Hands on Science Activities for the Whole Family

Participate in activities, experiments, and demonstrations on most Saturdays, Sundays and select school release days. Engage the whole family in hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math! New activities each month.

Each weekend join us for an unique opportunity to:

  • Try fun, family friendly activities.
  • Enjoy new activities each month.
  • Explore intriguing ideas and learn skills used by innovators.

MONTHLY THEME

NOVEMBER: THE HUMAN BODY

Activities:

Brain Hemisphere Hats – Left brain, right brain – Why not both? With a little patience, you can assemble your very own brain cap. Wear it around town to let everyone see how smart you are!

Foldable Finger Bone – Our bodies are comprised of a complex system of bones that make up a skeleton that is both very strong and light. Make a moving pointer finger to model how our bones work together to accomplish everyday tasks.

Do You Hear What I hear? – Hearing acuity references the clarity of our hearing and our ability to tell the difference between various sounds. Can you identify each of our mystery objects with only a shake?

DNA Vials – It’s never been easier to extract DNA… from wheat! Extract wheat DNA and store it in a vial using a procedure inspired by real genetic engineers.

Blood Centrifuge – Scientists put vials of blood through centrifuges to separate the blood into parts and examine its composition. Try your hand at spinning our centrifuge models with pretend blood.

Sensory Boxes – When one of our senses is damaged or unusable, the others help us compensate for that loss. See if you can figure out what is in the sensory boxes without the use of sight! What other tools become helpful without vision?


Dates:

  • Saturday, November 2 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 3 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 10 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 17 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, November 29 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 30 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 1 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
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