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Collaborative for Children’s Collab Kid University is not just an event; it’s an exploratory STEAM-themed journey.

Full STEAM Ahead in Shaping Young Minds

Collaborative for Children’s Collab Kid University is not just an event; it’s an exploratory STEAM-themed journey at Rice University. Full STEAM Ahead, this transformative experience unfolds on April 13, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., embracing the curious minds of children 3 yrs old to age 6.  All ages are welcome to attend.

With a particular focus on the pivotal 3-5 developmental years, we recognize that nearly 90% of a child’s brain is developed during this absorbent mind stage.

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Event Details


  1. Location: Tudor Fieldhouse at Rice University
    6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005
  2. Date and Time: April 13, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  3. Cost: $10 – Kids / $15 – walk up (all ages are welcome to attend)
    Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    Parents and Guardians – Free Admission
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What to Expect

Full STEAM Ahead Activations

  • Expose the next generation of Houston’s scientists, high-tech innovators, and problem-solvers to captivating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics stations. With several unique play-based STEAM experiences per STEAM category, young minds will embark on a Full STEAM Ahead learning adventure on one of the nation’s most future-forward campuses. Our youngest citizens will employ their natural curiosity to engage in coding, climate solutions, life sciences, renewable energy, and robotics and take center stage in performing and visual arts.
  • Parents and children will earn stickers/buttons for every challenge they pursue in helping prepare Houston’s future through the lenses of the brightest young minds. After their journey into an exciting future filled with possibilities, our youngest innovators will be given the opportunity to take a graduation photograph and earn a Collab Kid U diploma—a tangible testament to their Full STEAM Ahead accomplishment.

Diverse Learning Opportunities

  • Vendors, carefully chosen from our collaborative network, will host unique activations aligning with their STEAM expertise.
  • Future career fun and creative problem-solving activities will be led by regional STEAM experts, innovative volunteers, and creative instructors from Collaborative for Children and Laboratory experts of Rice University.

Collaborative for Children’s Mission and Vision


We meaningfully improve the quality of early childhood education and care for Greater Houston’s children through those most influential in their lives.


All children in Greater Houston have the high-quality early learning opportunities they need to achieve their full potential.

By purchasing a ticket and participating in Collab Kid U, you consent to the use of photos and videos taken during the event for promotional purposes.

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