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 an 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!

THINGS WITH WINGS

This program is developed with the youngest children in mind. Using well-loved stories, students will look at the life cycle of butterflies before creating their own colorful butterfly puppet to take home. Students will also learn primary and secondary colors.

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, 20 square feet of space with at least a 15′ 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

Let us “rain on your parade” and you’ll discover how Earth’s weather system works. We will take you through the water cycle and show you how rain clouds form, different forms of precipitation, and even how a tornado works! Your students will be able to engage with the staff and learn scientific principles through interaction. They’ll be intrigued during this scientific and fun program!

COMMUNITY HELPERS

Community Helpers are people who help us in our neighborhoods and provide a service to us. Discover different careers with this program and let your students learn about what they might like to be when they grow up! Decorating a puppet and performing a show will captivate early learners as they tell their stories through words, images, and sounds.

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 this program, 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!

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.