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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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Special Event(s) starting 08/05/2021

Sep
18
Special Event

Sensory Friendly Hours (Morning)

9:00 AM

Come enjoy a fun and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and welcoming environment!

Audience: Adults, Children, Families, Preteens and Teens, Sensory Friendly Hours

Cost: Free

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Oct
02
Special Event

Archaeology Day

10:30 AM

Dig into science and history! Archaeology Day combines both science and history through a day of fun-filled activities. Enjoy a variety of activities that will help you discover…

Audience: Adults, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
13
Special Event

Sensory Friendly Hours (Evening)

5:00 PM

Come enjoy a fun and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and welcoming environment!

Audience: Adults, Children, Families, Preteens and Teens, Sensory Friendly Hours

Cost: Free

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Nov
06
Special Event

A Day of Flight

 

Celebrate the power of air! Can it float? Does it glide? Will it fly? We’ll explore the concepts behind our Air Works exhibition and build a variety of contraptions that can…

Audience: Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
26
Special Event

Shop, Save, Explore!

10:00 AM

Enjoy FOUR DAYS of savings in the Museum Store

Audience: Adults, Families

Location: Museum Store

Cost: Free

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Nov
27
Special Event

Shop, Save, Explore!

10:00 AM

Enjoy FOUR DAYS of savings in the Museum Store

Audience: Adults, Families

Location: Museum Store

Cost: Free

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Nov
28
Special Event

Shop, Save, Explore!

10:00 AM

Enjoy FOUR DAYS of savings in the Museum Store

Audience: Adults, Families

Location: Museum Store

Cost: Free

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Nov
28
Special Event

Montshire Business Partnership Employee Appreciation Days

10:00 AM

Visit the Montshire to enjoy free admission and 25% savings on all Museum Store purchases for Montshire Business Partnership employees!

Audience: Adults, Families

Cost: Free

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Nov
29
Special Event

Shop, Save, Explore!

10:00 AM

Enjoy FOUR DAYS of savings in the Museum Store

Audience: Adults, Families

Location: Museum Store

Cost: Free

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