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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Story Stretchers Logo
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!
Big Red Barn
By Margaret Wise Brown

Come meet all the animals that live on the farm in the big red barn.

Tuesday, October 1
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Wednesday, October 2
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Who Took the Farmer’s Hat?
By Joan L. Nodset

The wind swept away the farmer’s hat!  Discover what else the wind can blow away in our clubhouse.

Tuesday, October 8
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Wednesday, October 9
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Red leaf, Yellow Leaf
By Lois Ehlert

How does a seed become a tree?  Explore and learn about the fascinating life cycle of a sugar maple tree.

Tuesday, October 15
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Wednesday, October 16
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Pumpkin Circle
By George Levenson

Discover the amazing cycle that unfolds in a pumpkin patch in the club house this week! 

Tuesday, October 22
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Wednesday, October 23
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
By Linda Williams

What can scare the little old lady who was not afraid of anything?  Join us for story time to find out!

Tuesday, October 29
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Wednesday, October 30
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.
Kid City Pumpkin Farm

The Kid City Pumpkin Patch is open for business.  The month of October is all about harvest.  Join us for fall-themed activities down on the farm.

Thursday, October 3
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday, October 4
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, October 5
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, October 10
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday, October 11
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, October 17
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday, October 18
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, October 19
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, October 24
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday, October 25
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, October 26
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, October 31
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.
Fall Leaves Fall

Explore the forest floor as you get an up-close look at some “Leaf Litter.”Discover why leaves change color in the Fall.

Thursday, October 3
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Friday, October 4
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Ten Apples on Top

Can you build a tower ten apples high? Learn about the force of gravity and balance as you stack apples up on top.

Thursday, October 10
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Friday, October 11
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Down on the Farm

Farmer Brown needs some help. All the animals on the farm got mixed up when a strong wind blew in. Can you help Farmer Brown construct a new fence for his animals?

Thursday, October 17
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Friday, October 18
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Five Little Pumpkins

Can you get five little pumpkins to sit on a gate?

Be an engineer and design a gate from recycled materials to hold five pumpkins.

Thursday, October 24
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Friday, October 25
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Perky Pumpkin’s Halloween

A Halloween jack-o’-lantern story that is sure to delight.

Explore the inside of a real pumpkin and discover what makes a pumpkin grow.

Thursday, October 31
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Coming Soon

Santa’s Workshop and Arctic Adventure in December.