Everhart Museum S.T.E.A.M. Quest Challenge

GRADE: k-8th

(See below)

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Free for pre-registered students

S.T.E.A.M. Quest is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math based after school program exploring problem-solving skills through hands-on art and science based projects.

Over the course of 20 weeks, students will work under the direction of professional artists to brainstorm creative ways to solve problems using art, science and design.


In this program, children from grades k-8th grade will also work collaboratively with mentors from Big Brothers, Big Sisters to co-create a product that will serve a community need.

Kindergarten through 2nd grade
at Valley Community Library in Peckville
Dates: Tuesdays
January 16, 23, 30
February 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17
Showcase- April 21 at the Everhart Museum from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

k-2nd grade students are working on developing interactive outdoor sculptures with artist, Michael Sorrentino. Each week, students have been looking at shape with emphasis on form, balance and structure, and experimenting with these ideas through hands-on STEAM-based activities. Ms. Liz from the Valley Library selects books that demonstrate engineering and design ideas. Students have observed how the library was built looking for shapes that support the structure.


3rd through 5th grade
at Taylor Community Library in Taylor

Dates: Tuesdays
January 16, 23, 30
February 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17
Showcase- April 21 at the Everhart Museum from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

3rd – 5th grade students are working with artist Elizabeth Parry Faist on building interactive boxes for seniors suffering from memory loss. Each box will be built with a technological component and the project is meant to connect two or more people during the interaction. Ms. Mary from the Taylor Library has been a wonderful guide for students while looking for research materials. Each week, Ms. Mary participates in activities with students and selects books that would connect best with student’s ideas.


6th through 8th grade
at Lackawanna County Children’s Library in Scranton

Dates:  Wednesdays
January 17, 24, 31
February 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18 
Showcase-April 21 at the Everhart Museum from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

6th – 8th grade students are working with artist Cole Hasting each week weaving a variety of materials to illustrate how engineering, art and science intersect with nature, protection and sustainability. Students will create a biodegradable sculpture that will transform and grow from the existing space at the Children’s Library to an alternative outdoor space by the end of the program. Ms. Laureen from the Children’s Library jumps in to offer research materials needed and will help students create the sculpture in the library space.

For more information on this program or to register a student, please call our programs department at 570-346-7186 ext. 516.

Thank you to our partners at

This program is sponsored by