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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 10/04/2021

Oct
04
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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
09
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Family Science Activities

11:00 AM

Every day is different! You may get to hold a fossil or make a parachutes, build an electric circuits or use a microscope!

Audience: Adults, Children, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
09
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Family Science Activities

2:00 PM

A new activity every day - you may get to examine skulls, test a paper rocket, or meet a live insect up close!

Audience: Adults, Children, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
10
Science Discovery Lab Activity

Family Science Activities

11:00 AM

Every day is different! You may get to hold a fossil or make a parachutes, build an electric circuits or use a microscope!

Audience: Adults, Children, Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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