Wonderlab S.T.E.A.M.


Wonderlab is a program for kids who enjoy hands-on learning. Each month we focus on a different STEAM principle (science, technology, engineering, art and math).
Ages 5 - 9
Wonderlab is held in the library's Lower Level. Due to limited space and materials, registration is required.
Call 920-236-5208 to register or visit the Children's Department Service Desk.

 August 2022

  • Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition
    Participants will explore basic engineering skills to understand how patterns and various materials can be used to make a strong structure. Participants will work in teams to see who can create the sturdiest structure. Extra points if it is visually appealing! 

           THUR | Aug. 25 | 6:30 p.m.
           FRI | Aug. 26 | 10:30 a.m.

September, October, November

  • Fall Migration Challenge
    Each fall, birds go south for the winter. Along the way they face many challenges and must follow a special path to make it south safely. We will be doing a variety of activities to simulate and understand this annual phenomenon!

    THUR | Sept. 15 | 4:30 p.m.
    SAT | Sept. 17 | 10:30 a.m.

  • Build Your Own Volcano
    Volcanoes can cause dangerous natural disasters, but they are also why we have so much unique landscape around the world. We will build our own volcanoes and use a simple chemical reaction to simulate what an eruption looks like!

    THUR | Oct. 20 | 6:30 p.m.
    SAT | Oct. 22 | 10:30 a.m.
  • How to Build a Spectroscope
    It may look white, but the light you see is made up of many different colors. Scientists use a device known as a spectroscope to study the range of colors (spectrum) in different kinds of light. Here we will make our own spectroscope so you can also view the different colors!

           FRI | Nov. 18 | 4:30 p.m.
           SAT | Nov. 19 | 10:30 a.m.