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.

Pocket Planets – Make you own scale model of the solar system to take home. 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Classroom.

Stellar Forensics – How do astronomers use telescopes and light to know what stars are made of? 1–3 p.m. 1st floor.

The Adventures of Rocky – Join us for science puppet show about one rock’s journey through the rock cycle. 10:30 a.m. Theater.

Night Sky Tour – Find out about the constellations and planets visible tonight. 11:30 a.m. Theater.

Fossils – Touch and explore the Montshire’s fossil collection. 12 p.m. Discovery Lab.

Meet an Astronomer – Come learn about a day in the life of an astronomer. 12:30 p.m. Theater.

Make a Comet! – Help make a model comet as you learn about these icy parts of the solar system. 1 p.m. Discovery Lab.

Solar Observation – Check out the sun (and sunspots!) and make a sundial to take home. 1:30 p.m. Classroom.

Rocks and Volcanoes – Explore the different rocks that volcanoes make, from pumice to obsidian. 2 p.m. Discovery Lab

Night Sky Tour – Find out about the constellations and planets visible tonight. 2:30 p.m. Theater.

Star Clocks – Learn how to use the big dipper to measure time and make your own star clock to take home. 3 p.m. Classroom.

Straw Rockets – Make a miniature air powered rocket. 4 p.m. Discovery Lab.

View Space – Up to date news, research, and satellite images from NASA. Showing in the theater all day expect during the theater programs listed above.


Free with Museum admission

This program is part of The Dynamic Earth, a Montshire project supported with funding from NASA.