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Join Montshire Science Educator Mike Fenzel for a demonstration, as well as instruction on building with snow—from making an initial snow angel to placing the final block on the dome and sawing your way out.

Igloo Build and the Science of Winter

Learn how to build an insulated, sturdy house strong enough to support the weight of a polar bear!

Dr. Bert Yankielun, engineer and author of the book How to Build an Igloo and Other Snow Structures, will be on hand to offer a demonstration, as well as instruction on the structural secrets of building with snow—from making an initial snow angel to placing the final block on the dome and sawing your way out. Dr. Yankielun will provide a quick lesson on how to build an igloo, and will be on hand to assist igloo-builders with the process.

Dr. Yankielun’s instructional session starts at 10am and the igloo-building portion of the day ends at 3pm.

It will be a day filled with hands-on winter activities, including one of the museum’s longest-running traditions— Igloo Build!

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Program(s) starting 04/16/2019

Apr
16
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Creative Engineering Camp: Toys and Mechanics for Grades 3-5 

9:00 AM

When it comes to mechanics, it’s what’s on the inside that counts! Join us as we engineer with a bit of whimsy and creativity, and make use of real tools – including a…

Audience: Children, Creative Engineering April Break Camp

Cost: $70/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (members), $80/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (non-members)

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Apr
17
Program

Creative Engineering Camp: Structures for Grades 1-3 

9:00 AM

Campers will build high and wide with a variety of materials and engineering challenges. Test the limits of different materials and create architectural and engineering wonders.

Audience: Children, Creative Engineering April Break Camp

Cost: $70/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (members), $80/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (non-members)

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Apr
18
Program

Creative Engineering Camp: Cardboard Creations for Grades 3-5 

9:00 AM

From model cities to pinball machines, at Montshire we love to build with cardboard. Learn the many design uses of cardboard, unlock the secrets of 3D construction, and use real…

Audience: Children, Creative Engineering April Break Camp

Cost: $70/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (members), $80/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (non-members)

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Apr
18
Program

Film Screening of "Albatross"

6:00 PM

Audience: Adults, Families, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free

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Apr
19
Program

Creative Engineering Camp: Cardboard Creations for Grades 1-2 

9:00 AM

The Montshire loves to build with cardboard! Explore this versatile and marvelous material as we prototype, build, and design our own games and creations.

Audience: Children, Creative Engineering April Break Camp

Cost: $70/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (members), $80/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (non-members)

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May
07
Program

Hanover Garden Club - Reconciling Urban Development with Conservation

1:00 PM

Learn more about gardening and the landscape of the Upper Valley at this monthly series, featuring a new topic each month. Produced by the Hanover Garden Club in partnership with the Montshire Museum of Science

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Community Room

Cost: Free

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Sep
06
Program

Homeschoolers Series: Kitchen Chemistry (Ages 6-8)

10:30 AM

This three-part series of science classes will concentrate on chemistry that can be done at home with ingredients found in the kitchen. Activities will explore density,…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Sep
06
Program

Homeschoolers Series: Kitchen Chemistry (Ages 9-12)

1:00 PM

This three-part series of science classes will concentrate on chemistry that can be done at home with ingredients found in the kitchen. Activities will explore density,…

Audience: Children, Preteens and Teens, Homeschoolers

Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Sep
08
Program

FIRST® LEGO® Rookie Coaches Training

1:00 PM

Interested in starting a FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) team, but have more questions, or are not sure where to start? This workshop is for you!

Audience: Adults

Location: Classroom

Cost: Free

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