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.

AUGUST THEME

AUGUST: Water

Water is all around us, especially in the Twin Cities! During the summer, some regions have too much, while others have too little. Learn a bit more about this liquid of life in this month’s Science Studio!

ACTIVITIES:

Cartesian Divers – Cartesian divers are an excellent experiment about pressure and buoyancy. Create a little diver and watch them descend and resurface.

Sea Turtle Migration – Sea turtles have a perilous journey to take from the egg to adulthood. Can you follow the migration path without problems?

Water Quality Testing – Test local lake samples to see which lakes are healthy, and which need a little TLC!

Otter Whiskers – Otters differentiate food from inedible objects using their sensitive whiskers. Can you figure out what’s what using only your “whiskers?”

Snowflake Mold Through a Microscope – Snow? In August!? Scientists have figured out a way to make a mold of snowflakes that can be studied under a microscope. Come take a peek!

Lake Mapping – Lake hydrology maps help scientists and anglers get a sense of lake depth. Can you assemble the local lakes into their correct depth readings?

DATES:

  • Saturday, August 10
  • Sunday, August 11
  • Saturday, August 17
  • Sunday, August 18
  • Saturday, August 24
  • Sunday, August 25
  • Saturday, August 31
  • Sunday, September 1
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