Calendar of Events at CMoA

Jun
3
Sat
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers – 6-3-23 – What Do You Do With A Problem?
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers - 6-3-23 - What Do You Do With A Problem?

June 3, 2023 – What Do You Do With A Problem? by Kobi Yamada

Tech Tales is our weekly summer story reading series geared for children 12 and under.  Each week we present a different story with a corresponding activity about a STEM/STEAM based topic or person.

This week’s book is What Do You Do With a Problem? by Kobi Yamada. This story is a heartwarming tale for anyone who has ever dealt with a problem. No one is too young to learn the importance of courage and persistence. After reading, we will be using our problem solving skills to grab something out of reach.

Join us for Tech Tales every Saturday at 2 PM during June and July.
Free for members or with paid admission.

Do you have a group you’d like to bring?  A camp, a daycare, a neighborhood playdate?
Groups are welcome and encouraged to schedule on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in June and July by completing this request form at least a week in advance.

Jun
10
Sat
SciTech Saturday – Thermodynamics
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
SciTech Saturday - Thermodynamics

Do you know a curious kid? You know, the one that always asks the why? what? and how? behind everyday things. SciTech Saturdays are here to satisfy some of their curiosity.

This month’s SciTech topic will explain how heat transfers through solids, liquids, and gases.  Why do our computers get so hot?  How can we cool them down?

Workshops begin at 11AM  and 2PM and have limited seating.

Free for members or with museum admission.

Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers – 6-10-23 – Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers - 6-10-23 - Hedy Lamarr's Double Life

June 10, 2023 – Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor by Laurie Wallmark

Join us as we celebrate the 82nd anniversary of Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil’s filing of their Secret Communications Patent, which laid the foundation for modern WiFi and Bluetooth systems. In honor of this occasion, we will be reading Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor by Laurie Wallmark. This recounts Hedy Lamarr’s double life as both a renowned Hollywood actress and an ingenious inventor. Discover how her passion for science and engineering led her to make groundbreaking contributions to the technology we use every day. Don’t miss this chance to learn about the remarkable life of a true trailblazer.  After the story, join us for a hands-on activity, where we will be practicing ways to send secret messages.

Join us for Tech Tales every Saturday at 2 PM during June and July.
Free for members or with paid admission.

Do you have a group you’d like to bring?  A camp, a daycare, a neighborhood playdate?
Groups are welcome and encouraged to schedule on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in June and July by completing this request form at least a week in advance.

Jun
17
Sat
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers – 6-17-23 – A Computer Called Katherine
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers - 6-17-23 - A Computer Called Katherine

June 17, 2023 – A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon by Suzanne Slade

Are you ready to blast off to explore the amazing story of Katherine Johnson? In today’s exciting read, A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon, Tech Tales will be exploring the fantastic story of a woman who defied race and gender norms to become a critical component of the team that put America into space, and on the moon. Katherine Johnson was a brilliant mathematician who calculated the trajectories for NASA’s first manned space flight and the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Despite facing discrimination and obstacles as an African American woman in the 1960s, Katherine’s determination and genius helped make history and inspire generations to come. In addition, Tech Tales will create an out of this world arts and crafts rocket project after the story. Don’t miss out on this incredible journey to inspire the young minds in your life.

Join us for Tech Tales every Saturday at 2 PM during June and July.
Free for members or with paid admission.

Do you have a group you’d like to bring?  A camp, a daycare, a neighborhood playdate?
Groups are welcome and encouraged to schedule on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in June and July by completing this request form at least a week in advance.

Jun
24
Sat
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers – 6-24-23 – Secret Engineer
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers - 6-24-23 - Secret Engineer

June 24, 2023 – Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge by Rachel Dougherty

In honor of International Women in Engineering Day, this week’s Tech Tales book is Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge by Rachel Dougherty. This inspiring story follows Emily Roebling as she takes charge of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge after her husband falls ill during the project, defying gender stereotypes to lead the project on his behalf. Through Emily’s story, young readers will learn the importance of perseverance and determination in achieving their dreams. After the reading, participants will get to engage in their own engineering project.

Join us for Tech Tales every Saturday at 2 PM during June and July.
Free for members or with paid admission.

Do you have a group you’d like to bring?  A camp, a daycare, a neighborhood playdate?
Groups are welcome and encouraged to schedule on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in June and July by completing this request form at least a week in advance.

Jul
1
Sat
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers – 7-1-23 – DOLL-E
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers - 7-1-23 - DOLL-E

July 1, 2023 – DOLL-E 1.0 by Shanda McCloskey

Join us for today’s Tech Tales book reading featuring talented local author, Shanda McCloskey, and her captivating book, DOLL-E 1.0. The story follows a young girl who uses her creativity and ingenuity to enhance her new toy. Children will be inspired to embrace their own imaginative ideas and problem-solving skills after reading this delightful tale. 

Join us for Tech Tales every Saturday at 2 PM during June and July.
Free for members or with paid admission.

Do you have a group you’d like to bring?  A camp, a daycare, a neighborhood playdate?
Groups are welcome and encouraged to schedule on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in June and July by completing this request form at least a week in advance.

Jul
8
Sat
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers – 7-8-23 – Rosie Revere
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers - 7-8-23 - Rosie Revere

July 8, 2023 – Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Join us for this week’s Tech Tales book reading featuring the inspiring story of Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty. In this heartwarming tale, young inventor Rosie encounters failures and judgment from others but learns to embrace her mistakes and never give up on her passion for engineering. Through her perseverance and determination, Rosie teaches young readers the importance of resilience and creativity in pursuing their dreams. To complement the book, Tech Tales will be engaging in a unique project using physics to engineer a one-of-a-kind toy.

Join us for Tech Tales every Saturday at 2 PM during June and July.
Free for members or with paid admission.

Do you have a group you’d like to bring?  A camp, a daycare, a neighborhood playdate?
Groups are welcome and encouraged to schedule on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in June and July by completing this request form at least a week in advance.

Jul
15
Sat
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers – 7-15-23 – What Do You With An Idea?
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers - 7-15-23 - What Do You With An Idea?

July 15, 2023 – What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada

Join us for this week’s Tech Tales reading of What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada. This inspiring story teaches young readers that ideas are valuable and worth exploring, even if they may seem impossible or uncertain at first. Through beautiful illustrations and a relatable main character, children will be encouraged to embrace their ideas and nurture them into something great. Don’t miss out on this exciting and thought-provoking book!  For our Tech Tales activity, participants will have the chance to brainstorm and design their own inventions that could solve everyday problems.

Join us for Tech Tales every Saturday at 2 PM during June and July.
Free for members or with paid admission.

Do you have a group you’d like to bring?  A camp, a daycare, a neighborhood playdate?
Groups are welcome and encouraged to schedule on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in June and July by completing this request form at least a week in advance.

Jul
22
Sat
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers – 7-22-23 – One Giant Leap
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers - 7-22-23 - One Giant Leap

July 22, 2023 – One Giant Leap by Robert Burleigh

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” These famous words were spoken by Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969, when he became the first person to set foot on the moon. As we celebrate the 54th anniversary of this momentous event, Tech Tales will be exploring the incredible journey of the Apollo 13 mission in today’s book, One Giant Leap by Robert Burleigh. This book recounts the amazing story of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins as they set out on a historic mission that would ultimately lead to the first moonwalk. In honor of this momentous occasion, Tech Tales will be designing their own lunar rovers to explore the mysteries of the moon and beyond.

Join us for Tech Tales every Saturday at 2 PM during June and July.
Free for members or with paid admission.

Do you have a group you’d like to bring?  A camp, a daycare, a neighborhood playdate?
Groups are welcome and encouraged to schedule on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in June and July by completing this request form at least a week in advance.

Jul
29
Sat
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers – 7-29-23 – Have You Thanked An Engineer Today?
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tech Tales – Storytime for Young Explorers - 7-29-23 - Have You Thanked An Engineer Today?

July 29, 2023 – Have You Thanked an Engineer Today? by Patrice McLaurin

As we conclude our 2023 Tech Tales program, we invite you to join us for a final reading of the summer, Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? by Patrice McLaurin. Follow along with a young boy as he uses and appreciates the many inventions created by African-American inventors throughout history. This inspiring and informative book will encourage children to recognize and celebrate the contributions of diverse inventors in shaping our world. To cap off the program, Tech Tale participants will have the opportunity to put their engineering skills to the test by building a miniature zipline to transport computer parts.

Join us for Tech Tales every Saturday at 2 PM during June and July.
Free for members or with paid admission.

Do you have a group you’d like to bring?  A camp, a daycare, a neighborhood playdate?
Groups are welcome and encouraged to schedule on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in June and July by completing this request form at least a week in advance.