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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.

Explore a new science topic every week!

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 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.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 11/4 and 11/7 Falling Leaves

Celebrate the end of fall as we play and create with leaves. To get inspired we’ll be reading about the adventures of Leaf Man in Lois Ehlert’s colorful book of leaf collages.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 11/11 and 11/14 Fish Fun

Relax surrounded by the aquariums in “Life in Local Waters” after we read the book Pattern Fish by Trudy Harris and create our own patterned paper fish to take home.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 11/18 and 11/21 Air Play

We’ll read the playful book Windblown by Edouard Manceau before exploring with shapes and air as we build paper contraptions to blow in the wind.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 11/25 and 11/28 Float Your Boat

Build, test, and sink your own boat as we learn about balance and weight (along with the silly antics of some cute critters) in Pamela Allen’s Who Sank the Boat?

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 12/2 and 12/5 Seedy Science

Examine and sort dozens of different types of seeds from the Montshire’s collection after reading the gorgeous book A Seed is Sleepy by Dianne Aston.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 12/16 and 12/19 Dragonflies

Explore the remarkable life cycle of dragonflies as we read the book Are You a Dragonfly? by Judy Allen. We’ll then make our own mechanical dragonflies to take home.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 12/23 and 12/26 Shadows

Build your own shadow puppets after getting inspired by all the animals found in Michael Bartalos’ Shadowville.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 12/30 and 1/2 Toppling Towers

Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty features a kid that can never stop building and building! We’ll make our own towers with 100’s of cups and other oddities as we reach for the sky.

Upcoming Dates and Times

Nov
04
Program

Science Story Time: Falling Leaves

10:30 AM

Celebrate the end of fall as we play and get creative with leaves. To get inspired, we’ll read about the adventures of Leaf Man in Lois Ehlert’s colorful book of leaf collages.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
07
Program

Science Story Time: Falling Leaves

10:30 AM

Celebrate the end of fall as we play and get creative with leaves. To get inspired, we’ll read about the adventures of Leaf Man in Lois Ehlert’s colorful book of leaf collages.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
11
Program

Science Story Time: Fish Fun

10:30 AM

Relax surrounded by the aquariums in “Life in Local Waters” as we read the book Pattern Fish by Trudy Harris. After the story time we’ll create our own patterned paper…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
14
Program

Science Story Time: Fish Fun

10:30 AM

Relax surrounded by the aquariums in “Life in Local Waters” as we read the book Pattern Fish by Trudy Harris. After the story time we’ll create our own patterned paper…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
18
Program

Science Story Time: Air Play

10:30 AM

We’ll read the playful book Windblown by Edouard Manceau, then explore shapes and air as we build paper contraptions to blow in the wind.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
21
Program

Science Story Time: Air Play

10:30 AM

We’ll read the playful book Windblown by Edouard Manceau, then explore shapes and air as we build paper contraptions to blow in the wind.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
25
Program

Science Story Time: Float Your Boat

10:30 AM

Build, test, and sink your own boat as we learn about balance and weight (along with the silly antics of some cute critters) in Pamela Allen’s Who Sank the Boat?

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
28
Program

Science Story Time: Float Your Boat

10:30 AM

Build, test, and sink your own boat as we learn about balance and weight (along with the silly antics of some cute critters) in Pamela Allen’s Who Sank the Boat?

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
02
Program

Science Story Time: Seedy Science

10:30 AM

Examine and sort dozens of different types of seeds from the Montshire’s collection after reading the gorgeous book A Seed is Sleepy by Dianne Aston.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
05
Program

Science Story Time: Seedy Science

10:30 AM

Examine and sort dozens of different types of seeds from the Montshire’s collection after reading the gorgeous book A Seed is Sleepy by Dianne Aston.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
16
Program

Science Story Time: Dragonflies

10:30 AM

Explore the remarkable life cycle of dragonflies as we read the book Are You a Dragonfly? by Judy Allen. We’ll then make our own mechanical dragonflies to take home.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
19
Program

Science Story Time: Dragonflies

10:30 AM

Explore the remarkable life cycle of dragonflies as we read the book Are You a Dragonfly? by Judy Allen. We’ll then make our own mechanical dragonflies to take home.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
23
Program

Science Story Time: Shadows

10:30 AM

Build your own shadow puppets after getting inspired by all the animals found in Michael Bartalos’ Shadowville.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
26
Program

Science Story Time: Shadows

10:30 AM

Build your own shadow puppets after getting inspired by all the animals found in Michael Bartalos’ Shadowville.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
30
Program

Science Story Time: Toppling Towers

10:30 AM

Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty features a kid that can never stop building and building! We’ll make our own towers with 100’s of cups and other oddities as we reach for…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
02
Program

Science Story Time: Toppling Towers

10:30 AM

Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty features a kid that can never stop building and building! We’ll make our own towers with 100’s of cups and other oddities as we reach for…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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