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!

Hopi Rattlesnake

Venomous Creatures
November 10, 2018, 2:00 pm
Join Dr. Larry Stevens, MNA’s Curator of Conservation and Ecology for a
close-up look at spiders, scorpions and other venomous creatures of the
Colorado Plateau.

Jamie Golightly Coutryard

"Let it Snow"
December 15, 2018, 3:45 pm (Note different time)
A seasonal celebration with snow science and crafts for kids in the Discovery Room, visits with Santa in the Living Room and community storytelling for older kids and adults in the auditorium.


Pivot Art
January 12, 2019, 2:00 pm
Curator of MNA’s Pivot Skateboard Deck Art Exhibit, Duane Koyawena will lead a unique art project with kids using skateboard designs from the gallery.  Wear clothes to get messy in and prepare to bring home a one-of-a-kind work of art.


Go Fish
February 9, 2019, 2:00 pm

This month at the Museum, USGS Fish Biologist, Dave Ward with be discussing native fish of the Colorado River and Northern Arizona. Live examples of some of these endangered species will be included as well as plenty of fish activities and crafts for the whole family.


Archaeology Day
March 9, 2019, 2:00 pm

Join archaeologists and demonstrators for an afternoon of exploring how prehistoric people lived. Try out ancient technology and weapons, create your own pinch pot and try some Anasazi stew. Part of Archaeology Awareness 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.