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Astronomy Day

A day of planetary and astronomical exploration!

Enjoy a full day of activities for learners of all ages, covering topics from stars to planets, comets to meteorites. Join museum staff and guest astronomers as we explore outer space during the darkest month of the year.

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Program(s) starting 03/05/2020

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
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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
07
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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Mar
08
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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Mar
08
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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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
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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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