Family STEM Saturdays | 4-8

Spend some quality family time having fun and learning about science… without having to clean up the mess! 


Each Family STEM Saturday consists of two half-day sessions -- morning and afternoon -- with hands-on activities, crafts and family fun in different areas of science. Program is designed specifically for students in grades 4-8. Students and parents enroll together for a great day! Sign up for one program, or enroll in both for a day full of science fun!




AM Session: WILD WEATHER  (9 am-12 pm)

Join us by putting your eyes to the sky and discovering the inner workings of the weather around us. You will discover things from how clouds form to why snowflakes have different shapes. We will build weather instruments, discuss current weather events and even make shaving cream clouds!


LUNCH  (12 pm – 1 pm) 

Bring your own lunch and enjoy an outdoor picnic on campus or head down the mountain to grab a quick bite. (There are lots of options on Rte. 44 in Avon and in Bishops Corner, West Hartford -- just a few minutes away.)


PM Session: ANATOMY (1 pm-4 pm)

Get to know body parts and functions, inside and out! We will work together to identify and assemble animal bones, dissect a squid and even a cow’s eyeball! This class features dissections, preserved specimens, and a few live animals.


REGISTER for Wild Weather   

REGISTER for Anatomy 


**All students must be accompanied by at least one adult chaperone. Registration is per person, per seat (including adults). Please, no more than two children per adult.