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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) starting 11/25/2020

Nov
25
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
28
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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
28
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Science Story Time: Float Your Boat

10:30 AM

Build, test, and sink your own boat as we learn about balance and weight (along with the silly antics of some cute critters) in Pamela Allen’s Who Sank the Boat?

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
28
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
29
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
29
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
30
Program

Mini Makers Virtual Workshop: Light and Mirrors

9:00 AM

Join us in our Mini-Makers program all about the science of light and shadows, mirrors and reflections. This three-part virtual program is for children ages 4-5 and an adult to…

Audience: Children, Families, Programs for Preschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Dec
01
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Playful Patterns Virtual Workshop (for ages 6-8)

10:00 AM

From stripes on a crosswalk to stripes on a zebra, we live in a world of patterns. In this three-part maker-based series, we will explore the science, beauty and utility of…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Dec
01
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Balancing Act Virtual Workshop (for ages 9–12)

1:00 PM

Feel the force and uncover the cool math and patterns of STEM toys as we explore balance through engineering! Using playground science, simple machines, and a variety of unique…

Audience: Children, Preteens and Teens, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)

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