Ready for summer? Us too! Check out what’s coming!
Summer is for adventure – use our summer programs punch card and see how many new adventures you can have!
Wednesdays in the Mielke Family Theater – 2:00 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.
Every other Friday – 4:00 pm
Based on role-playing games and choose your own adventures, this imaginative storytelling program puts the adventure in the hands of the kids!
- July 26: The Blue Morpho Adventure
- August 9: The Mummy Adventure
- August 23: The Yeti Adventure
- September 13: The Sunken Treasure Adventure
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 2 – If I Built a Car
- August 9 – There’s a Wardrobe in my Monster
- August 16 – Ideas
- August 23 – Little Quacks New Friend
- August 30 – The Day Jimmy’s Boa ate the Wash
Wednesdays in the Innovation Lab – 10:00 am & 3:00 pm
Little engineers will love this drop in program! Each week will feature a different building challenge and materials.
- July 31 – No-ends building set
- August 7 – Marble Ramps
- August 14 – Mini Golf Course
- August 21 – Pool Noodle Structures
- August 28 – Robots
Munchkin & Me
Tuesdays & Thursdays in the Mielke Family Theater – 9:30 am
Munchkin & Me is an early learning program intended for infants, toddlers and their caregivers featuring music, movement, language and storytelling. Each class will consist of munchkin-appropriate, structured activity followed by interactive playtime that includes instruments, balls, sensory bottles and more!
- July 30 & August 1 – Dogs
- August 6 & 8 – Birds
- August 13 & 15 – Counting
- August 20 & 22 – Trains
- August 27 & 29 – Monkeys
Tuesdays & Thursdays in da Vinci Studio – 2:00 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!
- July 30 & August 1 – Mosaics
- August 6 & 8 – Pastels
- August 13 & 15 – Coffee Creations
- August 20 & 22 – Painting with Tape
- August 27 & 29 – Mixed Media Fun
Every other Friday in the Classrooms – 3:00 pm
Kids love slime and adults love to keep messes out of their houses! We’ll be exploring a different slime each program through scientific properties, texture and more!
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.
- July 30 & August 1 – Squishy circuits
- August 6 & 8 – Fish Counting
- August 13 & 15 – Foil Canoes
- August 20 & 22 – Owls
- August 27 & 29 – Soil
Coding Creations (starts in June!)
Last Saturday of the month – 10 am – 12 pm
- August 31: Music & Dance
We will use coded computer programs created by Scratchers in the Fox Valley and around the world to bring interactive stories, games and music to life. With the help of a Makey-Makey, we’ll turn everyday objects into controllers, stomp pads, instruments and more!
Second Saturday of the month – 10 am – 12 pm
Investigate different areas of STEM in our Saturday drop-in program!
- August 10: Microscopes
- September 14: Puff Mobiles
Third Sunday of the month, 11 am – 1 pm
Join us for a lower sensory experience and a special sensory program created especially for children on the autism spectrum. Free admission for children on the spectrum and their families from 11 am-1 pm.
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 do a hands-on activity.
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 3 – Musical Art