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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 staff and guest astronomers as we explore outer space during the darkest month of the year.

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Events starting 12/01/2021

Dec
01
Program

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
Program

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
04
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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Dec
04
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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Dec
05
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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Dec
05
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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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
Program

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
Program

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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