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Experiment with aquatic robots!

Jellybot: Soft, Aquatic, Bio-inspired Engineering

In this three session program, Students will explore density, buoyancy, thrust, and other physics concepts through a variety of engineering design challenges using jellyfish and other aquatic organisms for inspiration. Throughout this process, they will collect and interpret data, test and redesign their device, and then take on a series of challenges. At the end of the program, students will pilot real-life robotic jellyfish created by local engineering firm, Creare LLC. **Enrollment for this program includes three sessions on Tuesdays, Oct. 11, 18, and 25

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Program(s) for starting 04/25/2021

Nov
18
Program

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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Dec
02
Program

Science Story Time: Shape of Things

10:30 AM

Explore how shapes, from rectangles to circles, can be transformed into endless combinations in Dayle Ann Dodds’ book The Shape of Things. We’ll practice combining and…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
06
Program

Space Craft: Virtual Workshop for ages 6-8

10:00 AM

Become an artistic astronaut! Explore outer space through crafting constellations, making moons, and painting planets. Discover where science and art meet.

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $90 (members), $105 (non-members)

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Dec
06
Program

Artful Insects Virtual Workshop for ages 9-12

1:00 PM

Learn about the intricate beauty, anatomy, and adaptations of insects during this three week series as we meet the museum’s live insect collection up close on your screen,…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $90 (members), $105 (non-members)

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Dec
09
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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Dec
16
Program

Science Story Time: Electricity

10:30 AM

We’ll read the book Blackout by John Rocco, followed by some fun experimentation with batteries and circuits to make lights turn on and motors run.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
30
Program

Science Story Time: Seedy Science

10:30 AM

Examine and sort dozens of different types of seeds from the Montshire’s collection after reading the book A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds by Jean Richards.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
04
Program

Hanover Garden Club: Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening

1:00 PM

Matt Mattus takes us on a journey through the ever-evolving world of vegetable gardening, touching on the fascinating but often unknown history of some vegetables, the latest…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Community Room

Cost: Free

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Jan
06
Program

Science Story Time: Bubbles

10:30 AM

Explore the exhibition Bubbles: Science in Soap and join us as we read the silly book The Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin. You’ll then have a chance to build your own bubble…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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