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The Building for Kids Children’s Museum Opens a New STEM Programming Space

On April 6, the Building for Kids Children’s Museum will open its new programming space, The Lab sponsored by Amcor. This space is dedicated to creating hands-on experiences that build observational skills and inspire curiosity of the world around us.

In the Lab, visitors will be able to experience the whole scientific method. Kids will have the opportunity to investigate various topics as they build skills around inquiry, collaboration, and communication through four different focus areas: Ask, Think, Learn, and Share.

“To help encourage STEM exploration for all ages, The Lab will host daily activities around a variety of quarterly themes that encourage inquiry, experimentation, and collaboration,” said Oliver Zornow, President of the BFKCM. “The first topic we will explore is Food Spoilage.”

As part of the experience, kids will also learn more about what a lab is like by wearing proper protective equipment and using real-world tools and instruments for their scientific investigations. Scientists and engineers from our community will regularly host activities within The Lab to expose kids to different STEM fields and careers.

To help us celebrate the opening of The Lab, the BFKCM will be joined by the characters from the PBS Kids Show Hero Elementary April 11 – 14. They’ll share their superpowers of science through daily activities and special events, sponsored by TDS Telecom.

About the BFKCM

The BFKCM has been inspiring discovery and building resilience through intergenerational play-based learning and exploration of the arts, sciences, and humanities since 1992. For more information about the BFKCM, including its programs and events, visit www.buildingforkids.org.