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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.

Featured Upcoming Event on February 12 at 10:30 am

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 10:30am 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) for starting 07/04/2019

Feb
21
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February Break Science Camp: Rollways for Grades 1-2

9:00 AM

At the Rollways camp: Engineer you own giant rollways of ramps, tunnels, tubes and obstacles. Can your ball make it from one end to the other?

Audience: Children, February Break Science Camp

Cost: $70/day (members), $77/day (non-members)

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Event Notes: $10 discount for multiple day sign-ups

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Mar
03
Program

Design-Less Gardening

1:00 PM

Disregard traditional design rules and adopt a new approach. What clues can you take from your landscape to help you provide the right plant for the right place? Learn to…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Community Room

Cost: Free

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Mar
05
Program

Homeschoolers Series: Microscopes and Biology (Ages 12–15)

10:00 AM

Explore the microscopic worlds living at the Montshire! Use microscopes to investigate the diverse algae growing in our fish tanks and the fungus gardens of our leaf cutter…

Audience: Preteens and Teens, Homeschoolers

Cost: $80 (members), $90 (non-members)

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Mar
05
Program

Science Story Time: Making Music

11:00 AM

Explore the Montshire’s “Making Music: Science of Musical Instruments” exhibition as we read Play this Book by Jessica Young and Daniel Wiseman. Young children will have…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Mar
06
Program

Montshire Makers: Slotted Sculptures

6:00 PM

Use our laser cutter to make your own slotted sculpture pieces: flat, 2-D materials that slot together to create a 3-D sculpture. Make a moose with four pieces. Make a rocket…

Audience: Preteens and Teens, Montshire Makers

Cost: $8 (members), $10 (non-members)

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Mar
11
Program

Health Research Live! Adverse Childhood Experiences

8:30 AM

Learn about emerging science regarding adverse childhood experiences and contribute your own perspective in this interactive program. Panelists include: Kay Jankowski, Clinical…

Audience: Adults, Health Research Live!

Cost: Free

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Apr
06
Program

Montshire at Home: Chain Reaction

7:30 AM

Audience: Families

Cost: Free

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Apr
13
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Montshire at Home: Eggs

7:30 AM

Audience: Families

Cost: Free

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Apr
20
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Montshire at Home: Cardboard Creations

7:30 AM

Join us for a week of videos, home projects, downloadable activities, and other learning resources as we build cardboard creations!

Audience: Families

Cost: Free

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