Outreach Programs

Kids Who Code
(Recommended for Grades 2 to 6)

Supporting a global movement helping tens of millions of kids learn the language of coding, the North Museum offers their “Kids Who Code” hour-long coding class that teaches both basic and intermediate coding techniques, concepts and projects. These activities help establish and implement the importance of coding in our digitally evolving society. The class will be facilitated by an experienced member of our education department. There are two options:

With Tech: Students will use iPads or desktop/laptop computers (not provided) to complete a “start to finish” coding activity. Activities include, but aren’t limited to, creating an interactive “app” style game from start to finish, building interactive robots, and creating interactive artwork.

Without Tech: No computer? No Problem! Students can use simple paper and pencil to learn about pixels, algorithms, programming, and can even pick a robot’s brain!

Cost: $299 up to 30 students

Contact: Please email Andrew Garner, Director of Strategic Partnerships, agarner@northmuseum.org for more information and to select a lesson.

*To ensure the best possible experience, an additional program is required for more than 30 students.

Quantum Levitator
(Recommended for Grades 5 & up)

The Quantum Levitator is our most popular outreach program.  With the help of liquid nitrogen, we’ll explore the dramatic properties of quantum trapping and superconductors, demonstrating concepts related to force, motion, magnetic fields, materials science and even quantum mechanics. This program also includes liquid nitrogen demonstrations leading into the main attraction.

Length: Approx. 40 minutes plus one hour setup and one hour tear down required

Cost: $450 up to 50 students plus mileage
$375 additional same-day program for over 50 students*

Contact: Please email Andrew Garner, Director of Strategic Partnerships, agarner@northmuseum.org for more information and to select a lesson.

* To ensure the best possible experience, an additional program is required for more than 50 students.

Incredible Insects
(Recommended for Grades Pre-K – 3)

This interactive, hands-on outreach is all about insects.  Participants will learn how bees see the world, what makes an insect an insect, and the butterfly life cycle. Get an up-close look at some unusual insects from our collections and sample an insect delicacy!

Activities include:

  • Insect vision
  • Comparing insect life cycles
  • Exploring camouflage and adaptations
  • Sampling edible insects

Length: Approx. 1 hour, plus 1 hour setup and 1 hour tear down required

Cost: $299 for up to 30 students plus mileage

Contact: Please email Andrew Garner, Director of Strategic Partnerships, agarner@northmuseum.org for more information and to select a lesson.
* To ensure the best possible experience, an additional program is required for more than 30 students.

Double Dare
(Recommended for Grades) 3 – 8

We double dare you to check out this creepy crawly science program where you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with some of our more unique critters from our Live Animal Room. Depending on availability activities could include:

  • Ball python demonstration and meet and greet.
  • Examining a tarantula and insect/arachnid collections
  • Viewing a scorpion under UV light
  • Interacting with Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

Length: Approx. 1 hour, plus 1 hour setup and 1 hour tear down required

Cost: $299 for up to 30 students plus mileage
* To ensure the best possible experience, an additional program is required for more than 30 students.

Mileage Fees:
Up to 50 miles roundtrip = No Charge
51-75 miles roundtrip = $50
76-100 miles roundtrip = $75

Contact: Please email Andrew Garner, Director of Strategic Partnerships, agarner@northmuseum.org for more information and to select a lesson.


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