Discovery Camps

Discovery day camps at the ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum are held during the summer months of June, July and August. Choose from a single day camp designed for children ages 4-6 or a week-long themed experience created for children ages 5-9, both to attend without an adult. Through hands-on activities children will develop the ability to learn through PLAY!

All summer camps include interactive experiences, a camp t-shirt, and daily snack. Bring a packed lunch and drink to enjoy throughout the day.
Drop-off will begin at 8:30 and pick-up is no later than 4:30pm.
All camps are designed and led by Children’s Museum educators.

Cost:

Little Einstein expERIEnce Day Camp:
Single camp day cost:
Members $40 |Non-members – $50
3-day session cost:
Members – $110| Non-members – $140

Week-long Discovery Day Camps:
Members – $150 | Non-members – $175

Pre-registration is required.

Oct
25
Thu
Ms. Loretta’s Story Time
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Ms. Loretta for story time with a craft every week at the museum.  All ages welcome!  Story time is included with admission to the museum.  Ms. Loretta, a retired teacher, has been reading stories to children at the museum for 20 years!!

Oct
27
Sat
Celebrating Franky-Stein!
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Victor Frankenstein and the “monster” he created first appeared 200 years ago in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.  Since Shelly published her novel, the Frankenstein characters have appeared in plays, movies, TV shows, comic books and many other places.  You may recognize Frankenstein’s creature as a Halloween costume, a classic Hollywood monster or the complex character in Shelley’s story.

Join the Children’s Museum as we celebrate Franky-Stein with lots of fun science activities!  Grab your ghouls and boys for a day of franky-fun! Activites will run from 10am-2pm. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes. This event is  included with Museum admission and free for members.

Oct
29
Mon
expERIEnce Pre-K
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Experiment together with art, science, language and math early learning activities that spark curiosity and help prepare your child for success in school. Connect with the group through an engaging circle time sure to get you moving and ready to play! Explore stations that promote school readiness, social connections and skill development. The expERIEnce Pre-K programs are one hour with free playtime at the museum afterwards. expERIEnce Pre-K classes are designed for children 3-5 years old to attend with an adult. Classes are held every other week.

*Pre-registration is required

Class will incorporate learning activities related to children’s book series “Pete the Cat” by Eric Litwin..

Cost:
Individual class cost (adult/child pair): Members $10/Non-members $12

Please call 453-3743 to register or click here to register online!

*Please note our Cancellation Policy: Due to the popularity of our education programs, cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to class time are subject to no refunds or exchanges.  Cancellations made with greater than 24-hour notice prior to class time will receive full class credit to be used within six months of the original class date.

 

STEAM Class
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Full STEAM ahead! Join us as we embark on our third adventure year creating, exploring, imagining and playing in our very own Makespace laboratory. All classes will be offered the last Monday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm. STEAM class is geared for ages 6-10 to attend without an adult.

*Pre-registration is required.

Cost:
Individual Class Cost: $12 member / $14 non-member
8-Week Session Cost: $90 member / $105 non-member

*8-Week Session dates include: 9/24/2018, 10/29/2018, 11/26/2018, 1/28/2019, 2/25/2019, 3/25/2019, 4/29/2019, 6/3/2019

Please call 453-3743 to register or click here to register online!

*Please note our Cancellation Policy: Due to the popularity of our education programs, cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to class time are subject to no refunds or exchanges.  Cancellations made with greater than 24-hour notice prior to class time will receive full class credit to be used within six months of the original class date.

Nov
1
Thu
Ms. Loretta’s Story Time
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Ms. Loretta for story time with a craft every week at the museum.  All ages welcome!  Story time is included with admission to the museum.  Ms. Loretta, a retired teacher, has been reading stories to children at the museum for 20 years!!

Nov
3
Sat
Sensory Friendly Morning
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Sensory Friendly Mornings at the Children’s Museum

Sponsored by UPMC Health Plan

Sensory Friendly Mornings are held the first Saturday of each month from 9:00-10:00am.  Sensory Friendly Mornings are exclusive events for children diagnosed with sensory processing disorders to have a fun and enjoyable learning experience in a comfortable environment.

Fees:
FREE ADMISSION for 1 Child and a caregiver.
Additional guests welcome. Admission rate of $7.50 for ages 2 and older. Children 1 and younger are free.  Members are free.

Nov
5
Mon
expERIEnce Baby November 5th
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Infant participants will explore and react to a world of new experiences. The expERIEnce Baby class engages the youngest of learners in tactile activities, designed to facilitate ongoing skill development towards milestone attainment and cultivates relationships between parents and children. expERIEnce Baby is a 30-minute class with free playtime at the museum afterwards. *experience Baby classes are designed for children 6-18 months old to attend with an adult

*Pre-registration and pre-payment are required

All sessions will incorporate thematic learning activities related to the series “Where is Baby’s” by Karen Katz

Cost:
Individual class cost (adult/child pair): Member-$8/Non-member-$10
Please call the museum at 453-3743 to register or click here to register online!

 

*Please note our Cancellation Policy: Due to the popularity of our education programs, cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to class time are subject to no refunds or exchanges.  Cancellations made with greater than 24-hour notice prior to class time will receive full class credit to be used within six months of the original class date.

expERIEnce Baby Session II November 5-December 17
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Infant participants will explore and react to a world of new experiences. The expERIEnce Baby class engages the youngest of learners in tactile activities, designed to facilitate ongoing skill development towards milestone attainment and cultivates relationships between parents and children. expERIEnce Baby is a 30-minute class with free playtime at the museum afterwards. *experience Baby classes are designed for children 6-18 months old to attend with an adult* Classes are held every other week.

*Pre-registration required

All sessions will incorporate thematic learning activities related to the series “Where is Baby’s” by Karen Katz

Cost:
4-week Session II  cost (adult/child pair): Member – $27  / Non-member – $35

Session II Dates: November 5, November 19, December 3, December 17

Please call the museum at 453-3743 to register or click here to register online!

 

*Please note our Cancellation Policy: Due to the popularity of our education programs, cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to class time are subject to no refunds or exchanges.  Cancellations made with greater than 24-hour notice prior to class time will receive full class credit to be used within six months of the original class date.

expERIEnce Toddler November 5
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Capability stimulating play through movement, music, story and sensory exploration. Discover fun playful songs, play materials and creative ways to interact with your little one. expERIEnce Toddler is a 45-minute class with free play at the museum afterwards. *expERIEnce Toddler classes are designed for children 18-36 months old to attend with an adult.

*Pre-registration and pre-payment is required

All sessions will incorporate thematic learning activities related to children’s songs in book form by Jane Cabrera.

Cost:
Individual class cost (adult/child pair): Member: $9 / Non-member: $11

Please call the museum at 453-3743 to register or click here to register online!

 

*Please note our Cancellation Policy: Due to the popularity of our education programs, cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to class time are subject to no refunds or exchanges.  Cancellations made with greater than 24-hour notice prior to class time will receive full class credit to be used within six months of the original class date.

expERIEnce Toddler Session II November 5-December 17
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Capability stimulating play through movement, music, story and sensory exploration. Discover fun playful songs, play materials and creative ways to interact with your little one. expERIEnce Toddler is a 45-minute class with free play at the museum afterwards. *expERIEnce Toddler classes are designed for children 18-36 months old to attend with an adult.

*Pre-registration and pre-payment is required

All sessions will incorporate thematic learning activities related to children’s songs in book form by Jane Cabrera.

Cost:
4-week Session II  cost (adult/child pair): Member – $31  / Non-member – $39

Session II Dates: November 5, November 19, December 3, December 17

Please call the museum at 453-3743 to register or click here to register online!

*Please note our Cancellation Policy: Due to the popularity of our education programs, cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to class time are subject to no refunds or exchanges.  Cancellations made with greater than 24-hour notice prior to class time will receive full class credit to be used within six months of the original class date.