May At-Home STEAM Activity: Shadow Drawing

May 19, 2022
This is a fun and simple way to teach kids about light and the basics of how light works. Put a toy on a surface or a piece of paper under sunlight. Then watch as the shadow is created on the paper, floor or wall. Light travels in…

April At-Home STEAM Activity: Finding Iron in Breakfast Cereal

April 29, 2022
Iron is an essential mineral to our body. It is found in every cell and is used to make hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. If we don’t have enough ir…

March At-Home STEAM Activity: Forming Fossils

March 16, 2022
A fossil is the preserved remains of any ancient life form. However, the fossil is not the actual organism—it is a rock! To become a fossil, the remains of an ancient organism needs to be covered in a sediment shortly after death. Over …

February At-Home STEAM Activity: Walking Water

February 15, 2022
Let’s make a walking water rainbow.  In this fun, hands-on, and colorful science experiment, little scientists will learn about capillary action. Capillary Action is the ability of a liquid to flow upward in narrow spaces without the…

January At-Home STEAM Activity: Let It Snow

January 12, 2022
In many places, this is the time of year kids are having a ball in the snow. How would you like to make your very own snow here in the Sunshine State? Let’s begin with some cool snowflake factoids: In the United States alone, at l…

Holiday Gift Guide- Elementary aged kids

December 17, 2021
The holidays are here and it is time to wrap up all your presents and place them under the tree. We are rounding up all of our favorite items that will be the perfect gift for any elementary aged child in your life. All of th…

Holiday Gift Guide- Toddlers

December 16, 2021
The holidays are here and it is time to wrap up all your presents and place them under the tree. We are rounding up all of our favorite items that will be the perfect gift for any toddler in your life. All of these items can …

Holiday Gift Guide- Stocking Stuffers

December 15, 2021
The holidays are here and it is time to fill up your stockings with goodies for the whole family. We are rounding up all of our favorite items that will be the perfect stocking stuffers. All of these items can be found in the…

December At-Home STEAM Activity: Igloo Building

December 15, 2021
Houses made of snow delight and fascinate children. The idea of living in an igloo seems so cool. Our intuition tells us that igloos should not work — how could snow be used to build such a warm stable home? This may be a mystery to mos…

November At-Home STEAM Activity: The Science Behind Our Love of Pumpkin Spice

November 9, 2021
It’s Fall, and that means it is officially Pumpkin Spice Season! Just one whiff of the comforting aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger and our minds flood with fond autumnal memories. That first sip of a pumpkin spice latte brings …

October At-Home STEAM Activity: Germinating Pumpkins Seeds

October 19, 2021
Sometimes we forget that STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) isn’t just about designing and building or mixing baking soda and vinegar to watch it fizz; though that is so much fun! Growing living organisms, l…

The Inside Scoop on Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit

October 6, 2021
Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit, based on the award-winning Disney Junior show, is open now at CMON. The colorful and inviting exhibit is adorable and exciting, but what are your little ones learning when they visit? Read on to find out! …