Discovery Museum Hours

Summer SCHEDULE
Open Everyday
Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
PLANETARIUM SHOWs
ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS
& Some Holidays

Winter Schedule starts Tuesday, September 1
Tuesday-Friday  Noon - 4:30PM
Saturday-Sunday  10AM - 4:30PM
CLosed on Mondays

 
field trips available monday-FridaY
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Sacramento Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento Science Discovery Weekends

Science Communication Fellowship Program

Learning to Communicate Science

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Scientists work on wonderful projects that would fascinate us allif we could only understand what they are all about!  The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center trains scientists to become science ambassadorsand excellent communicatorswho can explain their scientific work to general audiences. (The goal is to learn to interact with “K to gray.”) Upon completing training, these scientists engage museum visitors with fun, interactive, content-rich learning activities. 

The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center is part of the Portal to the Public National Network.  This is one of only a dozen science centers across the country offering this program, which brings scientists and public audiences together in face-to-face interactions that promote appreciation and understanding of current scientific research and its applications.

The museum is creating a cadre of well-trained Science Communication Fellows who will learn to educate and inspire people of all ages about the wonders, possibilities, and the responsibilities of science and its related fields.  Science Communication Fellows are scientists, engineers, graduate students, researchers, and other science-based professionals. Among other lessons, they are learning how to break down highly technical concepts and explain them using every day analogies and vocabulary. They also brainstorm on how to present their work in fun, approachable  “play” ways, including stories, games, and other activities. Each Fellow is challenged to develop unique, entertaining, hands-on ways to share and explain their particular scientific work with the public.

 

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