Our favorite sold-out workshop! Come put on a lab coat and safety goggles and sing your Frozen heart out! Join us to make highly absorbent polymer turn to fluffy snow in front of your eyes, test Newton's 3rd Law of Motion with a jumping Olaf, and build an elaborate icicle structure.
When & Where
Thinkerella is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) educational program started in January 2014 in New Orleans by Cherie Melancon Franz. Though it started with birthday parties and scout sessions for girls and "Thinkerfellas", it quickly grew to something bigger.
The 2014-2015 school year debuted an after-school program called ThinkerKids. Each semester, students will attend 6-12 one hour sessions focusing on all aspects of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each child gets a lab coat and safety goggles, turning them instantly into excited, budding scientists.
Cherie Melancon Franz has earned multiple awards, notably Gambit's 40 Under 40 and Silicon Bayou's Top 100 (for the most innovative people in Louisiana). Our program has been featured on WWLTV, WDSU, in Nola Baby and Family Magazine, Gambit Weekly, and New Orleans City Business. Thinkerella has plans for expansion to Baton Rouge and Mandeville in 2015.