So much science, so little time.
Each weekend from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Museum explores a new science topic through special displays, visiting exhibits, and guest presentations—followed by free craft activities for kids 4 to 12 years old!
Planetarium shows at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (ages 4 and older, please) and Creature Features at noon and 2:00 p.m. (all ages) are included with admission.
May 2013 Weekend Activities
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 25th – 27th, 2013: Sensational Space Stamping
Having a stay-cation over the holiday weekend? Come out and explore the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center! There is a lot happening this weekend to entertain the entire family. Visit our Space Quest! exhibit, make a space banner with ink stamps (ages 12 and under) and learn about a live animal at noon or 2pm (all ages). This is the last weekend for our special planetarium show, Dance of the Planets, at 1pm or 3pm (ages 4 and above only). Guests are welcome to enjoy their picnic lunches on the grounds.
June 2013 Weekend Activities
Saturday & Sunday, June 1st & 2nd, 2013: Sizzling Sun Fun!
Visit the Discovery Museum this weekend and enjoy some sizzling sun fun. We are premiering a special planetarium show, “Solar Max”, highlighting sun spots. This is at 1:00pm and 3:00pm for ages 4 and older and included with admission. As a souvenir, kids 12 and under decorate a glittery sun banner to hang up at home. Learn other space facts while touring our Space Quest! exhibit.
Saturday & Sunday, June 8th & 9th, 2013: Roses are Red…
Celebrate National Rose Month at the Discovery Museum. This weekend kids make and take scented sachets with lovely floral scents. Enjoy walking the grounds and see if you find the wild rose that grows around our pond. Your admission includes this activity, the Space Quest! exhibit, a planetarium show (at 1:00pm or 3:00pm for ages 4 and older) and a creature feature (at noon or 2:00pm for all ages).
Saturday & Sunday, June 15th & 16th, 2013: Summer Season Kick-Off!
Summer begins June 21st and we are kicking off the season this weekend at the Discovery Museum. Children make UV bead bracelets to show when sunscreen is needed. Learn about visible and nonvisible light in our Space Quest! exhibit. For this month only, we have a planetarium show “Solar Max”, highlighting sun spots. Planetarium shows are at 1pm or 3pm for ages 4 and older; live animal presentations at Noon or 2pm for all ages.
Saturday & Sunday, June 22nd & 23rd, 2013: Budding Biologist
Budding Biologist is an innovative book series geared towards your little scientists, written at the child’s level by actual scientists. Come join Budding Biologist as we explore the world of insects and biomes. Learn about what characteristics make an animal an insect while creating your own insect. Identify what biome you live in and what animals might share your biome home. The author is reading the books at noon and 2pm (all ages). Planetarium shows are at 1pm or 3pm (ages 4 and older).
Saturday & Sunday, June 29th & 30th, 2013: Meteor Madness!
Come to the Discovery Museum and learn about rocks from space – meteors! We have a collection of meteorites on exhibit in our Space Quest! exhibit. Children craft a shooting star on a stick to take home as a souvenir. The family feature this weekend is a presentation on meteors- where they come from and where they go. This is at noon or 2:00pm for all ages. Planetarium shows are at 1:00pm or 3:00pm for ages 4 and older.