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.

Color piggy banks!

Experience modern band music through a full-equipped staging of instruments (guitar, keyboard, percussion.)

ARCH

Get your hands on architecture, creating structures from Lincoln logs and Legos based off of historic buildings!

Test automobile designs with our table-top wind-tunnel!

Bach Collegium

VIRTUAL ACTIVITY
Hear work by Bach Collegium.

Embassy Theatre

Play a mini version of the Grand Page pipe organ and learn how it works at NIPSCO STEAM Park!

VIRTUAL ACTIVITY
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 your own work of art with bubble painting, a unique technique where you experiment with solutions, textures, and bubble blowing!

Try your hands at spin art, mixing colors and physics into art!

Fort Wayne Ballet, Karen Gibbons-Brown, Artistic Director

Experience what it’s like to be a ballet student at Fort Wayne Ballet! Young ones (3 years) up to 9 years old can take a creative dance class with Ms. Maddie from 2 – 3 PM

Fort Wayne Children's Choir

Want to see sounds? Learn how your voice looks on a vocal spectrogram, and how changing pitch and volume changes the spectrogram.

Civic Theatre

Build a compass like ones used to navigate during the day when sailing schooner’s traveled the great lakes with passenger and cargo (much like The Christmas Schooner!).

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

Fort Wayne Dance Collective

Explore dance and wellness for all ages and abilities!

Visit Fort Wayne Museum of Art from 10am – 6pm for Free Family Tours!

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Andrew Constantine, Director

The Friends of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will help you build your own instrument kit and teach you about the science behind how they work!

Fort Wayne Youtheatre

Learn about the science if light through theatre–join our shadow puppet workshop!

Learn about climate change.

Happy Keys

Make music and moves!

Learn about science with Homestead!

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

Create structures with toothpicks to represent how connected we are & what complex structures, like organizations and government, can become.

VIRTUAL ACTIVITY
Learn more about our nation’s history with an educational video on women’s suffrage. Plus, check out this video about the voting process and this video about redistricting process happening in 2021.

The Maker Labs at the Allen County Public Library

Make your own Bristlebot, or build your 3D printed egg night light.

PBS Fort Wayne

Create creature footprints (or an actual creature) with air hardening clay.

VIRTUAL ACTIVITY
Check out the virtual Summer Camp, featuring five lessons and crafts for home!

Purdue Fort Wayne Community Arts Academy

Design bookmarks with PFW!

Learn about science through hands-on art activities!

See the film process from start-to-finish through a scene from a zombie film. Science/Biology will be incorporated in the explanation of the FX/Make-up choices, as well as the Physics of Action/Reaction where it pertains to filming a fight sequence and camera angles. At the end of the demonstrative workshop, create your own zombie short!

Sweetwater Academy

Create your own rain stick!

Sweetwater Music Instruments & Pro Audio

Enjoy the instrument petting zoo, where you can learn about different instruments!

Unity Performing Arts Foundation

Say, draw, write, add, and subtract, the number of the day!

See how costumes and props are constructed and take pictures with them.