NEW - Think Tank Workshop Series
Members: $95 per 4 week session
Non-members*: $110 per 4 week session
Avoid the summer slide and become an expert with our NEW Think Tank Workshop Series. Use real tools, familiar materials and lots of freedom to explore your own ideas in a small-group experience, designed for kids ages 7 - 15. Each lesson in the series builds on itself so the skills learned one week will be used for the activity for the next week.
*Admission not included
Registration is required and is on a first come first served basis.
Reserve your spot online or contact one of our Reservation Specialists at 419.244.2674 ext. 205 today.
*Admission is included with registration. Registration is required for each participant/workshop kit. Adult supervision is not required.
Think Tank Workshop Series Schedule
June: Shocking Circuits
Join us this summer and become a master of electricity and circuitry in our NEW Think Tank Workshop Series. Each week, take an in-depth look into circuitry and electricity through a series of hands-on activities using unconventional materials.
June 3 & 4: What makes a simple, complex or parallel circuit and how can you complete one using play-dough? Let us show you in this exciting workshop that allows students to explore the properties of circuits using unconventional materials.
June 10 & 11: Build off your newly developed circuitry skills and take them to a new level. Use new materials to create a critter that is entirely your own. Teach your critter to dance and doodle, slide and shake in a way that’s all your own. Finish the workshop by creating a badge that blinks and flashes thanks to your new soldering skills.
June 17 & 18: Begin this workshop by using special building blocks that contain inputs and outputs like motors, lights, batteries and buzzers and make them work together as part of a system you design. Then channel your inner seamstress to craft a conductive creation with LEDs and conductive thread that is sure to brighten any room.
June 24 & 25: In this final workshop, put your new skills to the test as you learn more about how different colors of light interact as you experiment with light and shadows. Complete the series by combining your knowledge of circuitry and creativity to create a greeting card that will truly shine.
July: Makeshift Engineering
Join us this summer and become a master of engineering in our NEW Think Tank Workshop Series. Each week, take an in-depth look into engineering and construction through a series of hands-on activities using unconventional materials.
July 29 & 30: In this final workshop, become the true master of engineering by creating your very own robot. Begin with exploring the properties of movement using segmented joints to create a robot hand. Complete the series by programming a LEGO® robot to move through obstacles using drag and drop coding.
July 22 & 23: Put your observation skills to the test with a challenging activity that includes matching sounds to objects. Then, become a VIP builder for the Nerdy Derby. In a private build area, construct and engineer a car to race down the hills and valleys of a 40 foot track – the only rule... there are no rules. Attempt to build the fastest or slowest car for your chance to win a prize.
July 15 & 16: Explore the engineering that goes into creating paths and obstacles. You will construct contraptions that meet specific design parameters. Then, create your own version of a pinball-like machine and decide what obstacles go where, what noises it should make and even what the rules are to win.
July 8 & 9: Link everyday materials together and turn them into a creature that moves according to your specifications. Create a story, adjust the light and put on a show while you learn about the components of simple machines and how they set the world around us into motion.