STEAM Sprouts

Fall 2020 STEAM Sprouts

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 evidence-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, and critical thinking.

The Petroleum Museum is excited to feature STEAM Sprouts engaging pre-school children ages 4-5 in STEAM-based curriculum and challenges. Fall 2020 will feature curriculum including LEGO Simple Machines!

Pre-registration is required. The cost per student for each 6-week session is $80 for Petroleum Museum members and $100 for non-members. Get your membership now by clicking here. For more information, contact the Education Department at 432-683-4403

Register online for STEAM Sprouts by clicking HERE.


2020 Fall STEAM Sprouts Schedule – LEGO Simple Machines

**Please note that registration is for all six sessions listed.**

  • Monday, September 21  11:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • Monday, September 28  11:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 5  11:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 12  11:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 19  11:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • Monday, October 26  11:15 am – 12:15 pm

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our leadership has looked at our Fall 2020 season from every perspective, and we believe that we can still offer a safe experience for your children.

While we cannot offer zero risk of exposure to others, we can limit exposure by decreasing some of our program sizes and implementing safety protocols to take every precaution possible.

CLICK HERE for an overview of some of the safety protocols that will be in place this fall.

CLICK HERE for a detailed map on drop-off and pick-up procedures.

To support the Museum and receive member benefits including early registration, free admission, members-only receptions, and discounts in the Museum Store, CLICK HERE.


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