Earth and Space Day

Celebrate science and the wonders of the Earth. Join us for a day of planetary and astronomical exploration during Earth and Space Day.

Museum education staff and guest astronomers will provide a full day of activities for learners of all ages, covering topics from what’s up in tonight’s sky, to activities exploring the large scale process that drive our planet’s systems.

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Schedule subject to change.

10:30 a.m.   Constellations – Learn about the stars as you make your own constellation to take home. Classroom

11:00 a.m.   Make a Comet! – Help make a model comet as you learn about these icy parts of the solar system. Discovery Lab.

11:30 a.m.   Pocket Solar System – Make your own scale model of the solar system. Classroom.

12:00 p.m.   Star Clocks – Use the constellations to learn how to tell time at night. Discovery Lab.

12:30 p.m.   A Day in the Life of an Astronomer – Meet astronomers and learn how they study space. Classroom.

  1:00 p.m.   Sun Dials – Make a sundial and see how to tell the time from our closest star. Discovery Lab.

  1:30 p.m.   Constellations – Learn about the stars as you make your own constellation to take home. Classroom

  2:00 p.m.   Make a Comet! – Help make a model comet as you learn about these icy parts of the solar system. Discovery Lab.

  2:30 p.m.   Pocket Solar System – Make your own scale model of the solar system. Classroom.

  3:00 p.m.   Star Clocks – Use the constellations to learn how to tell time at night. Discovery Lab.

  4:00 p.m.   Sun Dials – Make a sundial and see how to tell the time from our closest star. Discovery Lab.

Free with Museum admission