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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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starting 08/22/2019

Sep
07
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Lab Coat Investigations

3:00 PM

Each Lab Coat Investigation explores a different topic—from making batteries to using microscopes, extracting DNA to modeling glaciers. For adults and kids 9 and up at the…

Audience: Children, Families, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Sep
08
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Experiment!

11:00 AM

Try your hand at experimenting with anything from electricity to chemistry, magnetism to colors. Experiment with a different topic each time - a family activity for all ages at…

Audience: Children, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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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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Sep
08
Program

Training for FIRST® LEGO® League coaches—FLL® Programming Workshop

2:00 PM

Worried that you don't know anything about programming and have a gaggle of kids to teach? Well, put your mind at ease!

Audience: Adults

Cost: Free

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Sep
08
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Life Sciences Explorations

3:00 PM

Use scientific tools to examine anything from skulls to seeds, anatomy to animal tracking. Explore a different topic each time - a family activity for all ages.

Audience: Children, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Sep
10
Program

Rock Gardens

1:00 PM

Marianne Kuchel will demonstrate how you can utilize the Upper Valley’s abundant ledge and stone for even a small rock garden or lovely troughs, as well as plants you might…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Community Room

Cost: Free

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Sep
14
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Building and Engineering

11:00 AM

Build, problem solve, and test your own contraptions – from parachutes to gliders, string telephones to aluminum boats. Build a different project each time – a family…

Audience: Children, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Sep
14
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Lab Coat Investigations

3:00 PM

Each Lab Coat Investigation explores a different topic—from making batteries to using microscopes, extracting DNA to modeling glaciers. For adults and kids 9 and up at the…

Audience: Children, Families, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Sep
15
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Experiment!

11:00 AM

Try your hand at experimenting with anything from electricity to chemistry, magnetism to colors. Experiment with a different topic each time - a family activity for all ages at…

Audience: Children, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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