Programs

Brain Gears BrainWorks Day Camp
 
Monday, December 1, from 9am-4pm
 
Calling all girls, ages 6-12! We are planning a whole day that will engage both hemispheres of your brain through art and science. Together with the Lab of Developmental Neuroscience at Penn State, we will explore how brains work and maybe even play a few tricks on them!
 
Space is limited and registration is required. $10 (non-refundable) fee must be paid at time of registration to reserve your spot. Call 814.234.0200 or stop in to register. $10 fee may be paid in person or securely online here. Before (7:30-9am) and after (4-5:30pm) care provided for an additional $10 per child.
 
*Please note: BrainWorks day camp is currently FULL. Please call to be put on the waitlist.
 
Have a daughter too old to attend but still interested? We're also looking for a handful of motivated
13-18 year-old girls to assist in leading the activities of the day. We will hold a short training the week before camp.
 
Sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
 

'First Friday' Fun and FREE in December!

Friday, December 5, FREE admission from 5-9pm
 
We're open late as part of Downtown State College's First Friday with free admission from 5-9pm! Also sign up for a kids yoga program with Little Yokes Yoga. Programs are $5 per child per program and space is very limited -- payment required at the time of registration.
 
6-6:30pm Yoga for children ages 3-6
6:45-7:15pm Yoga for children ages 7-10.


Preschool Yoga Little Yokes Yoga
 
Fridays, December 5, 12, and 19 * for children ages 2-5
10:30-11am ABC Yoga
11-11:30am Little Yokes Theatre
 
Little Yokes Yoga is taking over our Studio in December! We are trying a new partnership, and would love your feedback. Two programs offered Friday mornings in December: ABC Yoga is a fun, interactive way to learn basic yoga poses and concepts while going through the alphabet by using asanas, singing and the imagination! Little Yokes Theatre is a theatre 101 class that combines yoga exercises and improvisation to center, focus and expand the mind and body.
 
Each session is $8 per child or purchase 3 classes for $20. Space is limited.
*If these are popular, we'll continue them on Fridays in 2015!
 

Kids Advisory Board Day!
 
Saturday, December 13, 10am-12pm
 
Drop in and check out the special activities designed and led by members of our Kids Advisory Board. In celebration of their dedication to the museum, admission from 10am-12pm is FREE for everyone!
 

Collage with Jabebo
 
Saturday, December 20, 10am-1pm
 
Drop in to learn more about a local product - Jabebo earrings - and participate in the hands-on process similar to one used at the Jabebo Studio. Bring the family and help assemble the cut out pieces into a collage resulting in a unique work of art by the end of the program. Great for the whole family!
 
Jabebo earrings are made from cereal boxes. Bring a cereal box during the time of this activity and receive $1 off admission.
 

Make-uary
 
We are hosting a mini maker faire during the months of January and February! We'll transform a part of our exhibit floor so you can drop in each week to make something different with your hands. Take a break from your cell phone and tablet- make something with your child. Bring the whole family and see what interesting challenges we have in store for you!
 

Baby Explorers Baby with magnifying glass
 
Every Wednesday, 2 sessions: 10:15-10:45 and 10:45-11:15
Visit with your baby to explore science together through books and movement. Perfect for adults with a 6-month to 2-year-old child. Free with membership or paid admission.
 
*Please note: There will be no Baby Explorers on November 26, December 24 (Closed), or December 31.
 

Science Adventures
 
Every Thursday, 11-11:30am
Join us for our favorite, free preschool program.We are planning new science activities and hope to see you there! Want a longer experience? Visit early for story time, starting at 10:30 am on Thursdays. Free with membership or paid admission!
 
Upcoming themes:

December: Discovering My Neighborhood

January: Discovering My Community
February: Discovering My State
 
*Please note: We will be closed Thursdays, November 27, December 25, and January 1.
 

Thursday Story Time
 
Every Thursday at 10:30am
Enjoy 20 minutes of stories and songs for preschoolers. Free with membership or paid admission!
 

Homeschool Days
 
The first Friday of each month from 12:00-3:00pm are Homeschool Days. Homeschool families are admitted at the group rate of $5 per person during this time.