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Science Story Time

Join us for Science Story Time! Each week, we’ll learn about a different science theme 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 time!

This season, join us as we learn about a range of science topics — from mirrors and balance to moose and leafcutter ants!

Plus (click or tap to expand) + October 7: 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.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + October 14: 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.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + October 21: Sort it Out

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

Plus (click or tap to expand) + October 28: 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.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + November 4: 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.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + November 11: 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) + November 18: 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.

Upcoming Dates and Times

Oct
07
Program

Science Story Time: Mirrors

10:30 AM

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…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
14
Program

Science Story Time: Color Mixing

10:30 AM

A favorite for young museums families! We’ll read the book Mouse Paint by Ellen Stole Walsh. Then, we’ll make our own rainbow of colors using mixing trays, pipettes, and…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
21
Program

Science Story Time: Sort it Out

10:30 AM

We’ll read the book Sort it Out by Barbara Mariconda about a pack rat and his great collection objects to get us ready for our own sorting challenge. Each family will get a…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Oct
28
Program

Science Story Time: Balance

10:30 AM

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…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
04
Program

Science Story Time: The Montshire Moose

10:30 AM

Meet the bull moose 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…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
11
Program

Science Story Time: Leafcutter Ants

10:30 AM

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…

Audience: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Nov
18
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: Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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