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Science Story Time:

Join us each week for Science Story Time – we’ll explore a new theme each week as we read a story, explore an exhibition, and engage in hands-on activities specially chosen for preschool families.

Join us each week for Science Story Time – we’ll explore a new theme each week as we read a story, explore an exhibition, and engage in hands-on activities specially chosen for preschool families.

9/16 Bubbles: Head to the outside exhibition “Bubbles: Science in Soap” and join us as we read the silly book The Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin. You’ll then have a chance to build your own bubble wands that can make giant bubbles to test on the grassy lawns.

9/23 Mirrors: 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 puzzles, reflections, angles and more with table top mirrors.

9/30 Color Mixing: A favorite for young museums families! We’ll read the book Mouse Paint by Ellen Stole Walsh to get us ready to make our own rainbow of colors using mixing trays, pipettes, and primary colors.

10/7 Sort it Out: We’ll read the book Sort it Out by Barbara Mariconda about a pack rat and his great collection of objects to get us ready for our own sorting challenge. Each family will get a mystery mixture tosort out using a variety of preschool friendly tools.

10/14 Balance: We’ll read the delightful book Just a Little Bit about friends both large and small on a teeter totter. Young families will then get to practice early math skills as they use the museum’s balances to compare and measure a variety of objects.

10/21 The Montshire Moose: Meet the bull moose downstairs in the “Discovering the Natural World” exhibition as we read Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root. We’ll then have the chance to practice our own tracking skills by matching animal tracks and making our own track books.

10/28 Leafcutter Ants: We’ll read the book Are You an Ant? by Judy Allen to learn all about an ant’s life. Afterwards you’ll have a chance to see the museum’s live colony of leafcutter ants as we make our own insect art to take home.