STEAM Sprouts

2018 STEAM Sprouts Summer Mini-Camps

STEAM Sprouts Summer Mini-Camps are currently full. You are welcome to join the waiting list or if you are interested in joining our email list to get information about upcoming sessions, CLICK HERE.

The early childhood years, birth to age 5, have long been accepted as the most critical point in neurological or brain development. Studies by the National Science Teachers Association show that young children learn through active exploration—and the drive to observe, interact, discover, and explore is inherent in their development. It is during these years that many in the education community believe that evidenced-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) curricula should begin, setting children on a path to develop a love of scientific inquiry. In addition to developing an interest and knowledge base for STEAM and enhanced inquiry skills, experts say that science instruction improves abilities in subjects outside of STEAM, including literacy, language-learning, math, and critical thinking.

The Petroleum Museum is excited to announce a new program called STEAM Sprouts that will engage pre-school children ages 4-5 in STEAM-based curriculum and challenges. STEAM Sprouts will start this June with Mini Camps at the Museum. Sessions will continue into the 2018-2019 school year. STEAM Sprouts is generously sponsored by Occidental Petroleum.

Pre-registration is required. The cost per student for each Mini-Camp is $40 for Petroleum Museum members and $50 for non-members. For more information, contact the Education Department at 432-683-4403.

Register online for STEAM Sprouts by clicking the link in the schedule below.

2018 Summer STEAM Sprouts Schedule

Event Dates



June 6-7


 STEAM Sprouts in Nature

June 13-14


 STEAM Sprouts LEGO Maker


Thank you to our STEAM Sprouts Sponsor!