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Science Story Time

Join us every week 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 week!

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 3/3 and 3/6: Shape of Things

Explore how shapes from rectangles to circles can be transformed into endless combinations in Dayle Ann Dodds’ book The Shape of Things. We’ll practice combining and building as we create our own shape collages to take home.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 3/10 and 3/13: Mirrors

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) + 3/17 and 3/20: Sort it Out

We’ll read the book Sort it Out by Barbara Mariconda, about a pack rat and his great collection of objects. Then we’ll get 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) + 3/24 and 3/27: 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) + 3/31 and 4/3: 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) + 4/7 and 4/10: Balloons

We’ll use the book Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm by Mark Buehner to get inspiration for creating our own balloon sculpture to float in the Air Works exhibition.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 4/14 and 4/17: 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) + 4/21 and 4/24: 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) + 4/28 and 5/1: 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 as we reach for the sky.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 5/5 and 5/8: 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) + 5/12 and 5/15: Worms

After meeting the worm and caterpillar that star in the book Bob and Otto by Robert Bruel we’ll have chance to meet and examine a live worm up close in all its wiggling fun.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 5/19 and 5/21: Rockets

Learn about the parts of a moon rocket in Tony Mitton’s “Roaring Rockets” and then make your own stomp rocket to launch skyward.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 5/26 and 5/28: Fossils

Enjoy the amazing illustrations in Steve Jenkin’s Prehistoric Actual Size before exploring the museum’s own fossil collection.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 6/2 and 6/5: Books Rock

Explore the museum’s rock collection after reading the beautiful book “A Rock is Lively” by Diane Hutts Aston.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 6/9 and 6/12: Bubbles

Play in the 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 outside.

Upcoming Dates and Times

Apr
21
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

Audience: Families, Programs for Preschoolers, Science Story TIme

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Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Apr
24
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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Apr
28
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

Audience: Families, Programs for Preschoolers, Science Story TIme

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May
01
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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May
05
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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May
08
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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May
12
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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May
15
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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May
19
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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May
22
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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May
26
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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May
29
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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Jun
02
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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Jun
05
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

Audience: Families, Programs for Preschoolers, Science Story TIme

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Jun
09
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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Jun
12
Program

Science Story Time

10:30 AM

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…

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