Science City at Union Station

Science City at Union Station Science City is an interactive hands-on science museum located in Downtown Kansas City in historic Union Station Kansas City. Science City is a place of wonder, where kids and adults can find something new with each visit.

Throw the don't touch mindset out the window. There are no tests and no wrong or right answers, just a chance to explore with freedom and pure imagination. Its magic starts with its location. An architectural and historic marvel, Union Station provides a venue unlike any other science center in the nation. From the moment you pass under the clock tower to your first step inside the cityscape of Sc

Throw the don't touch mindset out the window. There are no tests and no wrong or right answers, just a chance to explore with freedom and pure imagination. Its magic starts with its location. An architectural and historic marvel, Union Station provides a venue unlike any other science center in the nation. From the moment you pass under the clock tower to your first step inside the cityscape of Sc

"How do you prepare for a career when the world is changing at such a rapid pace that no one can quite envision what job...
11/11/2021
How intersecting K-12 student competitions build design thinking, inventiveness and an entrepreneurial mindset

"How do you prepare for a career when the world is changing at such a rapid pace that no one can quite envision what jobs of the future will look like? In Kansas City, educators and the nonprofits that support them are increasingly turning to teaching innovation through in-school curriculum that emphasizes problem-solving skills and through student competitions that reward ingenuity, relevancy and an entrepreneurial mindset."

From Startland News on the important role K-12 student competitions like the Greater Kansas City Science & Engineering Fair play in helping develop design thinking, inventiveness and problem-solving skills.

https://www.startlandnews.com/2021/10/callen-fairchild-zind-kc-stem-alliance/

In Kansas City, educators and the nonprofits that support them are increasingly turning to teaching innovation through in-school curriculum that emphasizes problem-solving skills and through student competitions that reward ingenuity, relevancy and an entrepreneurial mindset.

You are 99.9% percent identical to the person standing next to you! At GENETICS: UNLOCK THE CODE, you'll discover the sc...
11/10/2021

You are 99.9% percent identical to the person standing next to you! At GENETICS: UNLOCK THE CODE, you'll discover the science and wonder behind that fraction of a percent. Through interactive discovery, you’ll gain a better understanding of the human genome - the set of instructions that tells your body’s cells how to operate. Genetics is what makes you… you! And with 22 interactive components designed to help visitors discover the science and wonder behind DNA - including the guest favorite DNA dance-off - GENETICS: UNLOCK THE CODE is science, supercharged. And you have to see it to believe it! Be sure to stop by during your next Science City visit and experience the human genome one cell at a time.

K-5 EDUCATORS! Register now for a FREE Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals workshop (this Saturday, Nov 13) or Deep D...
11/10/2021

K-5 EDUCATORS! Register now for a FREE Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals workshop (this Saturday, Nov 13) or Deep Dive workshop (Saturday, Nov 20) hosted by Science City.

Over 100,000 teachers have participated in Code.org workshops, and over 90% said they would recommend the program to other teachers! It's professional development with proven results, and it's ENTIRELY FREE when you register today!

Science City is proud to serve as your Code.org regional partner and offer FREE computer science professional education for our local and regional educators.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS
NOV 13, 9am-4pm

This introductory workshop is designed for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore how to begin teaching the CS Fundamentals curriculum. Join your peers and experienced facilitators to get a hand on intro to computer science as well as overviews of the online curriculum and teacher dashboard. At the end of the workshop, participating teachers will have:

• A plan of action to start teaching CS Fundamentals.
• An implementation plan for teaching two CS Fundamentals lessons.
• Goals for how deep into the course they would like to try to get.
• Strategies for teaching CS Fundamentals lessons.
• A connection to the community of CS Fundamentals teachers.
• A printed curriculum guide with pedagogy, tips, and best practices.
• A certificate of attendance

Register for free at >> https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/10503/enroll

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COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS DEEP DIVE
NOV 20, 9am-4pm

The Deep Dive workshop is designed for elementary educators who have started teaching CS Fundamentals but want to more deeply understand Code.org’s approach to teaching CS and need strategies to fully implement the curriculum. Developed with Code.org’s professional learning values in mind, the 7-hour Deep Dive workshop provides teachers with a hands-on learning experience with other like-minded teachers. Teachers are given the space to work through the individual challenges in carefully crafted sessions led by experienced facilitators. The Intro workshop is not a prerequisite for the Deep Dive, but participants should have started teaching CS Fundamentals before attending. At the end of the workshop, participating teachers will have:

• A plan for offering more of the CS Fundamentals course.
• Strategies for addressing roadblocks to implementation.
• Ideas for fostering and developing a strong classroom rapport that nurtures learners of all types through equitable approaches.
• A deepened sense of community with CS Fundamentals teachers and a plan for keeping in touch with other teachers in the future.
• A printed curriculum guide with pedagogy, tips, and best practices.
• A certificate of attendance.

Register for free at >> https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/10504/enroll

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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CODE.ORG CS FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOPS

Visit: https://code.org/professional-development-workshops

Or email Emily Meyer at [email protected]

K-5 EDUCATORS! Register now for a FREE Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals workshop (this Saturday, Nov 13) or Deep Dive workshop (Saturday, Nov 20) hosted by Science City.

Over 100,000 teachers have participated in Code.org workshops, and over 90% said they would recommend the program to other teachers! It's professional development with proven results, and it's ENTIRELY FREE when you register today!

Science City is proud to serve as your Code.org regional partner and offer FREE computer science professional education for our local and regional educators.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS
NOV 13, 9am-4pm

This introductory workshop is designed for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore how to begin teaching the CS Fundamentals curriculum. Join your peers and experienced facilitators to get a hand on intro to computer science as well as overviews of the online curriculum and teacher dashboard. At the end of the workshop, participating teachers will have:

• A plan of action to start teaching CS Fundamentals.
• An implementation plan for teaching two CS Fundamentals lessons.
• Goals for how deep into the course they would like to try to get.
• Strategies for teaching CS Fundamentals lessons.
• A connection to the community of CS Fundamentals teachers.
• A printed curriculum guide with pedagogy, tips, and best practices.
• A certificate of attendance

Register for free at >> https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/10503/enroll

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COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS DEEP DIVE
NOV 20, 9am-4pm

The Deep Dive workshop is designed for elementary educators who have started teaching CS Fundamentals but want to more deeply understand Code.org’s approach to teaching CS and need strategies to fully implement the curriculum. Developed with Code.org’s professional learning values in mind, the 7-hour Deep Dive workshop provides teachers with a hands-on learning experience with other like-minded teachers. Teachers are given the space to work through the individual challenges in carefully crafted sessions led by experienced facilitators. The Intro workshop is not a prerequisite for the Deep Dive, but participants should have started teaching CS Fundamentals before attending. At the end of the workshop, participating teachers will have:

• A plan for offering more of the CS Fundamentals course.
• Strategies for addressing roadblocks to implementation.
• Ideas for fostering and developing a strong classroom rapport that nurtures learners of all types through equitable approaches.
• A deepened sense of community with CS Fundamentals teachers and a plan for keeping in touch with other teachers in the future.
• A printed curriculum guide with pedagogy, tips, and best practices.
• A certificate of attendance.

Register for free at >> https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/10504/enroll

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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CODE.ORG CS FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOPS

Visit: https://code.org/professional-development-workshops

Or email Emily Meyer at [email protected]

It's time to kick off another week of awesome science fun and discovery here at Science City! We're open this week Tuesd...
11/09/2021

It's time to kick off another week of awesome science fun and discovery here at Science City! We're open this week Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

When you visit Science City this week, be sure to watch for special activities exploring "The Art of Science!" In Creative Corner, create artwork and explore physics with a spinning top toy. In the Maker Studio, make a paper craft illusion and help make a hanging mobile in Build Together. At the Periodic Table, use a microscope to examine biological specimens like a butterfly, feathers, coral and fossil, then draw what you see. And for early learners, we're igniting creativity and exploration with sensory play in a mess-free way!

Plus, always 100,000 square feet of award-winning interactive exhibits to explore and educator-led activities for every age! Come and discover for yourself why Science City was voted Kansas City's "Favorite Family-friendly Attraction" and "Best Family Fun Center!

Purchase tickets online in advance >> https://sciencecity.unionstation.org

It's time to kick off another week of awesome science fun and discovery here at Science City! We're open this week Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

When you visit Science City this week, be sure to watch for special activities exploring "The Art of Science!" In Creative Corner, create artwork and explore physics with a spinning top toy. In the Maker Studio, make a paper craft illusion and help make a hanging mobile in Build Together. At the Periodic Table, use a microscope to examine biological specimens like a butterfly, feathers, coral and fossil, then draw what you see. And for early learners, we're igniting creativity and exploration with sensory play in a mess-free way!

Plus, always 100,000 square feet of award-winning interactive exhibits to explore and educator-led activities for every age! Come and discover for yourself why Science City was voted Kansas City's "Favorite Family-friendly Attraction" and "Best Family Fun Center!

Purchase tickets online in advance >> https://sciencecity.unionstation.org

While Science City is currently closed on Mondays, be sure to check out our Instructables for dozens of fun and creative...
11/08/2021

While Science City is currently closed on Mondays, be sure to check out our Instructables for dozens of fun and creative projects you can try at home. All with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, and all for free!

Science City Instructables >> https://www.instructables.com/member/Sciencecityed/

Maker Lab Instructables >> https://www.instructables.com/member/Maker+Studio/

While Science City is currently closed on Mondays, be sure to check out our Instructables for dozens of fun and creative projects you can try at home. All with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, and all for free!

Science City Instructables >> https://www.instructables.com/member/Sciencecityed/

Maker Lab Instructables >> https://www.instructables.com/member/Maker+Studio/

Thanks for the ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review, Yolanda! We're glad you and your kids all enjoyed Science City. See you again soon!Discover...
11/07/2021

Thanks for the ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review, Yolanda! We're glad you and your kids all enjoyed Science City. See you again soon!

Discover for yourself why Science City was voted Kansas City's "Favorite Family-friendly Attraction" and "Best Family Fun Center!" Spend a day exploring our dynamic, hands-on science center packed with 100,000 square feet of award-winning exhibits and educator-led activities for every age.

Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sundays 12pm-5pm. Arrive early and stay all day >> http://bit.ly/SCKCTickets

Thanks for the ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review, Yolanda! We're glad you and your kids all enjoyed Science City. See you again soon!

Discover for yourself why Science City was voted Kansas City's "Favorite Family-friendly Attraction" and "Best Family Fun Center!" Spend a day exploring our dynamic, hands-on science center packed with 100,000 square feet of award-winning exhibits and educator-led activities for every age.

Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sundays 12pm-5pm. Arrive early and stay all day >> http://bit.ly/SCKCTickets

Come one, come all! When you visit Science City today, be sure to check out the FUN at our carnival game-themed exhibit,...
11/07/2021

Come one, come all! When you visit Science City today, be sure to check out the FUN at our carnival game-themed exhibit, "Step Right Up!" It's the newest in our nearly 100,000 square feet of interactive exhibits! Included with your Science City admission or free for members, "Step Right Up!" explores STEM concepts through classic carnival games. It's "free play" fun with skee-ball, basketball trickshot, roller bowler, kinetic collisions, funhouse mirrors, and more!

Science City is open 12-5pm on Sundays, 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Visit today and discover for yourself why Science City was voted Kansas City's "Favorite Family-friendly Attraction!"

Explore Science City online and purchase tickets in advance >> https://sciencecity.unionstation.org

Friday night at Science City, more than 200 Junior Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri came together...
11/06/2021

Friday night at Science City, more than 200 Junior Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri came together for the third annual LIVE STEAM, hosted by Terracon and Science City. LIVE STEAM is a special evening of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics with hands-on workshops and activities presented by local educators, organizations, and STEAM professionals, as well as a stage show and scavenger hunt. The goal of the evening is to support, encourage and inspire interest in STEAM careers among girls and help prepare them for a lifetime of leadership in STEAM fields. Our thanks to all the presenters and volunteers who helped make the evening possible, including GSKSMO CEO Joy Wheeler and Terracon Senior VP Vanessa Zambo, who joined us for the evening and offered words of support and inspiration to the girls attending.

K-5 EDUCATORS! Register now for a FREE Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals workshop (Nov 13) or Fundamentals Deep Div...
11/06/2021

K-5 EDUCATORS! Register now for a FREE Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals workshop (Nov 13) or Fundamentals Deep Dive workshop (Nov 20) hosted by Science City.

Over 100,000 teachers have participated in Code.org workshops, and over 90% said they would recommend the program to other teachers! It's professional development with proven results, and it's ENTIRELY FREE when you register today!

Science City is proud to serve as your Code.org regional partner and offer FREE computer science professional education for our local and regional educators.

.
COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS
NOV 13, 9am-4pm

This introductory workshop is designed for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore how to begin teaching the CS Fundamentals curriculum. Join your peers and experienced facilitators to get a hand on intro to computer science as well as overviews of the online curriculum and teacher dashboard.
At the end of the workshop, participating teachers will have:
• A plan of action to start teaching CS Fundamentals.
• An implementation plan for teaching two CS Fundamentals lessons.
• Goals for how deep into the course they would like to try to get.
• Strategies for teaching CS Fundamentals lessons.
• A connection to the community of CS Fundamentals teachers.
• A printed curriculum guide with pedagogy, tips, and best practices.
• A certificate of attendance

Register for free at >> https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/10503/enroll

.
COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS DEEP DIVE
NOV 20, 9am-4pm

The Deep Dive workshop is designed for elementary educators who have started teaching CS Fundamentals but want to more deeply understand Code.org’s approach to teaching CS and need strategies to fully implement the curriculum. Developed with Code.org’s professional learning values in mind, the 7-hour Deep Dive workshop provides teachers with a hands-on learning experience with other like-minded teachers. Teachers are given the space to work through the individual challenges in carefully crafted sessions led by experienced facilitators. The Intro workshop is not a prerequisite for the Deep Dive, but participants should have started teaching CS Fundamentals before attending.

At the end of the workshop, participating teachers will have:
• A plan for offering more of the CS Fundamentals course.
• Strategies for addressing roadblocks to implementation.
• Ideas for fostering and developing a strong classroom rapport that nurtures learners of all types through equitable approaches.
• A deepened sense of community with CS Fundamentals teachers and a plan for keeping in touch with other teachers in the future.
• A printed curriculum guide with pedagogy, tips, and best practices.
• A certificate of attendance.
Register for free at >> https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/10504/enroll

.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CODE.ORG CS FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOPS

Visit: https://code.org/professional-development-workshops

Or email Emily Meyer at [email protected]

K-5 EDUCATORS! Register now for a FREE Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals workshop (Nov 13) or Fundamentals Deep Dive workshop (Nov 20) hosted by Science City.

Over 100,000 teachers have participated in Code.org workshops, and over 90% said they would recommend the program to other teachers! It's professional development with proven results, and it's ENTIRELY FREE when you register today!

Science City is proud to serve as your Code.org regional partner and offer FREE computer science professional education for our local and regional educators.

.
COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS
NOV 13, 9am-4pm

This introductory workshop is designed for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore how to begin teaching the CS Fundamentals curriculum. Join your peers and experienced facilitators to get a hand on intro to computer science as well as overviews of the online curriculum and teacher dashboard.
At the end of the workshop, participating teachers will have:
• A plan of action to start teaching CS Fundamentals.
• An implementation plan for teaching two CS Fundamentals lessons.
• Goals for how deep into the course they would like to try to get.
• Strategies for teaching CS Fundamentals lessons.
• A connection to the community of CS Fundamentals teachers.
• A printed curriculum guide with pedagogy, tips, and best practices.
• A certificate of attendance

Register for free at >> https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/10503/enroll

.
COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS DEEP DIVE
NOV 20, 9am-4pm

The Deep Dive workshop is designed for elementary educators who have started teaching CS Fundamentals but want to more deeply understand Code.org’s approach to teaching CS and need strategies to fully implement the curriculum. Developed with Code.org’s professional learning values in mind, the 7-hour Deep Dive workshop provides teachers with a hands-on learning experience with other like-minded teachers. Teachers are given the space to work through the individual challenges in carefully crafted sessions led by experienced facilitators. The Intro workshop is not a prerequisite for the Deep Dive, but participants should have started teaching CS Fundamentals before attending.

At the end of the workshop, participating teachers will have:
• A plan for offering more of the CS Fundamentals course.
• Strategies for addressing roadblocks to implementation.
• Ideas for fostering and developing a strong classroom rapport that nurtures learners of all types through equitable approaches.
• A deepened sense of community with CS Fundamentals teachers and a plan for keeping in touch with other teachers in the future.
• A printed curriculum guide with pedagogy, tips, and best practices.
• A certificate of attendance.
Register for free at >> https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/10504/enroll

.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CODE.ORG CS FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOPS

Visit: https://code.org/professional-development-workshops

Or email Emily Meyer at [email protected]

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K-5 EDUCATORS! Register now for a FREE Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals workshop (this Saturday, Nov 13) or Deep Dive workshop (Saturday, Nov 20) hosted by Science City at Union Station. Over 100,000 teachers have participated in Code.org workshops, and over 90% said they would recommend the program to other teachers! It's professional development with proven results, and it's ENTIRELY FREE when you register today! Science City is proud to serve as your Code.org regional partner and offer FREE computer science professional education for our local and regional educators. . COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS NOV 13, 9am-4pm This introductory workshop is designed for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore how to begin teaching the CS Fundamentals curriculum. Join your peers and experienced facilitators to get a hand on intro to computer science as well as overviews of the online curriculum and teacher dashboard. At the end of the workshop, participating teachers will have: • A plan of action to start teaching CS Fundamentals. • An implementation plan for teaching two CS Fundamentals lessons. • Goals for how deep into the course they would like to try to get. • Strategies for teaching CS Fundamentals lessons. • A connection to the community of CS Fundamentals teachers. • A printed curriculum guide with pedagogy, tips, and best practices. • A certificate of attendance Register for free at >> https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/10503/enroll . COMPUTER SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS DEEP DIVE NOV 20, 9am-4pm The Deep Dive workshop is designed for elementary educators who have started teaching CS Fundamentals but want to more deeply understand Code.org’s approach to teaching CS and need strategies to fully implement the curriculum. Developed with Code.org’s professional learning values in mind, the 7-hour Deep Dive workshop provides teachers with a hands-on learning experience with other like-minded teachers. Teachers are given the space to work through the individual challenges in carefully crafted sessions led by experienced facilitators. The Intro workshop is not a prerequisite for the Deep Dive, but participants should have started teaching CS Fundamentals before attending. At the end of the workshop, participating teachers will have: • A plan for offering more of the CS Fundamentals course. • Strategies for addressing roadblocks to implementation. • Ideas for fostering and developing a strong classroom rapport that nurtures learners of all types through equitable approaches. • A deepened sense of community with CS Fundamentals teachers and a plan for keeping in touch with other teachers in the future. • A printed curriculum guide with pedagogy, tips, and best practices. • A certificate of attendance. Register for free at >> https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/10504/enroll . TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CODE.ORG CS FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOPS Visit: https://code.org/professional-development-workshops Or email Emily Meyer at [email protected]
Thanks Startland News for sharing how KC's STEM learning ecosystem fosters innovation and Real World Learning through student competitions, mentoring and real-time feedback (with Linda Hall Library, PLTW - Project Lead The Way, Startland and Science City at Union Station): https://kcstem.info/InnovationEd
Lansing High School Robotics Class Visits Science City In Preparation for Battle of the Brains Competition Burns & McDonnell Science City at Union Station https://socs.net/5cf
Each year, THS science students participate in Battle of the Brains, which is a metro-wide competition amongst high school students sponsored by Burns & McDonnell. Last week, this years science students who are participating visited Science City at Union Station to get inspiration for what exhibit they might do for the competition. Good luck to this year's student participants! For more information on Battle of the Brains, check out their website: https://www.botbkc.com/the-competition/
Wands at the ready! It’s time to cast some spells and make magical potions at Science City at Union Station’s Harry Potter Day tomorrow!
Congratulations to Chloe and Kenzie who are customers at the Dearborn branch! They won Science City at Union Station and Kansas City Zoo tickets by participating in MCPL's #SummerLibraryProgram
One of the things we are happy to have back in our school life: Field Trips! Here, photos of our Middle School students at Science City at Union Station, on the hunt for ideas & inspiration for their Battle of the Brains projects! 💡
Congratulations to Graham from our Grandview Branch! He is the Summer Library Program winner of a four-pack of tickets to Science City at Union Station.
Science City at Union Station's Let's Play exhibit is a fantastic place for children ages 3 and under to learn, play, explore and have fun at their own pace. We LOVE this exhibit... ps: It's air-conditioned too! #kcfamilyfun
Science City is geared for children. Why make parents pay full price? Charge children $30.00, parent per child free.
It’s going to be a TROPICAL JAMBOREE at Science City at Union Station's kidFEST presented by PNC. Join Science City THIS Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a family-friendly day full of science play for our youngest explorers. There will be activities specifically geared toward infants to six-year-olds PLUS fun for all the whole family. Create floral necklaces, explore tropical fruits, sail the oceans, celebrate with a drum safari, face painting and balloon artists and so much more! Regular Science City admission applies - Union Station Members attend FREE! Science City kidFEST is presented by PNC Foundation. For more information, visit: sciencecity.unionstation.org/event/kidfest/
Join Science City at Union Station THIS Saturday for PNC kidFEST!