Young Adventurers at IMAS by PNC Foundation

2024 Young Adventurers Workshops

Young Adventurers join us at IMAS through drop-in sessions from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

IMAS Educators will engage and introduce STEAM concepts as well as problem solving and motor skills that engage young learners and encourage critical thinking and observation skills. Together, guardians and young adventurers are encouraged to think more closely about their surroundings in nature and the importance of instilling simple STEAM concepts through play at an early age.

For ages 3-6 with accompanying adult. While supplies last.

Young Adventurers is supported by PNC Bank.

IMAS Programs for Kids

Birdhouse Painting

Flap your wings and fly into IMAS, Young Adventurers are invited to drop in and paint their own birdhouse. This workshop includes a light snack, story time and a pair of child binoculars for young adventurers to continue exploring nature at home. Fly around the rest of the museum to continue your learning experience!

Wednesday, January 24
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dot Your ABCs

A is for Art, B is for Bugs and C is for Coral the Hermit Crab! Young Adventurers join us at IMAS as we DOT our ABCs. Get comfy for story time and stick around for a light snack! Continue exploring the museum and complete our ABC scavenger hunt!

Thursday, February 22
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, February 22
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Nature Bugs

Get buggy and crawl into IMAS. In this workshop Young Adventurers will learn more about bugs, see one up close, and create their own construction paper bug with different shapes and colors. This workshop includes story time, light snack, and a take home magnifying lens. What other bugs and living things can you find at IMAS with your magnifying lens?

Thursday, March 21
10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Thursday, March 21
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Stack, Sort, & Build together with shapes and color. Work together with fellow Young Adventurers as we explore simple engineering and problem-solving skills as they build with Tangrams, Blue Blocks, Large Magnet Tiles and more! This workshop includes story time, light snacks, and a take home magnet tile set.

Wednesday, April 3
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 3
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Space Adventure

Shoot into space and become a star! Young Adventurers join us as we play as astronauts, enjoy astronaut ice cream and look more closely at what we see in the sky such as the moon, sun and stars! Young Adventurers will use their motor skills to arrange their cosmic portrait of the earth, moon, and sun. This workshop includes story time, astronaut ice cream and an out of this world take home book.

Wednesday, May 15
10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 15
11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

PNC Adventure Day

March 13, 2024

Visit the IMAS for a fun-filled spring day celebrating young children! Families can get resources on early childhood learning and experience the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure travelling exhibit.
Enjoy special activities for children 6 and under.

Young Adventurers LIVE Archive

Enjoy our 2020-2021 archive of Young Adventurer workshops at home with your toddlers! IMAS educators led virtual programs, archived here for our curious minds and virtual audience at home. Visit the IMAS calendar for other programs and workshops coming soon to the IMAS.

October 27: Dancing Drums

Let’s get movin’ and groovin’ with our special guest from Nadia’s School of Dance! Presented in partnership with Nadia’s School of Dance.

November 24: Healthy Habits

Let’s get tastefully creative! Join us to create healthy snack ideas and learn about healthy habits to do at home.

December 29: Marshmallow Snowflakes

Let it snow at the IMAS! Join us as we make snowflakes out of marshmallows and pretzels!

February 23: Puppeteers in Training

Craft a hand puppet and express yourself through imaginative play! Learn about different types of puppets and how different cultures use them to tell stories.

March 30: Toad Mask

Are frogs and toads the same? Join us to learn fun facts about toads and create a toad mask! 🐸

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