|Pre K||New! Shape it Up with Peg + Cat
Join Peg the Bold and Brave Sir Cat to explore the attributes of 2D shapes. Master circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, ovals, and semi-circles and then create your own Peg take-home using these shapes.
|Be a Good Neighbor with Daniel Tiger Through puppet making and play inspired by Daniel Tiger, explore feelings, relationships to others, and how to be a great friend. Make your own Daniel Tiger puppet, learn how to use your words to describe your emotions and sing along with your classmates.|
|New! Play with Pigeon
Recognize and mimic the emotions of Pigeon from Mo Willem’s popular book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, a Caldecott Honor Book, in this literary Think Studio. After acting out Pigeon’s feelings, use handprints, paint, and crayon to share your feelings and create your own Pigeon to take home.
||Nature Adventure with Cat in the Hat
Go on an adventure with Cat in the Hat, our favorite Dr. Seuss character. Practice keen observation and learn about Florida’s native flora and fauna. Create your own observation notebook, then sketch and press Florida fauna in your take-home book.
|Design and Build with Curious George
Harness Curious George’s problem-solving style to complete a design challenge in this Think Studio. Watch your students create a blueprint, craft a prototype, and run trials before improving their final design.
New! Peg’s Pizza Place with Peg + Cat Practice counting to 100 in this pizza-crafting Think Studio. Take customer orders, group objects by 10’s, and work together to create slices that combine to make a pizza with 100 toppings.
|Grade 1||Color Wheels
It’s an artist’s studio! It’s a game! It’s painting with motion! Learn about, use, and mix digital primary colors in this colorful, movement-based game in our motion-capture laboratory.
|Playing with Color Enter the world of Olivia the Pig, a Caldecott Honor Book, and explore the power of color in this literary Think Studio. Use charcoal crayons to illustrate like Ian Falconer and experiment with color to change and intensify your work.
|New! Story Quilt Art Create masterpieces using a fabric collage method inspired by Faith Ringgold’s beautiful picture book, Tar Beach, a Caldecott Honor Book. Explore the story’s Depression-era African American culture and beautiful patchwork borders.|
|New! Cranes for Peace Learn the legend of origami cranes and read Molly Bang’s The Paper Crane. Then fold your own paper cranes: one to take home and one to leave behind for GCM’s 1,000 Cranes for Peace Installation.|
|Grade 2||Turn the Hands of Time Become immersed in the world of time and all things clock-based. Stretch your arms and legs to turn the hands of a clock and race to match digital and analog time in our motion-capture laboratory.||Squishy Circuits
Learn the basics of electrical circuits in this playful Think Studio. Explore conductive and insulating materials then design and build circuits to light a bulb, turn on a switch, or run a motor. Finally, create your own LED throwie to take home.
|Pledge for the Planet
Become a Florida Citizen Scientist! Learn about native Florida plants, birds, and insects. Then get your hands dirty creating seed balls to take home or plant at school.
Use a variety of conductive materials like bananas, marshmallows, or Play-Doh to create your own distinctive computer keyboard. Then, play the piano, drums, or a game of Pac-Man with your new keyboard. Whichever you choose, this Think Studio is sure to please.
|Grade 5-8||Escape from the Museum
Test your creativity and problem-solving skills with this museum-designed Escape Room Challenge. Learn the basics of cryptography and employ your mathematics and design-thinking skills. This adventure will take you throughout the museum, into our motion-capture laboratory and even into Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park as you mastermind your escape.
|The Wonders of Wacky Weather
$11 Each From hurricanes to tornadoes, Florida has some interesting weather. Explore the elements and experience a live wind map in our motion-capture studio. Learn about NASA’s CERES satellites and take weather readings and cloud observations in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park to submit to NASA’s ground-truthing project!
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Florida State Standards
All GCM field trips are educator-designed to encourage thoughtful questioning and critical thinking. We take our role as a community resource that helps kids meet Florida State Standards very seriously. Additionally, all of our SMALLab and Think Studio experiences directly address Florida State Standards.