STEM Connect-KC Calendar

Museum at Prairiefire Educator Open House

Museum at Prairiefire 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

Museum at Prairiefire invites any and all teachers to join them for beer, wine, and light appetizers while exploring the educational opportunities at the MAP this school year. Explore Savage Ancient Seas: Prehistoric Predators of the  Western Interior Seaway in the Exhibition Hall Experience six sections...

October Science Happy Hour | Museum at Prairiefire

Museum at Prairiefire 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

Museum at Prairiefire's October Science Happy Hour features Dr. Sean Daley, an anthropologist from Johnson County Community College, who will gear up for Halloween with a discussion of paranormal activity in the Kansas City area. Stop by for some spooks, snacks and beverages. MAP members...

November Science Happy Hour | Museum at Prairiefire

Museum at Prairiefire 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

The Museum at Prairiefire's November Science Happy Hour will feature Dr. Michael Engel of the University of Kansas. In this event for all ages, Dr. Engel, a leading Entomologist from the KU Biodiversity Institute, will give a presentation titled “400 Million Years on Six Legs:...

Cinema + Science/SciFlix screening of Outbreak | Museum at Prairiefire

Museum at Prairiefire 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

During the Cinema + Science/SciFlix screening of Outbreak, visitors will screen the 1995 movie "Outbreak" at Cinetopia and will then be directed back to the Museum at Prairiefire for a panel discussion on infectious disease featuring Drs. Nancy and Jerry Jaax, Dr. Farah S. Ahmed...

Museum at Prairiefire Science Happy Hour

Museum at Prairiefire 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

Science Happy Hour- A Whirling Demon: Jackie Robinson Steals Home and History This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), the legendary athlete who helped integrate American Baseball in 1947. During this Museum at Prairiefire Science Happy Hour, Dr. Raymond...

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Museum at Prairiefire JAM: Exploring Liquid Density

Museum at Prairiefire 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

Junior Adventurers at the Museum (JAM) sessions engage elementary age students in fun, hands-on inquiry-based activities to familiarize students with STEM-essentials. JAM sessions take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays, twice each month. Pre-registration is recommended. In this session: Did you know that not all liquids...

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Museum at Prairiefire Little Explorers Club | Eerie Echolocation

Museum at Prairiefire 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

How do animals see where they are going and how to get their food if they are in dark places? Animals like bats and dolphins and whales use a method called echolocation to find food and communicate in the dark. Join the Little Explorers’ Club...

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Museum at Prairiefire JAM STEAM Camp | Astronomy Week

Museum at Prairiefire 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

JAM STEAM Camps are half-day camps running Monday through Thursday with morning sessions (9 a.m. to noon) and afternoon sessions (1 to 4 p.m.).  Each session has two age ranges: grades 1-3 and grades 4-6. During Astronomy Week, students will learn about the scientific study of...

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JAM Session: Can you build a bridge out of pasta? | OVERLAND PARK, KS

Museum at Prairiefire 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

Can you build a bridge out of pasta? Pasta comes in many shapes and sizes, including spaghetti, lasagna, macaroni, rotini, manicotti, linguini, and angel hair. The variety of sizes and shapes makes pasta an ideal material for bridge building. In this Museum at Prairie Fire...

$5
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Little Explorers Club + Decomposers: Deep in the Dirt | OVERLAND PARK, KS

Museum at Prairiefire 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

Did you know decomposers are small creatures in our environment that eat all of nature’s trash!? Join Museum at Prairiefire staff on this Little Explorers Club adventure as they explore decomposers and how they help our ecosystem. Participants will see some of the Museum’s own...

$5

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