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Learn about the night sky at Astronomy Day.

Astronomy Day

A day of planetary and astronomical exploration!

Enjoy a full day of activities for learners of all ages, covering topics from stars to planets, comets to meteorites. Join museum educators and guest astronomers for a day of cosmic exploration!

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Program(s) for starting 10/14/2021

Nov
18
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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
01
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Rolling with Physics for ages 4-6

10:00 AM

Explore forces and motions as we test out a variety of balls and other objects that roll. Each week in this drop-off program will feature an engineering and building challenge…

Audience: Children, Programs for Preschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

Cost: $75 (members), $100 (non-members)

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Event Notes: Program is canceled

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Dec
02
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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
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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
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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
23
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Science Story Time: Fish Fun

10:30 AM

Relax surrounded by the aquariums in Life in Local Waters as we read the book Pattern Fish by Trudy Harris. After the story time we’ll create our own patterned paper fish to…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
30
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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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