STEAM Second Saturdays

Programs every month for kids and families.

Join MNA on the second Saturday of the month for exciting kids' programs, hands-on activities, and creative crafts. Programs are included with admission and are scheduled at 2:00 pm. Family and kids of all ages are welcome. Come explore new topics each month!


Exploring Earthworms
April 13, 2019, 2:00 pm

Willow Bend will be at MNA to teach us all about these amazing animals and their role in composting by looking at real, live earthworms! We will also learn how you can set up a worm composting bin at home.


Reptiles Rock!

May 11, 2019, 2:00 pm

Do you love everything scaly and slithery? Join MNA Reptile educator, Mason Kuluris for a close-up look at live snakes, lizards, a turtle and more. Learn all about these fascinating creatures and what it takes to take care of them.


Wild for Wolves
June 8, 2019, 2:00 pm

Learn about the historical role wolves played in northern Arizona from Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project.  We will explore wolf behavior, pack structure, and hunting habits through games and activities.

Ant Empire

The Ant Empire
July 13, 2019, 2:00 pm

Learn how to be an insect scientist by watching honey pot ants up close as they gather and store food as well as build their home and tend to their young. Fun crafts and activities included.

Digging Dinos

Digging Dinosaurs
August 10, 2019, 2:00 pm

Paleontologist Christa Sadler will be here to tell us how the experts find, excavate, remove and prepare dinosaur bones. Touch fossils, handle tools and create a fossil craft.

Fall Harvest

Fall Harvest
September 14, 2019, 2:00 pm

Join us in the Colton Community garden for an afternoon of exploring crops that having been growing all summer. We will harvest and make something delicious to share.


Raptors and People
October 12, 2019, 2:00 pm

Join the International Raptor and Falconry Center at the Museum to explore how humans impact raptors and how you can help raptors every day. Enjoy hands-on activities, demonstrations and live raptors. No owls will be used.

Star Wars

Star Wars Drawing
November 9, 2019, 2:00 pm

Come see MNA’s new exhibit, “The Force is with our People” and learn from a contemporary artist how to create your own Star Wars work of art.