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Educational Programs

Take learning to another level

Mid-America Science Museum not only provides a unique, interactive experience through hands-on science exhibits, but takes learning to another level by providing educational programs. We offer programs that fulfill the educational requirements of various audiences. Whether you’re a Scout Leader needing badge programs, a home school family looking to make science exciting, or families seeking entertainment… we’ve got what you need!

 

For additional information on any of our programs, please call the Educational Programs Coordinator at 501 767-3461 x15, or send an email (select groups from the Subject menu) today.

 

Be sure to check out our Online Calendar and the Events page to learn about other events at MASM. 

Field Trips

Activity carts and experiment stations in the AT&T Innovation Station add an extra educational component to your field trip. Availability and topics vary. Contact us for details. more

Summer Camps

Programs for children 7 - 13 years of age.

 

July 7-July 11 • 8am-5pm

Power Trip! Discover the power of electricity. In the air, in your hair, electricity can be anywhere. Harness that electricity and create circuits on paper, build a bot, and much more.

 

July 14-July 18 • 8am-5pm

Color Splashes and Mechanical Mayhem! Learn the art and science of tinkering. Get your gears in motion, create gizmos and gadgets and use surprising science to make artistic creations.

 

July 21-July 25 • 8am-5pm

Mystery at the Museum Sharpen your skills in forensic science, and help the Museum solve the case of the missing golden treasure!

 

July 28-Aug 1 • 8am-5pm

Opposites Attract! They are as different as night and day! Explore opposites like earth and sky, fire and ice. Discover the awesomeness of opposites!

 

Note: Please drop off campers no earlier than 7:30am and pick up no later than 5:30pm.

Fees members: $175 / non-members: $200

Early registration for members: March 3

Non-member registration: April 1

For more information or to register contact: shenab@midamericamuseum.org

Click here for a downloadable registration form.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Badge Programs

Now available!

Is your Girl Scout or Boy Scout Troop looking to earn a science related badge? Are you intimidated by the experiments or don't want to deal with the mess? Bring your Troop to Mid-America Science Museum for a badge program and we'll take care of it!

MASM offers a 2-hour hands-on workshop to earn a badge. 

 

Cub Scouts:

Webelos - Scientist Activity Badge (Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Science included, insignia included)

 

Girl Scouts:

Daisies - Between the Earth and Sky (focus on the Discovery portion of It's Your  Planet, Love It!

   Journey)

Brownies - Wow! Wonders of Water (focus on the Discovery portion of It's Your Planet, Love

   It! Journey) Now available: Home Scientist Try It Badge

Juniors - Get Moving! (focus on the Discovery portion of It's Your Planet, Love It! Journey)

   Now available: Detective Badge

 

Badge program includes 2 hour workshop. Cost: $14 per scout (additional fees for admission to exhibits, Tesla Coil Show, and simulator ride).

Contact the Educational Programs Coordinator at 501.767.3461 x15 

or groups@MidAmericaMuseum.org.

 

 

MASM Patch Field Trip package

The MASM Patch is temporarily unavailable. 

Get all the perks of a field trip to the Mid-America Science Museum along with some extras! This special MASM Patch Package includes a written guide to direct your scouts to work through a series of challenges at a variety of exhibits in order to earn a MASM patch for each scout's uniform. Available for all levels of Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, FFA, and 4-H groups.

Ask about adding on the MASM Patch when you schedule your field trip with the Educational Programs Coordinator at 501.767.3461 x15 orgroups@MidAmericaMuseum.org.

Home School Families

MASM HomeSchool Day

January 13, 2014 • 10am - 3pm

$5 + tax/person

Does homeschooling make you want to SCREAM? Come get out all that extra energy at HomeSchool Day while you learn about energy. September’s HomeSchool Day will feature stations set up around the Museum exploring the 6 different types of energy: Sound, Chemical, Radiant, Electric, Atomic, and Mechanical…SCREAM!

Join us for a unique opportunity to participate in lots of hands-on activities and explore the Museum with other homeschool families. This is a great way to network with other homeschool families and to learn about MASM programs designed specifically for homeschoolers. We have carefully selected new activities and new topics so that families that attended previous HomeSchool Days will have a fresh experience in September and again in January. Plan to arrive at 10:00 am and stay all day! RSVP to Educational Programs Coordinator at groups@midamericamuseum.org or call 501.767.3461 x15.

 

HomeSchool One Day Workshops

Sheep Heart Dissection

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10am-12noon • ages 12-16

Explore your most important muscle - the heart! Learn about the inner workings of your heart, how to keep it healthy and dissect a REAL sheep heart. $15 member / $20 non-member + tax Registration form click here

 

NEW: workshop for ages 5-7

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Thursday, January 23, 2014 10am-12noon • ages 5-7

Explore the amazing world of plants as we take apart a seed, learn how plants drink water, listen to the story of "Jack's Garden" and make your own leaf print to take home! One adult partner required per student $10 + tax member per adult/student pair/ $15 + tax non-member per adult/student pair Registration form click here

Special note: One adult partner (age 16 and up) is required per student. Registration fee covers the fee for both the adult partner and student.

 

Kitchen Chemistry

Thursday, February 20, 2014 10am-12noon • ages 8-12 Amazing chemical reactions happen everyday, right in your kitchen! Discover how chemistry changes the world by mixing up some common ingredients with surprising results. $10 member / $15 non-member + tax Registration form click here

 

Chemical Solutions

Thursday, February 27, 2014 10am-12noon • ages 12-16

Chemistry is all about changing things up! Take a closer look at what's going on behind the scenes with mixtures, solutions and compounds. $10 member / $15 non-member + tax Registration form click here

 

Electricity

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 10am-12noon • ages 8-12

Time to get electrified! Wire up some circuits, explore electrolytes, and even build a battery powered Scribble Bot. $10 member / $15 non-member + tax Registration form click here

 

Frog Dissection

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10am-12noon • ages 12-16

Explore some of the common structures of Vertebrates by dissecting a real frog! Observe some of the specialized tools of amphibians as well as some similarities to the human body. $15 member / $20 non-member + tax Registration form click here

 

Fall HomeSchool Program Series

Ecology Ages 8-12 only

Tuesday Series begins October 1, 2013, 10-11:30 am. 

Cost: $45 +tax for members/$55 +tax for non-members

Registration form click here

 

Intro to Living Systems Ages 12-16 only

Wednesday Series begins October 2, 2013, 10-11:30 am. 

Cost: $45 +tax for members/$55 +tax for non-members

Registration form click here

 

Spring HomeSchool Program Series

Our Chemical World Ages 8-12 only

Tuesday Series begins January 28, 2014, 10-11:30 am. 

Cost: $45 +tax for members/$55 +tax for non-members

Registration form click here

 

Intro to Chemistry Ages 12-16 only

Wednesday Series begins January 29, 2014, 10-11:30 am. 

Cost: $45 +tax for members/$55 +tax for non-members

Registration form click here

 

One day of MASM science fun just isn’t enough! The homeschool program series gives your student interactive science once a week for 5 weeks. During MASM’s 5-week Homeschool Series, homeschool students will participate in a focused 1.5 hour long workshop. Each week a different topic will be explored building upon the experiences of the previous weeks. Based on feedback from the HomeSchool community, the Wednesday Program Series will be for students ages 12-16! The Tuesday Program Series will remain for the younger students, ages 8-12. All experiments will be hands-on and age appropriate.

Pre-registration required to Educational Programs Coordinator at groups@MidAmericaMuseum.org or call 501.767.3461 x15.


Experiment Kits

Now available!

Bring a piece of MASM to your home when you rent a kit chock-full of supplies and instructions.

Kit rental includes training and experiments for the whole family. Four kits are available for rent: Electricity, Astronomy, Microbiology, and Light. One month rental is $25+ tax.

 

Electricity. NEW! Ready to electrify your mind? Go on the hunt for static electricity, rig up some unconventional circuits and even learn to make your own motors and robots!

Astronomy. NEW! Explore the stars in your own backyard! Learn the science behind the night sky as you put together your very own Galileo scope, navigate the constellations in the night sky using a telescope, and even learn the life cycle of a star.

Microbiology. NEW! There is more around you than just what you see with your eyes. Explore the world of super small with magnifying lenses and microscopes. Get up close to cells, fungi, bacteria and a host of other microorganisms.

Light. What can be bent, distorted, broken, blended, refracted and reflected? Light! Explore the dazzling world of colors, prisms, mirrors, ultra-violet rays and more!

 

For kit availability and rental reservation, contact Educational Programs Coordinator at

groups@MidAmericaMuseum.org or call 501.767.3461 x15.



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