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!
Friday, May 31 at 3:30
Starting in June: 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!
June 14: The Bigfoot Adventure
June 28: The Northern Lights Adventure
July 12: The Hawaiian Volcano Adventure
July 26: The Blue Morpho Adventure
August 9: The Mummy Adventure
August 23: The Yeti 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.
- May 31 – Five Little Monkeys
- June 7 – Firefighter Frank
- June 14 – The Terrible Hodag & Animal Catchers
- June 21 – Color Kittens
- June 28 – Daniel’s Day at the Beach
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.
- May 29 – Macaroni Monuments
- June 5 – Strawbees
- June 12 – Noodles & Shaving Cream
- June 19: Wedgits
- June 26: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
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!
- May 28 & 30: Dinos
- June 4 & 6: On the Road
- June 11 & 13: Ocean
- June 18 & 20: Summer
- June 25 & 27: Friends are the best
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!
- May 28 & 30: Pour Painting
- June 4 & 6: Spin Painting
- June 11 & 13: Marbling with Oil
- June 18 & 20: Tissue Paper Painting
- June 25 & 27: Crayon Melting
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.
- May 28 & 30: Airplanes
- June 4 & 6: What is Science?
- June 11 & 13: Ozobots
- June 18 & 20: Tree House Building
- June 25 & 27: A Duckling for Daniel
Coding Creations (starts in June!)
Last Saturday of the month – 10 am – 12 pm
June 29: Games & Puzzles
July 27: Art & Storytelling
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!
- June 8 – Amazing Mazes
- July 13: Build a Paper Cup
- 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!
- June 1 – Summer Fun
- July 6 – Patriotic Art
- August 3 – Back to School Crafts