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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.

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 10am 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 06/06/2021

Jun
09
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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Jun
12
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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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Sep
07
Program

Hanover Garden Club: Nature’s Best Hope

1:00 PM

Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

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Cost: Free

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Sep
09
Program

Nature Inspired Design for Homeschoolers ages 6-8

10:30 AM

Come ready to explore inside and out, using the Montshire’s teaching collections, 110 acres, and your creativity to engineer mechanisms and structures inspired by nature.…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

Cost: $100 (members), $120 (non-members)

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Sep
09
Program

Nature Inspired Design for Homeschoolers ages 9-12

1:00 PM

Come ready to explore inside and out, using the Montshire’s teaching collections, 110 acres, and your creativity to engineer mechanisms and structures inspired by nature.…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

Cost: $100 (members), $120 (non-members)

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Oct
04
Program

Cars Go Zoom Virtual Workshop for ages 4-5 with a caregiver

10:00 AM

Design and test cars all month long. From building our own toy cars to testing hot wheels under scientific conditions, we’ll bring out the car mechanic and engineer in every kid!

Audience: Children, Programs for Preschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $70 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Oct
04
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Cars go Zoom Virtual Workshop for ages 6-8

1:00 PM

In this virtual workshop for children ages 6-8, design and test cars all month long. From building our own toy cars to testing hot wheels under scientific conditions, we’ll…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers, Virtual Workshop Series

Location: Via Zoom; details to follow after registration

Cost: $120 (members), $140 (non-members)

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Oct
05
Program

Hanover Garden Club: Designing a Right-Sized Foodscape

1:00 PM

Foodscaping is all about making the most of the square footage that is available. Discover strategies to cultivate a smaller footprint while still growing the flowers and food…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Cost: Free

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Oct
06
Program

Test Tube Science for ages 4-6

10:00 AM

Predict, experiment, and make observations as we create our own unique mixtures each week. It’s the perfect blend for a gleeful and messy science time.

Audience: Children, Programs for Preschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

Cost: $100 (members), $120 (non-members)

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