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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 11/14/2020

Nov
14
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

Join us for June’s Science Story Time on June 9th and June 12th, as we explore bubbles! Play in the exhibition “Bubbles: Science in Soap” and join us as we read the silly…

Audience: Families, Programs for Preschoolers, Science Story TIme

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Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
14
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Family Programming (Afternoon)

1:30 PM

Join us for science activities outdoors at the Science Discovery Lab or Push Cart Science. Engage in intensive hands-on activities for the entire family.

Audience: Families

Location: Science Discovery Lab

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
15
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Family Programing (Morning)

10:30 AM

Join us for science activities outdoors at the Science Discovery Lab or Push Cart Science. Engage in intensive hands-on activities for the entire family.

Audience: Adults, Children, Families

Location: Science Discovery Lab

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
15
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Family Programming (Afternoon)

1:30 PM

Join us for science activities outdoors at the Science Discovery Lab or Push Cart Science. Engage in intensive hands-on activities for the entire family.

Audience: Families

Location: Science Discovery Lab

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
18
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

Join us for June’s Science Story Time on June 9th and June 12th, as we explore bubbles! Play in the exhibition “Bubbles: Science in Soap” and join us as we read the silly…

Audience: Families, Programs for Preschoolers, Science Story TIme

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Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
18
Program

Science Story Time: Air Play

10:30 AM

We’ll read the playful book Windblown by Edouard Manceau, then explore shapes and air as we build paper contraptions to blow in the wind.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
18
Program

Health Research Live! Vaccine Research and Initiatives

12:00 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on vaccinations in the larger conversation of public health. Elizabeth Talbot (New Hampshire’s Deputy State Epidemiologist) and…

Audience: Adults, Health Research Live!

Location: via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: Free

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Nov
21
Special Event

A Day of Air Play

10:00 AM

Toss parachutes from our balcony, launch rockets, and build a variety of flying, gliding, and floating projects as you explore the Montshire’s Air Works exhibition. It’s…

Audience: Children, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
21
Program

Science Story Time: Air Play

10:30 AM

We’ll read the playful book Windblown by Edouard Manceau, then explore shapes and air as we build paper contraptions to blow in the wind.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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