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

Animals Up Close: Crawdads

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 the crawdad likes for dinner.

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Events starting 02/15/2021

Feb
15
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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
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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 Workshop Series, Virtual Family Science Workshops

Cost: Free

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Feb
17
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Science Story Time: Wind Play

10:30 AM

Together, we’ll read the book The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins. Afterward, you can build your own contraption to test in the museum’s wind tube.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Feb
20
Program

Science Story Time: Wind Play

10:30 AM

Together, we’ll read the book The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins. Afterward, you can build your own contraption to test in the museum’s wind tube.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Feb
22
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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 Workshop Series, Virtual Family Science Workshops

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 Workshop Series, Virtual Family Science Workshops

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 Workshop Series, Virtual Family Science Workshops

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

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

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Feb
25
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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 Workshop Series, Virtual Family Science Workshops

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

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

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Feb
26
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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 Workshop Series, Virtual Family Science Workshops

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

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

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