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Kids Club Members’ Guide

Welcome to the Academy Kids Club!

As a member of the Kids Club, you can explore the museum — and the natural world — in a whole new way.

This year, in celebration of the Academy’s Water Year, Kids Club members are invited to earn the U.N. Water Challenge Badge with us. Make sure you’ve registered for the Kids Club and provided the best email address to receive the monthly activity packs and invitations to special events.

Water Challenge Badge Activities

Each month, February–June, we’ll release a new activity pack with the information your Kids Club member will need to earn their Water Challenge Badge. You’ll find links to download the activity packs below. Each activity pack contains lively lessons, a required activity with instructions on how to complete the requirement and a few optional activities, including invitations to in-person and online events. 

Downloadable Activities

  • Water Is Life (coming February 7)
  • Using Water (coming March 7)
  • Water at Risk (coming April 4)
  • Water for a Better World (coming May 2)
  • Take Action (coming June 6)

About the U.N. Water Challenge Badge

The Young United Nations Global Alliance was developed by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in collaboration with other UN organizations with the mission to educate, motivate and empower young people to alter their behavior and become active agents of change in their local communities. The YUNGA challenge badges are action-oriented, and the activities provide information and resources to empower kids to make the world more sustainable and equitable.

Kids Club Activity Archives

You can download past Kids Club activity sheets below.
Please note, the event and program dates listed on these archived Kids Club activity sheets are past dates. The events have concluded.

Backyard Biodiversity
Observing Butterflies
Observing Birds
Be a Community Scientist
Time to Hibernate
Composting for Nature
A Bat Reputation
Biology Name Game
Fossilization Experiment
Wicked Wasps
Animal Architects
Make a Finch Feeder
Chromatography Experiment
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Totally Turtles
Life Cycle of a Rhino Beetle
Animal Superheroes

Kids Club membership is free for kids 12 and under, but registration is required. Visit ansp.org/kidsclub to register.