Prime Time K-3

Saturdays at Talcott allow students to work on projects and in areas that complement their STEM work in school.  From Robotics to Bugs, from Rockets to Solar Energy, students pick an area to study, and work in a group of 12 or less to learn, build skills and create new things. 


The PrimeTime program is for students in grades K-3 and meets for 4 half-day Saturdays per topic. New programs are offered each fall, winter and spring.


All classes are from 1 PM to 4 PM at Talcott's mountaintop campus in Avon. For more information about upcoming programs, please call 860.677.8571


Tuition is $140 for members, $160 for non-members.  


Sun Moon & Stars  

Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3  -  Registration Closed

Students will use our solar telescopes, sun-spotters, desktop planetariums and solar system models to explore the workisng of the heavens, and put together a planetarium show for our Alan Bean Planetarium.  


Kitchen Chemistry

Nov 10, 17, Dec 1, 8  - Registration Closed

Create lab experiments with the things you find around your kitchen!  (OK, we'll throw in a little biology and physics too!)



Jan 5, 12, 19, Feb 2 - Registration Closed

Find out about the giants (and pipsqueaks) that roamed our state and beyond.  Cast fossils, measure tracks, and bring home life-sized dino parts!



Feb 9, 16, Mar 2, 9 - Register Here

Create your own stories with paper, computer, stop-action and clay-mation, make animation toys, and paint your own classic animation cel.  


Inventions & Contraptions  

Mar 16, 23, 30, Apr 6

Bring in your "busted stuff" to see how it works, and learn how to create original inventions - you can even earn a "PrimeTime Patent".  



Apr 27, May 4, 11, 18

Design, build, test and fly planes, copters and gliders, find out how birds, bugs and others fly through the sky, and launch rockets!