Daily Discoveries

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DAILY DISCOVERIES - Children's Museum of Acadiana


Daily Discoveries


“Daily Discoveries” is a jam-packed ten-week summer program providing children who are out of school a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activity to engage in during their weekday visit Tuesday through Friday.

From June 8 st to August 6th, 2021, children who visit the CMA during the 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Session will be encouraged to participate in a hands-on STEAM activity that extends, enhances, and enriches their knowledge and sparks an interest in STEAM concepts.

Activities are designed for children ages Pre-K to 10 and are included with paid admission of $7 per person. Created by CMA educators and produced by trained Museum docents to build in children foundational S.T.E.A.M skills and expose them to technical avenues they can pursue as careers or hobbies. 

Please note * All activities are subject to change with or without notice*

DAILY DISCOVERIES are available every Tuesday – Fridays from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, please purchase tickets by timed session! 

Located in the ReUSEum, each activity takes approximately* 10 – 15 minutes to complete. 



Thursdays are TECH THURSDAYS


Week 1

Tinker Tuesday – June 8 – Pom pom launchers 

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to identify and select the proper materials needed to design a launcher. Once assembled participants will analyze the trajectory and velocity at which they can send a projectile, comparing multiple designs and measurements. The overall goal is for the participant to recognize simple materials assembled together can perform new tasks.

Work- of- art- Wednesday – June 9 – Suncatchers

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to recognize different types of recyclables and determine what best fits our project purpose. Participants will identify various plants and develop a pattern of their liking. The overall goal is for the participant to compose a sun catcher using simple and recycled materials.

Tech Tuesday – June 10 – litterbug bots

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to assemble a miniature robot and list most of the materials needed to make the robot operate. The participant will construct and evaluate the outcome of their design. If the robot does not work, participants must evaluate, diagnose, and re-plan to make the robot move.

Fun Science Friday – June 11 – Disappearing Eggs

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to evaluate the difference between a normal raw egg and the experimental egg. Participants will compare weight and buoyancy between eggs to discuss the reaction created. The overall goal is for the participant to record and report their evaluations.


Week 2

June 15 – Slingshot cars

Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to construct a miniature non-motorized race car using the materials provided. By assembling pieces participants will distinguish and develop a design. Once the car is constructed participants will measure and recorded the speed and length the car traveled. Comparing it to other participants. The overall goal is for the participants to plan and assemble a car using simple materials.

June 16 – Hardware wind chimes

June 17 – 3D Pens Creations

June 18 – Microscope findings

Week 3

June 22 – Walking feet

June 23 – Oil & water painting

June 24 – Hex bug racing

June 25 – SLIME

Week 4

June 29 – Helicopter pinwheel

June 30 – Fibonacci Art

July 1 – Stop motion animation

July 2 – Egg excavation

Week 5 - 9

Week 5:

July 6 – Make a spectroscope

July 7 – Butter flyer lifecycle

July 8 – Coding Robot

July 9 – Oobleck


Week 6:

July 13 – Domino Rube Goldberg

July 14 – Bubble painting

July 15 – Digital microscope

July 16 – DIY Bouncy balls


Week 7:

July 20 – Airplane challenge

July 21 – Stained glass art

July 22 – Smart circuits

July 23 – Fingerprint science


Week 8:

July 27 –  Smart Circuits

July 28 – Paper towel sculptures

July 29 – Art bots

July 30 – Canister rockets


Week 9:

August 3 – Magnet cars

August 4 – Coffee filter roses

August 5 – 3D Pens Sculptures

August 6 – Lemon volcanoes





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