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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 12/26/2020

Dec
26
Program

Science Story Time: Shadows

10:30 AM

Build your own shadow puppets after getting inspired by all the animals found in Michael Bartalos’ Shadowville.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
26
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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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Dec
28
Program

Save that Box! (Virtual Family Science Workhshop)

1:00 PM

Have you ever had more fun playing with a cardboard box than what came inside? Cardboard is one of the Montshire’s favorite construction materials. Join us as we reveal some…

Audience: Children, Families, Virtual Workshop Series, Virtual Family Science Workshops

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $20 (members), $25 (non-members)

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Dec
29
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Tessellations (Virtual Family Science Workshop)

1:00 PM

Tessellations are beautiful mosaics of repeating images that fit together like puzzle pieces. Ranging from simple shapes to complex and creative figures, tessellations provide…

Audience: Children, Families, Virtual Workshop Series, Virtual Family Science Workshops

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $20 (members), $25 (non-members)

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Dec
30
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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Dec
30
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Science Story Time: Toppling Towers

10:30 AM

Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty features a kid that can never stop building and building! We’ll make our own towers with 100’s of cups and other oddities as we reach for…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
31
Program

Balancing Structures (Virtual Family Science Workshop)

10:00 AM

Turn everyday objects and toys into beautifully balancing artworks! Play and science are perfect partners to help us explore balance and stability as we engineer kinetic…

Audience: Children, Families, Virtual Workshop Series, Virtual Family Science Workshops

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $20 (members), $25 (non-members)

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Jan
02
Program

Science Story Time: Toppling Towers

10:30 AM

Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty features a kid that can never stop building and building! We’ll make our own towers with 100’s of cups and other oddities as we reach for…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
02
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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