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Small Group Visits

Autumn Explorations

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This is an all-in-one activity kit available for pre-order and pickup or restricted delivery. Supplies are limited. Questions? Contact Director of Operations Lindsay Jones at

  • Kit Type: Box Kit
  • Ages: 4+ with Adult
  • Cost: $25 Each
  • Availability: Deadline Passed
  • Online Ordering: Sep. 18-21
  • Contactless Pickup: Sep. 23
  • Free Delivery: Sep. 23 (Addresses Within Delivery Area Only)

Autumn is just around the corner! Enjoy four hands-on sensory STEAM activities as you explore the beauty and science behind the season together. Create a collage of fall colors with the Leaf Suncatcher and hang it in a sunny window to see the seasonal hues shine through; sculpt a Mini Pumpkin using pumpkin spice clay, then transform it into a jack-o’-lantern with foam leaves, pipe cleaner vines, googly eyes, and beads; use a VDM-recycled crayon to reveal a hidden leaf with the Mystery Leaf Rubbing activity, then collect your own leaves to create more autumn rubbing art; and discover why green leaves turn yellow, red, orange, and brown in the fall with the Changing Leaf Colors activity as you use paper chromatography to explore the science behind the beautiful hues hiding within the leaves.

Ordering Closed

Details about pickup/delivery will be sent to the email address provided at checkout.

What’s Included?

The “Autumn Explorations” kit contains:

  • 4 Hands-On Sensory STEAM Activities: Leaf Suncatcher, Mini Pumpkin, Mystery Leaf Rubbing, Changing Leaf Colors
  • All Necessary Activity Materials
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

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