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Summer STEAM Programs: Session 1

  • EverWonder Children's Museum 31 Pecks Lane Newtown, CT, 06470 United States (map)

Summer STEAM Programs

Welcome to EverWonder Children's Museum's Summer STEAM Programs! Join us for our inaugural summer sessions for children ages 5 to 10 years old. For one week, your child will immerse themselves in the critically important world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education. Each day will focus on a different discipline with hands-on experiments and activities. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Heidi at 203-364-4009 or

Cost per Non-Member Child for a Single Session: $175.00

Cost per Member Child for a Single Session: $157.50

Important Dates

Session One: Ages 8 - 10: July 25th - July 29th.

Registration begins on March 1st and closes on July 18th.

Register at EverWonder Museum or online. *Registration is limited to 15 children per session. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is only complete upon receipt of payment and mandatory forms. No reservations. Registration will close immediately if a session is filled to capacity before noted registration deadline. Age restrictions per session will be strictly enforced.

Daily Schedule

9:00 am - Drop Off

Each Summer STEAM Program day will include the following:

Science Lesson

Art Activity

Museum Time


12:00 pm- Pick Up

*Snacks must be brought from home and cannot contain peanuts or tree nuts.

Session One  Ages 8 – 10 • July    25th – July    29th

Day One | Biology

Science Lesson

    Owl Pellet Dissection

Children will learn about the unique anatomy, habitat, and eating habits of barn owls. They will then dissect owl pellets and identify bones found within.

Art Activity

    Lifecycles of Insects

Children will learn about the lifecycle shared by insects and discuss each stage. They will then use classroom materials to depict the various stages of the insect of their choice (ex. spiders, butterflies, beetles, ants, and bees).

Day Two | Physics

Science Lesson

    Straw Rockets

Children will learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion. They will then put it to use by creating straw rockets using classroom supplies.

Art Activity

    Origami Jumping Frogs

Children will learn about potential and kinetic energy. They will then make origami frogs that jump.

Day Three | Space

Science Lesson


Children will learn about the relative sizes of the planets. They will then use their knowledge to create model solar systems out of a variety of materials.

Art Activity

    Solar System Mural

Children will use their knowledge about the planets and work collaboratively to create a mural of the solar system to be displayed in the museum.

Day Four | Chemistry

Science Lesson

    Lava Lamps

Children will learn about the reaction between oil and water and then put it to the test by creating lava lamps in the classroom!

Art Activity


Children will learn what a Polymer is and how chemical reactions change state because of certain ingredients. They will then put it to use by creating their very own slime.    

Day Five | Engineering

Science Lesson

    Popsicle Bridges

Children will learn about structural engineering before using a set number of popsicle sticks and tape to plan then build the strongest bridge.

Art Activity

    Tower Building

Children will learn about towers before using a set number of various materials to create the tallest tower they can that stands on its own.

Earlier Event: July 22
Ranger Nate
Later Event: July 26
Art Lab: Coiled Snails