So much science, so little time.
Mammoth Mayhem! Saturday & Sunday, February 22nd & 23rd, 2014
Mammoth mayhem is taking place this weekend at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center. Our Blast from the Past! exhibit features dinosaurs, fossils, rocks and crystals. The classroom has Max, our baby mammoth model, on display for guests to add yarn to his woolly coat. Kids take home a special souvenir by painting their own mammoth cave painting on sandstone rock. The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the Association for Women in Science is volunteering this weekend to help your family navigate these exciting activities. This is a great chance for girls to talk to women in the science field!
Remember, admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm or 3pm for ages 4 and older.
Snarly Saber-tooths Saturday & Sunday, March 1st & 2nd, 2014
ROAR! Watch out for a fun weekend of prehistoric mammals at the Discovery Museum. This weekend we are highlighting a favorite- the snarly Saber-tooth cat. Enjoy a replica skull in our Blast from the Past exhibit. Fun facts about these wild cats are shared in our noon and 2pm family feature. After constructing a mask, kids might snarl and growl like a Saber-tooth. Remember, admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm or 3pm for ages 4 and older.
Dinosaur Stamp-A-Rama Saturday & Sunday, March 8th & 9th, 2014
Make your own dinosaur fact book! Children 12 and under use a dozen different dinosaur stamps and match them up with interesting prehistoric facts to construct a personal take-home memento. Remember to bring your camera for the many photo opportunities available in the Blast from the Past exhibit, featuring rocks, crystals, dinosaurs, volcanoes and fossils. Admission includes an animal presentation at noon & 2pm and planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm (for ages 4 and older).
In Your Own Backyard Saturday & Sunday, March 15th & 16th, 2014
Does your family take for granted the animals and plants that you have living in your own backyard? Join the Museum this weekend to have some fun learning about an array of critters and plant life. For his high school senior project, Daniel Lundberg is hosting a noon and 2pm presentation on some of the interesting biology in Sacramento. Children reinforce this new knowledge by constructing a diorama to take home. Remember, admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm or 3pm for ages 4 and older.
It’s a Small World…at the Discovery Museum! Saturday & Sunday, March 22nd & 23rd, 2014
Nano Days Saturday & Sunday, March 29th & 30th, 2014
Magnetic Dinos Saturday & Sunday, April 5th & 6th, 2014
Dinosaur Eggstravaganza! Saturday - Friday, April 12th- 18th, 2014
Sid the Science Kid Saturday Saturday, April 19th, 2014
The rock star of the cartoon science world is being celebrated this weekend at the Discovery Museum. From noon to 4pm we are repeating Sid the Science Kid: The Movie in our classroom. Children ages 12 and under participate in Sid related activities from 12:30pm-4:00pm, highlighting different realms of the science world. Remember, admission includes planetarium shows at 1pm & 3pm for ages 4 and older.
Closed April 20 for Easter.
Meet A Scientist Saturday & Sunday, April 26th & 27th, 2014
It's back! This is one of our most popular activities for the whole family. Visit the Discovery Museum this weekend to meet some amazing scientists. Multiple scientists are available each day to interact with your family, sharing their research and offering a hands-on activity to connect you with current science in our community. Children 12 and under receive a souvenir pin once they complete a “science passport”. This is a wonderful opportunity to have children meet areal scientist. Please join us for this exciting event! Planetarium shows are at 1pm & 3pm for ages 4 and older.