Summer Series 2020

Summer S.T.E.A.M. Check-Out Program

*May change based on COVID-19 and kit availability

Our Summer S.T.E.A.M. Check-out Program allows families to enjoy some of the benefits of the Lander Children’s Museum in your own home. Families without a membership will have a number of kits to choose from. Families with a membership will have even more choices! Check-outs start June 23rd, run through August 6th, and are based on availability. So, reserve your first kit now by e-mail at lcmsummersteam@gmail.com with your name and which kit you would like. You may check out up to one kit for each child. Although we expect some things may break as they go out into homes, please supervise, play, or work with your children while using these items to make sure other families can enjoy them in the future as well. Some more expensive items may require a check to be held as payment for replacement cost which will be returned to you upon safe return of that item in working order.

Pick up/drop off times are on Tuesdays from 9am – 11pm and Thursdays from 4pm – 6pm.

Kit Check-outs range from $5-$20 for a weekly checkout period. Or you can sign up for the entire summer for 

Ages 2-3: $30/child

Ages 4-6- $50/child

Ages 7+- $60/child

Because we are offering more options to our families who have a membership, we are also extending an invitation to sign up for a museum membership. A Basic Membership to our the Lander Children’s Museum and programs only is $60. An ASTC Membership for entry to museums all over the U.S. is $75. Buying a membership now during our building closure period extends your membership until December 1, 2021!

Please keep checking back as we will be adding kits as we go.


Kit: Beginner Puzzle and Fine Motor Kit- $5
Age Level: 2-3

Content:

Melissa & Doug Animals Wooden Cube Puzzle– 16 wooden cubes and wooden base
Farm Animals Wooden Peg Puzzle

Melissa & Doug Farm Animals Wooden Peg Puzzle
Wooden Farm Animal Puzzle
Large Wooden Beads with String

Description: 

Melissa & Doug Animals Wooden Cube Puzzle– Six in one wooden cube puzzle featuring 6 different animals.
Wooden Puzzles– Puzzles are a great way to practice hand-eye coordination, fine motor, and memory skills.
Large Wooden Beads with String– Beading sets help children develop fine motor, cognitive, and visual perception skills, while promoting hand-eye coordination.


Kit: Beginner Puzzle and Engineering Kit- $5
Age Level: 2-4

Content:

Melissa & Doug Transportation Wooden Cube Puzzle– 16 wooden cubes and wooden base
Transportation Wooden Peg Puzzle
Wooden Train Set with Tracks

Description: 

Melissa & Doug Transportation Wooden Cube Puzzle– Six in one wooden cube puzzle featuring 6 different animals and modes of transportation.
Wooden Puzzles– Puzzles are a great way to practice hand-eye coordination, fine motor, and memory skills.
Wooden Train Set with Tracks– Wooden track pieces fit together to form an oval. It promotes active, healthy play as well as expanding imagination.


Kit: Beginner Play and Engineering Kit #1- $5
Age Level: 2-5

Content:

Waffle Blocks– large tub

Description: 

Waffle Blocks– Explore endless possibilities creating towering playsets, moving vehicles, or anything your child can imagine with this large set.


Kit: Beginner Play and Engineering Kit #2- $5
Age Level: 3-4

Content:

Texture Dominoes
Magnetic Tiles
Wooden Train Set with Tracks

Description: 

Texture Dominoes– an educational game that promotes visual and tactile skills
Magnetic Tiles– Develop engineering skills and enhance creativity with magnetic tiles.
Wooden Train Set with Tracks– Wooden track pieces fit together to form an oval. It promotes active, healthy play as well as expanding imagination.


Kit: Beginner Basic Skills and Engineering Kit- $5
Age Level: 3-4

Content: 

Giant Marble Run
Large Plastic Letters
Wooden Clock Puzzle

Description: 

Giant Marble Run– develops hand-eye coordination, logical thinking, creativity, spatial imagination, patience and problem-solving skills
Large Plastic Letters– Have fun playing with letters! They feature a flat front and an open back which can be used to mold and stamp letters.
Wooden Clock Puzzle– Puzzles are a great way to practice hand-eye coordination, fine motor and memory skills. This one also works on shapes, numbers, and counting skills.


Kit: Beginner Coding and Engineering Kit- $10
Age Level: 3-4

Content:

Code-a-pillar– 1 motorized head, 8 connecting segments, 2 plastic discs
Magnet Building Set

Description: 

Code-a-pillar– This learning toy encourages experimentation while developing problem-solving, planning & sequencing, and critical thinking. Configure the segments to make Code-a-pillar reach targets set up throughout the room.
Magnet Building Set– The magnetic building rods help develop imagination, creativity, 3D spatial thinking, and logical ability.


Kit: Cooperative Games Kit- $5
Age Level: 3-6

Content:

Puppy Pals Bingo
Creative Mosaic
– plastic drill, multi-colored mosaic boards, multi-colored screws, and an activity board doubling as a carrying case.
Eye Found It Journey Through Time Hidden Picture Game

Description: 

Puppy Pals Bingo– Match colors, shapes, and patterns to bring the puppies home.
Creative Mosaic– Construct designs with plastic tools while building coordination, creative thinking, imagination, and fine motor skills.
Eye Found It Journey Through Time Hidden Picture Game– Work as a team of historians, scientists, and adventurers to find hidden objects throughout time from the Prehistoric Era to the Present Day. Race to the end of the giant 6-foot game board before your Timecraft runs out of fuel.


Kit: Hands- On Math and Engineering Kit- $5
Age Level: 3-6

Content:

Number Hunt Board Game from Discovery Toys– 1 game board, 4 game pieces, 1 number cube
Hi Ho Cherry-O Board Game– 1 game board, 1 spinner, 10 each of cherries, blueberries, apples, and oranges, small puzzle
Counting Treasures Board Game– 4 playing boards, 24 game discs, and a game disc dispenser
Gears Set

Description: 

Number Hunt– Capture numbers in the jungle by counting, adding, subtracting, or finding the missing addend and reaching the end of the game board first.
Hi Ho Cherry-O– Players take turns picking pretend cherries, blueberries, apples, and oranges from their trees to fill their basket. The first to fill their basket wins.
Counting Treasures Board Game– Be the first to fill your board with this counting game with a fun game piece dispenser.
Gears Set– Interlocking gears teach building and motion concepts as well as expand imagination in this hands-on construction set.


Kit: Begin to Code Activity Set- (Members Only)- $10
Age Level: 4-6

Content:

Code and Go Robot Mouse Activity Set– 16 maze grid pieces, 22 maze wall pieces, 3 tunnels, 1 robotic mouse, 1 cheese wedge piece, 30 coding cards (14 for forward motion, 4 each for backward motion, turn right, turn left, and action), 10 activity cards, 1 activity guide
Let’s Go Code Activity Set– 16 foam mats, 20 coding cards, 2 pieces each of: robots, gears, springs, arrows, X’s, and a guide with an overview of coding and maze samples.

Description: 

Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set– Build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for the programmable robot mouse. As kids learn to program, they build critical thinking, problem-solving, sequencing, and programming fundamentals.
Let’s Go Code Activity Set– Learn early coding concepts with this non-digital game. Children will hop, turn, step, and jump their way across the activity mat as they practice their problem solving and gross motor skills.


Kit: Hands- On Math and Engineering Kit #2- $5
Age Level: 4-7

Content:

I Sea 10 Math Game– 90 number cards, 10 shark cards, instructions
Sum Swamp Addition & Subtraction Game– game board, 4 swamp creature game pieces, 2 number dice, and operation die
Mathematics Lab– 4 game boards with illustrated scenes of a science lab, 24 discs that contain a simple math equation or number, and a game piece dispenser
Lincoln Logs– large container

Description: 

I Sea 10 Math Game– This sea-themed game encourages kids to “catch” combinations of 10. Players take turns flipping cards to show numbers. Collect the most combinations of 10 to win. Beware of the Hungry Shark cards!
Sum Swamp Addition & Subtraction Game– Journey through the swamp by adding and subtracting numbers on the dice.
Mathematics Lab– Be the first to fill your board in this mathematical matching game with a fun game piece dispenser. Work on math skills as well and fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Lincoln Logs– Invented in 1916 by John Lloyd Wright, the son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Lincoln Logs are beloved by four generations of builders. This construction set helps build creativity, imagination, and engineering concepts.


Kit: Coding & Engineering Set- (Members Only)- $10
Age Level: 4-7

Content:

Bee Bot– Bee Bot, rechargeable battery, USB cable, & guide
Suspend Jr.– 25 game rods, wooden base, 4 frame rods, colored spinner, and wooden connector
Creative Mosaic– plastic drill, multi-colored mosaic boards, multi-colored screws, and an activity board doubling as a carrying case.

Description: 

Bee Bot– Push the coding buttons on top of the bee…press GO…and watch as it follows your every command. It’s ideal for helping kids understand cause and effect, directional language, early programming, and special awareness.
Suspend Jr.- Balance the color-coded pieces to create an incredible hanging structure. Race against your opponents to be the first to run out of pieces. Learn how to balance and counterbalance, take smart risks, and foresee consequences, all the while having lots of fun!
Creative Mosaic– Construct designs with plastic tools while building coordination, creative thinking, imagination, and fine motor skills.


Kit: Educational Games Kit- (Members Only)- $15
Age Level: 5+

Content:

Osmo Genius Kit (must have an ipad)– Includes 1 system containing several games: Masterpiece, Newton, Numbers, Tangram, and Words, 1 base, 1 reflector, 7 tangrams, 26 blue letter tiles, 26 red letter tiles, 20 number tiles (0-9), a whiteboard, & a dry erase marker.
Roller Coaster Challenge– 1 game board, 36 posts, 39 tracks, one roller coaster car and forty cards with solutions

Description: 

Osmo Genius Kit– An educational gaming system that works with your iPad (not included) and free downloadable apps to transform the physical space in front of the iPad into a digital game board
Roller Coaster Challenge– It’s a logic game and roller coaster building set with challenges of increasing difficulty, from beginner to expert. Playing through the increasingly difficult challenges will improve logical reasoning, spatial reasoning and planning skills, all through fun gameplay.


Kit: Remote Control Tech- $15
Age Level: 7+

Content: 

Control Tower Crane– 1 Crane Main Body, 3 brackets, 1 base mount, USB cable, remote control, 1 simulation wood, 1 basket
Drone– 1 RC Drone, 2 Batteries, 1 Remote Control, 1 USB Charger

Description:

Control Tower Crane– This 50.4-inch tall tower crane toy operates just like a real crane you see on a construction site. The hook goes up and down by remote control. The Slideway can move forwards and backward. And the console can rotate 680-degree rotations with realistic lights and sounds.
Drone– This is a mini drone with simple operational controls for kids. It has an altitude hold function which makes for a super stable flight indoors.


Kit: Technology and Coding Kit- (Members Only)- $20
Kindle rental with apps already installed- $5 Apps for both activities can be downloaded for free on your own device.
Age Level: 7+

Content: 

Dash Robot– Dash Robot, USB charging cord, black case
Bloxels– 1 game board and approximately 320 blocks: 8 colors with 40 of each color: green (terrain blocks), yellow (coin blocks), blue (water blocks), red (hazard blocks), orange (exploding blocks), purple (enemy blocks), pink (power-up blocks), and white (story blocks).

Description:

Dash Robot– Dash offers an open-ended learning platform that makes tech knowledge simple and accessible. Kids can give Dash voice commands and explore loops, events, conditions, and sequences. There are 5 different apps you can download to your device for hours of play.
Bloxels– The game board and blocks allow you to create characters, game layouts, and any other art you have in mind. Then capture them with the Bloxels app to bring them to life!


Kit: Engineering Kit- $15
Age Level: 8+

Content: 

Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines– 3 motors, remote control unit, battery holder, 182 building pieces, and instruction book.
Thames & Kosmos Magnetic Science

Description: 

Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines– Build your own motorized vehicles and machines and control them with a wireless remote control unit. Assemble ten models demonstrating different ways in which the motors can be used including a bulldozer, car, three-wheeler, crane, antique car, plow, folding car, formula one racer, three-blade dozer, and a robotic arm.
Thames & Kosmos Magnetic Science– Explore the invisible power of magnets with 33 experiments and games. This kit contains magnets of different shapes and sizes and a variety of other components. Experiment to determine which materials are magnetic and which are not. Learn about magnetic poles and magnetic fields. Discover how Earth behaves like one giant magnet, and how we use compasses to take advantage of this phenomenon to determine which way is north. Conduct a series of experiments to learn how magnets behave and interact under different conditions. Make invisible magnetic fields visible using iron filings in an enclosed transparent box. Build an electromagnet to learn how electricity relates to magnetism. Finally, have some fun with what you have learned by playing some games with magnets. The full-color, 48-page manual guides your experiments with illustrated step-by-step instructions.


Kit: Electrical Engineering Kit #1- $10
Age Level: 8+

Content: 

ScienceWiz Electricity Project Kit
Smart Circuits Games & Gadgets Electronics Lab
– microprocessor, speaker, battery pack, light sensor, tricolor LED array, tilt switch, variable resistor, 2 pushbuttons, 6 modular boards, 31 jumper wires in 4 lengths, and a manual.

Description: 

ScienceWiz Electricity Project Kit– This kit includes 18 activities including: motors, pinwheels, lights, buzzers, and coded messages. The step-by-step instructions enable young children to play independently.
Smart Circuits Games & Gadgets Electronics Lab– Create working games and gadgets with snap-together baseboards, light and sound modules, a microprocessor, and jumper wires. Complete the circuit to make gadgets like a light-sensing electronic rooster, a musical baton, a doorbell, and a motion-sensing room alarm. Create fun games like a drag race game, a version of the classic video game pong, and even a quiz show game. The lab manual includes step-by-step instructions for 50 sophisticated builds that teach kids about electronics, light, and sound—plus endless options to build custom creations.


Kit: Electrical Engineering Kit #2- $10
Age Level: 8+

Content: 

Snap Circuits Jr.– plastic snap-grid, 32 electrical components, and a project manual
Smart Circuits Games & Gadgets Electronics Lab– microprocessor, speaker, battery pack, light sensor, tricolor LED array, tilt switch, variable resistor, 2 pushbuttons, 6 modular boards, 31 Jumper wires in 4 lengths, and a manual.

Description: 

Snap Circuits Jr.- Uses building blocks with snaps to build the different electrical and electronic circuits in the projects. There are switch blocks, lamp blocks, battery blocks, different length wire blocks, etc. These blocks are in different colors and have numbers on them so that you can easily identify them. The circuit you will build is shown in color and with numbers, identifying the blocks that you will use and snap together to form a circuit.
Smart Circuits Games & Gadgets Electronics Lab– Create working games and gadgets with snap-together baseboards, light and sound modules, a microprocessor, and jumper wires. Complete the circuit to make gadgets like a light-sensing electronic rooster, a musical baton, a doorbell, and a motion-sensing room alarm. Create fun games like a drag race game, a version of the classic video game pong, and even a quiz show game. The lab manual includes step-by-step instructions for 50 sophisticated builds that teach kids about electronics, light, and sound—plus endless options to build custom creations.


Kit: Digital Microscope + Rocks Kit- (Members Only)- $15
Age Level: 8+

Content: 

Digital Microscope– microscope
Tool Box of Rocks, Gems, and Slides

Description: 

This is a great toolkit to explore the world around us.


Kit: Digital Microscope + Shells- (Members Only)- $15
Age Level: 8+

Content: 

Digital Microscope– microscope in a box with a USB cord
Tool Box of Shells, Miscellaneous Ocean Finds, and Slides

Description: 

Digital Microscope– Microscope has magnification levels of 50x and 1000x and has a rechargeable battery that supports up to 4 hours of working time. Charge with the USB cable.
This is a great toolkit to explore the world around us. 


Kit: Family Activity Kit #1- $10
Age Level: Family

Content: 

Giant Dominoes– 28 playing pieces and a carry bag
Magnetic Tiles

Description: 

Giant Dominoes– large-format dominoes game good for indoors or out
Magnetic Tiles– Each tile edge is magnetized so your child can connect them to build anything they can imagine. They help develop fine motor skills as kids stack, build, count, match, and “click” together their creations. This set allows your child to create flat or 3-dimensional structures.


Kit: Family Activity Kit #2- $5
Age Level: Family

Content: 

Marble Run– 120 pieces of colored parts, 10 regular size glass marbles, and instructions
Lite-Brite–  pegboard with light and black construction paper.

Description: 

Marble Run– Follow instructions to build different marble runs or design your own. This helps develop creativity, logical thinking, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving ability
Lite-Brite– Create art with light. This is the old school version and we have added some black construction paper to the box.


Kit: Family Activity Kit #3- (Members Only)- $10
Age Level: Family

Content: 

Giant Jenga– 54 giant blocks and carrying case
Giant Checkers Set

Description: 

Giant Jenga– This is a large format wooden tower game for outdoors. The tower starts at 2. 5 feet tall and grows to over 5 feet during play.
Giant Checkers– large-format checkers set for indoors or out