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Dress Like A Pirate

Ahoy mateys! September 19 is “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.” To prepare for this day of momentous adventure and exploration, here are some ideas to take your normal wardrobe and give it some pirate pizzazz! 

 

Start by pillaging your closet to see what fashionable treasures you can discover. Here are some tips and tricks to help create your own pirate costumes at home:

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Construction Paper Creations

I love arts and craft supplies as much as anyone (maybe even more) from paints, to pens, modeling clay, and pipe cleaners. Sometimes all you need to get your creative juices flowing are a few simple materials. I will show you how to use construction paper to make into various textures, structures, and shapes. Once you learn some of these different paper techniques, you will be amazed at what you are inspired to create!

 

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

8 Kid-Driven Conversation Starters

“Wow! Look at what I just found.”  

 

“I want to make that!” 

 

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Walk On The Wild Side

 

Walking around the neighborhood can be a great way to get outdoors and get some exercise, but you can also use these excursions to engage your family in fun, meaningful play learning!

 

The Power Of Play!

 

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Science Exploration: The Unpoppable Balloon

 

 

What happens when you apply heat to a balloon filled with air? It pops! But what happens when you fill that balloon with water before you apply heat to it? Will you end up with a popped balloon and a floor covered in water, or will science come to the rescue?

 

Mess Level: Low

 

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Can Crusher

 

 

You may be able to crush a soda can with your hand or even your foot, but do you think you can crush a can by simply changing its temperature? Let’s find out together in this science experiment all about pressure!

 

Mess Level: Low

 

Here is what you need:

 

• Empty Soda Can

• Water

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Science Exploration- Color Changing Cabbage

 

 

Red cabbage has some unique properties that allow it to change color in the presence of other substances. In this experiment, we will show you how to make the red cabbage solution and also explore its color changing properties!

 

Mess Level: Medium

 

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

What's Your Favorite Part of Kidspace?

 

 

Our staff have been missing Kidspace! Check out this time-lapse drawing of our campus from one of our team members. What is your favorite part of Kidspace? Tag us on social media!

 

 

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Oobleck

 

 

Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid which means that it behaves both as a liquid and a solid at the same time! In this video, learn how to make this gooey substance at home. All you need is water and cornstarch. Oobleck is a fun, easy-to-make hands-on sensory activity that is fun for the whole family.

 

 

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

The Science of Sorting

 

Do you have a collection of something? Maybe it is an assortment of colorful buttons, or sea shells, maybe it is just all your kitchen utensils. This activity explores the science of sorting.

 

 

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

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