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Scientots is a science and literacy program for our youngest learners aged 6 and under! It is held on Thursdays and Saturdays starting October 5th, 2023 at 10:30 AM and is free for Museum Members and included in the price of general Admission.
Our professional educators read an age-appropriate story to the class and follow-up the lesson with a hands-on activity that relates to the story.
2023 Scientots Themes
October - Trees
Did you notice the trees are changing? Let’s learn how trees live, grow and change throughout the year!
The Apple Pie Tree By Zoe Hall
Two young sisters follow the progress of their apple tree through the seasons, from a bare tree in the winter, through the pink blossoms of the spring, to the apple picking in the autumn. Can you build an apple tree?
Hello, Tree By Ana Crespo
When a wildfire comes roaring into the forest, all the animals and humans flee. But all the tree can do is wait. Explore what we can learn about a tree's life by looking at its rings.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves By Julia Rawlinson
Fletcher the Fox is very worried about his tree friend changing. Let's help Fletcher learn about leaves changing colors by making leaf rubbing art.
Tap the Magic Tree By Christie Matheson
Tap the Magic Tree asks you to help one lonely tree change with the seasons. Now that’s interactive—and magical!
November - Rocks/Fossils
Dig deep and find out why rocks rock!
Bring Me a Rock! By Daniel Miyares
When a power-hungry grasshopper king wants a throne to loom over his bug subjects, he summons each of them to “bring me a rock!” Can you build a stack of rocks fit for a king?
Hidden Gem By Linda Liu
When a small pebble sees others gathering on the steps of the Museum of Rocks, he grows curious. Explore the beauty of rocks and see if you can find a gem of your own!
What if Dinosaurs were Pink? By Jarrett Whitlow
How do scientists know so much about dinosaurs? They learn from fossils! Can you build a dinosaur skeleton from fossils too?
A Chip Off the Old Block By Jody Jensen Shaffer
Rocky comes from a long line of rock stars! Rather than feeling crushed, he keeps on rolling, hoping to become the rock-star he knows he's meant to be. Let’s do some rock weathering too!
December - Senses
Take a closer look, smell and even touch the world around you!
Stuck By Oliver Jeffers
Floyd gets his kite stuck up a tree. He throws his shoe to shift it, but that gets stuck too. So he throws his other shoe and it gets stuck too, along with other amazing things! Let’s explore other things that get stuck with magnets!
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? By Dr. Seuss
Explore sound waves and Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises!
Mouse Paint By Ellen Still Walsh
One day three white mice discover three jars of paint--red, blue, and yellow. What colors can you make?
Sniff Sniff By Rian Sias
A lively puppy is on the loose, sniffing his way through town and causing mischief! But what is the pup sniffing? Can you test your own smelling skills in a fun matching game?
January - Space
Have you ever looked at the sky and wondered what’s out there? Let’s journey and explore the moon, planets and more!
Mousetronaut By Mark Kelly
Meteor is a small mouse that wants nothing more than to travel to outer space. Can you build a balloon rocket to help him?
On the Moon By Anna Milbourne & Benji Davies
What's it like on the Moon? Learn about an astronaut's journey and expl;ore with making your own moon craters.
A Place for Pluto By Stef Ward
Pluto got the shock of his life when he was kicked out of the famous nine. Let’s cheer Pluto up by making him some beautiful planet friends!
A Trip Into Space By Lori Houran
Blast off into the sky and visit the International Space Station! Let’s pretend to be astronauts!
February - Healthy Human Body
Get moving and learn about all the amazing ways your body works!
Give Me Back My Bones By Kim Norman
A silly pirate skeleton seeks to put its bones back together in this rhyming romp beneath the waves. Can you build your own skeleton finger?
The Tooth Book By Dr. Suess
Dr. Suess takes us on a journey to learn about your teeth and how to take care of them!
All Bodies are Good Bodies By Charlotte Barkla
Bold and beautiful, loud and proud, All Bodies are Good Bodies is an uplifting book about different body features and types.Then we will make body tracing art to celebrate your good body.
Ten Owies By Tony Johnston
From ice-cream induced brain freezes to bee stings to stubbed toes and bruises, ten children get ten owies that can only be cured by love. Explore how your heart helps you stay strong and healthy!
March - Weather
Why isn’t every day exactly the same? Let’s experiment with all different kinds of weather!
The Wind Blew By Pat Hutchins
The wind blew, and blew, and blew! It blew so hard, it took everything with it. But just when the wind was about to carry everything out to sea, it changed its mind! Can you build something that will fly in the wind.
When the Storm Comes By Linda Ashman
What do you do when the clouds roll in? When the wind chimes clang and the weather vanes spin? Let’s explore storms and make tiny lightning with static electricity.
Hi Clouds By Carol Greene
Two children watch clouds become fat and thin, white and gray, then turn into dogs, sheep, dragons, and castles. Make your own clouds into beautiful shapes!
Hello Rain By Kyo Maclear
Celebrate all the reasons to love the rain! Flowers bloom in the garden, umbrellas bloom on the streets and puddles for jumping! Ready for some rainy day fun?
April - Animals
Let’s journey around the world to learn about animals of all different shapes and sizes!
Bird Builds a Nest By Martin Jenkins
It’s time for Bird to build her nest! Follow her as she pulls a worm out of the ground, lifts some twigs that are just the right size, and pushes the twigs into place. Can you build a nest like a bird?
Baby Penguin Slips and Slides By Michael Teitbaum
Follow the baby penguin as he frolics with his friends on the snow and ice of Antarctica! Then, find out how penguins stay dry!
Actual Size By Steve Jenkins
Go on a journey around the animal kingdom to learn just how big, and how small things really are! Let’s compare your hand print to a gorilla to really see the size of things!
Who Has These Feet? By Laura Hulbert
Find out why some special animals are perfectly adapted to their habitats. Let’s act out some special animal feet too!
May - Gardens
Spring is here and everything is growing! Let’s learn more about the plants, food and even insects in the garden!
The Tiny Seed By Eric Carle
Everyone will cheer for the seed’s progress as it floats across the sky, nestles in the ground, and finally grows into the giant flower it was always meant to be. But how do seeds fly? Let’s experiment and find out!
Jack's Garden By Henry Cole
everything Jack planted in his garden came from seeds. Have you ever seen a seed? Let’s see if we can find some in fruit!
Mole's Hill By Lois Ehlert
Mole loves her burrow near the pond. So when Fox says Mole has to move her home to make room for a new path, Mole must do some quick thinking--and digging--to save it. Let’s make wildflower seed bombs to make your home as lovely as Mole’s!
Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt By Kate Messner
Follow a young girl and her grandmother on a journey through the year planning, planting, and harvesting their garden—and learn about what's happening in the dirt to help make it all happen.
June - Engineers
What do Engineers do? We test things out and solve problems! Are you ready to be an Engineer?
The Three Little Pigs By Bernadette Watts
Help the Three Little Pigs build a house strong enough to withstand the Big Bad Wolf!
Tiny T Rex & the Very Dark Dark By Johnathan Stutzman
Tiny T Rex is on his first camping trip and needs your help to make a flashlight to light up the dark night.
Those Magnificent Sheep in their Flying Machine By Peter Bently & David Roberts
The sheep on the hillside were munching away, much as they always did, day after day, when suddenly something went... ZOOM overhead! Let’s explore making our own flying machines!
Beep, Beep Robot! By Scholastic
Spin BEEP BEEP Robot's colorful gears and learn all about how gears connect and help machines move
Who Sank the Boat? By Pamela Allen
One warm, sunny morning- the animals decided to go for a row in the bay. Do you know who sank the boat? Let’s build our own boats and find out!