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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 08/29/2019

Sep
24
Program

Afterschool Adventures (for K-2) — Fall Session Begins

3:30 PM

Explore science and nature using hands-on experiences and real experiments. We will hypothesize, test, observe, and use our creativity. Explore a different theme each week!…

Audience: Children, Afterschool Programs

Location: Classroom

Cost: $150 (members), $165 (non-members)

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Sep
27
Program

Montshire Makers: Amplify It!

6:00 PM

Anything can be an instrument with a contact mic! Learn how to amplify and record sounds with contact mics and an iPad. Back at the Makers studio, use Garage Band to layer…

Audience: Preteens and Teens, Montshire Makers

Location: Classroom

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

Door: $12 (members), $15 (non-members)

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Sep
29
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
29
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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Oct
01
Program

Soil Health & Edible Landscapes

1:00 PM

Can we as gardeners and land managers help to slow water down, deepen watersheds, increase biological soil health and create conditions for thriving ecosystems, all while…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Community Room

Cost: Free

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Oct
05
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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Oct
05
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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Oct
06
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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Oct
06
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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