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Missouri

A Scientific World of Discovery With Your Younger Grandchild

Program No. 22895RJ
Delve into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with your grandchild during hands-on experiments and activities with scientists and art experts.
Length
6 days
Rating (5)
Activity Level
Starts at
1,149 / ADULT
849 / CHILD

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Age 6 - 8
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DATES
Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2023
Per Adult
1,149
Per Child
849
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Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2023
1,149
/ Adult
849
/ Child
1,149
/ Adult
849
/ Child
1,399
/ Adult
849
/ Child
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Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2023
Per Adult
1,149
Per Child
849
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Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2023
1,149
/ Adult
849
/ Child
1,149
/ Adult
849
/ Child
1,399
/ Adult
849
/ Child
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At a Glance

Step into the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) — where butterflies flutter freely and you can become an astronaut for the day. Explore a place where science and art experts use hands-on experiments and projects to discover lessons your grandchildren will love. Put on your lab coat and become a scientist, engineer and artist, and inspire discovery in the eyes of your grandchild in the exciting city of St. Louis and its charming, historic neighbor, St. Charles.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Considerable standing, 2-3 miles of walking per day and boarding buses.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Head to the famous St. Louis Science Center where you’ll work together with your grandchild to create a “Scribble Bot” robot.
  • Experience the magic of 1,000 live tropical butterflies flying freely at Sachs Butterfly House.
  • Embrace your inner astronaut at the Challenger Learning Center’s simulated spacecraft before tackling hands-on projects that explore the possibility of life on Mars.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 6-8. For a program for older grandchildren (ages 9-11), check out "To Missouri & Beyond: Space & Robots With Your Grandchild" (#21935).
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly
by Laura Marsh
Aimed for young readers, this accessible, illustrated book perfectly introduces the four stages of a caterpillar’s life.
St. Charles (Then and Now)
by Jessica Dreyer, Vicki Berger Erwin
Settled in 1769, St. Charles is an example of historic preservation -- though by the 1960s many of the buildings had deteriorated. Prompted by the restorations of the first state capitol property and the efforts of dedicated citizens the area underwent a period of revitalization and restoration. Through photos, both old and new, readers will see the city of St. Charles as it was and is now. In June of 1970 the Main Street Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Face to Face With Butterflies
by Darlyne Murawski
The wild and wonderful world of magnificent butterflies by the photographer and biologist author of Face to Face with Caterpillars.
Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies: Take-Along Guide
by Linda Garrow
For young naturalists, this is the perfect introduction to the world of insects, caterpillars and butterflies. Includes handy identification information and fun facts.
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book
by Tom Robinson
Using common household items, kids can recreate dozens of fun and educational science experiments, covering fields from biology to chemistry and physics to outer space. Experiments answer questions such as: can you blow up a balloon without blowing into it? What is inside a coin? Can a magnet ever be "turned off"?
National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics
by Jennifer Swanson
This heavily illustrated National Geographic book introduces kids to everything robotics, from the tiniest robo-bees to giant factory machines.
Images of America: St. Charles
by Don Graveman, Dianna Graveman
This Missouri city began humbly when a French Canadian fur trader built a cabin on the Missouri River in 1769. He named the settlement Les Petites Cotes (the little hills). St. Charles has seen much excitement over the years, including a visit by Lewis and Clark and a number of devastating natural disasters.
A World of Butterflies
by Brian Cassie, Robert Michael Pyle (Introduction)
Vivid color images and short descriptions of some the world's most beautiful butterflies fill this photographic celebration.
Weird Missouri
by James Strait
Part of an award-winning series, Weird Missouri introduces tourists to the off-the-beaten path destinations, including ghostly sites and peculiar roadside attractions, as well as local legends and crazy characters. Heavily illustrated.
Smithsonian Handbook: Butterflies and Moths
by David A. Carter
This photographic field guide to butterflies and moths is illustrated in the attractive Eyewitness style, and includes key identification features for each species.





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