Children’s Events and Activities

Children's Day Camp is a popular annual activity.

Throughout the year, The St. Joseph Museum offers creative, hands-on and educational events for children.  We are currently signing up participants for the 2018 Robotics Workshop!

July 27, 2018 Robotics Workshop – Two Sessions – St. Joseph Museum, 3406 Frederick Avenue,
9 to Noon for Kindergarten through 3rd and 1 to 4 p.m. for 4th through 6th grades
These robotics workshops will be led by high school science instructor Rich Piper. The morning session includes hands-on demonstrations of robotics, early childhood coding activities, and making WiggleBots for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grades. The afternoon session will include participating in hands-on simple and intermediate robotics activities, games related to coding, and creating a make-it & take-it robot, as well as building WiggleBots for students in 4th through 6th grades.

The sessions are limited to 25 students.  The cost of the workshop is $25 per student and paid reservations are required.

To reserve a space, call (816) 232-8471.

Featured exhibits at the museums are also offered for children year-round; view the image Gallery here.

Suggested activities for children include:

Annual Events for Children:

   Super Science Saturday!

Co-Sponsored by Missouri Western State University

& the St. Joseph Museums 

Super Science Saturday, January 27, 2018:  To be held at MWSU Remington Hall/Agenstein Hall, 4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, Missouri, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Held on the last Saturday in January, Super Science Saturday brings educators from Missouri Western State University and area high schools together to present interactive science experiments for children of all ages.

How do you get your children excited about science and math? Treat them to the experience that is Super Science Saturday! They can solve the math maze, try biology, physics, chemistry, UV light, & weather experiments; meet amazing creatures, and much more! Presented by the St. Joseph Museums and Missouri Western State University, the day will include hands-on activities related to math and science, courtesy of the faculty of MWSU and area high school instructors. In the chemistry area, MWSU chemistry professors will present their ever popular chemistry shows every 15 minutes starting at 10:30 a.m. Explore the science of health courtesy of Hy-Vee and visit the “Weather Forecasting Technology” area where children can practice giving weather reports in front of a green screen, just like the pros! Be prepared to meet all kinds of creatures including lizards, turtles, tarantulas, boa constrictors, and Burmese pythons too. Programs on the creatures featured this year will be held at 11 a.m. and at 12, 1, and 2 p.m. In the Bushman Planetarium, there will be brief shows every 10 minutes. On third floor, there will be hands-on demonstrations and lots of make-it, take-it science projects.

Super Science Saturday will be held in Agenstein Hall at MWSU, 4525 Downs Drive, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and students. (No credit or debit cards please.) Children five and under are free!  Parking is free!  All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 816-232-8471.

 

Let’s Go Explore! 

Join the American Girl® Doll Club!

Each month children learn about a different character, her time period, lifestyle, hobbies, and games she would have played. Children will get to craft an item related to the featured doll to take home with them.  The admission fee includes the program, craft session, and a snack. Reservations are required.  To register for the American Girl® Doll Club please contact Sarah Elder at 816.232.8471, ext. 19 or by e-mail at sarah@stjosephmuseum.org. 

The doll or dolls to be featured are:

  • September 9, 2018:  Felicity Merriman
  • October 14, 2018 – Josephina Montoya
  • November 11, 2018 – Kaya
  • December 2018 – No Meeting
  • January 13, 2019 – Kirsten Larson
  • February 10, 2019 – Addy Walker
  • March 10, 2019 – Samantha Parkington
  • April 14, 2019 – Julie Albright
  • May 5, 2019 – TBD

Date:  Meets 2nd Sunday of each month with the exception of May.
Time:  2 – 4:00 p.m.
Location:  St. Joseph Museum, 3406 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64506, with the exception of May – Cost:  $8 per child or $6 per child for museum members
Contact Information:  Sarah Elder at 816.232.8471, ext. 19 or by e-mail at sarah@stjosephmuseum.org