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Family Fun Friday


Date: Fridays
Time: 11 a.m.
Ages: All ages
Location: KidZone Museum
Cost: Free for members and with admission.

This is a play-based class designed to inspire and enrich kids’ brains, bodies and hearts. These classes are all about exploration and discovery, where curiosity is treasured and kids are encouraged to feel, touch and learn through sensory activities. Let your kid communicate through art and have some good, Family Fun Friday!

Friday, March 31 - Rainsticks
What is a rain stick? Traditional rain sticks are instruments made with hollow cacti, thorns and lava pebbles, and are used in some cultures to invoke the rain spirits. Come and create simplified rain sticks, not sure how effective they’d be for calling up any spirits but they’re easy to make, kids love decorating them, and they sound great!

Friday, April 7 - Watercolor Exploration
Learn the possibilities of what watercolors can do with this artistic project with scientific twist. For Children it will be an introduction to the concepts of observation, prediction, and testing.

Friday, April 14 - Scented Spring Playdough
This Scented Spring Play Dough has a beautiful smelling fragrance of flowers and flecks of colored flower petals to bring together some of the wonderful elements of spring time. Come and learn how to make this project at home! Children will get to discover soft and smooth texture of the playdough, and develop fine motor skills.

Friday, April 21 - Wax Paper Art
Explore wax paper, shaved crayon and heat to create your own stain glass effect. Children will discover concepts around color, form, texture, heat and melt.

Friday, April 28 - Spring Sensory Exploration
Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Spending time stimulating their senses helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally, physically and creatively.

Come and learn all about child development through sensory play, find activities and crafts that encourage sensory play and discover how to make your own sensory table at home!

 

 

Bilingual Sing Along with Brooke Chabot


Date: Thursday, March 30
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Ages: All ages
Location: KidZone Museum
Cost: Free for members and with admission.


This class is built on your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement. Brooke has been making music all her life, singing and playing guitar; and exploring movement, song, and instrument play whenever possible. She has been a Music Together mom since 2008 and a Music Together teacher and director since 2012.

Come and learn bilingual songs that will help you provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities.

 

Bilingual Sing Along with Brooke Chabot


Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Ages: All ages
Location: KidZone Museum
Cost: Free for members and with admission.


This class is built on your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement. Brooke has been making music all her life, singing and playing guitar; and exploring movement, song, and instrument play whenever possible. She has been a Music Together mom since 2008 and a Music Together teacher and director since 2012.

Come and learn bilingual songs that will help you provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities.

 

Harvest of the Month: Avocado


Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Ages: All ages
Location: KidZone Museum
Cost: Free for members and with admission.


Harvest of the Month is an initiative of the California Department of Public Health that features nutrition education tools and resources to support healthy lifestyle habits like eating fruits and vegetables every day. Children will be invited to see, smell, touch and taste a different vegetable or fruit every month. Great for all ages!

 

Workshop: “Egg Dying


Date: Saturday, April 8
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Ages: All ages
Location: KidZone Museum
Cost: Free for members and with admission.


To add a little color and fun to your family's Easter, we are creating eggs with basic supplies that you can find around the house, including masking tape, sticker dots, and rubber bands. Instead of using a store-bought solution, we are using vinegar, food coloring, water, shaving cream, etc. proving that we don't need anything fancy to create some seriously vibrant colors!

 

 

Toddler Messy Time


Date: Thursday, April 13
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Ages: All Ages
Location: KidZone Museum
Cost: Free for members and with admission.

We will introduce your child to a new sticky or gooey fun medium. Children will be invited to build, construct, stamp, cut, glue, mold and simply explore. Great for toddlers!

 

Bilingual Sing Along with Brooke Chabot


Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Ages: All ages
Location: KidZone Museum
Cost: Free for members and with admission.


This class is built on your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement. Brooke has been making music all her life, singing and playing guitar; and exploring movement, song, and instrument play whenever possible. She has been a Music Together mom since 2008 and a Music Together teacher and director since 2012.

Come and learn bilingual songs that will help you provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities.

 

FREE Daddy & Me Night


Date: Wednesday, May 17
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Location: KidZone Museum
Cost: Free with pre-registration


Free Night at the KidZone Museum for dads, uncles, grandpas, teen brothers and all children. New Fairy Tale Exhibit is ready for play. Free dinner and healthy snacks. Raffles, arts and crafts and Museum fun!

Pre-registration required. Please call (530) 587-5437 or email ileana@kidzonemuseum.org 

This event is sponsored by Communities for Kids.



 

Events


Saturday Girls Science


Date: Saturdays, March 4, March 11,
March 18, March 25
Time: 12-4 p.m.
Ages: 5-9
Location: KidZone Museum
Cost: $25 a class. | KidZone Museum Members 20% off
Scholarships available. Call the museum to inquire. 



Our engaging and innovative Girls‘ Science Club encourages girls’ interests in science through hands-on learning in an environment designed to be supportive, enriching, and – most importantly – fun! These unique science workshops provide girls an opportunity to explore science through experiments and observations. Girls will create circuits that light up a handmade box houses, engineer marble runs, and more.

Encouraging girls’ interest in science has never been more important. The National Science Foundation, NASA and the White House have all recognized increasing demand for women in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) careers.


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Girls' Science Enrichment Program at Glenshire Elementary


Date: Tuesdays, April 18 through May 23
Time: 8-8:50 a.m.
Ages: Girls, Grades K-2
Location: KidZone Museum
Cost: $70 | Minimum 6 Students



In this class, girls will have unique, hands-on science experiences that are as entertaining as they are educational. This science class offers science discovery and exploration, games, and applications of the scientific principles presented. Children will be able to touch, see and hear what science is all about and how it affects the world around them. 


KidZone Museum’s Science Program will spark girls’ curiosity and place them on a path toward success. This program focuses on the fact that intelligence expands with experience and learning and is not intrinsic. Intellectual growth, in and of itself, builds science acumen.


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Thanks to IMLS, First 5 Placer County, Teichert Foundation, Chintu Gudiya Foundation and Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation for supporting our education programs.