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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.

Featured Upcoming Event on February 12 at 10:30 am

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 10:30am 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 09/26/2021

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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Oct
07
Program

Airplay for Homeschoolers age 6-8

10:30 AM

Explore air, including its physical properties, how objects interact with it, and how moving air can be a force that behaves in interesting ways.

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

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

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Oct
07
Program

Airplay for Homeschoolers ages 9-12

1:00 PM

Explore air, including its physical properties, how objects interact with it, and how moving air can be a force that behaves in interesting ways.

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

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

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Oct
10
Program

Mushroom Walk

1:00 PM

Join expert Faith Hunt on this annual foray that will introduce you to a spectacular variety of local fungi. This fascinating program concludes with an opportunity to sample…

Audience: Adults, Mushroom Walk

Location: Montshire grounds; meet in the Classroom

Cost: $65 (members), $75 (non-members)

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Oct
14
Program

Science Story Time: Color Mixing

10:30 AM

A favorite for young museums families! We’ll read the book Mouse Paint by Ellen Stole Walsh. Then, we’ll make our own rainbow of colors using mixing trays, pipettes, and…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
21
Program

Science Story Time: Sort it Out

10:30 AM

We’ll read the book Sort it Out by Barbara Mariconda about a pack rat and his great collection objects to get us ready for our own sorting challenge. Each family will get a…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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