Discovery Museum Hours

Summer SCHEDULE
Open Everyday
Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
PLANETARIUM SHOWs
ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS
& Some Holidays

We will be closed July 4
for Independence Day
Join us for "Bear Bonanza"
on Sunday, July 5

field trips available monday-FridaY
ASK US ABOUT PRiVATE CHALLENGER MISSIONS FOR YOUR NON-SCHOOL GROUP

Sacramento Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

Homeschool Programs

 

Intro to Programming using Lego NXT 2.1 Software
 
Students learn the basic elements of programming using a pre-assembled Lego Mindstorms Robot and Lego NXT 2.1 software.
 

Experiment with programming a robot to overcome a multitude of challenges. These challenges may include:

  • Obstacle avoidance
  • Hitting a ball off a tee
  • Writing a program to make the robot navigate an obstacle course a variety of others

By the end of a 3-week session, students will:

  • Break a challenge down into small components
  • Relate those components to each command they program into the robot be introduced to programming loops and conditional statements
The software students will be using introduces these concepts using a friendly graphical interface.  
 

Wednesdays - February 11, 18, and 25, 1:30-3:00pm

Cost $100

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


Intro to Video Game Programming: Scratch The Sequel

Explore the process of video game creation by working as part of a team to make a detailed component of a simple, yet elaborate, game using MIT’s Scratch. Students will apply the concepts of Loops, Conditional Statements, Operators, Sensors, and Variables to create their assigned component. During the final meeting, all of the components will be integrated into a final working game which can be played and expanded on from home.

This class has prerequisites

  • Students are expected to have completed and be familiar with the information provided in our Into to Video Game Programming Course
  • Children ages 10 and older only
  • Pre-registration is required and will close on Wednesday March 4
  • You must return this registration form to secure a spot

Wednesdays - March 11, 18, and 25, 1:30-3:00pm

Cost $100

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


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.