Tuesdays through Fridays in September – Discovery Cart Activities
Stop by our Discovery Cart to explore something new each week. All activities are self-guided. All cart program components and materials must remain on site unless otherwise noted. Each cart activity may contain small parts not suitable for children 3 and under. FREE with paid general admission.
Tuesday, September 5th – Sunday, October 1st: September Art Studio Programs
Stop by for Alma Thomas style mosaics, Suzanne Valadon inspired cat drawings, and watercolor landscape paintings in the style of Grandma Moses. All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day. FREE with paid general admission.
Tuesday, September 5th – Sunday, October 1st: Red Pandas in the Paleontology Hall
Visit the Paleontology Hall to learn more about the species of Red Panda found at the Gray Fossil Site in honor of International Red Panda Day. Then, create your own paper red panda mask. All activities are self-guided with instructions provided. FREE with general paid admission.
Tuesday, September 12th – Sunday, October 8th: Swashbuckling Science Discovery Lab Program
Arrg mateys! It’s a pirate’s life for you as you discover the swashbuckling science of being a pirate in honor of Talk like a Pirate Day. Learn at ye own risk as you test out an eyepatch perception experiment, test out which items would sink or float in they went overboard, sail ho with our pirate ship challenge, and even learn what a scallywag might say! Facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day. FREE with general paid admission.
Wednesday, September 6th: Shocking Science Home School Workshop, 9:30-Noon
Join us for a shockingly fun workshop! Explore the science behind static and current electricity with Snap Circuits, Plasma Globes, Static Tubes, Energy sticks, and more. Make your very own LED gadget to keep. Then finish out the workshop with a private showing of our Guinness record holding, bi-polar, musical Tesla coil! Cost $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Ages 5-12. Payment is required with registration by Wednesday, August 23rd. To register, please visit our website.
Tuesday, September 19th – Sunday, September 24th: Solar Scope for Fall Astronomy Week and the Fall Equinox
Join us for some star gazing of our Sun in recognition of Fall Astronomy Week and the Fall Equinox! Take a turn using our Celestron EclipSmart solar safe finder telescope, which allows the scope to align to the sun without directly viewing it. Programs by announcement periodically throughout the day. Weather permitting. Stay tuned to social media for updates regarding weather. Limited access to scope based on participants.
Wednesday, September 20th: Investigate Forensics Home School Workshop, 9:30-Noon
Join us during National Forensic Science Week to explore the fascinating processes of forensic science through problem solving and inquiry in a safe and appropriate manner. Students will have the opportunity to explore DNA extraction, chromatography, fingerprint dusting, and evidence analysis, and utilize their gained skills to solve a playful mystery case. Cost $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Ages 5-12. Payment is required with registration by Wednesday, September 6th. To register, please visit our website.
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