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Get your costumes ready and join us for tricked out exhibits, special halloween-themed activities, treats and more!

Featured Upcoming Event on October 28 at 5:30 pm

Spooky Science

This new event spotlights interactive and hands-on Halloween activities for families with children. Museum exhibits will be “tricked out” for Halloween fun.

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Program(s) for starting 12/27/2020

Feb
15
Program

Igloo Build at Home

 

We give you the online resources to create your own Igloo Build experience at home. Participate in as much as you’d like! Pick and choose which and how many of the resources…

Audience: Families, Igloo Build and the Science of Winter

Cost: $30 (members), $40 (non-members)

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Feb
15
Program

Solar-Powered Critters (inspired by 2040)

10:00 AM

Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, filmmaker Damon Gameau’s 2040 shares his global journey to meet the innovators and change…

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

Cost: Free

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Feb
22
Program

Creative Costumes (Virtual Family Science Workshop)

10:00 AM

Create a fantastical hat, a crazy mask or cool costume with upcycled materials like cardboard, wrapping paper, ribbons and bows. Imagination, engineering and sustainability meet…

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

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

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

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Feb
23
Program

Salty Science (Virtual Family Science Workshop)

1:00 PM

Open those kitchen cabinets and grab some supplies for some family kitchen science. Together we’ll explore dissolving, density and evaporation with classic experiments from…

Audience: Virtual Family Science Workshops, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

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

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Feb
24
Program

Rollways (Virtual Family Science Workshop)

1:00 PM

Spend the afternoon creating your own marble obstacle course and ball run in a race to be the last ball to drop! Full of problem solving, creativity, and hilarity as you may…

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

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

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

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Feb
25
Program

Pop-up Cards and Creations (Virtual Family Science Workshop)

1:00 PM

Discover how to turn a flat piece of paper into a pop-up masterpiece. Learn several techniques for creating 3-dimensional shapes and structures, and use your creativity to…

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

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

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

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Feb
26
Program

Sink or Swim (Virtual Family Science Workshop)

10:00 AM

Experiment with density and buoyancy in this virtual workshop as we predict and test what will sink or float. As an engineering challenge, we will design boats and maybe even a…

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

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

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

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Feb
28
Program

Animals Up Close: Crawdads

4:00 PM

Meet the most secretive resident of our large fish tanks. Get an up close look at our crawdad — both in the water and out — as we count claws, look for gills, and see what…

Audience: Children, Families, Animals Up Close

Location: Via Zoom

Cost: Free

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Mar
01
Program

Airplay: Virtual Workshop, Session 1 (for ages 4-5 with a caregiver)

9:00 AM

It floats, it falls, it flies, it glides! We’ll build and experiment with them all as we make everything from parachutes to rockets to helicopters, to test and play with again…

Audience: Children, Programs for Preschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $110 (members), $135 (non-members)

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