Our Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Programs are full day build sessions from 9 am to 4 pm during school holidays. Doors open for drop-off at 8:45 am, with an early drop off at 8 am and an extended day until 5 pm or 6 pm is available. We update our website with future school holidays approximately one month ahead. For dates later in the year, please contact us.

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  • 12/26/2017  ⁄  Winter Recess - Simple Machines Day  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    12/26/2017

    Winter Recess - Simple Machines Day

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    After learning about levers, wheels, axles, and pulleys, kids work in small teams to solve a variety of large object motion challenges. They also construct a small project with hand tools, while identifying the simple machine properties of the tools.

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  • 12/27/2017  ⁄  Winter Recess - Motion Machines  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    12/27/2017

    Winter Recess - Motion Machines

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    A day of playing and learning about motion: how it works and how it fails, what some of the terms are, and how motion and balance can make something look like a magic trick. A great day of exploration.

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  • 12/28/2017  ⁄  Winter Recess - Xylophone Build! No Music Skill Needed!  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    12/28/2017

    Winter Recess - Xylophone Build! No Music Skill Needed!

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    Builders will create a version of a Vibraphone and learn about the qualities and varieties of sound. Specifically, how the construction of an instrument can impact the sound that it makes. Absolutely no musical talent or experience is required for this build! This is a day for making things that make great sounds.

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  • 12/29/2017  ⁄  Winter Recess - Open Build! Your choice of project!  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    12/29/2017

    Winter Recess - Open Build! Your choice of project!

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    As parents, we know that our children’s creativity is only limited by their skills and resources. During Open Build, we provide the tools and teach the skills, and then let the builders’ imaginations run wild! This fun day will give each child the building blocks for future, creative, and intellectual endeavors.

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  • 01/02/2018  ⁄  Winter Recess Build - Spinning Drum & Percussion  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    01/02/2018

    Winter Recess Build - Spinning Drum & Percussion

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    Our CK Spinning drum is a take on the Japanese pellet drum, inspired by our teams love of the movie Karate Kid! The drum sounds when spun in between your hands. A great day of exploring another culture through building.

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  • 01/03/2018  ⁄  Winter Recess Build - Wild Creatures  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    01/03/2018

    Winter Recess Build - Wild Creatures

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    What a day of creativity! Children will launch into the world of animals, both real and imaginary, and think about our human lives in relation to the world around us. Wild Creatures is when our imagination and invention runs free. A fun and whimsical day of building fun, mysterious wild things and their environments!

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  • 01/04/2018  ⁄  Winter Recess Build - Cranes  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    01/04/2018

    Winter Recess Build - Cranes

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    Join us for a fun day of building the CK Crane.  Over the course of the day children learn to use a hammer, drills and saw to make an intriguing machine that will be a fun toy for use at home. The CK Crane is inspired by our love of engineering and construction and history. Did you know the first construction cranes were built by the Ancient Greeks?

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  • 01/05/2018  ⁄  Winter Recess Build - Climbing Creatures  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    01/05/2018

    Winter Recess Build - Climbing Creatures

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    The CK Climbing Creature is a fun and creative cause-and-effect project that encourages learning through play! Our builders start the day learning how to use hammers and nails safely. Then they design their creatures and learn about the physics involved in their creature's ability to climb. A great day of exploration and hands on learning.

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  • 01/15/2018  ⁄  Dr. Martin Luther King Day Train Build  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    01/15/2018

    Dr. Martin Luther King Day Train Build

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    Train Building starts with designing and laying out the type of train each builder wants to build. Will it be a NYC subway train? Or a steam engine that can pull a large haul? Perhaps it will be a bullet train speeding through Europe, or maybe even a train from the 1800’s or early 1900’s! As they create these incredible new worlds, they will learn about the tools and resources they need to design a train to their specifications.

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  • 02/16/2018  ⁄  Lunar New Year - Fire Trucks & Engines  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    02/16/2018

    Lunar New Year - Fire Trucks & Engines

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    A full day of building vehicles that make us all safer! Our Fire Department has fire engines, tiller trucks, and heavy rescue vehicles---plenty of options for our young first responders to build what catches their imagination. We’ll build one or two projects and use our huge floor space to design our fire house. Join us for a day full of creative building and playing.

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  • 02/19/2018  ⁄  Midwinter Recess - TAPUT!  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    02/19/2018

    Midwinter Recess - TAPUT!

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    We are excited to be bring back a CK classic; TAPUT (Take Apart, Put Together). We start the day learning how to safely use our hammers and nails. We then learn to use the basic hand tools for disassembly of our common household objects. We talk about how it common objects work, but the ultimate result is that the components are turned into another object. We do not place a premium on re-assembly to working condition, nor are we doing repairs. This is about creative, imagination, and whimsy!

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  • 02/20/2018  ⁄  Midwinter Recess - Wagons  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    02/20/2018

    Midwinter Recess - Wagons

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92
  • 02/21/2018  ⁄  Midwinter Recess - Lunch Boxes  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    02/21/2018

    Midwinter Recess - Lunch Boxes

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    Since Mickey Mouse first appeared on the Lunch Box in 1935, children have clamored for the cool or hot new lunch box design. But who needs a store bought lunchbox when you can make your own?! Children will build and decorate an originally designed lunch box, certain to be the toast of the cafeteria.

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  • 02/22/2018  ⁄  Midwinter Recess - Boats That Float  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    02/22/2018

    Midwinter Recess - Boats That Float

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    How does a heavy ship float? We will be making a working boat model including shaping the hull, laying ballast, and installing masts. We will water test our boats and campaign our fleet; all of this right here in our Brooklyn Navy Yard workshop where ships have been built since 1801. Your child will go home with the smartest bathtub toy ever!

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  • 02/23/2018  ⁄  Midwinter Recess - Covered Bridges  ⁄  Ages: (4-9)

    02/23/2018

    Midwinter Recess - Covered Bridges

    Ages: 4-9
    Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Extended Hours 8:00AM to 6:00PM
    Tuition: $150 per day, Extended Day & Early Drop Off Additional Fees
    Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92

    A day off from school and time to do some real engineering! We will build covered bridges and learn about the different shapes and kinds of bridges. Join us for a day of building a real working model to take home.

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