STEM/STEAM Programs for Children Minneapolis | Curious Minds
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It's Seriously Fun Science!

At Curious Minds, LLC we believe children are natural inventors, full of curiosity and passion which is why our programs are an incredible fit for all learners. We provide STEM / STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) programs for ages 18 months – 12 years. STEM education nurtures a child’s willingness to explore, observe, ask questions, make predictions and integrate their learning without fear or bias.

You can count on Curious Minds, LLC for genuine, accredited science education for your children. Our proprietary method of teaching project-based inquiry science has proven to give students personal achievement of the “A-HA!” moment we as educators strive for them to have.

All of our Engaging Programs…

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Align with National Science
Educational Standards

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Align with Early
Childhood Indicators

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Foster Science Literacy

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Bridge Across Curriculum

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Are Taught by Licensed
Educators and Content Experts
with Degrees in Science and/
or Teaching

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Are Developed by Licensed
Educators and Content Experts
Formerly of the
Science Museum of MN

Our à la Carte Menu Includes…

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Earth Science

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Space

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Biology

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Chemistry

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Physics

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Engineering

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Mathematics

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Arts

We’re a SciGirls CONNECT Partner!

Curious Minds, LLC is excited to announce our new SciGirls Field Investigations (for girls ages 8 to 13). Curious Minds, LLC has been named a SciGirls Connect partner through TPT PBS! Through this partnership, we will be offering an afternoon program for girls ages 8 to 13!

Programs are tailored to fit your program needs.
To schedule your program, call 612-232-4400

SciGirls CONNECT website

Programs We Offer… click images to view program details

Fall STEM Classes

Play with a Purpose!

You and your child(ren) will love this one-of a kind learn and play experience offered only through Curious Minds LLC and Kinderberry Hill Developmental Centers! Enhance and stimulate your toddler and pre-kindergarteners curiosity and brain development through interactive stories, and S.T.E.A.M. (science technology engineering art mathematics) sensory experiences. Discovery activities reinforce all areas of social emotional, physical and school readiness development and are lead by a qualified S.T.E.A.M. specialist. Come and have fun exploring S.T.E.A.M. together through the wonders of playfulness!

There are two sessions available to accommodate your family schedule. Please only register and attend one of the 2 sessions each day.

Session One | 9:15 - 10:15

9:15 - 9:30 Arrival. Enjoy free-time exploring our hands-on S.T.E.A.M. sensory stations.
9:30a Story time. Our early childhood specialist will have you wiggling and giggling through story time followed by an art/science make-n-take inspired by the story!
9:50 - 10:15 As we begin to wrap up today’s Play with a Purpose time, you may explore our hands-on S.T.E.A.M. sensory stations.

Session Two | 10:30 - 11:30

10:30 - 10:45 Arrival. Enjoy free-time exploring our hands-on S.T.E.A.M. sensory stations.
10:45- 11:05 Story time. Our early childhood specialist will have you wiggling and giggling through storytime followed by an art/science make-n-take inspired by the story!
11:05 - 11:30 As we begin to wrap up today’s Play with a Purpose time, you may explore our hands-on S.T.E.A.M. sensory stations.

Cost

We highly encourage pre-registering. Why? Pre-registering assures your spot. Space is limited due to the hands-on nature of our classes.

Adult +1 child 16mons - 4yrs = $15.00 per class pre-register and pay online.

Adult + 2 children $20.00 per class pre pre-register and pay online.

Additional $5.00 per child fee after initial 2 children.


Going on a Bear Hunt!

Get ready to romp through the great outdoors on our imaginary bear adventure! We’ll handle real black bear fur, exam the size of real bear paw and make a fun bear den to bring home. This class fosters large motor skills and observation skills.

Science Literacy word(s): black bear, den

Session One | 9:15-10:15

9/20 - Kinderberry Hill Woodbury

9/26 - Kinderberry Hill Eden Prairie

9/27 - Kinderberry Hill Roseville

Session Two | 10:30-11:30

9/20 - Kinderberry Hill Woodbury

9/26 - Kinderberry Hill Eden Prairie

9/27 - Kinderberry Hill Roseville


Sheep in a Jeep!

Enjoy the forces of pushing and pulling as we journey across the land with sheep in a jeep! We’ll explore real sheeps wool and the forces of pushing and pulling as we race jeeps and balls up and down ramps of various shapes and sizes. We’ll make a sheep to bring home. This class fosters questioning, predicting and observing.

Science Literacy word(s): force, push, pull

Session One | 9:15-10:15

10/4 - Kinderberry Hill Woodbury

10/10 - Kinderberry Hill Eden Prairie

10/11 - Kinderberry Hill Roseville

Session Two | 10:30-11:30

10/4 - Kinderberry Hill Woodbury

10/10 - Kinderberry Hill Eden Prairie

10/11 - Kinderberry Hill Roseville


Above and Below!

Explore what animals live below ground and which live below! We’ll dig in the dirt, handle real worms and make a worm to bring home! We’ll examine real birds nests and sort pine cones, rocks and more! This class fosters sorting objects and recognizing characteristics of animals.

Science Literacy word(s): earthworm

Session One | 9:15-10:15

10/17 - Kinderberry Hill Woodbury

10/18 - Kinderberry Hill St. Paul

10/24 - Kinderberry Hill Eden Prairie

10/25 - Kinderberry Hill Roseville

Session Two | 10:30-11:30

10/17 - Kinderberry Hill Woodbury

10/18 - Kinderberry Hill St. Paul

10/24 - Kinderberry Hill Eden Prairie

10/25 - Kinderberry Hill Roseville


Polar Bear Polar Bear, What do you Hear?

Join the zookeeper on a stroll through the zoo and listen to all of the animal sounds! We’ll examine how sounds travel through a solid block, water and air and discover how our ears work to hear sounds. Play with different instruments and discover funny ways to make sounds. We’ll make a fun instrument to bring home. This class fosters observation skills and creative movement

Science Literacy Word(s): sound

Session One | 9:15-10:15

10/31 - Kinderberry Hill Woodbury

11/1 - Kinderberry Hill St. Paul

11/7 - Kinderberry Hill Eden Prairie

11/8 - Kinderberry Hill Roseville

Session Two | 10:30-11:30

10/31 - Kinderberry Hill Woodbury

11/1 - Kinderberry Hill St. Paul

11/7 - Kinderberry Hill Eden Prairie

11/8 - Kinderberry Hill Roseville


I’m an Architect!

Discover adventures with Iggy Peck Architect as he saves the day with his amazing bridge building! We’ll hammer pegs into styrofoam to build exquisite buildings and make bridges to bring home! We’ll have cars, trucks and animals explore our buildings and bridges for creative play. This class fosters shape and color recognition and fine and large motor skills.

Science Literacy Word(s): engineer

Session One | 9:15-10:15

11/14 - Kinderberry Hill Woodbury

11/15 - Kinderberry Hill St. Paul

11/28 - Kinderberry Hill Eden Prairie

11/29 - Kinderberry Hill Roseville

Session Two | 10:30-11:30

11/14 - Kinderberry Hill Woodbury

11/15 - Kinderberry Hill St. Paul

11/28 - Kinderberry Hill Eden Prairie

11/29 - Kinderberry Hill Roseville


Penguins!

Let’s go on an adventure to Antarctica and explore the habitat of penguins! We’ll do the penguin shuffle, compare heights of penguins and make sea sponge paintings to bring home. This class fosters large motor skills, measurement and number recognition.

Science Literacy Word(s): habitat

Session One | 9:15-10:15

12/5 - Kinderberry Hill Woodbury

12/6 - Kinderberry Hill St. Paul

12/12 - Kinderberry Hill Eden Prairie

12/13 - Kinderberry Hill Roseville

Session Two | 10:30-11:30

12/5 - Kinderberry Hill Woodbury

12/6 - Kinderberry Hill St. Paul

12/12 - Kinderberry Hill Eden Prairie

12/13 - Kinderberry Hill Roseville

Program Videos

Family Fun STEAM Night

We come to your location with five (5) hands-on exploration activities including engineering challenges, art and science activities, touch and feel stations and two make-n-take projects for all participants. We provide the staff and all of the materials for your event. Great for PreS — 6th grade!

STEAM in the Classroom

Our In-House Field Trips are project based hands-on fun. Each of our lessons has a literacy component such as a great children's book that our STEAM activity is based upon. For example: Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beatty will be the focus of our engineering challenge for your learners that day!

Curious Minds, LLC Enrichment Program

Kinderberry Hill has partnered with Curious Minds, LLC for exploring science through imagination and investigation. Curious Minds empowers children to learn science while having fun. The curriculum engages the whole brain through the inquiry science method of teaching. Preschool-age children are building a foundation for future learning and scientific understanding. Their curiosity makes this the perfect time to answer questions and help them create an understanding of how the world works. Beginning in our Pre-kindergarten program, all enrolled children will attend Curious Minds, LLC enrichment classes once per month.