While winters in New England mean shorter days, they also mean longer periods of time for star-gazing. Learn about the heavenly bodies visible in the night sky—and even the rarely-seen wonders.
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!
ASTRONOMY DAY ACTIVITIES
|Time and Activity||Details||Location|
|10:30am — Moon Making||Create your own artistic model of the Moon with craters and lava flows.||Community Room|
|11:30am — Meet an Astronomer||Meet our guest astronomers and learn how they study outer space and what it’s like to be an astronomer. Come with your questions about the universe!||Classroom|
|12:30pm — Pocket Solar System||Make your own scale model of the solar system.||Community Room|
|1:30pm — Make a Comet||Cooking up a comet? Join an astronomer as they mix together all the ingredients needed to build comet.||Classroom|
|2:30pm — Galaxy Art||Contemplate the beauty of different galaxies as you make your own model of a galaxy through salt painting.||Community Room|
|3:30pm — Tonight’s Sky||What planets can you see tonight? When will the moon rise? And does Orion really have a sword? Learn what to look for in the night’s sky this week.||Classroom|
|4:30pm — Star Clocks||Learn how to use the Big Dipper to tell time at night as you make your own paper clock to take home.||Community Room|
|All Day: Constellation Making||Create your own golden constellations to take home with you.||Science Discovery Lab|