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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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Events starting 01/23/2022

Jan
23
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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Jan
23
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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Jan
24
Program

Homeschool Series: Insect Investigations for ages 6-8 (3 part series begins)

10:30 AM

Discover insect diversity and adaptations, while meeting a new live insect at each class. Explore their behaviors and life cycles and examine them up close using magnifying…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

Cost: $75 (members), $90 (non-members)

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Event Notes: Program is canceled

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Jan
24
Program

Homeschool Series: Insect Investigations for ages 9-12 (3 part series begins)

1:00 PM

Discover insect diversity and adaptations, while meeting a new live insect at each class. Explore their behaviors and life cycles and examine them up close using magnifying…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

Cost: $75 (members), $90 (non-members)

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Event Notes: Program is canceled

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Jan
27
Program

Science Story Time: Mirrors

10:30 AM

Families will have the chance to use mirrors to solve ingenious puzzles in the book M is for Mirror by Duncan Burmingham. After the story you’ll get to experiment with…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
29
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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Jan
29
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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Jan
30
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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Jan
30
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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