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Sprouting STEM

Sprouting STEM aims to inspire little scientists (ages 0-6 years old) and introduce them to STEM-related topics. Join us in the PNC Early Childhood Grow Up Great Lab where your Little Seedlings (ages 6 months to walking), Little Sprouts (walking to 36 months) and Little Explorers (ages 2-6 years) will have hands-on activities, animal encounters, and crafts to gain an understanding of the themes.

“Caregiver and me” style program for little ones. Accompanying adults pay Museum admission.

Classes Include:

  • Circle Time and Songs
  • Science Activity
  • Art Project
  • Educational Toy Time
  • Socialization Time
  • Closing Songs

Onsite Experiences

LITTLE SEEDLINGS (AGES 6 MONTHS TO WALKING)
Upcoming Dates:
August 12 & 26 • September 16 & 30 • October 14 & 28 • November 11 • December 9 & 30
Please note the July 29 class has been postponed.
Year Round • Additional Dates To Be Announced
Time: 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Members: $5 per child per class
$35 per child for 8 classes (paid in full)

Non-members: $10 per class child per class
$70 per child for 8 classes (paid in full)
Accompanying adults pay Museum admission.

LITTLE SPROUTS (WALKING TO 36 MONTHS)
Upcoming Dates: July 22 • August 5 & 19 • September 9 & 23 • October 7 & 21 • November 4 & 18 • December 2 & 16
Year Round • Additional Dates To Be Announced
Time: 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Members: $5 per child per class
                  $35 per child for 8 classes (paid in full)

Non-members: $10 per class child per class
                          $70 per child for 8 classes (paid in full)
                          Accompanying adults pay Museum admission.

LITTLE EXPLORERS (AGES 2– 6 YEARS)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays • Year Round • Additional Dates To Be Announced
Time: 10:15–10:45 a.m. • 2:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Free with Museum admission. First-come, first-served.

Members: Free
Non-members: Free with Museum admission

Caterpillars and Butterflies
July 20, 23, 24
My Shadow and Me
July 27, 28, 30, 31


Name that Sound
August 3, 4, 6, 7
We Like Ice Cream!
August 10, 11, 13, 14


Munchy, Crunchy Apples
August 17, 18, 20, 21
Reuse It!
August 24, 25, 27, 28


Growing Grass
August 31, September, 1, 3, 4
Cloud Chasers
September 7, 8, 10, 11


My Five Senses
September 14, 15, 17, 18
The Life of a Tree
September  21, 22, 24, 25


Fall Landscapes
September 28, 29, October 1, 2
Colorful Leaves
October 5, 6, 8, 9


Let’s Be Scientists
October 12, 13, 15, 16
Classroom Composting
October 19, 20, 22, 23


The Pumpkin and Its Parts
October 26, 27, 29, 30
A Windy Day
November 2, 3, 5, 6


Feather Friends
November 9, 10, 12, 13
Living Under Leaves
November 16, 17, 19, 20


Squirreling Away Food
November 23, 24, 26, 27
Color Collages: Hanukkah
November 30, December 1, 3, 4


Rolling with Ramps
December 7, 8, 10, 11
Travel by Train
December 14, 15, 17, 18


Mittens and Gloves Holidays
December 21, 22
Going Places Kwanzaa
December 28, 29, January 1