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Astronomy Day

Join us for a day of planetary and astronomical exploration

Museum education staff and guest astronomers will provide a full day of activities for learners of all ages, covering topics from stars to planets, comets to meteorites.

10:30 Pocket Solar System – Make your own scale model of the solar system. Community Room

11:00 Make a Comet! – Help make a model comet as you learn about these icy parts of the solar system. Classroom

11:30 Moon Phases – Make your own earth, moon, and sun diagram to take home. Community Room

12:30 A Day in the Life of an Astronomer – Meet astronomers and learn how they study space. Classroom

1:30 Pocket Solar System – Make your own scale model of the solar system. Community Room

2:00 Tonight’s Sky – Find out about the constellations and planets visible tonight. Classroom

2:30 Moon Phases – Make your own earth, moon, and sun diagram to take home. Community Room

3:00 Make a Comet! – Help make a model comet as you learn about these icy parts of the solar system. Classroom

4:00 Meteorites – Touch a piece of the solar system. Science Discovery Lab

Stellar Forensics - See how astronomers study the light from stars to find out what they are made of 1st Floor

Destination: Space! - Enjoy the Montshire’s newest exhibition on the art and science of space exploration 1st Floor