Tech Trek (Grades 1-5)

Adventures in technology that go beyond the screen

Tech Trek introduces your child to the world of technology through interactive projects and imaginative play. Our program is specifically designed for elementary-aged learners to build 21st Century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity. We combine hands-on technologies and unplugged activities for a fun introduction to tech concepts.

During Tech Trek, your child will have the opportunity to tinker, create, and problem-solve. We use programmable robots, 3D printers, coding games, and more to give kids a glimpse into the exciting careers that are possible in the tech industry. With Tech Trek, kids learn through play as they tackle educational and engaging projects.

One of the things that makes Tech Trek so special is that it’s completely hands-on. Kids explore the inner workings of technology and use their creativity and curiosity to come up with their own solutions to challenges. Tech Trek is also unique in that it includes time for kids to explore museum exhibits.

Skills we explore: basic coding concepts, program development, circuitry, internet safety

Tools we love: BeeBot programmable robots, Lego WeDo, Makey Makey invention kits, Snap Circuits, Finch Robot 2.0, Cubelets robot blocks, 3D printer

Fall 2023 Sessions are now open for registration!

  • Session 1: Oct 23 – Nov 15
  • Session 2: Nov 27 – Dec 20
Register: Fall 2023 Session 1
Register: Fall 2023 Session 2


Each session is 4 weeks long and meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

Time  Activity
3:15 PM Drop off and greetings

Exhibit Exploration

3:30 PM Trekking through tech! (project-based learning time)
5:00 PM Exhibit Exploration
5:15-5:30 PM Caregiver pick-up


Cost: $240 per session (sessions meet twice a week for four weeks)

Who This Program is For: Children in Grades 1-5

Other Program Details

  • Class size is a maximum of 12 students.
  • Our learning environment will include exhibits at The Iowa Children’s Museum as well as our classroom space.
  • Caregivers are asked to bring reusable water bottle for their child each day. Snacks are not provided.
  • Extended care (before 3:30 or after 5:30 PM) is not available at this time

Health and Safety Protocols

The health of our guests, staff, and program participants is always our top priority. At this time, masks are optional for this program. Sharing materials will be limited; every participant will be provided with their own supplies to complete facilitated activities.