Clubhouse | Hands-On House

Explore STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in our Clubhouse. Come back often to experience the Clubhouse’s ever-changing schedule of activities, and sign up for Story Stretchers!

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January
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FOR AGES 2-6 WITH AN ADULT
Included with admission to Hands-on House
Free for members
Listen to a story and enjoy open-ended play in the Clubhouse! To make sure that every participant has a great experience, please have one adult attending for every four children. Younger and older siblings are welcome. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required!
Gingerbread Baby
By Jan Brett

What happens when you peek in the oven before a gingerbread man is finished baking?  You get a gingerbread baby!  This gingerbread baby has run away from the little boy and we will find out the trick to catching this special holiday treat.

Tuesday, December 3
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Wednesday, December 4
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Snowmen at Night
By Caralyn Buehner

Have you ever wondered, “What do snowmen do at night?”  In this fun wintertime tale, we will find out what snowmen are up to when the sun goes down and we are fast asleep.

Tuesday, December 10
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Wednesday, December 11
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Polar Bear’s Underwear
By Tupera Tupera

Polar Bear has lost his underwear!  Where could it be? We will search for his lost pair of underwear in this funny story while learning about the power of camouflage.

Tuesday, December 17
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Wednesday, December 18
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Self Guided
Included with admission to Hands-on House
Free for members
Enjoy themed hands-on STEM activities at your own pace. Drop-in anytime during the scheduled hours.
Elves Wanted For Santa's Workshop
Santa’s Workshop

Pretend to build toys, bake cookies and care for reindeer!

Thursday, December 5
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday, December 6
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, December 7
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, December 12
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday, December 13
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, December 14
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Arctic Adventure CH Badge
Arctic Adventure

“Chill Out” with some pals that are poles apart, when we explore some of the coldest places on Earth.

Tuesday, December 17
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, December 18
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, December 19
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday, December 20
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, December 21
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, December 26
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday, December 27
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, December 28
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
FOR AGES 3-6 WITH AN ADULT
Included with admission to Hands-on House
Free for members
Join us in these STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, Math) classes as we explore, test, think, observe and discover the world around us. To make sure every participant has a great experience, please have one adult attending for every two children, ages 3-6. To provide distraction-free interaction between adults and children, please do not bring any older or young children.
Take a Bird to Lunch

Learn what’s for lunch with our fine feathered friends as you experiment to discover what types of beaks are best for tearing, scooping, and cracking winter treats.

Thursday, December 5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Friday, December 6
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Imogene’s Antlers

Imagine waking up one morning to find you have grown antlers! Learn about animals with antlers and try on a pair to see what it’s like to move around with antlers on your head.

Thursday, December 12
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Friday, December 13
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Why Don’t Penguins Get Cold?

Penguins stay warm even in the coldest places in the world. Participate in an experiment that demonstrates just how penguins stay warm in the cold arctic air.

Thursday, December 19
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Friday, December 20
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Coming Soon

Robot Factory coming in January.