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STEM Adventure Clubs

After-school STEM programs for grades 1-5

The mission of our STEM Adventure Club is to spark an interest in future scientific curiosity for children in grades 1 – 5 and to fascinate them with the wonders of scientific discovery. North Dakota’s Gateway to Science believes that children should to be exposed to the exciting fields of science at an early age with fun and engaging hands-on experiments, activities and games that are accompanied by age-appropriate information on specific science topics. Our goal is to engage children in an educational science adventure that lasts a lifetime!

STEM Adventure Club for grades 1 – 5 meets on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm at North Dakota’s Gateway to Science. Club sessions will be held at the new location, 1600 Canary Avenue.

Registration for each 5-week session is $60 for Gateway to Science members; $75 for non-members. Register below.

Winter and Spring Club Session Dates

Winter 2023 Session 1Winter 2023 Session 2Spring 2023
January 10February 28April 4
January 24March 7April 11
January 31March 14April 18
February 7March 21April 25
February 14March 28May 2

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Examples of activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Engineering design challenges – Club members use specific materials (examples: paper, straws, tape, index cards, pipe cleaners, toothpicks, bubble wrap, string, paper cups, etc.) create a structure that can hold a book for 30 seconds, build a bridge between two chairs that will hold weights, design something to protect a raw egg when dropped from a heights, etc.
  • Experiments – Experiments range from extracting DNA from fruit to comparing gummy bears left overnight in plain water and in salt water to chromatography and more.
  • Coding – Campers learn and experiment with programming using Ozobots and Spheros.
  • Construction Design – Campers make a variety of creations to test and refine, such as rubber band cars, hydraulic arms, mini golf courses, airplanes, automatas, parachutes, catapults, and rockets.

Watch KX News’ story Little Engineers at North Dakota’s Gateway to Science for a look at a STEM Club meeting activity.

If you have questions about STEM Adventure Club, please contact Programs Director Arin Casavant at 701-258-1975 or