A Scientific World of Discovery With Your Younger Grandchild

Delve into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with your grandchild during hands-on experiments and activities with zany scientists and experts.
Rating (5)
Program No. 2289560MEADV-0819
6 days
Starts at
949 / ADULT
699 / CHILD

At a Glance

Step into the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) — where butterflies flutter freely and abandoned planes and construction cranes become your playground. Explore a place where zany scientists use hands-on experiments and water-bottle rockets to uncover chemistry and physics 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, 1-2 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 10 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, and learn to program a robot using a LEGO WeDo kit.
  • Experience the magic of 1,000 live tropical butterflies flying freely at Sachs Butterfly House, and gather around the campfire to hear Native American stories.
  • Soar above the city at the top of the Gateway Arch, and crawl and climb through chimneys, bridges and airplanes at the amazing City Museum.

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).
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Fred Heidolph
Fred Heidolph is a lifelong resident of the St. Louis area. He attended the University of Missouri — St. Louis and majored in chemistry and physics. Fred’s passion for aviation led him to a fulfilling career at McDonnell Douglas, during which time he worked in the standards and calibration lab and was later promoted to a logistics engineer for the F-18 fighter program. During his tenure with McDonnell Douglas, he also earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. In 1989, after 11 years at McDonnell Douglas, Fred left the company to start a wholesale nursery tree business and became a stay-at-home dad for his five children. Today, Fred enjoys playing the clarinet in the St. Charles and O’Fallon municipal bands and occasionally playing for the St. Charles Community College music program. In addition, he teaches summer camp classes in physics and chemistry for St. Charles Community College and loves teaching children about science and aviation.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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