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.
SCIENCE STUDIO ACTIVITIES
Biology is a part of science that studies life and living organisms. Cells, genes, inheritance, microorganisms, plants, animals, and the human body are all different segments of biology. Look alive because March Science Studios is coming in hot!
Flex Your Muscles: Any time you lift something up, wave your hands in the air or jump over a puddle, you are flexing and relaxing your muscles. Muscles provide the tug on your bones needed to bend, straighten, and support joints. Assemble your own flexible finger using the template and string. Try not to get bent out of shape!
X-ray Vision: X-rays are special pictures of the inside of your body. A doctor will decide when you need an X-ray and what body part needs to be X-rayed. Using your best scientific judgment, see if you can locate problems in real x-rays using a doctor’s lightbox.
Blood Centrifuge: While it may look simple, your blood is actually comprised of multiple substances- blood cells and plasma. Scientists can spin vials of blood around really fast to separate those things, making it easier to diagnose potential problems in your bloodstream. Try your hand at spinning your own (fake) blood and see what the results indicate.
Butterfly DNA: How do some traits get passed down to offspring, but others do not? The answer is because of something called genetics. Genetics is the study of how things get passed down from generation to generation (it’s even in the word- gene!). Roll the dice and see what combinations you are able to pass down to the next generation of butterflies.
March Science Studio Dates:
- Saturday, March 6
- Sunday, March 7
- Saturday, March 13
- Sunday, March 14
- Saturday, March 20
- Sunday, March 21
- Saturday, March 27
- Sunday, March 28
- Monday, March 29
- Tuesday, March 30
- Wednesday, March 31