Current Programming

Here is a list of all of our current programs that we offer to schools and other organizations as part of our field trips and outreach program. Take a look and give us a call today to schedule a program! Call Holly at (256) 543-2787, ext. 31 or hollyguinn@culturalarts.org.

BUBBLE FUN

Who doesn’t love playing with bubbles? In this activity, students get their hands into some big bubbly fun! Become a bubble-ologist while learning about surface tension and more. You’ll even create a bubble print to take home! We’ll get messy so you don’t have to!

STILL LIFE WITH KOOL-AID

We’ll turn the classic still life into scratch and sniff art. Your students will be amazed when the oranges really smell like oranges and the lemons smell like lemons!

THE BOOK LADY

Favorite children’s books come alive with The Book Lady. She reads to children while in costume and then leads them in a craft activity related to the story.

PRACTICING WITH PRIMARIES

This program teaches the concept primary colors! Using the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” students will make their very own caterpillars and ink blot butterflies to demonstrate that from the primary colors blue, red, and yellow, all other colors can be made!

SCIENCE OF ICE CREAM

Dish through the secrets of this delicious dessert while the kids make their own delicious ice cream. Discover the amazing, changing states of matter in this tasty experiment then eat the results.

SCIENCE AND ART OF CHOCOLATE

Explore the world and origin of our country’s most popular confection. Children will learn about liquids and solids then compete for chocolate in a fun and informative trivia contest before creating their own chocolate masterpiece.

STARLAB

Gaze into an infinitely vast universe of stars and celestial bodies while learning basic astronomy, Greek mythology, and Native American folklore in our portable planetarium. The StarLab program is adjustable for any season of the year and can be programmed to suit all ages. For outreach, 400 square feet of space with at least a 12′ ceiling clearance is necessary.

CURIOUS CLAY

Squish it, mash it, wedge it, slip it, coil it, understand it. Discover all the curious properties of clay, from where it comes from to what you can do with it and learn two simple techniques to make a pot that you will take home.

WEIRD SCIENCE

Join us as we burn money, pull eggs through glass beakers and more in this entertaining and educational science program. Your students will be engaged and amazed as they see scientific principles in action!

WACKY WEATHER

Rainbow in a Jar: This colorful activity allows children to brainstorm what they know about rainbows, identify what rainbows are, how they form, under what conditions they are visible, and using everyday house hold items, make their own rainbows!

Shaving Cream Rain Clouds: Students will observe how as clouds get saturated with water they produce rain. This fun rain cloud science experiment explains the concept of rain as a visual representation that they get to create themselves!

Ivory Soap Clouds: Students will watch a bar of soap expand to 6x its size right before their eyes! Students will enjoy investigating what started out as a hard bar of soap is now a fluffy cloud.

Wind: From making their own parachute guy and playing a game of parachute tag, students will learn what wind is and what causes it to blow as they conduct a variety of experiments to learn how wind can move different types of materials and how the wind affects their environment.

THINGS WITH WINGS

• “Going Batty” -This program introduces students to the world of bats! Through easily observable science concepts and hands-on activities, students will have the opportunity to learn about bats’ physical characteristics, habitats, echolocation and some very cool facts along the way!

•“Getting the Buzz on Bees” – Through easily observable science concepts and hands-on activities, students will have the opportunity to learn what nectar, honey, and pollen are and where they come from. Students will learn the Latin name for the honey bee, about its life stages, and about honey bee anatomy. They will also learn about honey bee society and the role of the queen bee, the worker bee, and the drone.  Students will learn about hive construction and how honey bees dance to communicate.

COMMUNITY HELPERS

Our community helpers program will captivate early learners with various hands-on activities and games! This program is designed so that students can learn about different careers and the people in our community who provide services to us.

EDIBLE PLAY DOUGH

Compare and contrast, experiment, and satisfy your students’ curiosity with fun (and yummy) edible play dough! Squish, roll, sculpt, and mold: develop hand muscles so the littlest learners are ready to hold a pencil and write. Who knew playdough encourages language and literacy, science, and math skills-all at the same time!

MAGNETS

With these programs, children will learn that magnets attract objects made of metal. Students will discover and test different scientific laws and even find out where to find hidden magnets!

Magnetic Cereal: Are there magnetic minerals in your cereal? With a little help from this science experiment, students will observe that the cereal they eat for breakfast is high in iron and other minerals. Students will also learn why these are added to our foods.

Magnetic Slime: It’s slimy and magnetic! This activity invites your students to explore, play, and discover both slime science and magnetism.

HABITATS

Students will learn about different animal habitats, each of which has distinct features and distinct plant and animal populations. Children will also learn about adaptation of animals and plants to their habitats.

BIOCELL, A STARLAB PROGRAM

Discover what makes up animal and plant cells in our newest STARLAB program. Designed for all ages, Biocell is a great addition to any class or science lab!

DR. SEUSS SERIES

Choose a program from our Dr. Seuss series and your class will be able to enjoy hearing a story and have fun doing an activity:

Oobleck– Is it a liquid? Is it a solid? It’s both! It’s Oobleck! It’s the fun, slimy goo that keeps kids guessing!

Mulberry Street– Design your own street sign during this fun program. We celebrate with a party to honor Dr. Seuss’ first published book.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish– Decorate your fish bowl with painted handprints, bubbles, and more during this fun Seuss program.

The Lorax– Make your very own Truffula Tree while you enjoy this Seuss favorite!

Green Eggs and Ham– We bring the Seuss kitchen to your classroom for some real green eggs and ham!

Horton Hears a Who– Make Horton Ear hats and take your very own Who home with you!

Cat in the Hat– Have fun answering trivia questions while stacking your own Dr. Seuss hat to snack on!

 

FIELD TRIPS CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AND SEASONAL PROGRAMMING IS OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.