STEM Events for Kids in Boston – July 2017 Roundup

There are many ways to get your children involved in STEM-related activities.

Weekdays and Weekends: Hands-on engineering and design at the MIT Museum in Cambridge. Free with Museum admission. (Ages 12+)

July (various dates): Learn to code with CodeCampKidz and write HTML, CSS & Javascript code at Microsoft Store in the Burlington Mall and Natick Mall. Intro classes free. (Grades 6, 7, 8)Aerospace camp for kids

July (various dates): Attend YouthSpark technology camps at Microsoft Store in the Prudential Center Boston, Burlington Mall and Natick Mall. Free

July 5: Design, build and test balloon rockets and re-entry parachutes at the Grove Hall branch of the Boston Public Library.

July 10:  Investigate the science behind the “magic” of several classic magic tricks at the Newton Free Library. (Grades K+)

July 11: Build your very own crystal radio and learn some radio theory at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. (Grades 6-12)

July 11, 18, 25: Learn basic coding concepts and sequencing by playing different coding apps at the Worcester Public Library. (Ages 7-12)

July 13: Explore and work with Scratch to create games, animation and stories at the Newton Free Library. (Grades 3-4)

July 15: Attend the annual STEAM Expo at the Newton Free Library. (All ages)

July 18:  Investigate the science behind the “magic” of several classic magic tricks at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. (Grades 2-6)

July 18: Learn about computers by opening one up and seeing what’s inside at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. (Grades 6-12)

July 19: Use gumdrops and toothpicks to build a structure of your choice and learn how size affects the stability of your creations and how useful triangles are when building at the Faneuil branch of the Boston Public Library.

July 20: Program and decorate your own KIBO robot at the Newton Free Library. (Grades K-1)

July 27: Get introduced to electronics by using basic wiring and play dough as circuit building materials at the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy. (Ages preschool+)

Girls Who Code Clubs

The Girls Who Code Clubs Program teaches computer science to 6th-12th-grade girls. Girls who participate in the clubs will receive 40 hours of instruction from volunteer instructors in computer science including project-based activities to reinforce concepts like conditionals, lists, and loops as well as skills like mobile app development.

Girls Who Code Clubs are free and many are held by libraries and schools. With the growth of the clubs, I am now including a list of the clubs for Massachusetts here. New clubs are always being formed, so check here to see the most current list and search in your area. If you are interested in information, contact the Club site directly.

  • Acton Boxborough Regional High School: Acton, MA
  • Andover High School: 80 Shawsheen Rd., Andover, MA
  • Arlington Catholic High School: 16 Medford St., Arlington, MA
  • Bedford Free Public Library: 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA
  • Bellesini Academy: 94 Bradford St., Lawrence, MA
  • Belmont Public Library: 336 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA
  • Bentley Academy Charter School: 25 Memorial Dr., Salem, MA
  • Boston Latin School: 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA
  • Boston Public Library- Teen Central: 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA
  • Boston Teachers Union Pilot School: 25 Walk Hill St., Jamaica Plain
  • Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg & Leominster: 365 Lindell Ave., Leominster, MA
  • Bristol Plymouth RVTS: 207 Hart St., Taunton, MA
  • Brookview House: 2 Brookview St., Dorchester, MA
  • Cambridge Public Library: 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
  • Cary Memorial Library: 1874 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA
  • Coakley Middle School: 1315 Washington St., Norwood, MA
  • Concord Middle School: 835 Old Marlboro Road, Concord, MA
  • Concord Free Public Library: 129 Main St., Concord, MA
  • Dudley-Charlton Regional School: 70 Dudley-Oxford Rd., Dudley
  • Endicott College: 376 Hale St., Beverly, MA
  • Everett High School: 100 Elm St., Everett, MA
  • Fuller Middle School: 31 Flagg Dr., Framingham, MA
  • Girls Incorporated of Lynn: 50 High St., Lynn, MA
  • Goodnow Library: 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA
  • Grove Hall Branch of Boston Public Library: 41 Geneva Ave., Boston, Ma
  • Irving Middle School: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston: 15 Basiel St., Roslindale, MA
  • J.G. Pyne Arts School: 145 Bolyston St., Lowell, MA
  • Joseph A Browne Middle School: 180 Walnut St., Chelsea, MA
  • KTByte Computer Science Academy: 4 Militia Dr., Lexington, Ma
  • LEAP for Education, Inc.: 209 Essex St., Salem, MA
  • Lexington Christian Academy: 48 Bartlett Ave., Lexington, MA
  • Lowell High School: 50 Fr. Morissette Blvd., Lowell, Ma
  • Mario Umana Academy: 312 Border St., East Boston, MA
  • Match High School: 1001 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
  • Medfield High School: 88R South St., Medfield, MA
  • Medway High School: 88 Summer St., Medway, MA
  • Memorial Hall Library: 2 North Main St., Andover, MA
  • McKay K-8 School: 122 Cottage St., Boston, MA
  • Mildred Ave. K-8 School: 5 Mildred Ave., Boston, MA
  • Milton Academy: 170 Central St., Milton, MA
  • M.G. Parker Memorial Library: 28 Arlington St., Dracut, MA
  • Nathaniel Bowditch School (K-8): 79 Wilson St., Salem, MA
  • Needham High School: 609 Webster St., Needham, MA
  • Needham Free Public Library: 1139 Highland Ave., Needham, MA
  • Newton Free Library: 330 Homer St., Newton, MA
  • Northeastern University: 440 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA
  • Paul Pratt Memorial Library: 35 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA
  • Peabody Institute Library: 82 Main St., Peabody, MA
  • Pembroke Public Library: 142 Center St., Pembroke, MA
  • Penn Brook Elementary School: 68 Elm St., Georgetown, MA
  • Phillips Academy: 180 Main St., Andover, MA
  • Pierce Middle School: 451 Central Ave., Milton, MA
  • Public Library of Brookline: 361 Washington St., Brookline, MA
  • Reuben Hoar Library: 41 Shattuck St., Littleton, MA
  • Robbins Library: 700 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA
  • Seekonk Public Library: 410 Newman Ave., Seekonk, Ma
  • Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston: 125 Wells Ave., Newton, MA
  • The Rivers School: 333 Winter St., Weston, MA
  • Waltham Public Library: 735 Main St., Waltham, MA
  • Watertown Free Public Library: 123 Main St., Watertown, MA
  • Watertown High School: 50 Columbia St., Watertown, MA
  • Wayland Free Public Library: 5 Concord Road, Wayland, MA
  • Wellesley Free Library: 530 Washington St., Wellesley, MA
  • Winthrop Middle School: 60 Payson St., Winthrop, MA
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute: 100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA

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