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Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500

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Open Everyday 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-9pm

Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math

STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) programs at the Museum are designed to engage children and their caregivers in STEAM skills and ways of thinking. Projects are designed to foster intergenerational learning, to share tools and technologies with participants—often tools or technologies they have not used before—and provide lots of opportunities for creative thinking and expression. Whether children are designing miniature houses from cardboard, building circuits, painting with natural dyes, or getting to know a live animal, STEAM activities foster children’s curiosity, creativity, and learning as they try things and explore the world around them.

Programs happen throughout the week, please check the daily calendar for times

Balls and Tubes
Visitors are invited to build ramps, tunnels and pathways using cardboard, tubes, blocks, and tape. Then experiment with cars, balls, and things that roll—see how they move!

Try It: Spin Art
Using paint and salad spinner, make a unique piece of art! This is recommended for kids 4+ with their grown-up.

Try it: Homemade Shrink Art
Use recycled plastic to design your own shrink art! Recommended for kids ages 6+ and their grown-ups.

STEAM Sprouts
Explore new materials, practice using new tools, or discover something unexpected about the way things work.

Try It! Workshop Lego WeDo
In this hour-long workshop, explore the basics of robotics using the classic brick building toy. Follow the directions to build a motorized robot, then try your hand at programming it. This program is recommended for kids 6+ and their grown-ups. Workshops are from 2-3pm and 3-4pm. Sign up is required. You can sign up outside the STEAM Studio.

Coo Coo for Clay
Explore clay by creating tiny pinch pots or creatures. Invent your own clay textures using everyday objects, or play with our colorful play dough. Take a photo of your completed creation at our fun photo station.

Play Dough Family Workshop
Friday, September 13, 6:30pm Sunday, September 29, 11:00-12:00pm, 1:00-2:00pm, 3:00-4:00pm Scoop, mix, and tweak your recipe as you design your own play dough from scratch.

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