THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Children’s Museum will be offering fall workshops from August through December 2022, including two new classes and several longtime favorites. Workshops are offered year-round at the museum as part of its mission to create opportunities that educate, empower, and excite children and families through play.
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The new Show Me workshop presented this fall is an energetic introduction to movement, dance and imagination. The class will explore performance art through pretend play and introduce children to various types of music and movement. Designed for children aged 2 and 3, the workshop will meet on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Also new this year is Robotics and Beyond, an enrichment program using the LEGO® Mindstorms® Education platform. This workshop introduces young engineers to the basic principles of construction and mechanics using motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles and various technical components to create robots. Children will also explore how technology can work in real-world applications. Designed for children aged 7 to 10, the workshop meets on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Wonderseum is unique in the museum’s workshop offer. This is a school-based program designed for 4-year-olds that provides an environment for discovery and learning through play. Limited to just 10 students to allow educators to engage with each student, children enjoy guided explorations of culture through the arts, early literacy skills, math, science, music, and other immersive hands-on experiences. New this year, the class will offer extended hours from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Children can enroll in the program 2 or 3 days a week.
Returning to the museum this fall, the hugely popular Little Picassos Workshop presents activities for adults and toddlers that explore art as a learning experience. Using a variety of mediums to create mini-masterpieces and spark artistic imagination, families share the “process” of art as a stimulus to engage discovery. Les Petits Picassos meet on Wednesdays for 4-week sessions.
The Scientifically ARTrageous workshop meets on Tuesdays for children ages 6-8. Combining the curiosity of science and the beauty of art, children discover and explore the combination of artistic processes with scientific hypotheses and results. Two 6-week sessions are available from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and are ideal for homeschooled families.
Do you have science? creates a journey through the scientific spectrum of biology, chemistry, human anatomy, space, and physics, while exploring the physical and chemical properties of different elements, compounds, and mixtures. Designed for children aged 4 and 5, this workshop is offered in two 6-week sessions with a new program every six weeks.
The museum’s popular Lego Frenzy Meets Righteous Robotics workshop is offered to children aged 5 and 6 who want to learn about energy, buoyancy and balance, pulleys, levers, gears, wheels and axles. This dynamic class will explore basic building concepts and simple machinery while using WeDo™ kits from LEGO® Education.
The workshops are led by experienced educators who know how to pique the natural curiosity of children. The activities offered are perfect for homeschooled families and also as a supplement to the school year.
Additional information and registration is available on the museum’s website at www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org/autumn-winter-workshops-2022.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded to meet the community’s demonstrated need for a positive environment where children and their families can learn, play and create memories. specials throughout the year. At the museum, fun and learning go hand in hand, whether kids are creating art, singing along to a musical performance, or conducting a science experiment. The museum has also made it a priority to provide children with multiethnic and multicultural experiences that celebrate cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Programs are often offered in partnership with other non-profit organizations, always with the goal of making a positive difference in a child’s life. Learn more about www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.