Science Activities for the Whole Family

Explore the innovation process and learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Each activity includes a step-by-step guide and our expert staff is always on hand to help - no prior knowledge required! Science Studio is included in the cost of admission and activities change regularly.

Your health and safety is our top priority at this time. We've adapted our Science Studio activities to allow for social distancing and increased cleaning of surfaces between use. For more information on all of the ways we're keeping our visitors and staff safe, see our complete COVID-19 Guidelines and Preparedness Plan.

SUMMER SCIENCE STUDIO ACTIVITIES

Try out these fun and educational activities in Science Studio:

PRACTICING PROPRIOCEPTION | Ages 8+
Try a variety of activities that focus on proprioception. This means where our various body parts are, how they move, and how much strength our muscles need to use them. A perspective change can make things quite difficult!

DECLINE BY ZIPLINE | Ages 5+
Create a vessel that can fly through the canopy… of the Great Hall of the West Winds mansion! You will have to consider variables like acceleration, friction, and slope. Can you get your cargo safely to the bottom of the line?

CHROMATOGRAPHY BUTTERFLIES | Ages 2+
Chromatography helps scientists examine compounds by separating organic and inorganic materials. In this experiment, we will be manipulating marker ink in a filter medium. Decorate the wings of a butterfly and then add water at home. The results may dazzle you!

MAKE A PICTOGRAPH | Ages 2+
We know about the lives of some people living thousands of years ago through the pictures they left on rock-dwelling walls. They depicted things that were important to them, like family and obtaining food. Create your own pictograph and add it to our pictograph “rock” wall. What are the important icons in your community?

Upcoming Science Studio Dates:

  • Saturday, June 27 - 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 28 - 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 5 - 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 11 - 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 12 - 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 18 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 19 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 25 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 26 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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