Z-pARTy is a celebration of creativity showcasing art by children and youth of the Zimmer Children’s Museum and its youTHink program. There will be plenty of family activities, art, and music from our very own resident rock stars Luis and Ana at 6pm and 7:30pm.
The party takes place on Saturday, December 13th from 5:00pm-9:00pm as part of the NELA Art Walk at the Antigua Coffee House: 3400 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065.
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Do you know a person under the age of 10 making a big difference? Nominate them for the first ever
Zimmer Children’s Museum Random Acts of Kid-ness (RAK) Award!
The RAK Award recognizes acts of service, compassion and altruism from our youngest society members instilling in them the understanding that giving of our time and talent is just as important as the giving of our treasure. The award will be given annually to Los Angeles young people under the age of 10.
Nominations are being accepted now through February 3rd
For further information contact Kaila Jackson at Kaila@zimmermuseum.org or call (323) 761-8910
With the new year approaching, we introduced our campers to the concept of TIME! We got to make our own watches, and we decorated time capsules to put special treasures in to find or dig up in the future. We also made our travel luggage and put all the things we need to time travel! The best part of the day was when we worked together to build a HUGE time machine. We added the most essential parts of a time machine, satellites, clocks, buttons, telescopes, storage compartments, and our campers reminded us all to make sure we “must wear seatbelts”! We even got the opportunity to travel into the future.
Join us for more fun activities at camp!
Spring Camp &
Summer Camp Registration Opens in February!!!
Many people are TRAVELing during this time of the year, so we wanted to learn about the different ways that people travel from one place to another. We travel through riding a motorcycle, riding a bicycle, flying a plane, and traveling by boat. We got to build really sophisticated commute systems for our marbles to roll through (this was inspired by Rube Goldberg)! We also made space shuttles that hovered and flew throughout our wind tunnel.
We even had time for a little dance party with glow sticks! We hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, stay tuned for more fun activities that we are doing in camp!
During our 2nd day of Winter Camp, we fluffed and floated! We continued our investigation of snow and the feeling of fluffiness. We created a magical mixture of shaving cream and glue that dries into a solid but still stays magically soft and fluffy! We also observed ice bergs melting and attempted to create boats that float, but it was way more fun trying to keep our penguins afloat! Many of us also created our own fluffy texture collages that included felt pieces, sparkly gems, fabric squares, and even cotton balls that apparently “look like tater tots!”
Stay tuned for more Winter Camp activities and adventures!
On the 3rd day of Winter Camp we talked about FAMILY! We shared why we enjoy spending this special time of the year with our families, the different ways that we stay in touch with one another, and the importance of listening and building trust in relationships! We learned about different ways people communicate and stay in touch with each other, near and far. We decorated cups with strings to make telephones, we designed and drew special letters to be mailed, and we FaceTimed and Skyped across the room! Finally, we played a game that taught the challenging skill of listening. Our campers were such great listeners and gave wonderful tips to help their friends find bean bags throughout the room!
What a wonderful and heartwarming day this was! Stay tuned for more activities and adventures at Winter Camp!
Yesterday was our first day of Winter Camp! It was lovely seeing so many familiar and new faces. The campers got introduced to 3 different stages of water: Snow, Rain, and Vapor! We taught them a quick game with had them either become solid (freeze), liquid (move like a jelly fish in water), and vapor (make soft twinkling fog in the air). They also got to melt crayons, color with oil pastels, and give penguins and polar bears a gel spa bath!
Stay tuned for more fun activities that we will be sharing from Winter Camp! **There are very limited open spots available for next week so please email belinda at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a spot!**
According to researchers at the University of Delaware and Temple University, filling children’s toy boxes with puzzles and building blocks help preschooler’s develop their “spacial thinking.” Professor Golinkoff of linguistics, cognitive science and psychology at UD states that “parents and caregivers should make sure their kids have experiences that feed into their spatial skill. Simple toys like blocks and puzzles offer kids a foundation for learning subjects like math and science…”
The study wanted to see whether copying block structures would correlate to mathematical skills. Results showed that block skills did predict mathematical skills, and children who participated in puzzles and building block structures were also better at early math. Click the following link to read the full article!
Yesterday we explored our MOON! We talked about the different phases of the moon. We talked about the texture of the moon’s surface and discovered that there are lots of craters on the moon because asteroids and comets will “bonk onto the moon!” We made our own craters tossing rocks onto our moon surface (bin of flour) and created our own soft moon surface with shaving cream!
After learning so much about the moon, it was time we visited! So we suited up to take our first walks on the moon! We made astronaut helmets from paper bags and once we got to the moon, we bounced around and listened to some stories!