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For Children & Families

Saturday STEAM

On Saturday afternoons, the Saturday STEAM program offers a hands-on experience that either complements our exhibits, or touches upon a topic in science related to current events that may go beyond what our exhibits offer. The goal of Saturday STEAM is to provide continued science education and enrichment opportunities to the community that celebrate the science of Western North Carolina. Saturday STEAM programs are not lectures, but times for local experts to share expertise in an informal manner using short talks (10-15 mins) visual aides, hands on activities, and demonstrations.

Little Explorers Club

The 1st and 3rd Friday of each month we open the museum early for our Preschool Program.  Join us as we explore fun new topics about science each month related to nature, health, engineering, food, and more!  Make sure to pre-register on our events calendar because space fills up fast.


Open STEM lab

When the lab is not used for scheduled events, it is open to the public for hands on design challenges, circuit exploration and more. Call ahead to see whats planned in the lab for that day!