NIPSCO STEAM Park

NIPSCO

Every year, organizations host kids activities for free to engage young audiences and offering a chance to educate people on their organization and services. This year, NIPSCO has sponsored the STEAM Park to include STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activities that you can follow at home. Some activities are available at any time, and some will be happening live! Check out the list below from this year’s participating organizations.

All for One Productions

Enjoy theater games and activities for kids and families, led by Joy McGlothlin. Additionally,
view previous performances from some of your favorite all for One productions!

The Maker Labs at the Allen County Public Library

Enjoy educational technology videos on the website, then stop in and talk with staff about getting your next Maker project started – the Maker Lab is host to 3D printers, a sound booth, picture scanners, a vinyl cutter, and much more.

ARCH

Explore ARCH’s Built Heritage ABCs, which spotlights a building or place (plus a very special boat!) in Northeast Indiana for every letter of the alphabet. Help us create the People’s Built Heritage ABCs by submitting you favorite places!

Join them live on Facebook:

Built Heritage ABCs at 1:00 PM

Built Heritage ABCs at 2:00 PM

Bach Collegium

Listen to two musical selections from the Bach Collegium and learn how you can get involved in their upcoming season — including attending a virtual concert.

Canterbury School

Explore a variety of virtual art shows, video performances, and theater productions at Canterbury School.

Embassy Theatre

Enjoy the sounds of the Grande Page pipe organ and learn its history with house organist Cletus Goens.

FAME—The Foundation for Arts and Music in Education

Create a FAME-ous paper hat… At home! Use your imagination and use what ever you have handy to decorate your hat.

Fort Wayne Ballet, Karen Gibbons-Brown, Artistic Director

Experience what it’s like to be a ballet student at Fort Wayne Ballet! Young ones up to 7 years old can take a creative dance class with Ms. Jordan!

Fort Wayne Children's Choir

Sing along with the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir as they guide you through vocal exercises and techniques, show you how the singing voice works, and teach you about vocal health.

Civic Theatre

Go behind the scenes with the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre! Learn how they choose each show, what it takes to create a full-scale musical production from scratch, and how you can get involved both on and off the stage.

Fort Wayne Dance Collective

Explore dance and wellness tutorials for all ages and abilities! Learn dance choreography, try a yoga class, learn ballet technique with your toddler, start stretching, and more!

Join live classes on Facebook:

Zumba at 10:00 AM

Body Percussion at 12:00 PM

Yoga at 2:00 PM

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Eat your way through the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (figuratively speaking) with a virtual tour of food-related artwork from our permanent collection! Find ideas for viewing, discussing, and thinking about the works with your family, as well as links to related art-making activities. Also included are more family-friendly ways to engage with FWMoA from home through Saturday Studio activities, read-aloud picture book videos, coloring pages, and more.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Andrew Constantine, Director

Watch fun videos about the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and its Youth Orchestras — and enter to win by learning more about the Philharmonic through the interactive website scavenger hunt!

Fort Wayne Youtheatre

Fort Wayne Youtheatre’s “YOU Theatre Thursday” archives have fun and creative theatre activities to engage artists of every age and experience level.

Join them live on Facebook:

Make Shadow Puppets at 11:00 AM

Gaslight Playhouse

Check out a fun, family improv that you can do at home! Watch our performance of Cole Porter music and selections from the 1920s on the PHP Stage.

Happy Keys

Sing, dance, and play together — enjoy a sample Music Together® Online class and other activities with Happy Keys!

heartland sings

Check out a video playlist of ten early childhood music lessons and activities, geared towards kids ages 3-7. Sing, dance, listen, and learn with Heartland Sings!

Take live classes on Facebook:

Sing, dance, and play with musical structure at 12:00 PM

Warm up your singing voice at 1:00 PM

Learn to read music and write a melody at 2:00 PM

Warm up your singing voice at at 3:00 PM

History Center

Learn about how Fort Wayne came to be and try your hand at coloring history! Coloring pages will be available on the History Center’s Facebook page, as well as on-site at the History Center. Visit The History Center at Arts Campus Fort Wayne from 9am to 5pm.

League of Women Voters

Learn more about our nation’s history with an educational video on women’s suffrage and then get hands-on with a few coloring pages!

miss fort wayne

Meet Miss Fort Wayne, Miss Fort Wayne’s Outstanding Teen, and some of their friends and learn how to make your own crown with items you have around your house. See them sing, dance and play piano on the PHP Stage! All donations go directly to the scholarship fund for these local girls and nearly 50 other local titleholders throughout Indiana.

Mynett Music

Visit Mynett Music to learn more about how to buy, rent, or repair that old instrument laying around the house — or sign up for a lesson!

NIPSCO

Learn how to be an Energy Safe Kid! This website will teach you about both natural gas safety and electic safety in an engaging and interactive format.

PBS Fort Wayne

PBS Fort Wayne, PNC Grow Up Great and Fred Rogers Productions bring this virtual Summer Camp experience to you, our neighbors! Choose from educational hands-on opportunities for you and your family to safely explore, learn, and grow with a different activity each day over a five day period.

Purdue Fort Wayne Community Arts Academy

Grab some foil from the kitchen and make foil sculptures with Purdue Fort Wayne Community Arts Academy instructor Morgan Schrock!

PNC Foundation

Enjoy a variety of preschool educational activities with PNC Grow Up Great®, including Sesame podcasts and videos!

Science Central

Science Central is taking us out of this world! Learn all about nebulas — and then create your very own nebula spin art!

Sweetwater Academy

Sweetwater Academy offers lessons in everything from guitar and piano to band and orchestra instruments, digital recording, DJing, live sound, and beyond. Get started on your journey at Sweetwater Academy!

TRACK

LIVE at 4:00PM

Basic Gardening Singalong & Lessons with Claire Bates. Claire, folk musician and vegetable gardening enthusiast, will share an hour of songs and garden learning geared toward children and garden-interested people of all ages.

Unity Performing Arts Foundation

Experience the Voices of Unity Youth Choir at our dynamic and interactive virtual booth. See and listen to our greatest concert hits (from Michael Jackson to Whitney Houston), learn about our special fall artistic programs, and meet our creative team who excited to serve you.

University of Saint Francis

Learn how the USF University Singers adapted their Spring Concert to an incredible online concert and listen to four a capella selections – including the popular hit song “September!”

Sweetwater Music Instruments & Pro Audio

Sweetwater is the largest online retailer of musical instruments and pro audio equipment in the United States. Sweetwater, headquartered right here in Fort Wayne, is host to community arts and cultural events, concerts, artist workshops, and seminars in addition to its award-winning Music Store, piano showroom, Academy of Music, state-of-the-art recording studios, and on-site Downbeat Diner.