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All Things STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in science, technology, engineering, and math that is integrated into real-world applications. What separates STEM from the traditional science and math education is the blended learning environment and the practical application of the scientific method to everyday life. Take a look at’s STEM resources:

STEM-Inspired Museums & Play Places
These local and regional museums, planetariums, and more allow kids to really see STEM principals up-close and in action! Learn more.

Where to Visit with a Dinosaur-Lover
With the release of Jurassic World summer, kids and “kids at heart” are rediscovering how much they love dinosaurs! Take a peek at all the local (and some regional) opportunities to get up-close and personal with fossils, dinosaur replicas, dig pits, and more! Learn more.

10+ Planetariums with Public Programs for Star-Gazing
With an abundance of local options for planetarium visits and programs, studying the stars, planets, and the sky has never been more exciting! Check out our list of planetariums and other opportunities to entice, engage, and encourage the future astronomer in your family! Learn more.

STEM Classes, Camps, & Workshops
There are many after-school, weekend, and school break enrichment programs that can help keep kids focus on a STEM education. Learn more.

The Power of Reciprocal Museum Programs
If you’re a planner and like to save, it is worth considering a membership at a select museum for the benefit of getting free or discounted admission to other museums! Many participate in reciprocal programs locally and nationally through programs like the Association of Science-Technology Centers Passport Program. Learn more.

Museums, Museum, and More Museums
Like a throwback to encyclopedias of days past, museums offer a great place for STEM education — often for free! Take a look at all the museums our area has to offer here.

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