Tech Events for Kids in Boston – July 2015 Roundup

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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

July 1 and many other days: Learn to code at Microsoft’s Youthspark coding camp at the Microsoft store on Bolyston St. in Boston. Free classes for beginners (grades K-12) and intermediate (grades K-12).

July 1: Learn about super-cold science with the Museum of Science at the Honan-Allston branch of the Boston Public Library.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

July 1: Investigate the science of magic at the Egleston Square and Adams branches of the Boston Public Library. (Ages 6+)

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Explore and create with technology at the Creativity Lab at the Peabody Institute Library. (Grades 6-12)

July 2: Investigate the science of magic at the Mattapan branch of the Boston Public Library.  (Ages 6+)

July 2, 9,16, 23,30 : Learn to code at Code Club at the Central Library branch of the Boston Public Library.

July 2: Discover which stars, planets, and other astronomical wonders are visible in the evening at the South Boston branch of the Boston Public Library. (Ages 6+)

July 5, 12, 19, 26: Hands-on engineering and design at the MIT Museum in Cambridge. Free with Museum admission. (Ages 12+)

July 6: Explore 3D printing and design at the Central Library branch of the Boston Public Library.

July 6, 7, 13, 15, 20, 21, 27: Learn to code and build an app at the Newton Free Library. (Grades 5-7)

July 6: Learn about super-cold science with the Museum of Science at the Newton Free Library. (Ages K+)

July 7, 21: Create and build at the Teen MakerLAB at the Morse Institute Library in Natick. (Ages 11-18)

July 7: Take a 3D printing class at the Swampscott Library.

July 7: Learn to code with Minecraft at the Swampscott Library. (Grades 5-12)

July 8: Learn how 3D printing works with design software Tinkercad at the Newton Free Library. (Grades 6-12)

July 8: Learn about magnetism at the Faneuil branch of the Boston Public Library.

July 8: Create 2D characters in Adobe Illustrator at the Central Library branch of the Boston Public Library.

July 8: Learn about weather at the Wellesley Free Library. (Grades PreK-2)

July 9: Explore 3D printing at the Morse Institute Library in Natick. (Ages 11-18)

July 9: Make a snake game with Scratch at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. (Grades 4-6)

July 9: Make your own Twitter Visualizer with Python at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. (Grades 7+)

July 9: Work with Scratch at the Newton Free Library. (Grades 3-6)

July 9, 16, 23, 30: Tinker with small appliances at TINKERLAB at the Seekonk Public Library. (Grades 3+)

July 9: 3D design with Tinkercad at the Seekonk Public Library. (Grades 8+)

July 10: Handle and observe tidepool animals at the Lower Mills branch of the Boston Public Library. (Ages 6+)

July 10: Create air rockets at the North End branch of the Boston Public Library. (Ages 6+)

July 15: Introduction to 2D animation with Adobe Flash at the Central Library branch of the Boston Public Library.

July 16: Handle and observe tidepool animals at the South End branch of the Boston Public Library.

July 17, 24, 31: Design virtual fashion using Scratch programming at the Central Library branch of the Boston Public Library.

July 17: Learn about magnetism at the West End branch of the Boston Public Library.

July 18: Attend the 2nd annual STEAM Expo with 17 exhibits and hands-on activities at the Newton Free Library. All ages.

July 18: Learn about 3D printing at the Wayland Free Public Library.

July 20, 27: Design an object with 3D software and printer at the Central Library branch of the Boston Public Library.

July 21: Learn how to create a website at the Dudley branch of the Boston Public Library.

July 21: 3D Design with TinkerCAD at the Wayland Free Public Library. (Ages 12+)

July 28: Explore crazy chemistry at the Westborough Public Library. (Ages 6-9)

July 29: Attend the Museum of Science’s traveling planetarium at the Wellesley Free Library.

Image Source: NASA’s MMS Mission by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CC

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