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Igloo Build and the Science of Winter

Explore and enjoy the season with winter-related science and a Montshire family favorite — Igloo Build!

Join Montshire Science Educator Mike Fenzel for a demonstration, as well as instruction on building an igloo—from making an initial snow angel to placing the final block on the dome and sawing your way out.

Mike will provide a quick lesson on how to build an igloo, and will be on hand to assist igloo-builders with the process.

Pre-Registration Required
  • Space is limited to 12 families per session
  • Morning session: 10:30am–12:30pm Morning session is full
  • Afternoon session: 1:30–3:30pm

It will be a day filled with hands-on winter activities, including one of the museum’s longest-running traditions— Igloo Build!

​Schedule of Activities

Time Activity Details
10:30am-12:30pm Igloo Building, Session 1 Join Montshire Science Educator Mike Fenzel for a demonstration, as well as instruction on building an igloo. Preregistration is required for this activity.
11–11:30am Science Story Time: Ice Fishing Explore the world of ice fishing in One Frozen Lake by Deborah Jo Larson. Then, try to extract your own fish from a block of ice.
12:30–1pm Frosty Science How cold can you go? Create sub-zero temperatures inside as we create our own frost.
1:30-3:30pm Igloo Building, Session 2 Join Montshire Science Educator Mike Fenzel for a demonstration, as well as instruction on building an igloo. Preregistration is required for this activity.
2–2:30pm Ice Fishing Use a variety of tools and methods to extract a little fish from a block of ice.
3:30-4pm Frosty Science How cold can you go? Create sub-zero temperatures inside as we create our own frost.
All Day Snowshoe the Montshire Trails Explore the Montshire's winter trails! Snowshoes are available at the Admissions Desk for visitors to borrow.