Little STEAMers Social Story

Science, All Ages

July 11

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10 – $12

Virtual Discovery Lab: Rocks and Minerals

Let’s “talc” about minerals!

In this lab, your family will learn about rocks and minerals and conduct an experiment to distinguish the two. Then we will use the Mohs Hardness scale to classify rocks, just like real geologists! Be there “ore” be square.

Get your lab coats ready and join us virtually for Discovery Lab! Discovery Labs are hour-long programs designed for families to explore a topic together. From dissections to coding, what will you discover next?

Registration closes July 8. Instruction for this program will take place live on Zoom on July 11. All materials and supplies will be available by delivery or pickup before the workshop. Communication regarding delivery or pickup will be sent after registration.

Sponsored by:

Prepare for Virtual Discovery Labs!
Virtual Discovery Labs FAQ

Science, Kids

July 14

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Free

Virtual Playtime Pals: Astronauts

3, 2, 1… lift off! Get ready for some fun that’s out of this world as we use our imaginations to travel to space.

For Show & Share: Show us an item that you would take with you to space. Have this item ready to go at the start of Playtime Pals so that you can show it off to your friends!

Join FCMoD for a special new Early Childhood program… Playtime Pals! Through Show & Share, Imagination Time, and a Dance Party, your child will socialize and have fun with other children in a safe and welcoming virtual environment. Each week has a different theme for maximum fun!

Registration closes 30 minutes prior to the program’s start time. Capacity is limited, and registration is first come, first serve.

Please note: that an adult caregiver must be with the participating child for the duration of the program.

Image Credit: shop.genesisnorthwest.com/astronauts-training-summer-camp/

Prepare for Playtime Pals!
– Playtime Pals FAQ
– Playtime Pals Caregiver Checklist
– Playtime Pals Social Story

Science, All Ages

July 15

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$24 – $30

Dino Dig Virtual Workshop

Become a Paleontologist on the quest to uncover the next ancient monster! Travel back in time and learn about the awesome adaptations of dinosaurs big and small. Then practice your own excavation skills and interpret a fossil for yourself. Can you dig it?

Registration closes July 13. Instruction for this workshop will take place live on Zoom on July 15. All materials and supplies will be available by delivery or pickup before the workshop. Communication regarding delivery or pickup will be sent after registration.

Open to all ages; designed for ages 8+. Younger participants may require parent supervision and assistance.
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