Discovery Museum Hours

Winter SCHEDULE
Closed mondays
Tuesday - Friday Noon - 4:30pm
saturday & sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
PLANETARIUM AND FAMILY FEATURE
ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS & Holidays
     
DecemBER HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Monday, Dec. 22   10:00AM - 4:30PM
TUESDAY, Dec. 23   10:00AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday, Dec. 24  10:00AM - 2:00PM
CLOSED Christmas DAY
Friday, Dec. 26   10:00AM - 4:30PM
MONDAY, DEC. 29   10:00AM - 4:30PM
TUESDAY, DEC. 30   10:00AM - 4:30PM
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31  10:00AM - 2:00PM
CLOSED New Year's DAY
FRIDAY, Jan. 2   10:00AM - 4:30PM
 
WE WILL BE CLOSED
MONDay JAN. 5 - FRIDAY JAN. 16
REOPENING SATURDAY JAN. 17
WITH OUR SPACE QUEST! EXHIBIT

field trips available monday-Friday
 

Sacramento Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

Homeschool Programs

 

Introduction to Video Game Programming
Featuring Scratch
 
Explore video game creation by making a simple game using MIT’s Scratch. This software allows students to learn about programming using a friendly graphical user interface. By the end of the session, students will explore Loops, Conditional Statements, Operators, and Sensors. Students will create a simple game that can be played and enhanced from home.
 
Over the course of three weeks students will cover the following concepts:
  • Loops
  • Sensors
  • Conditional Statements
  • Variables
  • Operators
By the end of the 3-week session, students will:
  • Break a challenge down into small components
  • Learn the fundamental features of the Scratch programming software
  • Create a simple game that can be played and expanded on from home
Each day, students will be given both primary and secondary challenges. The primary challenges will result in a playable game which will be uploaded for home access.
 
Wednesdays: January 7, 14, and 21, 1:30-3:00pm
Cost $100 per student

Call 916-808-3942 or download the registration form to register your child today!

Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.

NOTE:

We now accept POs and vouchers from

 

  • South Sutter Charter
  • Summit Academy
  • Visions in Education
  • Horizon Charter

All school programs are available to homeschool and charter school students and can be found in our Program GuideMinimum charges apply. We encourage small groups to organize into larger groups to maximize per-student rates.