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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) + 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.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 1/6 and 1/9: Books Rock

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

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 1/13 and 11/16: 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) + 1/20 and 1/23: Winter Animals

Explore what animals are up to in the winter while we read Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner. Then, make your own winter track book to take home.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 1/27 and 1/30: Parachutes

We’ll explore what makes us feel safe as we read the book Parachute by Danny Parker and then make our own miniature parachute to launch off the museum balcony.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 2/3 and 2/6: 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) + 2/10 and 2/13: Ice Challenge

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.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 2/17 and 2/20: Wind Play

Together, we’ll read the book The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins. Afterward, you can build your own contraption to test in the museum’s wind tube.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + 2/24 and 2/27: Seedy Science

We’re going to examine and sort dozens of different types of seeds from the Montshire’s collection after reading the book A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds by Jean Richards.

Upcoming Dates and Times

Jan
20
Program

Science Story Time: Winter Animals

10:30 AM

Explore what animals are up to in the winter while we read Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner. Then, make your own winter track book to take home.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
23
Program

Science Story Time: Winter Animals

10:30 AM

Explore what animals are up to in the winter while we read Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner. Then, make your own winter track book to take home.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
27
Program

Science Story Time: Parachutes

10:30 AM

We’ll explore what makes us feel safe as we read the book Parachute by Danny Parker and then make our own miniature parachute to launch off the museum balcony.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
30
Program

Science Story Time: Parachutes

10:30 AM

We’ll explore what makes us feel safe as we read the book Parachute by Danny Parker and then make our own miniature parachute to launch off the museum balcony.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Feb
03
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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Feb
06
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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Feb
10
Program

Science Story Time: Ice Challenge

10:30 AM

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.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Feb
13
Program

Science Story Time: Ice Challenge

10:30 AM

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.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Feb
17
Program

Science Story Time: Wind Play

10:30 AM

Together, we’ll read the book The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins. Afterward, you can build your own contraption to test in the museum’s wind tube.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Feb
20
Program

Science Story Time: Wind Play

10:30 AM

Together, we’ll read the book The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins. Afterward, you can build your own contraption to test in the museum’s wind tube.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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