“We are delighted to partner with Einstein’s Workshop to bring these highly relevant STEAM-based learning opportunities to our members and visitors,” said Carole Charnow, President and CEO of Boston Children’s Museum. “Einstein’s hands-on approach is highly compatible with the Museum’s culture and practice of child-centered play and learning. We are very excited about this collaboration and what it will mean for our audience.”
Einstein’s Workshop, headquartered in Burlington Massachusetts, offers a spectrum of hands-on learning opportunities in STEAM related content at its Burlington Campus. Its classes and workshops combine exposure to the process of creative problem solving, with instructor-led use of software and other tools such as 3D printers, and offers children learning opportunities that they would normally not have access to in school or at home. Part maker space and part classroom, Einstein’s Workshop inspires children to explore, grow, and gain confidence with science and engineering concepts critical to innovation and future learning.
“Boston Children’s Museum has an amazing 100 year legacy of engaging visitors through fun, hands-on learning experiences. We are excited for the opportunity to deepen that type of engagement through our classes and workshops. This partnership supports the missions of both our organizations quite well,” said Henry Houh, founder of Einstein’s Workshop.
Classes and workshops to be offered at the Museum are aimed at children in grades K-6 and include LEGO Robotics, Scratch Programming, Stop Motion Animation, 3D Design and Printing, and Virtual Space Mission with Kerbal Space Program. There also will be Parent & Me Workshops offered to allow parents to engage in learning with their children.
The 3D Design and Printing class will feature Einstein’s Workshop’s own BlocksCAD software. The free web-based software program that allows young learners to design 3D printable objects using block-based programming commands, while providing math and programming learning opportunities. BlocksCAD is now being used in schools, makerspaces, and fab labs worldwide.
Courses and workshops will be offered in the Museum every Sunday starting September 25. Classes will meet each Sunday for 90 minutes for four weeks. Price for the classes is $199 for non-members of the Museum, and $169 for members. Standalone workshops are 1 hour in length and are $30 for non-members and $25 for members. For families unable to commit to 4 weeks of classes, single half-day seminars also will be available at a price of $99 for non-members and $84 for members. Details on these offerings and online registration information can be found at www.einsteinsworkshop.com/bcm.