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Join us each month for an up close look at one of the Montshire’s live animals.

Animals Up Close: Leaf Cutter Ants

Celebrate the first year of our leaf cutter ant queen and colony by visiting one of the Montshire’s favorite exhibits from home. Get an up close look at soldier ants, see workers cutting leaves, and take a peek at the ants’ fungus garden.

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Events starting 01/02/2021

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
03
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Family Programing (Morning)

10:30 AM

Grab your own table in the new 2nd floor Science Discovery Lab and engage in intensive hands-on activities for the entire family! From making toy parachutes to experimenting…

Audience: Adults, Children, Families

Location: Science Discovery Lab

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
04
Program

Messy Mixtures Virtual Program (for ages 4-5 with a caregiver)

9:00 AM

In this virtual program for children ages 4-5 and an adult, we will mix, experiment and get messy with science. Each week we will focus on a different experiment, use a variety…

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

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $100 (members), $125 (non-members)

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Jan
05
Program

Electricity Virtual Workshop (for ages 9-12)

10:00 AM

Grow your understanding of circuits and make electricity work for you as we create switches, capacitors, and more! Design challenges will guide our investigations and develop…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $100 (members), $125 (non-members)

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Jan
05
Program

Hanover Garden Club: Designing with Proven Winners (2021 Selections)

1:00 PM

Join a discussion with Russ Knowles, the regional retail account manager at Proven Winners. Proven Winners operates out of Pleasant View Garden and serves multiple large,…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: Free

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Event Notes: This program will be conducted on Zoom. Once you have registered, a link will be sent to you the day before the program.

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Jan
05
Program

Light and Mirrors Virtual Workshop (for ages 6-8)

3:30 PM

Use mirrors as a fun science tool to experiment with reflections, angles and symmetry. Together, we’ll create everything from kaleidoscopes to periscopes. In the dark we’ll…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $100 (members), $125 (non-members)

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Jan
06
Program

Science Story Time: Books Rock

10:30 AM

Explore the museum’s volcanic rock collection after reading the beautiful book A Rock is Lively by Diane Hutts Aston.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
06
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Nature Photography Virtual Workshop (for ages 11-14)

1:00 PM

Become a better observer of the natural world, using photography as your tool! Explore how changing your perspective and framing can alter what you notice and what you are able…

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

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $100 (members), $125 (non-members)

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Jan
07
Program

Electricity Virtual Workshop (for ages 6-8)

10:00 AM

Explore circuits and uncover the basics of electricity through hands-on engineering. We’ll build simple-to-complex electrical components as we play with the power of the…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $100 (members), $125 (non-members)

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