SCIENCE STUDIO DROP-IN & DROP-OFF PROGRAMS
Available September through April
DROP-IN PROGRAMS (All Ages)
Drop-In: During Drop-In times our hands-on studio is open for visitors to explore at their leisure. Children are $5, and adults are free (Drop-In punch pass of 10 can be purchased for $40). For safety purposes we require children under age 16 be accompanied by a minimum number of supervising adults:
Children 4 years old and under, 1 adult per every 3 children is required.
Children 5 years old to 9 years old, 1 adult per every 5 children is required.
Children 10 years old to 16 years old, 1 adult per 10 children is required.
**During Themed Drop-Ins the regular exploration of the studio will still be available with the themed activity as a bonus to our many hands-on science exhibits.
DROP-OFF PROGRAMS (Ages 6+)
LEGO Robotics Club: This is a drop-off program where kids are able to create and program LEGO creations using drag and drop programming.
Each session is 90-minutes, but children are not required to stay for the entire session. Kids are free to explore any of the LEGO activities we have available during this time.
Ages: 6+; $10. No pre-registration necessary.
Are you a child-care provider, Scout or Girl Guide group? Interested in bringing a group to the studio?
Please contact us for group drop-in rates.
First LEGO League will resume in the Fall of 2020*
First LEGO League: A brand new program for LEGO Robotics enthusiasts looking for a new challenge!
Who: This program is geared towards kids ages 9-14 with EV3 and coding experience looking for a challenge. Kids new to LEGO Robotics should check out our LEGO drop-off program below.
What: FIRST® LEGO® League is a global robotics competition. The program is built around theme-based challenges to engage children in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering. The FIRST® LEGO® League Competitions involve the Robot Game and an Innovation Project. This year’s theme is City Shaper. NS3 will be creating a team of 3-10 participants. Check out more about FIRST® LEGO® League here.
A regional competition will be held in Victoria BC in February 2020. Participation in the competition is not mandatory.
Where: Team practices will occur at NS3’s Science Studio
When: Practices will occur Mondays from 2-3:30pm. The first team meeting will be on September 16th. The team would continue to practice on Mondays for 1.5h from September through January.
How: Registration is closed for this year’s team.
Price: The cost of this program is $200.
Multi-visit passes are available!
Nanaimo Science multi-visit pass cards make a great gift for the young scientist or engineer in your life!
10-visit passes are available at the Nanaimo Science studio. Passes/punch cards do not expire and may be shared amongst members of the same family. Passes can be purchased for either the LEGO Robotics Club ($100) or our general Drop-In programs ($40) – we accept cash, cheque or credit/debit cards.
Some Activities Available During Drop-In
NS3’s SCIENCE STUDIO INFORMATION
- Located at 4355 Jinglepot Road (former Mt. Benson Elementary- now home to Island ConnectEd)
- Please note, Island ConnectED school is a nut-free, citrus-free and scent-free facility.
SCHOOL PROGRAMS, SATURDAY WORKSHOP AND BIRTHDAY PARTIES
SCHOOL PROGRAMS: NS3 has a wide variety of school programs available — bring your class for a fun-filled morning of hands-on science. For more information on our school programs, download our program worksheet.
WORKSHOPS: On select days throughout the year, the NS3 offers fun science workshops. Find more information here.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES: Bring the kids to us and watch them celebrate and have fun at the Studio. Click here for more birthday party information and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.