Reoccurring Programs

We are closed September 3 – 24 for maintenance & renovations, but we are already planning an awesome fall!

Check out the programs and events coming up!


Weekly Programs

Books & Brushes

Fridays in da Vinci Studio – 11:00 am

We’ll start with a book, then do an art project based on the story.

  • August 3 – The ABC Mystery
  • August 10 – Miss Nelson is Back
  • August 17 – Baby Whale’s Journey
  • August 24 – Together
  • August 31 – The Secret Project that Almost Ate the School

Build It!

Wednesdays – 10:00 am & 3:00 pm in the Innovation Lab

Little engineers will love this drop in program! Each week will feature a different building challenge and materials.

  • August 1- Keva planks
  • August 8 – Cardboard tube marble run
  • August 15 – Balloon structures
  • August 22 – WEDGITS
  • August 29 – Sticky window building

Non-Stop Art

Tuesdays & Thursdays in da Vinci – 1:00 pm

Join us as we explore the elements of visual art and then create based on what we learn. We’ll explore lines, texture and more!

  • August 7 & 9  – Line zebras (lines)
  • August 14 & 16 – Tube owls (forms)
  • August 21 & 23 – Blue sea painting (tone)
  • August 28 & 30 – Texture tree (texture)

Play Time

Tuesdays in the Mielke Family Theater, 3 pm

Calling all actors! Each week we’ll explore a fairy tale or fable and put a BFK twist on it through acting and re-imagining.

Puddle Jumpers – going on during maintenance in the Innovation Lab!

Tuesdays & Thursdays in the Mielke Family Theater – 9:30 am

Puddle Jumpers is an early learning program intended for infants, toddlers and their caregivers featuring music, movement, language and storytelling! Each class will consist of approximately 25 minutes of age-appropriate structured activity followed by playtime for children and mingle time for caregivers.

Slime Time

Fridays in the Classrooms – 9:30 am

Kids love slime and adults love to keep messes out of their houses! We’ll be exploring a different slime each week through scientific properties, texture and more! 

STEM Explorers

Tuesdays & Thursdays in the Innovation Lab – 10:30 am

Investigate with us as we discover different aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Each week will have a new topic and include different STEM hands-on activities.

  • August 7 & 9 – Hermit Crabs
  • August 14 & 16 – Iggy Peck Architect
  • August 21 & 23 – Squishy circuits – flowers
  • August 28 & 30 – Animal tracks

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Monthly Programs



Second Saturday of the month – 10 am – 12 pm

Investigate different areas of STEM in our Saturday drop-in program!

  • August 11 – Engineering Water Proof Containers

Mindful Moments


Thursday, August 9 at 3 pm & Sunday, August 19 at 2 pm

Stress affects us all, even kids. We’ll start the program with an activity or exercise, read a story and then create something to help reduce anxiety. Each program will end with a meditation.  

Spectrum Saturday

Third Saturday of the month, 8:30 am – 10 am

Join us for a lower sensory experience and special programming created especially for children on the autism spectrum. Free admission for children on the spectrum and their families from 8:30 am-10 am.

Storybook Stars

Starts third Wednesday of the month, runs Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Join us for Storybook Stars and listen to stories with the characters, meet the characters and create a craft.

Studio Saturday

First Saturday of every month, 10 am – 12 pm

This da Vinci Studio drop-in program will get creative with different media, projects and activities!

  • August 4 – Castanets

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