Curiosity Club (Grades 1-6)
Kids learn best when they can interact and play, and there’s no better place to do that than The Iowa Children’s Museum! Curiosity Club offers screen-free learning opportunities for elementary-aged students as well as “brain breaks” for children to enjoy our exhibits and explore the world around them.
Curiosity Club has an open-ended, project-based approach. Museum educators will collaborate with students to create learning opportunities that they are interested in. Students will first decide what question they want to answer (define the learning goal) and then our educators will help them come to their own conclusions and facilitate learning along the way. This child-led approach teaches resilience and allows for students to take charge in their learning by asking questions, performing research, and experimenting. We focus on giving kids the information and tools they need; they get to learn in their own way! This mindset has been proven effective in both STEM-based and arts-based programming.
This drop-off program is designed to supplement formal instruction for children participating in homeschooling or online learning opportunities. Our “hands-on, minds-on” approach helps kids learn in many different content areas, with an emphasis on 21st Century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity.
Registration is currently closed.
Each session is 4 weeks long: Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:15 pm.
||Drop off and Greetings
||Project-based and/or themed learning time
Cost: $40 per week, per child ($160 total for the 4-week session).
Who This Program is For: This program serves children in Grades 1-6. It is designed for students who are participating in homeschooling or online/virtual learning.
Curiosity Club meets the needs of children who are learning at home while also supporting parents and caregivers. There will be opportunities for caregivers to engage and interact with what the students are creating, playing, and learning in the program.
Other Program Details
- Class size is a maximum of 12 students (1 adult to every 6 children ratio).
- Our learning environment will include exhibits at The Iowa Children’s Museum as well as our classroom space. Program participants will not interact with other guests during the limited time periods where The ICM is open to the public.
- Caregivers are asked to bring reusable water bottle for their child each day. Snacks will not be provided.
- Extended care (before 3:15 or after 5:30 PM) is not available at this time
Health and Safety Protocols
The health of our guests, staff, and program participants in always our top priority. Please view our Health Protocols document for the full details about how we’re protecting the health of everyone in our space.
- Participants and staff will be required to wear a facial covering during all program activities.
- Health screenings (with a temperature check) will be required for all participants and staff.
- Sharing materials will be limited; every participant will be provided with their own supplies to complete facilitated activities.
- Social distancing will be a priority and, when it is not possible, we will ensure facial coverings are used.