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.

MARCH THEME

MARCH: Kidovation!

March: Kidovation!

Kids have an important place in science and engineering. They see things with a totally different perspective from adults, and perspective is a hugely important aspect of discovery! Take a walk through this innovation and exploration-themed Science Studio to start thinking about observing science from a whole new point of view.

ACTIVITIES

The Tale of Braille
Learn about Louis Braille, who invented the now ubiquitous language as a child. Try your hand at reading braille books, taking notes with a braille slate, and write a Braille message to a friend.

Discoveries: Up High and Under Foot
One of the benefits of being a kid (and, sometimes, of being short) is that being closer to the ground leads to more interesting discoveries! Learn about amazing finds by creative young minds.

Design a Prosthetic… for fun!
Not all prosthetic devices have to be entirely useful. Sometimes, they are designed to simply make life more fun! Learn about Jordan Reeves, a young girl who came up with a “sparkling” new way for dealing with a missing limb.

A New Perspective- It’s for the Birds
Perspective is everything when it comes to innovation. Try putting yourself in a birds shoes (wings?) to see if you can come up with an ideal nest design, and build it in a tree!

Bakken Creations
Our weekend inventors have come up with some fantastic creations over the years. Check out some of the amazing things kids have created through Bakken camps and clubs!

APRIL THEME

Theme: Emergencies!

Emergencies are events wherein action of some kind must be taken immediately. This could mean reacting to a natural disaster, or dealing with an injury or illness very quickly. Check out our assortment of urgent activities and learn how to react in a pinch.

ACTIVITIES:

Know Your Number
You should always have important phone numbers memorized in case of emergencies.

Know Your Neighborhood
Do you know where to go and who to speak with if you guardians are not around?

CPR and Defibrillation
Practice chest compressions and applying defibrillator pads.

Convection Tornadoes
Create your own twister using convective heat transfer.

Splint Building
Imagine you are hiking in a remote area. Could you create a splint using only the materials you have brought along?

Homemade Ice Pack
Create a chemical reaction out of non-toxic materials and observe the chilly result!

DATES:

  • Monday, April to Sunday, April 7
  • Saturday, April 13
  • Sunday, April 14
  • Saturday, April 20
  • Saturday, April 27
  • Sunday, April 28
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