Posts Categorized: Education

Feeling Crafty this Spring?

By Jacalyn Modrzynski, Lead Educator Who is feeling crafty this spring? Let’s have fun making a unique craft using construction paper in an unusual way! When we use paper we often use it as a flat canvas for the rest of our artwork, but paper can be more than just flat. Paper can be springy, curly, and it can even Read more about Feeling Crafty this Spring? »

Rainbows: The bridge between the natural and super natural

By Mara Gordon, Play to Learn Facilitator Did you know that rainbows are an optical illusion? That means that rainbows don’t have a physical form or have a specific location in the sky. Rainbows happen when light hits water droplets at a 42 angle. This causes the light to experience refraction (also known as redirection) and reflection. As the light Read more about Rainbows: The bridge between the natural and super natural »

The Science of Rainbows

By Annie Savinon, STEM Educator Annie’s STEM Lab: Happy March to all! If you are like me, March reminds you of green shamrocks and vibrant rainbows! But have you ever wondered how rainbows happen in the sky?! Read along and share with your little one, the science of rainbows! To get an outcome of a rainbow in the sky, there Read more about The Science of Rainbows »

Community & Inclusion

By Alexis Turan, Access & Inclusion Intern March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Every year, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. Their campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets Read more about Community & Inclusion »

Introducing: The Broadway Market Exhibit at Explore & More!

By Will Kawalec, Cultural Program Educator  I am taking this months Culture Corner as an opportunity to discuss an exciting change to Explore & More. Some may have heard the news that the Being Good Neighbors exhibit, (made up of the Hispanic Heritage House, Puppet Theater, and West Side Bazaar), is undergoing a major makeover. This transformation will change this Read more about Introducing: The Broadway Market Exhibit at Explore & More! »

Field trips are back! Please be aware that it will be busier than usual.