2021 LOCKs Preschool | Kids Out and About Phoenix

2021 LOCKs Preschool

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 12/18/2021
Created for children ages 3 to 5, these activity-based, hands-on camps explore science and include STEM elements. Camps are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

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These 90-minute camps — led by Lowell educators — take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Parents are able to explore topics in physics and astronomy with their children. Activities include science investigations, games, story time, music, engineering, art, and more! Parent attendance is MANDATORY. Due to COVID-19 precautions, camps will operate at half capacity and exclusively outdoors.

Camp Dates and Topics

Due to the exclusively outdoor nature of this year’s camps, we tentatively plan to start in April based on average Flagstaff temperatures.

April 3 & April 17

Earth: Layers of the Earth

Children will construct volcanoes and observe them erupt.

May 1 & May 15

Thermodynamics: Temperature

Children will create and learn to use a thermometer.

June 5 & June 19

Sun: Energy from the Sun

Children will construct and launch a hot air balloon and will also build and use (weather permitting) a pizza box solar oven.

July 3 & July 17

Electricity & Magnetism: Magnetism

Children will make a magnet-powered car that they will get to take home.

August 7 & August 21

Our Moon: The Moon’s Environment

Children will explore simulated lunar features.

September 4 & September 18

Light & Optics: Light

Children will create shadow puppets to discover properties of light.

October 2 & October 16

The Planets in Our Solar System: Terrestrial Planets

Children will learn about the terrestrial planets through various experiments.

November 6 & November 20

Other Solar System Objects: Asteroids

Children will discover properties of space rocks and compare them to rocks on Earth.

December 4 & December 18

Space Travel: Space Station

Children will learn about what it takes to live and work in space.


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Lowell Observatory


1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
United States


Contact name: 
Heather Craig `
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
10:30am - 12:00pm
Lowell Members: $20 for one child and $10 for each additional sibling Non-Members: $25 per child


2-3 years Adults & kids together