New workshops introduce wonder of engineering to young learners

It’s never too early to introduce a child to STEM concepts as the programming team at The Regnier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City well knows. Along with its 30,000 square feet of indoor exploration and 1/2 acre of year-round outdoor adventure, the nonprofit children’s museum now offers two hands-on workshops specifically focused on STEM learning.

A woman and child work together at a table in a brightly lit space, using recycled packaging and plastic bottles to build.

On the third Wednesday of each month, Wonderscope Program Specialists lead Maker Space Workshops for children and their families. Designed to give children the chance to experiment with a variety of resources and tools, the workshops open new avenues for creative expression.

A young man wearing a ballcap and Henderson Engineering T-shirt instructs a group of young children accompanied by adults in a hands-on activity.

Wonderscope’s Engineering Creativity Workshops, led by Henderson Engineers on the second Friday of each month, give children and their families a glimpse into the world of engineering. Each workshop features a new engineering principle and activities tied to specific learning objectives, learned right alongside professionals who work in the field.

Both workshops take place in the museum’s Design Lab and are free with museum admission or membership. Advance registration is not required. Families are encouraged to check Wonderscope’s online calendar to confirm workshop dates and times.