Children & Teen Workshops

Upcoming Children & Teen Workshops

All supplies are provided for classes and workshops unless otherwise noted. All workshops require a minimum number of participants to run. Pre-registration is required.

Click here to register online.

Technology Day Camp - SOLD OUT
Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 20, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Don’t let the kids sit at home on President’s Day; instead, let them explore innovative technology at the Riverfront Museum! This day-camp is designed to introduce students to a variety of new computer programing, robotics, and video game design technologies ranging from Scratch to Ozobots to 3-D printing and more. By the end of the day, we will have created several working games and programs, many of which can even be accessed and edited from home! Please provide your student(s) with a peanut-free sack lunch.
Ages 8-14

Engineering Challenge: Build a Boat 
Tuesday, February 28, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
What stops a ship from sinking? Learn all about the delicate physics of density and buoyancy, and then put your knowledge to the test! How much weight will your boat hold?
Shelby Lessen: Museum Educator, BA
Ages 7-10
$10 Members | $12 Public

Engineering Challenge: Extracting DNA 
Tuesday, April 11, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Inside every single one of the 37.2 trillion cells in your body is a complete set of your DNA – the genetic information that makes you unique! In this hour-long workshop, you’ll learn about the study of the human genome, and then get the chance to extract a sample of your very own DNA!
Nick Rae: Museum Learning Coordinator
Ages 10-14
$10 Members | $12 Public

Engineering Challenge: Sequencing DNA 
Tuesday, May 9, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
What is DNA, how does it replicate, and why is it important? Answer these three questions in this fun, hands-on workshop while you work to create a DNA sequence bracelet to take home.
Dave Grebner: Museum Learning Coordinator
Ages 10-14
$10 Members | $12 Public

For more information or to get registered call Taylor at 309-863-3034. Click here to download a registration form.